Third biennial Print Open this summer at The Ropewalk

By janetuplin |

Barton upon Humber’s The Ropewalk will be hosting its third biennial Print Open this summer.

The exhibition will be held in the Maltkiln Road venue’s Gallery One and Artspace and will feature printmakers from all over the country.

“The aim of the exhibition is to show the very best of contemporary printmaking,” said The Ropewalk’s Exhibition’s Officer, Richard Hatfield.

As in the two previous exhibitions, Melvyn Petterson of the Artichoke Printmaking Workshop in London will be selecting entries alongside artist and former Grimsby School of Art lecturer Alf Ludlam.

“Melvyn was born in Cleethorpes and studied at Grimsby School of Art before going on to  Camberwell School of Arts and Crafts.  His works have been widely nationally and internationally and has many works in public and private collections so we are delighted that once again he has agreed to support us,” Richard went on.

“Grimsby born Alf followed a similar path.  After studying drawing and painting at Grimsby School of Art he too went to  Camberwell under Robert Medley, Frank Auerbach and Euan Uglow and then attended the Royal Academy Schools between 1962 and 1965 as a postgraduate student.  While there he was twice awarded the David Murray Landscape Scholarship, and also won the Arthur Hacker Portrait Prize, the Simon Elwes Portrait Prize, the S. J. Solomon Prize for Painting and a silver medal,” Richard added.

Submission dates are Friday, May 25 to Monday, May 28 and the exhibition runs from June 9 to September 9.

Artists can submit up to a maximum of 4 works with a non-returnable entry fee of £3 for each piece of work.

More details, along with the entry form can be found on www.the-ropewalk.co.uk

 

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