Sandy Sykes Curriculum Vitae



WORK IN PUBLIC AND PRIVATE COLLECTIONS COLLECTIONS



Tate Britain London Special Books Collection

Museum of Modern Art New York Library Collection

Victoria and Albert Museum, Drawing and Print Collection.

Metropolitan Museum of Art New York Prints and Drawings Collection

Nagasawa Art Park Japan Prints and Special Books Collection

Museum of Modern Art Tokyo, Japan

Richard Devereaux Private collection

The New York Public Library Prints and Special Books Collection

Ashmoleum Museum, Oxford Prints and Drawing Collection

The National Art Collections Fund Great Britain

Sakima Art Museum Okinawa Prefecture, Japan

Jaffe Collection Florida Atlantic University College Miami

Yale University Walpole Library U.S.A. Drawings, Prints and Books Collection

The Library of The House of Congress Washington DC USA Prints and Photography Division,

Reading Room  (also website)

Library of the House of Congress, Special Books Collection Washington DC

Arts Council of Great Britain

Museum of Modern Art New York Catalogue Collection

Alexie Sayle Private Collection

Metropolitan Museum of Art Catalogue Collection

Louisiana State University Art Collection USA

The Center for the Book Collection San Francisco

Butler Library, Columbia University, New York

Newark Public Library, Special Books and Prints Collection New York State

Permanent artists Book Archive of the University of Glasgow Crichton Campus Scotland

PABA Gallery Collection New Haven Philadelphia

Jan van der Donk Gallery New York Permanent Exhibition Collection

Julie Cencebough Gallery, New York

The Old Print Shop New York, Private Collection

Manchester Public Library, Special Books Collection

Atlantis Art Collection London

The New York Historical Society, New York

Rank Xerox Art Collection

Wakefield Art Gallery Prints and Drawing Collection

Petro-Diamond UK Limited

Leeds Arts Museums Loan Service

Mappin Art Gallery, Sheffield

Norwich School of Art and Design, Special Books Collection

London Institute, Chelsea College of Art Library, Special Books Collection

University of Bristol, Centre for Fine Print Research, Artists Book Collection.

University of Bristol, Centre for Fine Print Research, Print Collection

Ukrainian Independent Museum of Contemporary Art, Ukraine

The All-Union Society of Bibliophiles (VOK), Moscow. Russia

The University of Westminster Art Library, Special Books Collection

Leeds Metropolitan University, Beckett Park, Faculty of Cultural and Education Studies

Imperial GardensArt Collection London Lessedra Contemporary Art Projects Sophia Bulgaria

London Print Studio Collection London

Harrogate Borough Council Collection Yorkshire England

Trois Riviers Ville de Histoire et Culture Quebec Canada

Bejing Natural Culture Center Bejing China

Contemporary Art Centre Vilnius Lithuania

The King Stephen Museum Szekesfehervar Hungary

Many Private Collections




ARTICLES & PUBLICATIONS


2011 Featured artist in  How Artists See People  Green Pebble Publications 2011 ISBN 9-780955-814730

2011 Featured Artist in  Extraordinary Sketchbooks  Ed. Jane Stobbart. 

Pub. A&C Black Publishers Ltd. ISBN -13: 978-1408134429

2010 Featured artist in  Critical Mass-Printmaking Beyond the Edge  by Richard Noyce, Pub. A&C Black

  Publishers Ltd. ISBN: 978?14081?0939-7

2010  Featured artist in  How Artists See East Anglian Places  

Green Pebble Publications  ISBN 978-0-9558147-2-3

2009 Work and article titled  Natures Manuscript  featured in  Printmakers Secrets , Edited by Anthony

  Dyson, Published by A&C Black Publishers Ltd. 2008

ISBN 978-0-7136-8911-2

2008 Work featured in  Printmaking on a Budget  Edited by Mandy Bonnell and Stephen Mumberson

Pub. by A&C Black Publishers Ltd. 2008 ISBN 978-0-7136-7349-4

2008 Article  Residency: Sandy Sykes RE  Bankside Gallery Newsletter, Feb. 2008

2007 Evolution : International Collaborative Portfolio  by Norwich School of Art and Design, 

Asagaya College of Art and Design, and California State University.

Launched at the Burt Gallery, London, then travelling internationally.

2006 Printmakers: The Directory  by Anne Desmet and Anthony Dyson 

Published by A&C Black Publishers Ltd. 2006 ISBN 10; 0 7136 7387 7

2006 Truth and Lies  Invitation to participate in a portfolio presentation of prints published by Norwich 

School of Art and Design. Launched at the Burt Gallery London then travelling internationally.

2005 Wayzgoose  Invitation to participate in a portfolio presentation of prints published by 

Brighton University and London Print Studio

2005 Love / Hate Portfolio  of prints exhibited at the Burt Gallery London, Arizona State University, 

California State University, Bradley College Illinois, Asagaya College of Art, 

Tokyo and Osaka College of Art and Design Tokyo. The portfolio is in their permanent

collections and in the Norwich School of Art and Design Library.

2005 Work featured in  Extended Printmaking  by Mandy Bonnell annd Steve Mumberson 

A&C Black Publishers Ltd.  ISBN-13-978-07136-7349-4

2005 Work featured in a book titled  Monoprints  by Jackie Newell and Dee Whittington 

Martin. A&C Black Publishers Ltd.  ISBN 07136 6746 X

2005 Work featured in Chelsea Arts Club Yearbook 2005

2005 Invitation to participate in a boxed presentation of prints to be published by Brighton University  05

2004 Work Featured in  Inks  by Steve Hoskins. Pub. A&C Black Publishers Ltd 2004 ISBN 0-7136-6341-3

2003 Featured in  Brick Literary Magazine  25th Anniversary Edition Summer 03. Images from  

The Dante Series  introduced to magazine by the writer Michael Ondaatje.

2002 Artist of the Floating World  by Sandy Sykes in  Printmaking Today  Autumn  02

2001 Featured in  Relief Printmaking  by Ann Westley. 

Published by A&C Black Publishers Ltd. 2001 ISBN- 0-7136-5036-2

2000 Paradise is Always Where You ve Been , by Sandy Sykes an Artists Book, published 

Marty Apple Graphics 2000 ISBN 1 90211 002

2000 Article on  Impact  Conference by Sandy Sykes for AN Magazine Feb 2000.

2000 Inside Cover  Website by Stocks Austin Sice Design 2000

1999 Featured in  Handmade Prints  by Anne Desmet and Jim Anderson. Published by 

A&C Black Publishers Ltd. in 2000

1999 Featured in  Printmaking for Beginners  by Jane Stobbart for 

A&C Black Publishers Ltd. in 2000 ISBN-0-7136-5037-0 Also Internet Website 

1997 Blank White Page , by Sandy Sykes, Netscape,

Printworks Magazine Feb  97 including front cover and entry to the Internet.

1997 Featured in  The Best Of Printmaking : An International Collection  Selected by 

Lynn Allen and Phyll is Mc Gibbon. Introd. by Ruth Weisberg. Pub. by 

Quarry Books Sept.  97 USA.  ISBN 156496 3713

1996 Represented in  Art View  New York: Digital Database of Art Imagery

1996 Represented in  Axis  Leeds Metropolitan University Digital Database of Art Imagery

1995 Ideas into Image  by Sandy Sykes,  Bankside Bulletin  Autumn issue.

1994 Featured in  The Wood Engraving and The Woodcut in Britain circa 1889-1990  

by James Hamilton. Published by Barrie & Jenkins 

1990 Work featured in Chelsea Arts Club Yearbook 1990

1991 Article on  Arte Viva   91 by Deidre Kelly & Sandy Sykes

Watercolours, Drawings and Prints Magazine vol. G no. 4 Autumn

1989 Hot Of The Press , an article by Deidre Kelly and Sandy Sykes, Artists News Letter, October Edition

1989 Participation in the article  Artists Portrait of the U.S.S.R.  Magazine for the 

International Collector of Watercolours and Drawings, Summer Edition

1986 Article for the Journal of Royal Society of Painter Printmakers by Sandy Sykes.



1.   COMMISSIONS  INTERVIEWS AND VIDEOS


2010 Commissioned Drawing as a present for a distinguished 90th Birthday celebration.

2010 Commissioned as selector for  SKETCH Drawing Prize 2011  

Rabley Contemporary Drawing Centre 

2010 Interview for BBC Essex by Steve Scruton about participation in the Essex Art Relay Banner.

2010 Featured artist in  Your Drawings ? Sketchbook Talk  by Meryl Ainslie at 

The Jerwood Space, London 10.02.10

2008 Interview by Steve Scruton for BBC Essex 15. 1. 08

2005 Commissioned to produce print for boxed presentation of prints by Norwich School of Art

2004 Commissioned to produce print for boxed presentation of prints by 

Brighton University and London Print Studio.

