Editor from March 2017
Leonie Bradley Editor
Leonie grew up immersed in printmaking and started wood engraving aged 10, later branching out with degrees in German and Law. She has had a multi-faceted, creative career including producing and editing short films selected for international film festivals, teaching adolescents in East Berlin after the wall came down as well as designing and building houses.
Leonie is an elected a member of the Society of Wood Engravers and has won several prestigious prizes for her prints. Her work is held in public and private collections.
Wuon-Gean Ho News Editor
Wuon-Gean Ho graduated in History of Art from Cambridge University, before taking up a Japanese Government Scholarship in 1998 to study traditional woodblock printmaking in Kyoto.She has since held residencies in various countries, notably Caldera Arts Center, Crow's Shadow Institute of the Arts and the Sitka Center for Arts and Ecology, all in the USA; the Bluecoat Arts Centre and Aberystwyth School of Art in the UK, and the castle of Montefiore Conca in Italy.
She is the recipient of awards including the Birgit Skiöld Memorial Trust Award of Excellence in 2010; the British Institution Award at the Royal Academy Summer Show 2014; and the Atelier Presse-Papier Award in Trois-Rivières, Quebec in 2017. She is currently a print fellow at the Royal Academy Schools in London.
Previous Editorial Team
Nancy Campbell (b. 1978, UK) graduated from Oxford University (BA English Literature) and studied an apprenticeship in letterpress printing at Barbarian Press, Canada, before working as a printmaker with fine presses in North America and Europe. For several years she was Associate Director of the antiquarian bookseller Bertram Rota, dealing in fine printing and contemporary artists' books. Nancy's own books combine her interests in language and printmaking, and she often works in collaboration with visual artists. She has completed a number of international residencies, most recently in Denmark, Iceland and Greenland, and her work has been funded by Arts Council England and the Worshipful Company of Stationers and Newspaper Makers. Her work is held in many national and international collections.
Anne Desmet RA, RE
Anne Desmet was born in Liverpool in 1964. She gained an MA at the
Ruskin School of Drawing and Fine Art Oxford University, and a
Postgraduate Diploma in Printmaking at Central School of Art and Design,
London. She has taught wood engraving at the Royal Academy Schools,
Ruskin School and Middlesex University; and was elected a Fellow of the
Royal Society of Painter-Printmakers and a Member of the Society of Wood
Engravers in 1991. She shows regularly with these societies and with the
Printmakers Council. Since 1990, she has exhibited in the RA Summer
Exhibition ten times. She also shows in numerous selected group
Michael Sims was born on the Wirral in 1964. He graduated with a degree
in English Literature & Language from Worcester College, Oxford
University, in 1987. He has worked as an editor, writer and reviewer
for numerous magazines and newspapers and is the co-founder and editor
of The Illustrated Ape, a quarterly magazine of contemporary art,
illustration, fiction and poetry. He is also Publishing Manager
for the Poetry Society.
Rosemary Simmons, Consultant Editor