Thursday, 16 April 2009

Iain Bain Video.

A new video is available on the Ikon Gallery website.

The gallery tells us :

"Printing Historian and Bewick expert, Iain Bain gives us a fascinating insight into the life and work of Thomas Bewick. Iain also demonstrates the delicate and skilled processes Bewick employed in his work using original sketches and woodblocks."

The Tale-pieces exhibition continues at the Ikon Gallery in Birmingham until 25th May.

Those planning a visit to Birmingham should look at the events planned to coincide with the show: Ikon Gallery Programme.

"Ikon’s exhibition includes approximately 150 tale-pieces, selected in consultation with Iain Bain, a leading expert on Thomas Bewick. A special weekend of events, including printing demonstrations and a lecture with Jenny Uglow takes place in May. A fully illustrated catalogue will be available for £24.95, special exhibition price £19.95 (only available in person at Ikon). In addition Ikon has produced a limited edition, printed on a hand press by Iain Bain from three original Bewick woodblocks. This is an edition of 75, priced £85 and shows three vignettes. Thomas Bewick Tale-pieces is supported by Patzi Haslimann (Ikon chairman 2002–6)."

You can find the video in the gallery's special Thomas Bewick's Media Gallery.

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