This exhibition is a playful take on the subject of books and printed matter and selected members of the Printmakers Council are showing work related to this rich theme. Invited artists include Liz Collini whose beautifully printed lettering or word pieces have been widely commissioned and collected, including by the V and A. The prints are varied; some focus on text and writing, others relate to stories and illustration. Exhibits include complex multi-layered works, small scrolls and pages from artists’ books. The exhibition features many traditional print processes including etching, lithography, silkscreen, linocut and woodblock as well as contemporary processes such as photopolymer and digital.
The history of the Printmakers Council
In 1965 a group of artists including Julian Trevelyan, Michael Rothenstein, Anthony Gross, Stanley Jones and Agatha Sorel saw the need for a society that would promote new developments within printmaking and formed the Printmakers Council. Since then it has consistently promoted the place of printmaking in the visual arts. In recent years, the Printmakers Council has organized exhibitions in London at the Bankside Gallery, Barbican Library, The National Theatre, The Mall Galleries and the Natural History Museum and throughout the UK including Scarborough, Rye, Margate, Newcastle, Stockport and Weymouth. Internationally there have been exhibitions in Paris and exchanges with Landau, Germany and the Printmakers of Western Australia.
The Printmakers Council is an artist run, non-profit making organization the objectives of which are to promote the use of both traditional and innovative printmaking techniques by:
Providing information on prints and printmaking to both its membership and the public
Encouraging co-operation and exchanges between members, other associations and individuals
Holding exhibitions of prints
You can find out how to join the PMC here