2002 Commissions East Artist s Award towards the publication of an artist s book titled 

Get In Get Out Get Off 

2000 Invitation to join the  Inside Cover  Project. The creation of 21 new artist s books in editions of 100 

boxed sets by leading artists, designers, publishers and galleries. For exhibition, sale and academic 

dissemination in Britain, Europe andAmerica. Accompanied by full colour catalogue and website. 

Exhibition travelling for three years.

2000 Print for a Boxed Presentation to commemorate the opening of the new London Print Studio

1999 To produce a series of prints on flexiplate for exhibition at the Impact UK Conference 2000, Bristol. 

1998 To produce accompanying visual images to the book of poetry by Steve Ellis, titled  Spring

  Translator of  Hell:Dante  Vintage Edition ISBN 0 09 94766711 Ellis wrote the 

Foreword to my book  Paradise is Always Where You ve Been .

1997 Image used as front cover for Heywood, Ian (1997)  Social Theories of Art:  A Critique , 

Pub. London Macmillan  ISBN-0-333-66895-2

1996 Commissioned pages for Artists Book Yearbook 1995/96. Pub. Magpie Press Nov. 96 

Launched at Artists Book Fair  96 Barbican London

1992 Oxfam to produce the Official Exhibition Image for  Art For a Fairer World  touring show

1990 Common Ground (The London Ecology Centre), a design on the theme of the Green Man

1989/90Featured artist in video on  Etching  promoted and published by Brighton University.

1989 Design for the Common Ground featured on Omnibus BBC 1

1989 Featured in Video accompanying  J ouvert  touring exhibition organised

by the London Print Studio.

1989  Interview by Priscilla Newman for Kaleidoscope, BBC Radio 4.  03.06.89

1989 BBC , Print Commissioned as an award for participants in  

It s My City , series of documentary programmes

1988 BBC I television programme  Its My City . 25.06.88

1988 Interview by Nick St George for the  Big City Arts Programme  Radio London. 23.01.88

1987 Book entitled  Lament for Ignatio Sanches Mejias  by Federico Garcia Lorca. 

A translation by Neil Crawford with 5 woodcuts by Sandy Sykes


CATALOGUES


SOLO


1996 Re-Write, Blank White Page, The Dante Series  Hardware London

ISBN 1 90211 00 Article by Mel Gooding 

1988 Etching. Sandy Sykes  Video published by Brighton University 

ISBN 1871966701

1988/89 Prints by Sandy Sykes  Wakefield Art Gallery Yorkshire

1988 Heat and Dust. The Graphic Work of Sandy Sykes , Pentonville Gallery London. 

Article by Mel Gooding


GROUP


2011 The London Origional Print Fair 2011  Pub. Royal Academy Enterprises Ltd.

2011 TOTEM Body  Crypt gallery Pub. Protoangel ISBN 978-0-9568802-0-8

2010 Multiple Matters:  Grafisch Konzept  Kunstlerhouse Krakow, Oldenburg, 

Vienna 2010 Horst Janssen Museum, Stadmuseum Oldenberg, Artothek Oldenberg Pub. 

International Print Network ISBN 978-3-89995-701-3

2010 Origionals  10  The contemporary Printmaking Show  Mall Galleries London 

Pub. Federation of British Artists

2010 Royal Academy Summer Exhibition 2010 Pub. RA Publications

2009 Artsgrafia Festival, The International Triennial PRINTART Katowice 2009 

Pub. Rondo Sztuki Katowice 7-09-16.10.2009

2009 The Jerwood Drawing Prize 2009  Pub. Jerwood Visual Arts 

ISBN 978-0-9563570-0-7

2009 The 4th International Drawing Competition  Wroclaw Poland 2009 

Pub. Academia Sztuk Pieknych we Wroclaw ISBN 978-83-902962-7-6

2009 International Print Triennial: Krakow 2009  Bunkier Sztuki, Poland 

Pub. International Print Network ISBN 978-83-88890-48-2

2009 Place Identity Memory  by  IRIS - books made by artists  

Published by Gracefield Arts Centre, Dumfries and Galloway Council.

2009 We Love Your Books: 2005 to 2009  Pub. Book Arts Collective  09 

2009 7th British International Mini Print Exhibition  Pub. Printmakers council  09 

ISBN 978-0-906067-02-4

2008 The 2008 Sovereign European Art Prize  Pub. The Sovereign Group

2008 London art Fair 2008, Pub. The London Art Fair

2007 27th Mini Print International de Cadaques 2007

2007 Lessedra 6th World Art Print Annual Mini Print 2007  

Pub. Lessedra Gallery and Contemporary ArtProjects, Sophia, Bulgaria. 2007 ISBN-10:954-91518-3-2

2007 Originals  07 : The Contemporary Printmaking Show  Mall Galleries

Pub. Federation of British Artists 2007

2007 Small Print/Big Impression: International Miniprint Show  Pub. Leicester Print Workshop 2007

2007 Rabbit and House: 4th International Artists Book Triennial , Vilnius Pub. Kestutis Vasiliunas 2007

2006 5th British International Miniature Print Exhibition Pub. Gracefields Art Centre

2006 5th International Triennial of Graphic Art 2006  Bitola. Pub. Institute, Museum and Gallery, Bitola,

  Macedonia 2006 ISBN 9989-2424-5-3

2006 Lessedra Fifth World Art Print Annual Mini Print 2006  Pub. Lessedra Gallery and Contemporary 

Art Projects, Sophia, Bulgaria. 2006 ISBN-10:954-91518-3-2

2005 Catalogue of Prizewinners 2nd Seoul International Bookarts Fair Coex Pacific Hall Seoul Korea. 

Sponsored by Beijing Jialuan Art House and Changquin Art Fund.

2005 La Biennale International d Estamp Contemporaine de Trois Riviers  

Place de l Hotel de Ville Trois Riviers, Quebec, Canada 2005 ISBN-2-9806378-4-X

2005 Lessedra Fourth World Art Print Annual Mini Print 2005  

Pub. Lessedra Gallery and Contemporary Art Projects, Sophia, Bulgaria. 2005

2005 BIRD 2005 International Art Award  Exhibition Beijing Natural Cultural Center Beijing China

2005 The 6th British International Minature Print Exhibition  Gracefield Arts Centre 

Then touring in Britain 

2005  The Artist and Radio 4: Sound and Vision  a Bankside Publication 2005 

Reg. Charity 293194

2005 3rd Miniprint International Exhibition 2005  Pub. Faculty of Humanities and Arts at the National 

University of Rosario, Argentina 2005

2004 Lessedra Third World Art Print Annual Mini Print 2004  Pub. Lessedra Gallery and Contemporary

  Art Projects, Sophia, Bulgaria. 2004 ISBN-954-91518-1-6

2004 The 5th British International Minature Print Exhibition  Pub. Gracefields Art Centre and

Dumfries and Galloway Council. Then touring in Britain

2004 Royal Society of Painter Printmakers Catalogue  annually from 1985 to 2004 Pub.Bankside Gallery

  Registered Charity 293194

2004/7 Multiple Encounters: Indo-US Print Exhibition in India  2004-7 Pub.

Manhattan Graphic Center New York USA 2004

2003 Global Matrix International Print Exhibition , Robert L Ringel Gallery and 

Stewart Center Gallery, Purdue University, Indiana. Pub. Purdue University Galleries 2002

2003 4th International Triennial of Graphic Art 2003 Bitola . Pub. Institute, Museum and Gallery, 

Bitola,Macedonia 2003 ISBN 9989-9896-1-3

2003 Lessedra Second World Art Print Annual Mini Print 2003  Pub. Lessedra Gallery and 

Contemporary Art Projects, Sophia, Bulgaria 2003

2002 2nd Montreal International Minature Print Biennial , Pub. le Conseil quebecois de l estampe, 

Montreal 2002  ISBN 2-922018-07-5

2002 Nagasawa Art Park Artist-in-Residence : Workshop programme for Japanese 

Woodblock Printmaking : Report 2001  

Pub. by Nagasawa Art Park Pilot Project Committee March 2002 ( Also Website)

2000 Included  in a Special loose-leaf Portfolio of Prints to commemorate the re-opening of 

London Print Studio

2000 3rd International Triennial of Graphic Art  Bitola. Pub. by Institution, Museum and Gallery, 

Bitola, Macedonia.Sept. 2000  ISBN 9989 9896 1 3

2000 Royal West of England Academy Summer Exhibition 2000 . Foreword Iain Biggs 

Reg. Charity no. 10

2000 Inside Cover  Stocks Austin Sice Design, 2000 Pub. The White Dove Press,

ISBN 1 900999 13 7

2000 Inside Cover  Website design as above

1999 No Day Without a Line , Ashmolean Museum Oxford. Written by Martin Hopkinson I

SBN 1 85444 119 1 paperback / ISBN 1 85444 096 9 hardback.

