Exhibition

Thames-Side Studios Lounge, Unit 0 - Nick Richards: Silent Highway

6 Jan 2017 – 19 Feb 2017

Regular hours

Friday
12:00 – 17:00
Saturday
12:00 – 17:00
Sunday
12:00 – 17:00
Thursday
12:00 – 17:00

Cost of entry

Free

Thames-Side Studios

London
England, United Kingdom

Address

Travel Information

  • 161 / 177 / 180 / 472 Bus stops are located; east-bound and west-bound: Woolwich, Warspite Road (6 mins walk)
  • North Greenwich (Take the Route Bus 472 towards Thamesmead Town Centre)
  • Woolwich Dockyard (8 mins walk) and Charlton (12 mins walk)

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About

Nick Richards is a master printmaker, artist and educator based at Thames-Side Studios. He studied Fine Art at Bristol Polytechnic and graduated from the RCA in 1986. 

The river runs through the work: watching the ebb and flow of the tide on his daily journeys to and from the studio, Nick combines observation with memory and re-imagined motifs. It is the combination of the vernacular and something invented that forms the basis of what he does.

The river is a living thing in a constant state of flux. Its tides reveal glimpses of its past and covers it again, and the sounds along its course point to a time when it was a working river – the voices, machinery, sand ships and river tugs, or the Clipper powering down the channel.

A multiplicity of etching processes drives Nick’s practice. Rather than use hard or soft ground, he will aquatint a plate and bite it. “Because I enjoy the action of the acid I prefer aquatint to mezzotint. I like immersing the plate in the acid and laying on successive aquatints with sugar lift and spit bite, which are both spontaneous techniques.” 

— from Nick Richards in conversation with Louise Cattrell.

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