The Original Print Show curated by Norman Ackroyd CBE RA

5th September - 31st October

Upper Gallery

The Original Print Show is a chance to see remarkable new work by leading and emerging artists specially selected from this years Royal Academy Summer Show by Norman Ackroyd CBE RA.

Featuring prints by some of the most celebrated names from the art world including:

Ade Adesina, Gillian Ayres CBE RA, Mychael Barratt, Christiane Baumgartner, Dame Elizabeth Blackadder DBE RA, Jeremy Blighton, Terry Browne, Ian Burke, Sue Cave, Stephen Chambers RA, Merlyn Chesterman, Gordon Cheung, Niamh Clancy, Gordon Close, Michael Craig Martin CBE RA, Frederick Cuming RA HON DLITT, Hilary Daltry, Susan Daltry, Ian Davenport, Martin Davidson, Anne Desmet RA, Lucy Devenish, Jim Dine HON RA, Frank Dolphin, John Duffin, Oscar Farias, Helen Fay, Peter Freeth RA, Rachel Gracey, Catherine Greenwood, Paul Hawdon, Jason Hicklin, Steven Hubbard, Barbara Jackson, Allen Jones RA, Robin Jung Hun Kang, Christopher knox, Martin Langford, Simon Lawson, Jonathan Lloyd, Jane Lydbury, Tammy Mackay, Susan Mannion, Sasa Marinkov, Toni Martina, Stepan Martinovsky, Ian McNicol, Elliot Melvin, Julian Meredith, Mali Morris RA, Hughie O’Donoghue RA, Humphrey Ocean RA, Julian Opie, Chris Orr RA, Celia Paul, Andrew Pavitt, Melvyn Petterson, Howard Phipps, Cathie Pilkington RA, Neil Pittaway, Hilary Powell, Barbara Rae CBE RA RE, David Remfry RA, Ian Ritchie CBE RA, Lisa Ruyter, Rebecca Salter RA, Yinka Shonibare RA, Peter Shread, Pamela Silver, Richard Spare, Emma Stibbon RA, Jane Stobart, Joe Tilson RA, Sam Towler, Neil Woodall, Richard Woods, Ali Yanya.

Yorkshire born Norman Ackroyd RA was one of the principal curators of this year’s Royal Academy Summer Exhibition and he has selected some of his favourite pieces for this gallery which is widely considered to show the finest original prints in the north.

The Original Print Show will include every genre of printmaking: from etchings, engravings, lithographs and screenprints to digital prints, guaranteeing a colourful and wide range of work from some of the most celebrated names in the art world to lesser known printmakers.

“This is the second year I have been asked to curate this show,” says Norman Ackroyd, “I thoroughly enjoy bringing the diversity and energy of contemporary printmaking up to my home county – and particularly to Zillah Bell where I have been exhibiting for over twenty years.”

Gallery Manager Sarah Greenslade adds: “The most democratic of art forms, original print is an affordable art form which opens up serious art collecting to all, and this annual exhibition offers a chance to see a superbly curated selection by one of the world’s leading practitioners.”