Jo Mc Allister is a printmaker who is based next to the Severn Estuary in the UK who uses intaglio processes to create works that evoke a sense of the temporalities  within contemporary industrial and coastal landscapes, translating the impacts of human activities through drawing and print. The interplay between the matrix [plate] and the substrate [paper] acts as a personal interpretations of these posthuman landscapes from the furthest reaches of the British Isles.

Currently she is developing non-toxic methods at Severnside Printworks where she creates etchings that are mindful of environmental impact whilst developing a sustainable practice. She was awarded the Kingslake-Jones Drawing Prize 2021 for drawing and State of the Art award 2021, Printmaking Today after completing a BA in Drawing & Print at UWE (University the West of England). Currently she is a member of Cardiff Print Workshop where she sells her work and exhibits.


2023, Cowbridge Hall, Cardiff Print Workshop, Cardiff, UK.

2023, Print Festival, Cardiff Print Workshop, Cardiff, UK.

2023, Summer Print Love, Prior Gallery, Bristol, UK.

2023, Print Festival, Cardiff Print Workshop, Cardiff, UK.

2023. Spike Island Open, Spike Island, Bristol, UK.

2023, Prints on the Print, Penarth Pier, Cardiff, UK.

2022, Summer Exhibition, Cardiff Print Workshop, Cardiff, UK.

2022, Spike Island’s ‘End of Year exhibition’, Centre Space, Bristol, UK.

2022, UWE Alumni Show, Arnolfini, Bristol, UK.

2022, Prints on the Pier, Penarth Pier, Wales, UK.

2021, Southbank Mini Print Competition, London, UK.

2021, St Helen’s Annual Exhibition, St Helen’s Church, South Glos, UK

2020, Woolwich Contemporary Print Fair, London, UK.

2020, How I See the World, Centre Space Gallery, Bristol, UK.

2020, Into the Light, St Helen’s Church, Alveston, South Gloucetershire, UK

2019, Fair Saturday, Cardiff Print Workshop, Cardiff, UK

2019, Woolwich Contempory Print Fair, London, UK

2019, Penarth Print Fair, Cardiff Print Workshop, UK

2019, Open Call, Severnside Art Collective, South Glos, UK

2019, Fragments – Arnolfini, Bristol, UK

2019, Working Proof – F-Block Gallery, Bristol, UK

2019, Emerging Mythologies – Centre Space Gallery, Bristol, UK

2018, Fill that Space – Leigh Court Mansion, Bristol, UK

2018, Hard to be a God – F-Block, University West of England, Bristol, UK

2018, St Werburgh”s Art Trail – St Werburgh”s, Bristol, UK

2017, City of Bristol College – College Green, Bristol, UK

2016, City of Bristol College – Hamilton House, Bristol, UK


Steel Jackdaw 4th Edition https://www.steeljackdaw.com/

Printmaking Today, 120 issue https://www.cellopress.co.uk/page/home


Kingslake-Jones Drawing Prize 2021

State of Art 2021


Foundation in Art & Design, Bristol City College [distinction].

BA [hons] Drawing & Print University West of England [1st Class].