I’m a self-employed designer/illustrator living and working in Bristol. I completed my MA in Multi-disciplinary Printmaking at the University of the West of England in 2104, and have continued to develop my interest in printmaking and making books.
When working to commission, my final illustrations are often digital. However, they are comprised of layered, hand-drawn or printed elements, with an aim of retaining a traditional feel. My main interest is in low tech image making techniques: rubber stamps, monoprints, collage and hand-drawn type. In the final year of my MA studies, I concentrated on making artists’ books… I found this was an ideal combination of graphic design, illustration and printmaking. I really enjoy the process of making books, exploring different formats and illustration techniques, and it has opened up a whole new area of work. I have enjoyed exhibiting and selling my books at fairs in Leeds, Plymouth, Norwich, London, Edinburgh and Bristol, and have taken part in many collaborative book art projects from all over the world.
I continue to exhibit work with my fellow MA alumni as the Out of Print Collective: www.outofprintcollective.org
You can follow me on instagram: @corinne_welch_
You can see an archive of my work at: www.flickr.com/photos/corinnewelch
I also wear another hat as a self-employed graphic designer specialising in communications for the voluntary sector (see www.goodthinkingcommunications.net).
I often work to commission, so please get in touch if you have a project in mind, have a query about anything in the shop, or just to say hello – I’d love to hear from you!
April 2017 Bristol Artists' Book Event (BABE) – Arnolfini, Bristol
August 2016 Set in Stone – group exhibition at the Tobacco Factory, Bristol
May 2016 BS9 Arts Trail – exhibition at Stoke Bishop Scout Hut, Bristol
Sept 2015 'Second Nature', Out of Print Collective, group exhibition – The Island, Bristol
July 2015 Exchange Exhibition, Hong Kong Open Printshop
May 2015 BS9 Arts Trail – exhibition at Botanic Gardens, Bristol
Oct 2014 'First Impressions', Out of Print Collective, group exhibition – Create Centre, Bristol
Oct 2014 Fanzines Festival, Marguerite Duras Library, Paris
June 2014 'Home', online exhibition (weloveyourbooks.com)
June 2014 MA Degree Show Exhibition – University of the West of England
(awarded the Agassi Book Arts Prize, Centre for Fine Print Research, UWE)
May 2014 'DIY Cultures', Rich Mix, London
April 2014 'Bound', online exhibition (someoddpages.com)
Feb 2014 CAT Great Little Pictures, group exhibition and auction, BRLSI, Bath
Dec 2013 UWE Miniprint Exhibition, Foyles Bookshop, Bristol
Oct 2013 Bristol Art Prize, group exhibition, Guildhall, Bristol
Oct 2013 Sheffield International Artist's Book Prize exhibition, Bank Street Arts, Sheffield
May 2012 'Graft', group exhibition of risograph prints, F Block Gallery, UWE, Bristol
May 2010 'A-Z', group exhibition – Boxbird Gallery, Hove
May 2016: One day workshop creating a rubber stamp concertina book 'Rockets and Robots' with MA Printmaking students at UWE, Bristol
April 2015: Three sessions on creating a linocut concertina book – Spike Island (part of Book Arts course)
May 2014: One day rubber stamp course for Malaysian Exchange students, UWE, Bristol
July 2013: Half-day session on 'pop-up' paper engineering, CFPR Summer School, UWE, Bristol