Art in the Home Confirmed Artist - Neil Woodall
Don’t let Neil Woodall fool you. Behind the softly-spoken and shy artist is a killer printmaker who gives his mastery of old-school techniques a modern spin: hoodies lurk on rooftops while him and his band mates lark around in a print fabulously titled ‘Leading Lights, Big Pants’ (featured here). “Everything is printed from a copper plate. It’s a technique that was first made famous by Goya in 18th century Spain,” explains Woodall who trained at London’s prestigious Central School of Art and Design and who has worked for Norman Ackroyd, considered by many to be a master of modern etching.
While Woodall has created a number of large scale public art works in stainless steel, including a five and a half metre high panel commemorating the official opening of the Lowry Centre in Salford, it’s his own editions of etchings and woodcuts that have become highly collectable amongst Sheffield’s design crowd who like their art with a gritty edge.
Take the opportunity to view Neil’s work as part of our Art in the Home Exhibition from the 1st - 10th November 2019 at Kommune in Sheffield city centre. Art in the Home is a selling exhibition of Mid-Century design classics mixed with the very best of Sheffield’s furniture makers, ceramicists and fine artists.