Printmakers Council: Loosely Bound

18 Nov 2016 – 1 Dec 2016

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Gallery open Tuesday-Friday 1-5pm, Saturday 11am-4pm, Sunday 11am-5pm; closed Mondays.

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  • Buses: 143, 210, 271 from Archway tube to Highgate Village
  • Tube: Archway or Highgate

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Members of the Printmakers Council will be showing work related to the theme of books and printed matter. Exhibits include complex multi-layered works, small scrolls and pages from artists’ books.


Highgate Gallery at the Highgate Literary and Scientific Institution is the perfect venue for hosting this wide-ranging multimedia collection of new artworks by members of the Printmakers Council.  With a multitude of techniques on show, visitors will be offered the chance to see some of the very best printmaking in the UK today.  ‘Loosely Bound’, as the title suggests, has given the artists an opportunity to respond to this rich theme.
On show will be artworks inspired by literature in all its forms – novels, plays, poetry and much more.  Examples of new pieces include those by Invited Artist Liz Collini, whose beautifully printed lettering or word pieces have been commissioned by various corporate organisations and are also part of the V&A Museum collection. Other prints relate to illustration such as the mysterious works combining collage and print by Lynn Hatzius whose clients include Random House, Bloomsbury and Faber and Faber.  Pages from handmade linocut artist books by Graham Smith are another highlight.  The exhibition will feature many traditional print techniques including etching, lithography, silkscreen, linocut and woodblock plus new contemporary techniques such as photopolymer and computer-based artwork.
The Printmakers Council was established in 1965 with the primary aim of forming a ‘pressure group’ to promote and encourage printmaking, especially experimental and contemporary work.  Eminent artist Michael Rothenstein, the first Chairman, set up the association with a committee comprising of Anthony Gross, Stanley Jones and other leading artist printmakers of the time.  The PMC, a non-profit making organisation run by artists, has exhibited worldwide.  It continues to emphasise education through lectures and demonstrations, to promote printmaking in all its forms and to support its members via newsletters and the website: www.printmakerscouncil.com
For further information, please contact: Theresa Pateman, Printmakers Council: printpmc@googlemail.com 


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