Saturday, 2 March 2013

IMPRESS 13 Festival - Highlights, week one

The IMPRESS 13 Festival has launched in style at Stroud's Museum in The Park with an inspiring talk given by Painter/Printmaker Hughie O'Donoghue. The artist shared many anecdotes about his process and inspirations.
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.

1 comment:

Sarah said...

This all looks very exciting, we're planning to 'do' all the Stroud exhibitions next weekend, and I work in Cirencester so I can catch the two exhibitions there in my lunch breaks, I just need to work out when we can hit Cheltenham for the (almost) full set