Tuesday, 14 February 2012

From Teesside Steel to Rural Yorkshire: The Art of Viva Talbot

2 - 30 March.
This exhibition has been developed by Dr Joan Heggie, who has been researching the artist's life for several years and is currently compiling a catalogue of Talbot's work.
Included in this exhibition are the 'Steel Making' prints, probably created in the late 1930s or early 1940s, which illustrate in incredible detail the various process required to make steel.
Other prints reflect Talbot's passion for travel during the 1920s and 30s across Europe and to the West Indies, using the woodblock print as the medium for recording many of the sights she saw when abroad.
Viva Talbot's childhood and marital homes were in Yorkshire and some of the prints on display are of rural scenes and townscapes from around the county she loved.
Viva Talbot (1900-1983) created hundreds of woodblock prints during her lifetime, including the Steel Making series, but is not recognised within the reference books of 20th century British printmakers.
The exhibition will be held in Constantine Gallery, Middlesbrough Tower  full details here: http://www.tees.ac.uk/sections/whats_on/events_details.cfm?event_id=4405
A public lecture about Viva Talbot will also be given by Dr Heggie on 19 March.
Details can be found on the University of Teeside website http://www.tees.ac.uk/sections/staff/events_details.cfm?event_id=4411

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