Friday, 25 April 2014

Current Exhibition - Time of The Month @ Jealous gallery


I am excited to say that my work has been included in the latest show at Jealous Gallery in Crouch End, London. Here is a quick description of the show...
We have chosen our funniest and most original female artists, the best to come through the Jealous studio, for an all-girl show entitled 'Time of the Month'. The show will feature a collection of Jealous print editions, both old and new, as well as a few unique pieces from the likes of Magda Archer, Sadie Hennessy, Miriam Elia, Ceal Warnants, Shuby, Sarai Vardi, Jess Wilson and Menna Jenkins. With hilarious takes on vintage and contemporary culture, na├»ve innocence and naughtiness, this work is bright, brash and well, brilliant.


Tuesday, 8 April 2014

UWC AC 03-05

Just in case some of you didn't know I went to school (just 6th Form) in Hogwarts, aka Atlantic College in a castle in South Wales. Surprisingly there were no spells or broomsticks, but instead a totally international college where I shared a bedroom with students from Venezuela, Kenya, Norway and Italy. HERE is their website!

The school is an incredible place to learn (we studied the international Baccalaureate) and has an ethos of peace and international understanding. I met some of my best friends there and I have many fond memories of my time there.

I was lucky enough to be awarded a scholarship to attend, without which I would not have been able to go. As part of Young Alumni giving month I have made this print which I am giving away free to those from my year at school who donate. I am a bit cash strapped so this is my way of helping the cause! (DONATE HERE)




If you are UWC AC 03-05 and want more info then email me mennajenkins@gmail.com or get in touch on Facebook as we have a group there. 

Friday, 4 April 2014

Snazzy new press!!

I have been browsing for a small portable press for a while, after borrowing my mum's. It is so handy to quickly print something, and I would love to start teaching lino printing to others. Also though i have see small etching presses before my preferred press is a platen press. This is when the paper and block have pressure applied from above, rather than being squeezed through mangle style!


Anyways... printing brand Speedball has been making inks and small printing kits of years, but they seem to have recently expanded their offerings, and developed a mini platen press! I bought mine from Amazon US, and with shipping it was still under £70! Amazon uk were selling the exact same one for £113 + £7 shipping! There were some helpful reviews on the amazon site, and a couple of recommendations of how to slightly adapt the press to make it work even better, which I am looking forward to trying out. So far though i think its pretty great, i am yet to get a tip top perfect print, but I think it just need some time playing around to get it right.


I am super excited to have this press, and really looking forward to posting new work soon!