WW1. Surrey Remembers. Original Print Edition.

The project

To commemorate the 100 year anniversary of the Great War, APS (Arts Partnership Surrey) has commissioned Ochre Print Studios to produce four original screen prints. In response, Ochre Print Studios invited artists from across Surrey and beyond to submit designs for consideration as an edition of 40 prints.

Artists were asked to consider the impact and legacy of WW1 on Surrey communities and families rather than focussing on the military conflict itself. There was a very good response and a panel of judges representing APS, Ochre Print Studios and Surrey galleries selected the following four artists:

  • David Dragon
  • Carl Hoare
  • Helen Locke
  • Jackie Rennie

The artists’ prints can be purchased through Surrey galleries, various bookshops and through the Surrey Artists Open Studios web shop www.surreyopenstudios.org.uk/shop

Each print is on Somerset Tub Sized Satin paper – 300gsm
Print size: H 40cm x W 30cm Paper size: H 50cm x W 40cm

Ochre Print Studios

Based in Guildford, Ochre Print Studio is a new venture open access print studio, welcoming and encouraging artists and printmakers of all abilities to engage in the creative process of both traditional printmaking and contemporary print technology.


Arts Partnership Surrey Arts Partnership Surrey is a strategic alliance of 9 local authorities and trusts representing the boroughs, districts and county council in Surrey. www.artspartnershipsurrey.org.uk

About the Artists

Jackie Rennie

I graduated with a BA in Fine Art from UCA Farnham in 2009. Painting is my passion and my work is usually a combination of observation, imagination and responses to the moods and atmospheres generated by landscape. I have been a member of Ochre Print Studio for three years developing my interest in print.

David Dragon

David represents The Women’s Land Army, formed to fill the gap in farm workers created by the conscription of men for military service. The print shows members standing proud and
resolute in a field at harvest time. David researched period photographs bringing together details of dress and location through a series of sketches and colourways.
David produces paintings and prints that reflect his years in design and advertising, working for clients in the entertainment and media industries. He continues to draw much of his inspiration from music, film, TV, literature and current events.

Carl P S Hoare

Amid a collection of siblings, chickens and domestic pets I grew up on the Isle of Wight and experienced the vigour of country life! Diagnosed at the age of six with severe dyslexia, a love of painting and drawing proved itself to be (as well as a passion) a distraction and a way out from the conformity of school life.
After graduating from a Fine Art BA Honours degree I juggle with being a builder’s labourer and an exhibiting artist, showing alongside works by Damien Hirst, Mark Ryden and Gary Baseman, from cities as far apart as New York to Shanghai.
I later wished to expand on the drawing aspects of my practice, enrolling on an Illustration MA at Kingston University and I now very much enjoy illustrating my life away.

Helen Locke

Helen Locke is an print maker with a background in Illustration. Following a degree from Liverpool and an MA in Narrative Illustration from Brighton she taught art in FE for four years. Working from her home studio she continues to run workshops and experiment with new ways to capture texture and line in screen print.
www.henkalullah.wordpress.com; also www.facebook.com/henkalullah

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