1999 Men on Women/Women on Men  Bankside Gallery London. Preface by Fay Weldon. 

1999 National Print Exhibition  Mall Gallery London ISBN 

1999 Firm Impressions  Bankside Gallery London. ISBN 1 873358 36 9

1998 11th Tallin Print Triennale 1998  Rottermann s Salt Storage Arts Centre Tallinn ISBN 9985 60 510 1

1998 Contemporary Artists Book Fair 1998  Dean Clough Galleries  

1998 AgB SNAP Exhibition  Pub. by  AgB  Publications,June 1998 

1998 The Contemporary Print Show  98  Pub. Walker Print Ltd. March  98

1998 Provocative Prints  Printed and Published by Art Threat Dec. 98

1998 National Print Exhibition  98  Reg. Charity No. 200048 Pub. Ranelagh

1997 On The Border  Published by The Minories, Essex and Christchurch Mansion 

Norfolk with funding by Eastern Arts Board Nov. 1997

1997 The Hunting Art Prizes   97 Parker Harris & Co.

1996 Artists Book Yearbook  96 Magpie Press Nov. 96

1996 Eastern Open  Pronta Print Kings Lynne

1996 The Cutting Edge , Clere Print 43026

1996 National Print Exhibition  96  Mall Gallery London Reg. Charity No. 200048 Ranelagh Press

1996 Weatherview: Norwich: Den Haag  Foreword by Sacha Craddock. Pub. 

Norwich School of Art and Den Haag  96

1995 Artists from Europe  Catalogue for Leeds European Fine Art Symposium 1995. 

Funded by Kaleidoscope of the European Union. ISBN 0951196243

1995 Catalogue for  Seeing: Believing  Exhibition. Small Mansion and Watermans, London.  

A collaboration between the University of East London and West Surrey Insitute of Art and Design.

1995 National Print Exhibition  95 .  Mall Galleries London. Reg. Charity No 200048 Ranelagh press

1994 The Wood Engraving and the Woodcut in Britain 1890 1990  by James Hamilton.

Published by Barrie & Jenkins 

1994 Ten British Artists, Karelian Republic of Art Museum, Russia

1994 National Print Exhibition  94  Mall Galleries, London

1993 Prints from Wood . Arts Council National Touring Exhibition from the South Bank Centre. 

Forword by Henry Meric Hughes. Article James Hamilton

1993 Threshold  Unique Book Show  Hardware, London

1993 Bradford Open Print Exhibition  Cartwright Hall, Bradford. Yorkshire & Humberside Arts

1993 A Change of Image  Funded by Lincolnshire & Humberside Arts

1992 Art For a Fairer World,  Oxfam Touring Show. Oxfam ANN 128066

1992 12th  Mini Print International de Cadaques , $pain Pub. Ministero de Cultura

1992 The Hunting/Observer Art Prizes Show  Mall Galleries, London

1992 The Fifth International Biennal Print Exhibition ,  1991  Roc Taiwan Taipei Fine Arts Museum

1991 Print Europe  Printmakers Council Touring Show. Pub. Print Europe

1991 Art London  91  The 6th International Contemporary Art Fair  

1990 The 1990 Riverside One Exhibition , London

1990 Premier Internazionale Biella per Incisione  by Vangelista Editori Snc Milano

1989 From Woodblock to Computer  Pub. Royal Festival Hall, London

1989 Entirely Intaglio  Pub. Royal Festival Hall, London

1989 Art London  89: 4th International Contemporary Art Fair  London Olympia

Pub. British Airways

1989 J Ouvert  touring exhibition organised by Paddington Print Shop Westminster Council

Pub. Paddington Print Shop

1989 J  Ouvert , video of selected participating artists

1989 US-UK Print Connection: An International Exchange Exhibition  California, LA, GB. 

Travelling in Britain and America Pub. California Society of Printmakers Berkeley CA 94703 USA

1989 Bankside Open  89  Pub. Bankside London

1988 Printmaking from Britain to Moscow  organised and published by 

Royal Society of Painter Printmaker s

1988 Wakefield 100 , Centenary Exhibition Pub. Yorkshire Arts.

1988 Catalogue for the launch of  Arts for Nature World Wildlife Fund  Pub WWF-UK 1988

1987 Aspects of Contemporary British Printmaking  Printmakers Council Travelling Exhibition

Pub. Printmakers Council

1986 Tradition and Innovation in Printmaking Today  Rank Xerox and Yorkshire Arts

1984 4th Humberside Printmaking Exhibition  Yorkshire Arts



  REVIEWS


Image used to publicise the London International Print Fair in Royal Academy Magazine Spring 2011

Image used for article  Time of Transition  by Richard Noyce in  Printmaking Today  Autumn 2010

Mentioned in article  House on the Hill  about Wharpuke Print Studio, New Zealand, by Chris Pig and

Mark Graver in  Printmaking Today  Winter 2010

Photo and article on Essex Art Relay Banner by Adam Cornell and Ryan Jennings in Maldon and

Burnham Standard Newspaper 20.06.10

Image and mention in  Review of Krakow International Print Triennial 2009  by Philipp Maurer in  

UM: DRUCK  magazine, No.12 Oct. 2009

Image and write-up  Sandy Sykes  Prizes  by Mike Sims in  Printmaking Today  Winter 2009

Featured in review  London Art Fair Showstoppers   Printmaking Today  Spring 2008

Image and write up in Exhibition Listings,  Evolver 43   Feb. 2008

Images and write up  Manuscript and Margin   Book Arts Newsletter  February 2008

Mentioned in Stop Press  New Print Gallery for London  in Printmaking Today  Winter 2006

Featured in  Exhibitions   Bankside Newsletter  issue 5  2006

Mentioned in  On the World stage PREVIEW : Quebec 2005   Printmaking Today , Summer 2005

Featured in  SKETCH  article by Christine Durrant for  AN Magazine  2005

 Paradise is Always Where you ve Been : Sandy Sykes  Review by Andrew Eason in  

Artist s Book Reviews  for  Artist s book Yearbook 2003-2005

Featured as winner of a Commissions East Award in  Arts East  Magazine Summer 2002

Image and publicity for Solo Exhibition New York featured in Winter Listings  Printmaking 

Today  Winter 2002

Review of  Paradise is Always Where You ve Been  by Simon Brett for  Printmaking Today  Spring Ed. 2001 Vol 10 No.4

Preface to  Paradise is Always Where You ve Been  artists book, by Steve Ellis Oct. 2000

Review of  The Hedgehog Series  by Fay Hirsch for  Art On Paper , New York Winter Ed. 2000

Review of catalogue  No Day Without a Line by Ian Lowe,  Print Quarterly No.2 June 2000

Review of  Inside Cover  Exhibition by Emma Hill, Arts Review Sept. issue 2000

Review of  Inside Cover  Exhibition,  Eye  Magazine Winter 2000

Review of  Inside Cover  Exhibition, Graphic International Oct. 2000

Image used in  Stop Press : Inside Cover  Printmaking Today Winter 2000 Vol 9 No.4

Citation  Delivering Dante : Literature in the Art of Sandy Sykes  by George Szirtes Pub.  Modern Painters  Mag. Winter Ed.  98

 Do We Not Feel The Breath of Empty Space  by Linda Talbot on Exhibition at New End Gallery

Ham and High 29 5 98

 Trawling the Depths of Despair: Provocative Prints  by Linda Talbot Ham and High 1 9.98

Featured in Review  Artists Book Yearbook , by Rosemary Simmons,  Printmaking Today  Spring  97

 The Wearing of Beasts Heads...or nothing new under the sun.  Mary Sara on Sandy Sykes  Womens Art Magazine Jan/Feb  96

 Up coming  by Jackie Holland and Charlie Potter  This Week , Daily Express 3. 2 . 96

 Outlook; Story Lines  Artists News Letter November  95

 Liquid Sun, Sandy Sykes Paintings & Prints , Article by Chris Taylor  Art Scene Magazine ,

October  95

Work featured in London Reviews  Art Review  Magazine March 1995

Work featured in  Women Artists  Magazine March 1995.

Work featured in  What s On  Magazine Feb.22 to 1.March 1995

Radio Review by Jeff Sawtell on London News Talk, The Net, 5 3 1995

 Sandy Sykes , Article by Rosemary Simmons in  Printmaking Today  February 1995

Review of Etching Video , by James Burr in Printmaking Today. November 1994

 Members Focus , Sandy Sykes . Women s Art Library Bulletin October  94

Work featured in  Art Review  December  93

 Prints from Wood , by Simon Brett-  Printmaking Today  Vol.2 No. 4  93

 Artists Books. On the Map  Cathy Courtney  Art Monthly  August Issue 1993

Work Featured in Cosmopolitan October 1992.

