Tuesday, 30 March 2010

Exhibition in Newcastle

Image: Evan Rees, wood engraved bookplate by Andy English.

Twentieth century prints and contemporary wood engraving are on show currently at Northern Print.
See their website for details.

"With Pleasure presents works from two private collections including original prints by many of the greatest printmaking names of the last century including: Eric Ravilious, Eric Gill, David Jones, Lynton Lamb, Graham Sutherland, Eileen Agar, John Nash, Elizabeth Frink, Valerie Thornton, Anthony Gross, John Piper, David Hockney, Terry Frost as well as a newly published work by Joe Tilson."
Accompanying the show is a selection of recent bookplates by members of the Society of Wood Engravers.

...Chris Daunt has brought together a collection of contemporary bookplates by seven members of the Society of Wood Engravers; Simon Brett, Chris Daunt, Andy English, John Lawrence, Hilary Paynter and Richard Shirley Smith. The bookplates were made to commission for private individuals as a way of marking the books in their collections and are part of a long tradition where the plates would often bear the words, ‘Ex Libris’."

These exhibitions will be on show until 17 April.
Northern Print’s gallery is open Wednesday to Saturday from 12 to 4.
Northern Print, Stepney Bank, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 2NP. Free entry

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