This new exhibition celebrates the infinite possibilities of printmaking through the differing approaches of some of today’s most important painters and printmakers, both established and emerging. In varying subject matter and media, abstract and representational works contrast landscapes of unadulterated nature with those showing evidence of human interruption.
Barbara Rae CBE RA
Internationally lauded Royal Academician Barbara Rae, painter and printmaker, has major work in public collections including the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, The British Museum, National Museum in Washington, The Dublin City Gallery, and many private collections.
Emma Stibbon RA
Emma Stibbon addresses environments that are in a condition of flux or change, currently the Arctic Circle and Volcanic regions. Public collections include the Victoria and Albert Museum, the University of Cambridge and the Stadtmuseum, Berlin.
Using collagraph, intaglio, aquatint and block print Katherine Jones’s translucent gradations of colour convey atmosphere and an unexplainable emanating glow. She was recently awarded The London Original Print Fair Prize, Royal Academy of Arts and the Printmaking Today Prize.
In addition to their prints, paintings by Fred Cuming and fellow Royal Academician Mali Morris will also be on view in the downstairs gallery.
Fred Cuming RA
In 1974, Fred Cuming was the youngest ever artist to be elected to the Royal Academy. Important collections include Her Majesty’s Royal Collection and the National Portrait Gallery.
Mali Morris RA
Mali Morris’s paintings engage the viewer in the contemplation of pure abstraction. Morris has held over 30 solo shows worldwide and is represented in many private and public collections, including Arts Council England, Contemporary Arts Society, Museum of Wales, Cardiff, and Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester.
Amongst other printmakers who will be exhibiting are master printmakers Kip Gresham from Cambridge Print Studio, Ian McNicol from Glasgow Print Studio and Emma Lawrenson, winner of the New Light Printmakers Prize 2015. We regret to announce that Peter Freeth RA will no longer be in this exhibition. We wish him a speedy recovery.
Exhibition curated by Sarah Greenslade.