Image used as front cover of Artists Newsletter May 1st  92.

Work featured in Exhibitions Section  Printmaking Today , no 4 Autumn 1991.

Work selected from  Sandy Sykes  Solo Show at the Hardware Gallery, London. Reproduced in Galleries Magazine, Nov. 1991.

Work selected from  A Change of Image , Ferens Gallery, Hull, reproduced in The GUARDIAN 16 Nov. 1991

Review  Sandy Sykes  - Solo show at the Hardware Gallery, by Guy Burn, Arts Review, 18 Oct 1991

Illustration to article on Miniature Prints, by Peter Ford in the Magazine for the International Collector of  Watercolours, Prints and Drawings , Vol 6 no 2 spring 1991

Illustration to article on Khadi Handmade Papers, by Nigel MacFarlane in  Printmaking Today , No 2 Spring 1991.

Artists Book  Lament for Ignatio Sanchez Mejias  by Sandy Sykes featured on front cover of  Artists Newsletter , April 1989.

Review of Sandy Sykes Prints by Guy Burn-  Arts Review  14 Feb 1989 vol ixl no 4.

Review of Sandy Sykes  Artists Book  Lament for Ignatio Sanchez Mejias  in publications quarterly by Stephanie Brown for Artists Newsletter Feb 1989.

 The Graphic Work of Sandy Sykes , by Mel Gooding. Forward to Catalogue of Pentonville Show 1988

 Prints - Sandy Sykes , Guy Burn- Arts Review, January 1988 vol xxx no 2

  Harmony Out of Opposites , Jeff Sawtell-  Morning Star  Wednesday Arts, 27 1 1988.

 The Big Man Did Not  Arthur Berman  TNT  Magazine issue 231,1 2 1988.

Cover of Artists Newsletter to illustrate article by Tony Warner,  What Does Political Art Look Like?  

March  88

Review of Sandy Sykes  Artists Book  Lament for Ignatio Sanchez Mejias  by Cathy Courtney,  

Art Monthly  April 1988.

Featured in  Art  89  at the Business Design Centre, review by Mary Rose Beaumont for  Arts Review  27 1 1989, vol ixl no 2.

Review of Sandy Sykes  Exhibition at Wakefield Art Gallery by Debbie Stevens, Wakefield Express 17 1 1989. 

Review in Publications Quarterly by Stephanie Brown,  Artists Newsletter , August 1988

Article on Sandy Sykes by Brenda Hayward, Yorkshire Evening Post July 1988

Featured in  8th Bath International Festival   Arts Review  Guide, May 1988 vol xx~t No 9

Review of book and related work, by Guy Burn, Arts Review, April 1988 vol xxx no 8 

Cover of Artists Newsletter to illustrate article by Tony Warner, What Does Political Art Look Like?  March  88

Review of Book  Lament for Ignatio Sanchez Mejias  by Cathy Courtney, Art Monthly April 1988.


  EXHIBITIONS


 SOLO EXHIBITIONS


2010  Ambush  Solo Exhibition  and  Art Lab Residency at Rabley Drawing Centre Marlborough,

2008 Selected for Solo show in the Project Space P7 at 

London International Art Fair, Business Design Centre, London 

2008 Solo Exhibition titled  Manuscript  at  

Rabley Contemporary Drawing Centre, Marlborough Wiltshire

2006 Residency at Firstsite Gallery, The Minories, Colchester with concluding exhibition.

2002 The Hedgehog Series  Manhattan Graphic Studio, New York

2001 Artist of the Month  Cobden Club, London

2000 Manhattan Transfer  London Print Studio

2000 Paintings and Prints  Chelsea Arts Club London

1998 Do We Not Feel the Breath of Empty Space?  New End Gallery, London

1997 The Dante Series  Hardware Gallery, London

1995 And The Wearing of Beasts Heads , Sandy Sykes Paintings and Prints

Crossley Gallery, Dean Clough, Halifax

1995 Liquid Sun  Sandy Sykes Paintings and Prints, Brahm Gallery, Leeds

1995 The General Said  Sandy Sykes Painting and Prints Hardware, London

1994 Sandy Sykes, Paintings and Prints  London Print Studio, London

1991 The Factory Series  Hardware Gallery, London

1990 Sandy Sykes : Recent Prints and Drawings  Chelsea Arts Club, London

1990 The Recent Work of Sandy Sykes  Printworks Gallery, Colchester

1889 Heat, Dust and Other Works  Wakefield Art Gallery, Yorkshire

1988 The Spells Series  Hardware Gallery, London

1988 The Cage Series  Creaser Gallery, London

1988 Heat and Dust  Pentonville Gallery, London

1983 The Garden  Chenil Gallery, London

1981 Sandy Sykes Selected Work  Brunel University Gallery London



GROUP EXHIBITIONS


2011  Laureates of International Print Triennial-Krakow 2009  Dalarnas Museum, Falun, Sweden.

2011  London Original Print Fair  Royal Academy of Arts, London. Sykes image used to publicise the 

Art Fair in RA Magazine Spring 2011

2011 Invited Artist to  BITE London 2011  Mall Galleries, London

2011 TOTEM Body  The Crypt Gallery, London

2011 Selected Works: Sandy Sykes and Tricky Walsh , Celia Lendis Contemporary, 

Moreton-in-Marsh, Glos.

2011 Works on Paper Art Fair 2011  Science Museum, London.

2011 RE Summer Show , Bankside Gallery, London

2011 A4 Printmakers International 2011  The Poly Arts Centre, Falmouth


2010 Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, London

2010 Awarded Honourable Mention in  International Print Network , 

Horst-Janssen-Museum, Oldenburg, Germany

2010 Multiple Matters: a Graphic Concept  Kuenstlerhaus, Vienna

2010 Pushing Print 2010  The Pie Factory Gallery, Margate

2010 Invited artist to  Art and Language  Lloyd Gill Gallery, Weston-Super-Mare

2010 Origionals 10 , Mall Galleries, London

2010  London International Art Fair 2010  with 

Rabley Contemporary Drawing, Business Design Centre London

2010 New Impressions  Four Person show at North End Gallery, Manningtree, Essex

2010  Affordable Art Fair , with Interior Angle,  Battersea Park, London, then

2010 The Ninth Annual Affordable Art Fair  New York

2010 Art at Wharepuke , Wharepuke Gallery and Art Centre, Kerikeri, New Zealand

2010 Ist Lessedra International Painting Competition  Lessedra Gallery, Sophia, Bulgaria

2010  The  Dog Show  Stoneman Gallery, Penzance

2010 The Mini Picture Show  Bankside Gallery, London

2010 Burnham Art Trail  Burnham Museum, Essex Festival of Art 2010 

including Radio Interview for BBC Essex by Steve Scruton and participation in the 

Essex Art Relay Banner. Photo and article by Adam Cornell and Ryan Jennings in 

Maldon and Burnham Standard 20.06.10

2010 HEART  Headingley Enterprise and Art Centre, Leeds

2010 Prints displayed at  Loft Living , Selfridges, London. Featured in Homes and Gardens, Nov. Issue 2010

2009  Winner of The Rector of Poznan Award at  International Print Triennial Krakow at  

Contemporary Art Gallery  Bunkier Sztuki Poland and Bunkier Rondo Gallery, Katowice 

2009  The Jerwood Drawing Prize  Jerwood Gallery, London then travelling through 2010 to 

Bay Art, Cardiff. BP Atrium Gallery, Aberdeen, Ruskin Gallery, Cambridge, 

The Burton Art Gallery, Bideford, and Summerfield Gallery, Cheltenham. 

2009 Invited artist to  Meet the Artists  evening 05.10.09 at the Jerwood Space during the 

Jerwood Drawing Prize Show.

2009 Honourable Mention in the  4th International Drawing Competition , 

Wroclaw, Poland followed by The Touring Exhibition  in 2010

2009 RWA 7th Open print Exhibition  Royal West of England Academy, Bristol

2009 Invited artist to  7th British International Mini Print  Exhibition, 

Opening London Print Studio then travelling throughout Britain until 2011.

2009 Wild is the Wind  A four person exhibition at WALL Gallery, London

2009 London International Art Fair 2009  Business Design Centre, London

2009 Place, Identity Memory: Exhibition of Books Made by Artists  

Gracefield Arts Centre, Dumfries. Touring in Dumfries and Galloway, ending at Stranraer Museum.

