Joanna Briar

Artist and Printmaker

Glastonbury, Somerset, UK

Joanna Briar - Biography

I am a printmaker working principally with wood and lino inspired by the beautiful countryside surrounding my home in Glastonbury. I create small editions of my prints on Somerset paper or linen and hand printed cards. I also make paper lanterns - some of which are illuminated - featuring printmaking and ink drawings of the Somerset landscape and trees.

In 2021, I had two major exhibitions, “A Sense of Place” at Somerset Rural Life Museum and “The Shape of Trees” at ACE Arts in Somerton - both featuring printmaking, ink drawings and paper sculptures.

I am a member of Somerset Art Works and the Somerset Guild of Craftsmen. My latest commission was to create twelve linocut illustrations and a front cover design for “The Wind in the Willows” CD written and recorded by folk duo GreenMatthews.

Events and exhibitions

2014

Somerset Art Works Open Studios with Angela Naunton-Davies in Lopen

2015

“Time and Place” - SAW Members Show at Royal United Hospital, Bath

“Metafour” at Somerset Hall, Portishead - Somerset Fringe Festival

Solo exhibition at Seavington Stores and Café

Solo exhibition at Ninesprings Health Centre, Yeovil

2016

“Metafour” at Clevedon Pier - Somerset Fringe Festival

“1000 Postcards” at Black Swan Arts, Frome

“Secret Swans Art Trail” at Black Swan Arts, Frome

2017

Somerset Art Works Festival with Michael Brobson and Caroline Walsh- Waring at The George in Croscombe (September/October)

2018

Shepton Mallet Snowdrop Festival (February)

“Fifty Bees 2” at Richard Jefferies Museum, Swindon with Lydia Needle and other invited artists

“Somer Inspirations” at Wells and Mendip Museum (July/August)

Guest artist at One Craft Gallery in Shepton Mallet (August to October)

2019

“Behind the Scenes at Crispin Hall” - Somerset Art Works Festival – Crispin Hall, Street (September/October)

2020

Shepton Mallet Snowdrop Festival (February)

“About Trees” - Heritage Courtyard Studio and Gallery, Wells - an exhibition of west country artists (March-July)

“Somerset Reacquainted” – Somerset Art Works – a collaboration with 63 artists exploring isolation during the global pandemic culminating in an exhibition at Somerset Rural Life Museum (September-November)

“Riddle 57” – collaborative animation project for Double Elephant Print Workshop and Exeter Cathedral

“Art is too important not to share” – commissioned lino cut for ACE Arts, Somerton with funding from Arts Council England (June/July)

Somerset Art Works Open Studios with Angela Morley at Pilton Cider (September/October)

2021

“The Wind in the Willows” - GreenMatthews commission – CD cover and linocut illustrations for libretto

“Spirit of the Levels” – Art for Life at Musgrove Park Hospital - invited artists celebrating the Somerset Levels (May-July)

“In Pursuit of Spring” - SAW/Black Swan Arts, Frome – 50 works by Somerset artists responding to Edward Thomas’ journey by bicycle in 1913 from London to the Somerset coast (April–June)

“A Sense of Place” – solo exhibition at SRLM in Glastonbury (19 May - 4 July) and printmaking workshops:

An Introduction to Linocut – adult course at SRLM (May)

Family Friendly Workshops – drop in printmaking sessions at SRLM (June and July)

“Somerset Reacquainted 2” – collaborative book project at ACE Arts in Somerton (June/July)

“The Shape of Trees” - Somerset Art Works Open Studios at ACE Arts, Somerton (September/October)

“Gifted” – Christmas Artisan Market at ACE Arts, Somerton (November/December)

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