Exhibition featuring leading printmakers opens at The Ropewalk
An exhibition which has been 18 months in the planning has just opened at the Barton upon Humber arts centre, The Ropewalk.
The exhibition “A Sense of Place” has been curated by The Ropewalk’s print tutor Tim Needham and features work by some of this country’s leading printmakers.
“This has been a long time in the planning,” said Tim. “The common theme running throughout the exhibition is the influence of places on these printmakers.”
“Their observation of ‘place’ as individuals is unique, although together they reveal their ability to capture the ‘Sense of Place’”, Tim went on.
“These artists through the medium of print have placed emphasis on the impact of place, shaped by human activity over time. With drama apprehension, and awe in confronting the sublimation of landscape and its picturesque qualities, whether in the dales or the city or near the sea.”
“Another point of interest is that while some works have been done “En plein air” or in the open air, others have been worked in the studio.”
The exhibition features many aspects of printmaking including screenprinting, sugar lift, drypoint, fine line etchings and relief printing.
It features work by Norman Ackroyd, John Duffin, Paul Hawdon, Trevor Price, Clare Halifax and Hakan Ulusman.
The exhibition in Gallery One continues until Sunday, June 2. The Ropewalk is open from Monday to Saturday between 10am and 5pm and on Sundays and Bank Holidays between 10am and 4pm. Admission is free.