Based in Bristol, Stephen Fowler is a multi-talented, multi-tasking force of nature. In 2016 Stephen launched his fabulous book Rubber Stamping at the Art Workers Guild in London. Stephen specialises in public engagement – of all age groups – through performance, workshops, and happenings using life drawing, book making, print making and rubber stamping, often with music thrown into the mix. Stephen has worked with many UK/International galleries and artists, including Jeremy Deller for The Strawberry Thief exhibition at the Fine Art Society in 2011. Stephen’s artist books are held in collections around the world including The V&A and Tate Britain. Some of his recent work is below as well the SF Blog here.
2017 in Artist’s New Letter: Bristol Artists’ Books Event – BABE
2014 to 2016 We’re Here Now: Month long celebrations of art bringing Banbury & Bicester college end of year exhibitions and workshops into the community in Banbury – with Neil Mabbs and Martin Carrolchick.
2014 University West of England Primitive Pintmaking Summer School: Part field trip, part print-room based, this experiential course took Bristol as its starting point to explore a variety of ‘primitive print’ approaches, including; adapted roller printing (using carved scaffolding foam and pipe lagging), carved rubber stamp, root vegetable printmaking (such as yams & potatoes), clay block printing (utilising reliefs created by clay impressions of objects and surfaces), plaster printing (from hand engraved blocks of plaster) and creative surface rubbings from collage constructions.
2013 Turner Contemporary Margate – ‘Big Foot’ printmaking: And ‘Wildman’ drawing workshops for the Curiosity exhibition
2012 Jiggling Atoms: An interdisciplinary science and illustration project, about the wonders of particle physics, with the Science and Technology Facilities Council
2012 Wildman at Supersonic: ‘Wildman’ drawing workshops at the annual Supersonic music festival in Birmingham