IMPACT - An exhibition of works by John Sargeaunt

Event Date: 3 – 28 September 2019

Printer and painter John Sargeaunt will show a range of images from the last ten years in a new exhibition at Lighthouse, Poole’s centre from the arts, opening on Tuesday 3 September.

Impact will include etchings, viscosity prints, silkscreen and mixed media prints based on John’s growing interest in industrial and urban landscape. Exploring the multiple and fragmented visual signs and messages transmitted to us as we move inside cityscapes – road signs, shop windows, demolition sites, rebuilding work, traffic, tower blocks – has led John on to new imagery using an increasingly abstract and collage format.

“I started drawing and painting at an early age encouraged by my grandmother who was a painter of horse portraits at the end of the 19th century in Ireland,” says John.

“In the 1960s, when training to be a teacher, I chose Art as my main subject and was really stimulated by my tutors, printmaker Anthony Dyson and painter Charles Howard. I continued to develop my printing and painting whilst teaching during the 1970s and my absorption with silkscreen printing dates from this period when I created abstract designs based on surface and texture.”

John learned etching and lithography at Southampton Art College and in 1978 held a one man show at Southampton University Gallery showing prints, paintings and painted reliefs. “For the remainder of the 20th century I was passionately involved with sail boat racing and running my own business in the boating industry, both of which left little time for either painting or printing. However, in the 1990s I felt the need to pick up the creative threads again and, although travelling extensively for work, after seven years of study I obtained an Honours degree with the Open University.”

In 2002 John started printing at The Arts Institute, Bournemouth where he was encouraged to return to image making with etching and collograph prints.

“At this time I also joined Poole Printmakers and have found the organisation has been an important influence on my regenerated creative output.”


  • Venue: Lighthouse Poole
  • 21 Kingland Road
  • Poole
  • Dorset
  • BH15 1UG


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