Su Blackwell

New Additions to Online Shop

January 24th, 2014 · Comments Off

Greeting Cards featuring artwork from The Fairy Tale Princess, published by Thames and Hudson.


‘Ballet Shoes’ and ‘Before Midnight’
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Book-Cover Art-work for The Crane Wife by Patrick Ness

January 17th, 2014 · 2 Comments

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Published in the US by Penguin Group (USA)


Guardian Weekend Cover

December 21st, 2013 · 1 Comment


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The A-Z of Mrs P

December 21st, 2013 · No Comments

A-ZofMrsPI have designed the poster art-work for a new musical at Southwark Playhouse ‘The A-Z of Mrs P’
The art-work was created from an A-Z of London, and the musical is about the life of the A-Z creator, ‘Phyllis Pearsall’, or as she was affectionately known as ‘Mrs P’

The Southwark Playhouse are currently raising money to support an original cast album, so that the show has a life beyond the stage.

They are using a crowd-funding platform called Indegogo where people pledge support in exchange for gifts.

The sculpture I created is one of the gifts.

The theatre has unitl 10th January to raise the monies – at that time the campaign ends.

I am reaching out to supporters of my work, who may also have a passion for musical theatre, or map-making, to let you know about this campaign.

Please find the site below, which shows a video of the cast and crew

For further info visit:

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Artist Monograph

November 18th, 2013 · Comments Off



An Artist Monograph cataloging work from 2006-2013
Case-bound hard-back with gold foil lettering to cover
84 full-colour pages
Measures 21cm x 35m.
Available Also available at the V&A Shop, Victoria & Albert Museum, London and The Yorkshire Sculpture Park Shop, Wakefield.

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Talk at Sea City Museum, Southampton

October 31st, 2013 · No Comments

Fairy Tales and Folklore – Meet artist Su Blackwell
Saturday 7 December

2-3pm / £8

Join artist Su Blackwell to explore her mesmerizing pieces in The First Cut Exhibition. This is a rare chance to hear about Blackwell’s processes and ideas through a stimulating tour of the exhibition

Tel: 023 8083 3007 Email:
For information, go to the website

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Exhibition at Kuntsi Musuem of Modern Art, Vaasa, Finland.

October 21st, 2013 · No Comments



An exhibition of international artists working with photography, video art and paper art. The element of thread and paper is incorporated in each work as a material or as a symbol bearing different meanings. Unexpected ways of mixing different elements give shape to a variety of works with tangible form and staggering visuals. The exhibition will feature photographic works, video art and installations as well as paper cut-outs

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New Design for Liberty Art Fabrics. Collaboration with Liberty London for their A/W 2014 fashion collection

October 21st, 2013 · No Comments

dress modelled by miki and her doll. DSC_0200DSC_0194

photograph of original art-work

aw14 design in repeat

aw14-01 four different colour-ways

I began on the path to my art career back in 1995 when I tentatively turned to study textiles at Sheffield College, after leaving school without any qualifications. I went onto complete a two year course in Surface Pattern and Textile Design. While at college, I experimented with prints in repeat, and even sold some of my first designs with images of dilapidated castles and architectural ruins. Some 18 years later, it seems that I have come full circle, as earlier this year, I was asked by Liberty in London, to create a design for their Liberty Art Fabrics Autumn/Winter 2014 collection.
For this, I created an original art-work, ‘Wild Flowers of the British Isles’, which the designers at Liberty then photographed, and skilfully made into a repeat pattern. It has been an exciting journey, and I’m very pleased with the resulting design. Liberty have produced a beautiful print, which encompasses both the ‘Liberty’ and ‘Su Blackwell aesthetic.

Printed in four different colour-ways on tana lawn cotton, silk and cotton fleece.
The fabric will be available to purchase online I have a limited selection in stock. For the full range, go to

A press release will be available soon.

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New laser-cut greeting cards from The Fairy tale Series

September 28th, 2013 · Comments Off

Available to buy online now
In collaboration with Roger La Borde and Thames and Hudson, come these lovely designs incorporating illustrations from The Fairy Tale Princess Book.
Each pack contains 4 laser-cut greeting cards, featuring Enchanted Castle, Enchanted Cottage, Enchanted Forest and Princess and the Pea.
Size: 17cm x 12cm
For the full range of cards designed by Su Blackwell, visit

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Victoriana Exhibition at The Guildhall Gallery, London until 8 December 2013

September 23rd, 2013 · No Comments

my work in the exhibition

and a recent review in Intelligent Life Magazine

The Gallery is open Monday to Saturday 10am-5pm, Sunday 12noon – 4pm
Guildhall Art Gallery Guildhall Yard (off Gresham Street) London EC2V 5AE
Tickets: £7/£5 conc

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