2009 Affordable Art Fair 2009  with  Interior Angle  at Battersea Park, London

2009 Chelmsford Art Trail 2009 (and 2010)

2009 i2 Gallery Christmas Exhibition  Saffron Walden


2008 Finalist Exhibition at Embankment Galleries, Somerset House for the  

Sovereign European Art Prize. 

2008   Small Print/Big Impression  touring to Aberystwyth Arts Centre and 

Gainsborough s House, Sudbury

2008 Burnham Art Trail  08  Burnham Museum, Essex Festival of Arts (also  09, 10  11)

2008 RE Printmakers Exhibition  08  Bankside Gallery, London 


2007 Residency and Solo Exhibition at  firstsite  Contemporary Gallery Colchester Essex 

2007 Prints Tokyo 2007  International Print Exhibition. Japan

2007 Mini Print International 2007  Cadaques Spain. Then travelling to venues in England and France

2007 6th Lessedra World Art Print Annual 2007  National Palace of Culture, Sophia, Bulgaria

2007 Invited to participate in Visions and Voices ; Art inspired by Kentucky Poetry, Prose and 

Songwriting  Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft, USA

2007 Originals  07 : The Contemporary Printmaking Show  Mall Galleries, London

2007 Evolution : International Collaborative Portfolio  by Norwich School of Art and Design, 

Asagaya College of Art and Design, and California State University.

Launched at the Burt Gallery, London, then travelling internationally.

2007 Regenerator ? Altered Books Project  Off-Centre Gallery, Bristol, England

2007 Small Print Big Impression  LCB Depot, Leicester, England

2007 ABC Creative Book Exhibition  The Gallery, University of Northampton, England

2007 Art Trail  Burnham-on-Crouch Museum, Essex

2007 The Miniature Picture Show  Bankside Gallery, London

2007 Royal Society of Painter Printmakers Exhibition, Bankside Gallery

2006 Rabbit and House : 4th International Artist s Book Triennial , Vilnius, 

Lithuania travelling to the Leipzig Book Fair, Germany in 2007 

and The 4th Seoul International Book Arts Fair 2007

2006 Parallel Narratives  Rabley Contemporary Drawing Centre, Marlborough, Wiltshire. 

2006 Fourth  International Artists  Book Exhibition 2006  

The King Stephen Museum, Szekesfehervar, Hungary.

2006 Flight  Stroud House Gallery, Stroud, Glos. England

2006  Parallel Narratives  Rabley Drawing Centre, Marlborough, Wiltshire

2006 Contemporary Prints  The New Arts Centre, Chatham England

2006 Miniature Picture Show  Bankside Gallery, London

2006 6th International Miniature Print Show  Opening at Gracefield Arts Centre, 

Dumfries Scotland. Travelling to Ards Art Centre Belfast, N. Ireland, St. Fergus Gallery, Wick, 

Swanson Gallery Thurso, Bonoga Gallery Shetland Isles, Ropewalk Gallery N. Lancashire, 

Braintree Museum and Art Gallery Essex, Beverly Art Gallery Yorkshire

2006 4  Exhibition London Print Studio London

2006 5th Lessedra World Art Print Annual 2006  National Palace of Culture, Sophia Bulgaria

2006  Royal Society of Painter Printmakers Annual Exhibition  Bankside Gallery London

2006 100@100  Bankside Gallery London

2005 Sketch 2005 Open Drawing Exhibition, Rabley Contemporary Drawing Centre, 

Marlborough, Wiltshire

2005 Sketch 2005 Open Drawing Exhibition  Seven Seven Gallery, London

2005 Prize winner in  BIRD 2005 International Art Award  Beijing, China

2005 Medal winner at the 2nd Seoul International Bookarts Fair  05, Seoul Korea and selected for the 

Special Prizewinners Exhibition, COEX, Pacific Hall, Seoul

2005 La Biennale International D estampe Contemporaine de Trois Riviers Quebec, Canada. 

Winner of the Bank of Canada Prize.

2005 3rd Miniprint International Exhibition 2005  Rosario, Argentina

2005 Love For Sale : The Art of Sensuality  Bankside Gallery, London

2005 15 Women in Contemporary Printmaking  National Palace of Culture, Sofia, Bulgaria

2005 The Artist and Radio 4  Bankside Gallery, London

2005 Origionals; The Contemporary Print Show  05  Mall Galleries, London

2005 Summer Exhibition  Bankside Gallery, London

2005 Contemporary Prints 3  London Print Studio London

2005 Love / Hate Portfolio  of prints exhibited at the Burt Gallery London, Arizona State University, 

California State University, Bradley College Illinois, Asagaya College of Art Tokyo, and 

Osaka College of Art and Design Tokyo. The portfolio is in their permanent collections and in the 

Norwich School of Art and Design Library.

2005 Royal Society of Painter Printmakers Annual Exhibition, Bankside Gallery, London

2005 Waysgoose Portfolio  Exhibited at Brighton University, London Print Studio 

2005 4th Lessedra World Art Print Annual , National Palace of Culture, Sofia Bulgaria


2004 Contemporary Prints for 2004  London Print Studio, London

2004 Tradition and Innovation : a Flavour of 20th Century Art  Scarborough Museum and Art Gallery,

  Yorkshire. Five contemporary artist s and modern masters.

2004 Multiple Encounters : Exchange Exhibition between the artist s of Manhattan Graphic Center 

New York and New Dehli Artists at the Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts, New Dehli, India

2004 Travelling to Govt. College of Art, Chandigar ; Jawahar Kala Kendra, Jaipur ; West Zone Cultural 

Center, Udiapur ; Bharat Bhavan, Bhopal ; Amdavd Art Society, Ahamadabad ; J & K Akademi of 

Culture and Language, Jammu ; Kala Akademi, Goa ; Kannada Bhavan, Govt. of Karnataka, Bangal

our ; Birla Akademi if Fine Arts, Calcutta ; Lalit Kala Akademi Regional Center, Lucknow ; Uttaraya

na, ABS Towers, Vadodara. Last exhibition at Red Earth Art Galleries, Baroda, 2007  

2004 Inside Cover  Exhibition to celebrate the opening of the new wing of the 

Florida Atlantic University College Gallery, Miami 

2004 5th British Minature Print Exhibition  Gracefields Art Centre, Dumfries

Scotland. Travelling to The Meffan Gallery Forfar, Highland Council Galleries, Scotland, 

The Smith Gallery, Sterling, Beverly Art Gallery, East Yorkshire, North Lincolnshire Council, 

Grimsby, Braintree District Museum, Essex, Mercer Art Gallery, Harrogate, Yorkshire, 

Townley Hall Art Gallery, Burnley, St. Barbes Museum, 

Lymington, Hampshire, Beldam Gallery, Middx.

2004 Inside Cover  PABA Gallery New Haven Philadelphia

2004 Royal Society of Painter-Printmakers Annual Exhibition 2004

2004 Off The Wall  Bankside Gallery, London

2004 Lessedra Third World Art Print Annual 2004 , National Palace of Culture, Sophia, Bulgaria

2004 Origionals  Contemporary Printmaking Show Mall Galleries, London

2004 Royal Society of Painter-Printmakers Annual Exibition  Bankside Gallery London


2003 DO-DON T/CAN-CAN T  University of Cape Town and Rhodes University, 

South Africa in co-ordination with the  Impact III  Conference 

2003 Invited Artist to the  Open Print Show  Surface Gallery, Nottingham

2003 Group Show at Piece Hall, Halifax, Yorkshire

2003 Exhibition of the  9/11 Portfolio  by Manhattan Graphic Center Artists at 

The New York Historical Society

2003 National Print Exhibition  03  The Mall Galleries, London.

2003 Lessedra Second World Art Print Annual  National Palace of Culture, Sophia 

2003 Small is Beautiful , Bankside Gallery, London

2003 Global Matrix International Print Exhibition , Robert L Ringel Gallery and 

2003 Wright State University Gallery, Dayton, Ohio

2003 Royal Society of Painter-Printmakers Annual Exibition  Bankside Gallery London

2003 Inside Cover  Exhibition The Center for the Book, San Francisco


2002 Witness and Response   The Great Hall, Library of the House of Congress,

Washington D C.

2002 Art Reactions , Exit Art, Broadway, New York

2002 Reactions  Alyce de Roulet Williamson Gallery, 

Art Center College of Artand Design, Pasadina CA

2002 Nagasawa Artists 1997 -2001 - Challenging Japanese Woodblock 

2002 Printmaking  Skydoor Art Place Aoyama, Tokyo.

2002 September 11th Portfolio , Manhattan Graphic Center New York

2002 2nd Montreal International Minature Print Biennial , 

Conseil quebecois del estampe, Montreal (Quebec) Canada.

