The Original Print Show
Curated by Norman Ackroyd CBE RA
7 – 28 September 2019
Curated by gallery favourite Norman Ackroyd CBE RA, this year’s Original Print Show features five printmakers selected from the RA Summer Show.
Ian McNicol addresses landscape, architecture and colour abstract in his work. He combines a solid graphic quality derived from traditional techniques: soft/hard ground, aquatint, spit-bite and multi-plate, with keen observational and drawing skills developed over three decades.
Jo McChesney began experimenting with handmade paper and print, later travelling to Japan to study the traditional technique of woodblock printing. Her work draws upon the natural world and focuses on fleeting moments in time such as ripples on water, rain, light and shadow on woodland trees.
John Mackechnie is one of the foremost artist printmakers in the UK creating original prints in a variety of media since the 1960’s. His work is predominately based on his own photographs that he has further developed into etchings and screenprints.
Jeremy Blighton has vast experience working as a Master Printer in collaboration with many contemporary artists, and on historical editions. His etchings are dynamic compositions of figures and landscapes, many of which are historical sites.
Martine Baldwin is a member of Spike Print Studio. In the last few years her work has focused on a series of woodcuts exploring the tidal landscapes of the Severn Estuary and the north coast of Cornwall. Her method of reduction woodcut requires a long vision, but this allows her to explore her own layers of thought, memory and her connection to the landscape.