Guanlan Original Printmaking Base

I was a resident artist at Guanlan Original Printmaking Base, Guanlan, Bao’an District, Shenzhen, China from May 20 until June 30, 2017.

The air-conditioned studio is large and conducive to work, and each resident artist has a private studio on the mezzanine level.

The studio is situated in extensive gardens and surrounded by traditional hakka houses, now small galleries and workshops or accommodation for the resident artists.

The artists’ houses are just a few minutes walk from the studios.

The pathway to my beautiful hakka house.

I made one lithograph and two etchings while I was there. Drawing on the stone.


the homeward journey, 2 colour lithograph, printer Yang Yibiao, photo Carl Warner


the art of horticulture I, etching , 2 plate with chine colle, watercolour, paper 72 cm x 60 cm, edition size 30, printers: the artist; Deng Shengjie; and Li Haolun, photo Carl Warner



the art of horticulture II, etching , 2 plate with chine colle, paper 72 cm x 60 cm, edition 30, printers: the artist; Deng Shengjie; Liu Honglian, photo Carl Warner


Being part of the printmaking community lead by Guo Qingwen was an honour and a privilege.