FORTHCOMING EXHIBITIONS 2023
Thelma Hulbert Gallery
'Paradise Found: New Visions of the Blackdown Hills'
18 March to 3 June
Exhibition exploring the Blackdown Hills through the artist's lens past and present
Curated by Sandra Higgins, Fiona McIntyre and Tim Craven
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ARTIST TALKS 2022:
Regional Print Centre Print Symposium
'The Urban Environment' 23rd February
Coleg Cambria Wrexham
ARTIST TALKS 2021:
TEBBS CONTEMPORARY GALLERY ONLINE EXHIBITION
'Colour' 15thJuly - 14th August
WOOLWICH CONTEMPORARY PRINT FAIR 2019
At the Woolwich Contemporary Print Fair, November 2019, Maxine had the opportunity to hold a print demonstration to show how she uses her techniques to make a palimpsest through an evolving body of small prints. A palimpsest is a document or artwork where the original has been effaced or partially erased, and then overwritten or added to by another: a multi-layered record.
IN CAHOOTS PRINT RESIDENCY 2019
In December 2019, Maxine was selected to attended a five day printmaking residency at In Cahoots, Petaluma, CA. She went with no preconception or plan of what she was going to do, apart from knowing that the journey would inspire her to develop a new body of work, pushing both personal and artistic boundaries.
A mixture of beautiful sources were found for printmaking ideas whilst in California: Downtown Petaluma, the R O Shelling Grain and Feed building and Dillon Beach feature in her work. The combination of urban and natural elements offered her the desired reference she was hoping to discover, enabling her to further develop a dialogue on the page between mark, shape, line, texture and colour.
During the Pandemic, Maxine re-evaluated the work she started at In Cahoots, drawing inspiration from the extensive reference she collated during her short stay, absorbing the wider aperture of street scenes, the drama of Alcatraz, and striking up a conversation between Dylan Beach, California with the South Devon Coast, England, creating monotypes, limited editions, drawings and paintings: paring back, extracting elements, playing with spaces and echoes.
As well as creating several new bodies of work during subsequent lockdowns, she re-visited existing pieces from the Bristol and Barcelona series.