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Fishing for Compliments

poster-blogI cannot quite believe it but our MA Multidisciplinary Print Show is up!

Building on the work I have completed for Souvenir (which will be exhibited as part of Art Walk Porty this September) and Word on the Street (which was exhibited as part of the Concrete Collective in January), I will be showcasing an interactive piece called Fishing for Compliments.

I would love to try and send a bit of joy out into the world, but I need your help to do it. I have spent time gathering some of the best compliments people have received (and thank you to everyone who was kind enough to share theirs with me!). I have printed a limited edition of each one and these will be the starting ‘prizes’ in my ‘fishing’ game.

You are invited to come and fish for a compliment at the Arnolfini on Friday 7 June, 6–9pm at our opening event. If you cannot make it along, there will be other opportunities on Saturday 8 (2–4pm), Monday 10 (2–4pm), and Wednesday 12 (2–4pm). We do not always get the compliment we want, but my hope is that you will take the compliment and pass it on to someone who you really think deserves it. All I ask is that you ‘return the compliment’ so I can print it, to keep the show going.

As well as Fishing for Compliments the show will also debut the c{art}. This is my way of bringing print to the people and as such, I will be running ‘Adana on an Art Cart’ sessions on Sunday 9 (12noon – 6pm) and Tuesday 11 (2pm – 8pm), so you can come along and have a go at letterpress printing for yourself.



I admit that I may be slightly biased but there is some absolutely breathtaking work on show from this year’s MA folk. It has been such a privilege to study and create alongside these wonderful and supportive people, so please come along and take a look!


UWE MA Print Show

7th – 12th June 2019

Arnolfini, Bristol

PV Friday 7th June, 6-9pm

Saturday and Sunday from 10am – 6pm and Monday to Wednesday 10am – 8pm (no registration required). Maps and travel info can be found at: