GYOTAKU Demo with Jane Evans
An introduction to the art of Gyotaku and the history of this art form from it’s origins in Japan. A print will be taken from a line caught Anglesey Bass showing how the fish is prepared for printing and a few tips and tricks if you fancy trying this out at home.
With six years experience in Gyotaku Art, Jane Evans is the United Kingdoms most established Gyotaku Artist. She is a member of the Gyotaku Art Europe Association and the Nature Printing Society which is an international group promoting printing from the natural world. She has had Gyotaku work selected two years running now for the Royal Society of Marine Artists Annual Exhibition and was successful in exhibiting at the Royal Cambrian Academy’s open exhibition earlier this year. Jane continues to improve her practice of printing directly of the surface of specimens making more complicated, layered prints as well as working with a greater range of specimens. From her home studio on the Island of Anglesey, Jane continues to promote the art form of Gyotaku hoping to see it receive a wider recognition across the United Kingdom as to date, it is still a largely unknown art form.