The large collograph shown below was made using 3 plates, printed onto a single sheet of paper, and shows the swimmer life size.
|large scale Collagraph by Hughie O'Donoghue|
The INC print show at Stroud College unveiled a massive installation of woodcut prints made by the students at the college under the tutelage of Printmaker Simon Packard. The installation, below, reaches approx 20 ft up the curved atrium wall of the main staircase.
At Ruskin Mill in Nailsworth is a joyful group show which celebrates print in some of its most diverse forms - fine etching, digital print, and print fused into glass. My favourite image however was a return to etching: Terence Millington's dog 'Prince', for its genuine character and clearly evident love of the subject matter.
This is a small glimpse of a very good collection of Prinmakers exhibitions in and around Stroud and Cheltenham for the month of March, I hope some of you can get to see some of them. Please check out the Gloucestershire Printmaking Co-operative website for all the details, and the diary.