2002 Royal Society of Painter-Printmakers Annual Exibition  Bankside Gallery London

2002 Inside Cover , Centre de Livre d Artists, Centre Culturel Jean-Pierre-Fabregue, 

Sainte-Yrieix-la-Perche, France


2001 Indian Exchange , Museum of Modern Art, New Dehli

2001 Inside Space , Arena Gallery, Oxford Brooks University Gallery, Oxford

2001 Royal Society of Painter-Printmakers Annual Exibition  Bankside Gallery London


2000 3rd International Triennial of Graphic Art Bitola Macedonia

2000 Launch of  Inside Cover  Artists Book project simultaneously at London Print Studio Gallery 

London Dean Clough Gallery Halifax, and Edinburgh City Library. ( Sept ) 

Then Dundee Univ. Gallery Oct. 2000 to Dec 2000 

2000/03 Inside Cover  Programme of International Touring Exhibitions.

Venues include: Museum van het Boek, The Hague (2000/2)

Gallery Graphes, Paris, France (2001)

Universidad del Pais Vasco, Bilbao, Spain (2001)

Galerie des Livres D Artists, Saint-Yrieix-La-Perch, France (2002)

Hochschule der Kunste, Berlin, Germany (2001)

2000 Artists Book Fair 2000  at Barbican London,

2000 Artists Book Fair  Dean Clough, Halifax

2000 International Contemporary Art Fair 2000  New York

2000 Invited artist to  The Royal West of England 5th Triennial Open Print Exhibition 

  Bristol. ( also one of selection panel for the show )

2000 National Print Exhibition 2000  Mall Galleries London

2000 3rd International Triennial of Graphic Art , Bitola, Macedonia

2000 Contempory Art Fair 2000  New York

2000 Artist s Book Fair 2000 , Barbican London

2000 Royal Society of Painter-Printmakers Annual Exibition  Bankside Gallery London

2000 Rise Phoenix , Saachi and Saachi, London

2000 Indian Exchange  Bankside, London

2000 A Survey of Photomechanical Prints The CREATE Centre, Bristol. 

Later to be included in a presentation at the Southern Graphic Conference, Texas March 2001

2000 State of the Art , Printworks, Sudbury, Suffolk

2000 RCA Secret , Royal College of Art, London

2000 H20  Exhibition, BRAHM Gallery, Leeds, Yorkshire

2000 Collaborative Exibition opening at Manhattan Graphic Center, New York, moving to

Bristol University Gallery and then to 

AKI Akademie voor beeldende kunst, Enschade, Holland

2000 Invited artist to Royal West of England 5th Triennial Open Print Exhibition Bristol

2000 National Print Exhibition 2000  Mall Galleries London


1999 No Day Without a Line 1880 - 1999  The Ashmolean Museum, Oxford. 

Travelling to Bankside Gallery, London, 2001

1999 Firm Impressions  Bankside Gallery, London

1999 Innovative Prints  Impact International Print Conference, RWE University Bristol

 98/ 99 The Winter Collection  Bankside Gallery London

1998 Absolut Secret  Gulbenkian Galleries, Royal College of Art London

1998 11th Tallin Print Triennial  Rottermann s Salt Storage Arts Centre, Tallin, Estonia.

1998 AgB SNAP Exhibition  Alberta Canada 

1998 Artists In Arms Exhibition  Opening in St. Davids Hall Cardiff. Later showing in

Moor Place Edinburgh and Canada House London

1998 Special Portfolio Publication Exhibition  Redfern Gallery London

1998   Contemporary Artist Book Fair  Dean Clough Halifax 

1998 The Power Of Print  Bankside Gallery London.

1998 Centenary Exhibition : A Decade Of Printmaking at Camberwell   

Centenary Gallery Camberwell London.

1998 The Contemporary Print Show Part 1 and Part 2  Barbican Gallery, London

1998 Royal Cambrian Academy , Conway, Wales.

1998 National Print  Exhibition 98  Mall Galleries,London.

1997 Absolut Secret  Gulbenkian Galleries,Royal  College of Art, London.

1997 Contemporary Art Fair 97 , Barbican, London.

1997 Contemporary Print Festival 97 , Barbican, London.

1997 Provocative Prints , New End Gallery, London.

1997 The AgB.Box Project,The Booklet Inside , Hardware, London.

1997 On The Border ,The Minories,Colchester, Essex and Christchurch Mansions

Ipswich, Norfolk.

1997 Pilar Juncosa and Sotherby s Special Prizes Exhibition , Mallorca, Spain.

1997 International Contemporary Art Fair 1997 Business Design Centre London

1997 National Print Exhibition 97 , Mall Galleries, London.

1997 The Large Edition  Quicksilver Gallery, London. Travelling to Malvern Festival 97.

1997 The Hunting Art Prizes , Henry Moore Gallery, 

Royal College of Art, and Huntarian Museum Glasgow

1996 Absolut Secret , Gulbenkian Galleries, Royal College of Art, London

1996 Bankside Winter Collection , Bankside Gallery, London.

1996 Contemporary Print Festival 96 , Barbican, London.

1996 Royal Society of Painter-Printmakers Spring Show , Bankside Gallery, London.

1996 St. James Art Books  Chelsea Art Fair, London.

1996 Cover To Cover  British Artists Books, London Print Studio, London.

1996 Drawing Matters 2 , Bankside Gallery, London.

1996 National Print Exhibition  96 , Mall Galleries, London.

1996 Art 96, The London Contemporary Art Show , Business Design Centre,London.

1996 Eastern Open , Kings Lynne Art Centre, Norfolk.

1996 International Contemporary Art Fair  96  Business Design Centre London

1996 The Castle Art Show , Norwich Castle Museum.

1996 Weatherview Norwich Den Haag ,Koninklijke Academic van Beeldend,Kunsten.

1997 Launch of a boxed series of Artists Prints. Published by 

Loughborough University. Hardware Gallery, London.

1995 Seeing Believing , Small Mansion and Watermans Art Centre, London.

1995 Presentation and Exhibition at Womens Artists Slide Library, Bishops Palace London.

1995 Contemporary Print Show  95 , Barbican, London.

1995 Origional Print Gallery, Temple Barr, Dublin.

1995 Drawing Matters , Bankside Gallery, London.

1995 National Print Open 95 , Mall Galleries, London.

1995 The Castle Art Show , Norwich Castle Museum, Norwich.

1995 The Printers Tale , Collins Gallery, University of Strathclyde, Scotland.

1994 12 Contemporary British Printmakers , Karelian Republic Art Museum and

Pryzmat Gallery, Krakow, Poland.

1994 International Contemporary Art Fair  94  Business Design Centre London

1994 National Open Print  94 , Mall Gallery, London.

1994 Print Focus  94 , Midland Art Centre, Birmingham.

1994 The London Group Open  93 , Concourse Gallery Barbican, London.

1994 Limited Editions , Civic Hall, Holmfirth. Travelling to Bradford University Gallery 

1994   Monoprints , Molesey Gallery, Molesey, Surrey.

1994 Relief Prints , Zenith Art, London. Travelling in Britain  93/94.

1994 Prints From Wood , Arts Council National Touring Exhibition in Britain.

1994 Bradford Open Print Exhibition , Cartwright Hall, Bradford.

1993 Contemporary Paintings and Prints , Concourse Gallery, Barbican London.

1993 The First Ever Artists Book Fair , Queen Elizabeth Hall, South Bank, London.

1993 International Contemporary Art Fair  93  New York 

1993 Unique Book Show , Hardware, London.

1993 4 , Henry Moore Gallery, Leeds.

1992 Text And Image , Off Centre Gallery, Bristol.

1992 Art For A Fairer World , Opening at Kelvingrove Museum and Art Gallery Glasgow. 

Travelling to St. Davids Hall, Cardiff and Smiths Galleries, London.

1992 Impressive Women , London Print Studio, London.

1992 WASP. Editions, Victoria and Albert Museum, London.

1992 12th Mini Print International , Cadaques,Spain.

1992 Contemporary Prints , Smiths Gallery, London.

1992 The Hunting /Observer Art Prizes Show . Opening at the Mall Galleries, London 

Touring to Edinburgh College of Art and Kimberlin Gallery, Leicester.

1991 Tre Artiste Inglesi a Venezia , Scuola Dei Calegheri, S.Toma, Venice.

1991 International Contemporary Art Fair  91  New York

1991 International Contemporary Art Fair  91  Chicago

1991 International Contemporary Art Fair  91  Olympia London

1991 Shared Space , Henry Moore Gallery, Leeds.

1991 5th International Print Biennale Exhibition , Roc, Taiwan.

