Sara Muzira

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Sara MuziraSara Muzira

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Statement

I enjoy the practical process of print-making - carving out print blocks in lino and wood is a very satisfying process and allows for working in line and layers. There is always a magic in seeing a print for the first time.

I enjoy working on series of monoprints as well as editions. It feels like a very creative process adjusting colours and layers to make a 'family of prints'.

My subject matter is often based on local scenes and stories. Following a course at Citylit in London on working with Museums I have done work about the Red Barn Murder, the 1915 Zeppelin raid, and the wolf in the story of St Edmund. 

I work at home as well as at the Gainsborough's House Print Workshop in Sudbury, and am currently chair of the Bury StEdmunds Art Society. I enjoy working with other artists.

Biography

2014Developing Practice for Makers using Museum collections at Citylit
2011MA Contemporary Art and Professional Practice, Essex University
1979PGCE Manchester University
1978MSc London School of Economics
1977BSc Soc Sci Economics, Bristol University

Exhibition History

1 - 6 March 2014Ways of Looking and the Ludicrously Small Art Gallery, Edmund Gallery, Bury St Edmunds. With John Williams and Beryl Tilley
November 2013Discerning Eye Exhibition, Mall Galleries, London
November 2013Gainsborough's House Print Workshop, Winter Exhibition, Edmund Gallery, Bury St Edmunds
June 201312 PM Printmakers, Buckenham Gallery, Southwold
August 2013!2 PM printmakers 'Make an Impression', Edmund Gallery
April 2013Drawing Towards, joint exhibition at Edmund Gallery, Bury St Edmunds
201212PM at Greenwich, Greenwich Printmakers' Gallery, Greenwich, London
April 201212 PM Printmakers, Church Street Gallery, Saffron Walden
August 2012Defining Form - joint show with John Williams at Old Printworks, Saxmundham
July 2012Cley12
October 2011Gainsborough's House Printmakers, Gainsborough's House, Sudbury
August 2011Suffolk Showcase, Smiths Row, Bury St Edmunds
August 2011Bite - Artists Making Prints
Mall Galleries, London
August 2011Masters at the Minories, Colchester
August 2011Depictions of Space and Time
Halesworth Gallery
2011Elements; Material Worlds, The Forum Norwich (Norfolk Contemporary Arts Society)
2010-11smallprint-bigimpression; touring show organised by Leicester Print Workshop
2010Edmund Gallery, Bury St Edmunds. Joint show with Sally Freer and Gabrielle Stoddard
2010Peppermint Shed, joint exhibtion with Richard Scott
2010Originals 10, Mall Galleries, London
2009Prints in St Peter's, Sudbury
2008Gainsborough's House Printmakers Fine Art Print Fair, Pond Gallery, Snape
2008Peppermint Shed, joint show with Richard Pinkney
2008Out of the Frame in Colour, Key Arts Print Show, St. Mary-le-Quay Church, Ipswich
2007Out of the Frame, Key Arts Ipswich (Gainsborough's House Print Workshop)
2005 and 2007Mini Print Internacional de Cadaques