Opening of third biennial North Lincolnshire Print Open
The third biennial North Lincolnshire Print Open at The Ropewalk in Barton upon Humber has just opened to critical acclaim.
Hull artist and Hull College lecturer Lindy Norton’s print, Martin’s Room, was the unanimous choice of selectors Melvyn Petterson and Alf Ludlam for the first prize. Lindy previously earned her living as an illustrator in London for 17 years.
Another Hull based artist Sara Clark won second prize with her etching, The House of Bone, while third place went to Lincoln artist Alan Abbey for his print, Whitby, with the final prize being awarded to London based Stephen Robson with his print Marsh 2.
In all 115 prints were selected by Cleethorpes born Melvyn Petterson, who is a member of the Royal Society of Painter-Printmakers and runs Artichoke Printmaking Workshop in Brixton, and artist and former Grimsby School of Art lecturer, Alf Ludlam,
Speaking after the selection, Melvyn commented: “We very much enjoyed the range of subject matter and the variety and use of medium. We chose a couple of humorous pieces in the Highly Commended section because we believe humour can be used as a vehicle for serious comment as well as making people laugh.”
“It was not an easy choice. To those who were not successful we would say please continue to submit work in the future,” he continued.
The Ropewalk’s Exhibition’s Officer, Richard Hatfield added: “The aim of this exhibition is to show the very best of contemporary printmaking.”
The exhibition, which is sponsored by Intaglio Printmaker, Hawthorn Printmaker Supplies and GKD Litho of Hull, continues until Sunday, September 9, and The Ropewalk is open from Monday to Saturday between 10am and 5pm and Sundays and Bank Holidays between 10am and 4pm.
For more information go to www.the-ropewalk.co.uk