1991 Arte Viva  91  4th Editzione La Stampa d Arte, Senigallia, Italy.

1991 A Change of Image , The 5th Humberside Printmaking Exhibition, Ferens Art Gallery, Hull. 

Touring to Arts Council Gallery, Belfast, and Whitworth, Manchester.

1991 Print Europe . Opening at the Concourse Gallery, Barbican, London. 

Touring to Manx Museum, I.O.W and Wakefield Art Gallery, Yorkshire.

1991 2nd Open Printmaking Exhibition ,Royal West of England Academy, Bristol.

1990 The 1990 Riverside One Exhibition , Riverside One Gallery London.

1990 The Art of the Printmaker , Royal Festival Hall, London.

1990 Invited to exhibit with the PMC in Lvov in l991, 

by Ukranian Independent Museum of Contemporary Art then moving to 

Soviet cities including Kiev, Riga and Moscow.

1990 International Contemporary Art Fair  90  Olympia London

1990 International Contemporary Art Fair  90  Bath England

1990 International Contemporary Art Fair  90  Business Design Centre London

1990 Group Exhibition , National Museum of Fine Art, Valetta, Malta.

1990 HPC4 . Touring exhibition, Latvia. Opening in Riga then moving to Tallin,

Vilnius, Jurmila and Cesis.

1989 From Woodblock to Computer , London Group, Royal Festival Hall London

1989 International Contemporary Art Fair  89  Business Design Centre London

1989 International Contemporary Art Fair  89  Olympia London

1989 International Contemporary Art Fair  89  Bath

1989 Group Exhibition, Sola Art Gallery, New York, USA. 

1989 Invited to show in the  Premier Internatzionale 1990  Biella, Italy.

1989 Entirely Itaglio , Royal Festival Hall, London.

J Ouvert . Travelling exhibition concluding at Camden Art Centre, London.

1989 Bankside Open  89 , Bankside Galleries, London.

1989 US-UK Print Connection .  Opening at the Barbican Art Centre, London 

then travelling in US and UK.

1989 Three separate shows in Bristol Print Festival:

Prints With a Point , Off Centre Gallery, Bristol. Travelling in Britain.

  First International Miniature Print Exhibition , City of Bristol Museum and Art Gallery. 

Travelling in Britain 1990, including City Art Gallery, Leicester.

1988 Printmaking from Britain to Moscow , Russia. Touring exhibition, opening at the 

Exhibition Hall of the State Committee for Publishing, Moscow, then St Petersburg.

1888 Group Exhibition, Pomeroy Purdy Gallery, London.

1988 Group Exhibition, Morley Gallery, London.

1988 International Contemporary Art Fair  89  Bath

1987 4th Humberside Printmaking Exhibition , Ferens Art Gallery, Hull.

1987 Aspects of Contemporary British Printmaking . Travelling exhibition including 

The World Print Gallery, San Francisco; Pacific Grove Art Centre, 

Angels Gate Cultural Centre, San Pedro;Design Centre,Los Angeles;

David Adamson Gallery, Washington 

1986 Tradition and Innovation in Printmaking Today   Travelling exhibition, 

including Edinburgh Festival, and Concourse Gallery, Barbican, London

1985 Double Elephant Print Show , Barbican, London.

  Open Show , Royal Society of Painter Printmakers, Bankside, London


Thirty Exhibitions before 1985



AWARDS


2010 Awarded Honourable Mention in  International Print Network ,

Horst-Janssen-Museum, Oldenburg, Germany

2009  Winner of  The Rector of Poznan Award  at  International Print Triennial Krakow  at 

Contemporary Art Gallery Bunkier Sztuki Krakow, Poland and Bunkier Rondo Gallery, Katowice 

2009 Honourable Mention in the  4th International Drawing Competition , Wroclaw, Poland 

followed by  The Touring Exhibition  in 2010

2008 Nominated for the Sovereign European Art Prize 2008

2008 Selected for a Solo show in The Project Space P7 at The London Art Fair

2007 Awarded a Residency at  firstsite  Contemporary Art Gallery, Colchester

2005 Prize winner in  BIRD 2005 International Art Award  Beijing, China

2005 Medal winner at the 2nd Seoul International Bookarts Fair  05, Seoul Korea and selected for the 

Special Prizewinners Exhibition, COEX, Pacific Hall, Seoul

2005 La Biennale International D estampe Contemporaine de Trois Riviers Quebec, Canada. 

Winner of the Bank of Canada Prize.

2005 Shortlisted prizewinner for  SKETCH 2005 

2003/4 Major Artist s Award, Arts Council England East, to match-fund The Lorne Award

2003/4 The Lorne Award Scholarship, University College London, 

to help sustain and develope the artist s practice for a year.

2002 Award for Artists, Commissions East, Eastern Arts, towards the publication of an Artist s Book 

Titled  Get In Get Out Get Off 

2002 Exhibition Award, Norwich School of Art and Design, funding towards  

The Hedgehog Series  solo exhibition in New York

2001 Artist -in-Residence, Nagasawa Art Project, Japan, from 

The Institute for Science and Human Endeavour

2001 Research Award, The British Sasakawa Foundation to help fund the Japanese Scholarship.

2001 Research Sabbatical, Leeds Metropolitan University, England to give time for the Japanese Project

2001 Research Funding, Leeds Metropolitan University Research Committee, funding for Japan visit

2001 Publishing Award Norwich School of Art and Design to help fund the Artist s Book  

Get In Get Out Get Off 

2000 Scholarship awarded by Manhattan Graphic Center New York to research for an artist s book titled  

Get In Get Out Get Off . Based around the subject of immigration I investigate the history of 

Ellis Island Immigration Museum.

2000 Research Sabbatical from Leeds Metropolitan University, to spend three months working at 

The Manhattan Graphic Centre in New York ( May to July 2000)

2000 Artist in Residence at London Print Studio ( Beginning Oct 2000 )

2000 Included in a special boxed set of prints to commemorate the re-opening of London Print  Studio

1999/2000 To produce an Artists Book :  Paradise is Always Where  You ve Been . A Hand - bound 

Edition of 100 copies. Initial drawing materials funded by the University of  

Northumbria in Newcastle Dept. of Fine Art To be printed and bound at the 

University of the West of England.

1999/2003 Invitation to join the  Inside Cover  project.The creation of 21new artist s books in 

editions of 100 boxed sets by leading designers, publishers, galleries and individual artists for 

exhibition, sale and academic.dissemination in Britain, Europe and America. 

Accompanied by full colour catalogue and website.

1999/2000 Research award from Norwich School of Art to help with the production costs of an artist s

book titled  Paradise is Always Where You ve Been  in an edition of 130 

1999/2000 Research Award from Norwich School of Art and Design to assist with the production of 

Spring  an Artists Book collaboration between Sandy Sykes and the poet, writer and 

translator Professor Steve Ellis.

1998 Special Portfolio Publication  To commemorate the merging of Loughborough College of Art 

with Loughborough University. Funded by Loughborough University. Ladybird Books.T

he Gas Research Centre, John Purcell Papers and the Redfern Gallery.

Launch at the Redfern Gallery, London.

1997 Research Award Eastern Arts Committee.

1997 Publishing Award, Norfolk Institute of Art & Design for  The Dante Series  catalogue. 

Foreword by Mel Gooding

1997 Research Award Leeds Metropoltan University

1996 Research Award Leeds Metropolitan University

1996 Weatherview ; Norwich Den Haag  Exhibition at Koninklijke Academie van Beelded Kunsten 

Publication of the Catalogue February  96 Weatherview:Norwich:Den Haag 

Foreword by Sacha Craddock

Attendance  and participation in a seminar between British and Dutch Artists and students. 

Followed by the opening by the British Ambassador to the Haag of the Weatherview: Norwich : 

Den Haag  Exhibition. Funded by the Norfolk Institute of Art and Design

1996 Participation in a publication of artists prints published May  96 Loughborough College of Art

1996 An accompanying exhibition and launch of the boxed series at the 

Hardware Gallery London in June  96 Funded by Loughbrough College of Art and Design

1995 Research Award Leeds Metropolitan University

1994 Openshaw Printmaking Residency, Lowick House Print Workshops,Cumbria

1994 Ist. European Fine Art Symposium. Funded by the Kaleidoscope Scheme of the European Union 

and Leeds Metropolitan University. Working with artists from Holland, 

Germany, Spain, Ireland and Britain.

1994 Research Sabbatical, Leeds Metropolitan University

1993 Invited to collaborate in the studio workshop of II Marcello Del Prete, F

ano Italy and Scuola dei Caligheri, Urbino Italy to produce a series of large format etchings.

1992 Invited Artist to the Summer Art Festival  Arte Viva  91 , Edizione  La Stampa d  Arte , 

1st Premio Europa per 1992 Calcolgrifia, Xilografla, Scrigrafia, Senigalla, Italy, working with 

artists from Germany, France and Italy.

