About9 female printmakers from Nanjing, China; will be exhibiting their traditional Chinese multi-block woodcuts using water based inks at St Barnabas Gallery.
The invention of multi-block printing (Dou Ban) enriched the possibilities of creative printmaking in Nanjing during the 15th century, Shi Zhu(Ten Bamboos)Studio was a successful Nanjing workshop in it's day.
Water is one of the many elements, which evokes special emotion in the eastern artists, it is a necessary part of their practice and it is significant that they use water in their printmaking, this satisfies their tradition and allows a painterly feel to their work, which expresses everyday life in their own perspective.
Among the artists, Chunhua Yang is the professor and has tutored, Wufeng Yu, Xiaoying Zhang, Jiayue Yang, Zhenyi Xia, Zhiqian Zhao, Wenjun Huang,àÂ Heng Long, they all studied in âNanjing printmaking institute'.
Along the exhibition, we will run a âTraditional Chinese Water-based Multi-blocks printing âcourse with Prof. Yang Chunhua, visiting artist from China on 14-16June at St Barnabas Press.