All posts by Sharon Baker

Love Letters Exhibition at Gallery Top, Rowsley, Derbyshire 8th February-8th March 2020

I am excited to have six of my manhole cover prints included in this group show themed around the use of lettering, alphabets and text in printmaking curated by Bernie Rutter. It’s great to be exhibiting with other talented artists. The gallery is situated in a lovely spot in the Peak District, open Tuesday-Saturday 10am-5pm and Sundays 11am-4pm Gallery Top, Chatsworth Road, Rowsley , Matlock,  Derbyshire,  DE4 2EH Tel 01629 735 580 & check out their website

Winner of the Westmorland Landscape Prize

I’m thrilled to announce that I have been awarded the First Prize for ‘Packwood Fragment 14’ one of my series of prints based on images of a Topiary garden at Packwood House, Warwickshire.
The Westmorland Landscape Prize is a brand new exhibition and art prize that celebrates and interrogates our relationship with the landscape. Selected from over 1000 entries from across the UK the exhibition consists of work by 70 artists chosen by Cherie Federico, Editor of Aesthetica Magazine; Anne Desmet RA, Artist and Royal Academician; and Hazel Stone, Arts Development Manager for Forestry England. The panel were looking for work which reaches beyond the aesthetic, stimulating thinking and debate about the way in which we exist alongside, as part of, or sometimes in spite of our landscape. I still can’t believe I was shortlisted for this prize, let alone winning it! You can see the exhibition at the Rheged Centre, Penrith, Cumbria CA11 0DQ  until 10th November.

St Cuthberts Mill Award at Derby Print Open

I was thrilled to be informed by the Derby Print Open that my print ‘Robot Monolith I’ on show at BEAR Derby has been selected to receive the St Cuthberts Mill Award. It means I can continue my love affair with Somerset Printmaking Paper as I’m getting some to print on! Thank you Derby Print Open for the opportunity to exhibit my prints and to St Cuthberts Mill for generously supporting the exhibition.

Derby Print Open 7th-29th June

I’m thrilled to have three prints selected for the second annual Derby Print Open showcasing contemporary printmaking from artists in the UK. There will be over 200 prints on show across five Derby City Centre venues as part of a print trail. The Opening event begins at Banks Mills Studios on the 7th June 5-7pm I’m looking forward to being there! For more information go to

Micro at Air Gallery 18/04/19- 11/05/19

A big exhibition of over 100 small works by rising stars in contemporary art and I have one of my mini manhole cover prints in there amongst the other small and perfectly formed artworks all under 20 x 20 cm. The exhibition continues until 11th May so if you are in the Manchester area pop in and be amazed!

AIR Gallery, the Warehouse, 30 Grosvenor Road, Altrincham WA14 1LD

Leamington Spa Open 15th March-27th May

Really pleased to have had ‘Packwood Fragment 21’ selected for this biennial exhibition open to professional artists based in the West Midlands- its always good for a printmaker to be with those painters and sculptors!Royal Leamington Spa Art Gallery & Museum, Royal Pump Rooms, The parade CV32 4AA.

Plus you can still see my solo show ‘Re-Cast’ at Maison Mayci in Moseley. This exhibition has been extended until 20th April.