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Alison Diamond

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Design Academic Tutor

I am an artist/printmaker/freelancer working primarily with the figure. I hold a Masters in Printmaking and BA in Fine Art. My role at the University has been to share my printmaking expertise and also my love of mark making as a means of expression. Drawing is my passion, I love to observe the everyday and to trap it within some form of printmaking.

Externally, as a freelance artist I exhibit my paintings, drawings and prints both nationally and internationally. I am a member of Manchester Academy Fine Art, a society founded by LS Lowry.

I also work with a wide variety of community groups as Artist in Residence or to commission running workshops. This includes working with nine Sunderland based nursery schools, as part of the School Engagement programme (Together for Children Sunderland), to produce banners prior to the Tall ships 2018 visit.

I am a member of the steering group, responsible for founding the Hilltop Community Projects team, based in Tow Law, Durham.

Teaching and supervision

Research interests for potential research students

I support students in all printmaking processes to develop their skill set and research.

I also disseminate my experience in community outreach and freelancing.


I am particularly interested in further developing letterpress, etching and wood engraving processes.
Printmaking including:
  • Relief printmaking
  • Woodcut/engraving, linocut
  • Planographic
  • Screen printing, monotype
  • Intaglio printmaking
  • Etching/aquatint, mezzotint, collagraphy

Community engagement:
  • Art as wellbeing
  • Life drawing
  • Painting and mixed media

Last updated 18 December 2019