Thursday, May 03, 2007

Royal Society of Painter-Printmakers: Annual Exhibition 2007

etching, aquatint & drypoint 100 x 50 cms 2005
copyright Ruth Uglow
Royal Society of Painter-Printmakers Annual Exhibition
Thu 3-May-2007 to Sun 3-Jun-2007
A celebration of the very best in contemporary fine art printmaking. The prints for sale will feature an array of techniques and styles from etching and mezzotints through to the latest digital and photographic technologies.
The Society of Painter-Etchers started out in 1880, inspired by the French group of the same name which existed in Paris in the mid 1800's. The notion was brought to England by Whistler, Haden, Tissot and Legros. The latter three artists were the founders together with Macbeth, Heywood Hardy and Herkomer. They were painters, or artists, who made their own etchings, in contrast to those artist-craftsmen who earned their living by copying other better known artists' paintings in intaglio media, mezzotint mainly.

Whistler apparently had a row with his brother-in-law, Haden, and wouldn't join!

The Bankside Gallery website indicates the following to all be Prizewinners
RE Annual 2007 Prizewinners

● Prints in Hospices Loan Scheme Prize
Carmen Gracia RE - New Born
Carmen Gracia RE - In the Land of Milk and Honey
Angie Lewin ARE - Island with Teasels

● University of Wales, Aberystwyth Prize (Purchase Prize)
Roger Harris RE - Spirit of the Wood
Ruth Uglow ARE - Freefall
Judy Willoughby ARE - Shadowy Figure

● Birgit Skiold Memorial Trust Prize
Jean Lodge RE – Portrait V

● Printmaking Today Prize
Peter Lawrence ARE - Transform

● Intaglio Printmaker Prize
Katie Clemson RE

● Print Quarterly Prize
Frank Kiely ARE - Ox

● John Purcell Paper
Roger Harris RE - Spirit of the Wood

● Center for Fine Art Print Research, UWE Bristol Prize
Ted Atkinson RE - Stellae 3

● Society of Wood Engravers Prize
Ian Stephens Hon RE -Above the Lake
John Bryce ARE – Waterways Protest

● Ashmolean Museum, Oxford Prize
Neil Pittaway RE – Window of Dreams
It's now possible to buy prints from the Bankside Gallery online. Click here to view prints available for sale.

The exhibition continues to 3 June 2007, open daily 11:00 - 6:00pm with free admission.


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