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Michael Goode

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I studied 3D Design (Ceramics/Furniture) at Edinburgh College of Art graduating in 1990. During my four years in Edinburgh I attended various courses in printmaking at Edinburgh Printmakers and subsequently joined the organisation. I continued my interest in painting and printmaking on my return to Wales and became a member of VOGA (Vale of Glamorgan Artists) and Cardiff Print Workshop. I joined Swansea Print Workshop in 2009 and I am a member of the Exhibitions Group.  I am particularly interested in architecture, nature, and advertising and specialise in screenprinting, collagraph and linocut. I have shown in a number of galleries in Wales including St. David's Hall, Victoria Fearn Gallery and the National Eisteddfod.


iMport/eXport artist exchange project

I will take this opportunity to visit the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh to create work with a focus on the natural environment of plants, trees and flowers combined with a study of the glasshouses that contain the plants.

I hope to spend time drawing and photographing the various plants and greenhouses and even creating work onsite. I would like to study the plants shape, texture and colour and explore their relationship with the architectural features of the glasshouses, palm houses and other buildings in the garden.

I am interested in how plants from across the world have been imported and exported between different countries and national plant collections and will investigate the origins of the plants and how they arrived at the Royal Botanic Garden since the early 19th Century through the endeavours of plant collectors, conservationists and plant specialists for research purposes and to add to the existing collection.

I would like to use collagraph techniques to create a series of large scale pictures, using line and texture. I would also like to create a series of small two / three colour screenprints of individual plants and flowers that would show the vibrant colours, shapes and patterns of the exotic plants and flowers.

Michael Goode Aberystwyth screenprint