1992 Participating Artist in the Leeds Arts Symposium  92. Funded by Leeds University.

1990 Commissioned by Brighton Polytechnic to work in a video on Etching. Pub. 90

1990 Research Award from Leeds Metropolitan University for the production of a 

hand -printed artists book in limited edition.

1989 Visit to Moscow and Leningrad as guest of VOK during the Anglo Soviet month in 

conjunction with a touring show of British prints. Organised by the RSPP. 

Funded by the University of Westminster.

1988/9 Work on the J ouvert Exhibition Project, London Print Studio, London, in relation to 

Notting Hill Gate, West Indian Carnival. A multi-cultural project funded by 

London Arts Board and Westminster Council.

1988 The Estamp Publishing Prize, Square Gallery London

1989 Artists in Residence, Wakefield Contemporary Festival, Yorkshire. Funded by Yorkshire Arts. 



SANDY SYKES EDUCATION CV



STUDIED AT


1962-1966 Leeds Metropolitan University        BA (Hons) Painting

1966-1967 Middlesex University                      ATD

1985-1987 Wimbledon School of Art               MA Printmaking

1987-1988 Wimbledon School of Art               Fellowship in Print


TEACHING EXPERIENCE


2010 Acting as Mentor for Professional Programme of  firstsite  Contemporary Art Centre

2009 Attendance at  Impress  09 Conference  National Printmaking Festival Stroud

2007 Chief External Assessor at University of Brighton to BA (Hons) Fine Art and MA 

Printmaking and Media

2003/2006 External Assessor at University of Brighton to BA (Hons) Fine Art Printmaking 

2003/2006 External Assessor at University of Brighton to MA Printmaking and Media

1990-2004 Senior Lecturer (0.5) in Fine Art, Leeds Metropolitan University, 

Faculty of Art, Design and Architecture.  

1999 Attendance at the  Impact UK  conference, Centre for Fine Print Research, 

West of England University, Bristol. Work included in the exhibition programme.

1998/2000 External Assessor to the BA Hons Fine Art Course, Loughborough University

1997 Attendance at  Drawn To Print  Symposium on the relationship between 

printmaking and drawing. Camberwell College of Arts  London.

1995 Attendance at the  Artists Books  conference Tate Gallery London.

1995 Joint involvement in the curriculum development and submission 

for re-validation  of the M.A. and Design Course: Leeds Metropolitan University.

1993 Attendance at the A.G.M. of the National Association for Fine Art Education; 

Central /St. Martins School of Art

1993 Joint involvement in the development and planning of the 

Review Document for the B.A. course Fine Art, Leeds Metropolitan University

1990 Member of the validation review panel for the Three Dimensional Design 

( Metal, Ceramics, Glass) course at West Surrey College of Art and Design.

1990 Attendance at 3rd Conference on Assessment Procedures in Art & Design 

Bradford University 

1990 Joint involvement in the curriculum development and submission for validation of the new

Bsc.(Hons) Product Design (Engineering) course at University of 

Westminster, London. Course commenced September 1990.

1987-1988 Joint involvement in the curriculum development and submission to 

CNAA of the new Art Design & Communication set in the BA

combined Studies Modular Scheme 

Validated in September 1988, University of Westminster, London

1970-1990 Senior Lecturer (0.5), University of Westminster, London.

  School of Continuing Education and School of Design  and Media.

(Full-time lecturer 1973 to 1975)



PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS


1980 Member of the Printmakers Council

1985 Elected Fellow of the Royal Society of Painter Printmakers.

1990/93 Elected to the Council of the Royal Society of Painter Printmakers.

1997 Elected to the Council of the Royal Society of Painter Printmakers for a second term

1987/14 Chelsea Arts Club




VISITING LECTURER AT


Royal Academy of Art, London :  MA Fine Art

West Surrey University: Dept. of Art & Design and Dept. of Fine Art

and Dept. of Audio Visual Studies.

Brighton University: Department of Art & Design

University of Cardiff: Fine Art Printmaking

Middlesex  University: Faculty of Art & Design

Falmouth College of Art: Faculty of Fine Art. 

Norfolk Institute of Art and Design: Dept of Fine Art and Media and MA Fine Art 

University of Sunderland: Faculty of Fine Art

London Institute: Central/St Martins, Faculty of Fine Art

Newham College London: Foundation Studies

University of Westminster: School of Design & Media.

London Institute: Camberwell College of Arts: M.A. Printmaking

Loughborough College of Art: Fine Art Printmaking

Leeds Metropolitan University: Dept. of Fine Art BA and MA

Leeds University: Dept. of Fine Art

Cheltenham and Gloucester College of Art: Fine Art Printmaking

University of Northumberland at Newcastle: Fine Art Printmaking



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SELECTION PANELS


2011 Member of Selection Panel for  SKETCH Drawing prize 2011  

Rabley Drawing Centre  Marlborough Wiltshire

2010 Invited Speaker  Ambushed: Drawing and Printmaking  

Rabley Drawing Centre  Marlborough Wiltshire

2000 Invited on to the panel of Speakers at the Symposium of the  

5th Triennial Open Print Exhibition  RWEA

2000 Member of Selection Panel for The Royal West of England Academy  5th Triennial 

Open Print Exhibition  Also invited artist in the show.

1995 Invited Speaker National Student Print Exhibition  95 and Forum, 

Falmouth School of Art, Falmouth

1995 Invited Speaker to Gainsborough House Workshop Programme of Lectures.

1994 Member of Selection Panel for National Student Print Exhibition, Sunderland

1993 Member of Selection Panel for National Open Print Exhibition, Mall Gallery London



DEMONSTRATIONS and WORKSHOPS


2011 Workshop titled  Discovering Ideas Through Drawing  Rabley Drawing Centre, 

Marlborough Wiltshire March  11 

(Courses at Rabley can run from three days to one day)

2011 Workshop titled  Drawing to Discover  Rabley Drawing Centre, Marlborough Wiltshire May  11

2011 Art teachers Sketchbook Workshop  Rabley Drawing Centre, Marlborough Wiltshire July  11

2010 Workshop titled  Discover New Ways of Drawing  Rabley Drawing Centre, 

Marlborough Wiltshire October  10

2010 Sketchbook Workshop  Rabley Drawing Centre, Marlborough Wiltshire June 10

2010 Workshop titled  Drawing to Discover  Rabley Drawing Centre, Marlborough Wiltshire Feb.  10

2009 Workshop titled  Moving the Space, Viewing the Move  Rabley Drawing Centre, 

Marlborough Wiltshire Jan.  09

2009 Tutorials and drawing workshop titled  BACKTOBACK  

with Sandy Sykes and Meryl Ainsley Oct.  09 Rabley Drawing Centre, Marlborough Wiltshire

2009 Workshop titled  Multiplication and Manipulation  Rabley Drawing Centre, 

Marlborough Wiltshire Feb.  09 and May  09

2009 Workshop titled  Drawing and Printing  Regional Print Centre Yale Wrexham, Wales July  09 

Sykes image used as cover for Print Centre Booklet  09

2008 Workshop titled  Adding and Taking Away  Rabley Drawing Centre, Marlborough Wiltshire

2008 Relief Printmaking  Regional Print Centre Yale Wrexham, Wales April  08

2007 Workshop titled  Sketchbooks, Artist s Books and Ideas of Consequence  

Rabley Art Centre, Marlborough, Wiltshire. Involving wood cutting and printing. 

2006 Workshop  and seminar on  Parallel Narratives  Rabley Contemporary Art Centre, 

Marlborough Wiltshire

1995 to 2007 Norwich School of Art and Design; Artists books, wood and lino cutting and printing. BA

1990 to 2003 Leeds Metropolitan University; 

Artists books, wood and lino cutting, etching  and printing. BA

1995 to 2000 Camberwell School of Art and Design; wood and lino cutting, chine colle and printing  MA

2001 Nagasawa Art Park, Japan. European wood cutting and printing. 

2000 Manhattan Graphic Center, New York, Combined etching, chine colle, wood and lino- cut print

1988 to1997 Univ. of West Sussex, Etching, wood and lino; cutting and printing, monoprint.

1990 Wakefield Centenary Festival, Yorkshire. Working with the public in Library,

car park and schools, Lino cutting.

1991 Senegalia, Italy; Working for a month with other European artists in the main market square on

etchings and printing.

1989 Business Design Centre, London, Printing etchings. Art and Illustrators Fair.

1989 Westminster Exhibition Centre, London, Printing etchings. Art Materials Fair.

1988 to1999 Royal Festival Hall, London, Printing etchings and lino-cuts.

1988 Barbican, London, Concourse Gallery, Printing etching.