6th September - 1st November

Upper Gallery

An exhibition of original prints selected from this year’s Summer Exhibition by Norman Ackroyd CBE RA.

A unique exhibition that intents on bringing the best of UK print practice to the heart of Yorkshire.


“The Print Room at the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition comprehensively covers the huge variety of recent prints produced in every printing medium in the UK.

The Gallery asked me to curate an exhibition selected from this year’s 246th Summer Exhibition.  In it I have tried to reflect the diversity and energy existing throughout the UK across all print media, traditional and new.

The new upstairs gallery at Zillah Bell in Thirsk has given me the opportunity to bring some of the best prints produced in the UK in the past year to the heart of Yorkshire.”

Norman Ackroyd CBE RA


“Original printmaking is the most democratic of art forms, putting work by major artists within range of the more modest budget. We are extremely flattered to have so much outstanding work by major contemporary artists from all over the UK.”

John Bell, Zillah Bell Gallery Owner


“It’s fantastic to see work by some of the greatest printmakers to come out of Northern England and Scotland return once again to show their accomplishments in the north.”

Sarah Greenslade, Zillah Bell Gallery Manager



Gillian Ayres RA

Mychael Barratt

Trevor Banthorpe

Christiane Baumgartner

Elizabeth Blackadder RA

Louisa Boyd

Frea Buckler

John Carter RA

Stephen Chambers RA

Gordon Cheung

Niamh Clancy

Michael Craig- Martin RA

Ian Davenport

Martin Davidson

Anne Desmet RA

John Duffin

Stephen Farthing RA

Peter Freeth RA

Stephen Gibbs

Jonathan Gibbs

Jane Glynn

Paul Hawdon

Steven Hubbard

Albert Irvin RA

Allen Jones RA

Mark Jones

Bill Jacklin RA

Emma Lawrenson

Miles Lauterwasser

Johanna Melvin

Sasa Marinkov

Toni Martina

Flora McLachlan

Mali Morris RA

Chris Orr RA

Dettmer Otto

Barbara Rae RA

T. Pateman

Cornelia Parker RA

Hilary Paynter

Andrew Pavitt

Tom Phillips RA

Howard Phipps

Sioban Piercy

Neil Pittaway

Tamsin Relly

Ian Ritchie RA

Richard Spare

Joe Tilson RA


Please be aware that Zillah Bell Gallery Members 5% discount is not applicable at the Private View for this Exhibition.