Richenda Court

Richenda studied Fine Art and Dance at the University of Brighton before completing a Post Graduate Diploma in Contemporary Dance at the acclaimed Laban Centre in London. As a printmaker she experiments with a variety of techniques while also teaching a wide range of workshops and commissions.

 

Her most recent print ‘Shadow I’ was selected for the V & A archives after being exhibited at the Printmakers Council 50th Anniversary Exhibition in 2015.

 

In 2009 her prints were selected for the Brook Gallery in Devon, one of the leading UK galleries specialising in Modern British Print.

 

In 2012 Richenda won a competition to represent Surrey in the Olympics. Her winning design was made into a limited edition of 40 hand pulled screenprints made at Ochre Print Studios, Guildford. The prints were sold throughout galleries in Surrey, opening at the Royal Albert Hall, London.

 

Richenda worked as a Co-Director at Ochre Print Studios, Guildford, the largest print studio in Surrey. Her role included running all relief courses for adults, co-ordinating exhibitions and specialist artist’s talks.

 

Her work has been selected for many shows in London and the South. In 2011 her linocuts were published in 'Learning Linocut' A Comprehensive Relief Printmaking Guide by Susan Yeates. This year one of her linoprints has been collected by the V & A and will be displayed at Bankside Galler, London in November.

 

In the past Richenda taught choreography and contemporary dance at West Thames College and other venues across West London. She also ran her own childrens' dance and theatre company for five years. In 1996 Richenda spent time as an Arts Officer for Richmond Council and was later the Exhibitions Co-ordinator for Surrey County Arts working closely with both artists and galleries on a diverse range of projects.