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Printmaking is at the heart of the vision for Gainsborough’s House and we are committed to seeing it flourish. Our future plans reflect our commitment to printmaking through the development of the Print Workshop and the community gallery which will display our members work in an annual exhibition.

Sue Molineux

In May 2020, we were deeply saddened to learn of the death after a long illness of Sue Molineux, our Print Workshop Technician.

Sue had worked at Gainsborough’s House for over a decade and was a truly valued member of staff, a loyal colleague and a generous and fun friend.

She was a devoted and driving force behind the Print Workshop, which she ran with enthusiasm, hard work, grace and humour. Her artistic flair, technical skill and years of printmaking experience shone through in the courses she taught and the work she produced.

This is Sue in her own words:

‘Sue Molineux makes prints about subjects that interest or infuriate her. The ephemeral quality of screenprinting appeals to her and she likes her work to be accessibly priced. She enjoys working with lino and wood as well as dry point and chine collé techniques. Sue exhibits in galleries in London and East Anglia and has made prints as a guest artist in various locations including Colchester Castle and Melford Hall. She also shows work at London’s Affordable Art Fairs and recently enjoyed showing at the Bankside Gallery. Sue made her first print sale when she was 12; it featured a rather regrettable owl. She took a Dip A D course in beautiful Brum and a post graduate course in London before joining J. Walter Thompson in Mayfair to learn how to drink Campari; she worked as Art Director on the account. She was delighted with the link to the talented typographer, designer and Italian Futurist, Fortunato Depero, one of her graphic heroes along with Edward Bawden and Eric Ravilious and who combine fine art and printmaking with commercial work so very admirably. Currently Sue works at Gainsborough’s House Print Workshop in Sudbury, organising its friendly and professional studio where artists, students and print enthusiasts learn relief, etching, monoprinting, screen printing and lithography techniques or work independently as workshop members. For Sue printmaking is the perfect communication vehicle.’

Sue is greatly missed by us all, staff, Friends and particularly the many printmakers that she taught and befriended over the years.

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