It’s big, it’s Big, oh it’s ENORMOUS
We’ve totally fallen in love with the work of Georgina Brown. Using a limited colour scheme she manages to combine line and space to suggest an awesome sense of scale (that’s her monoprint ‘Sub-Base 2’, pictured). And she’s just one of the many artists who is showing work at The Great Print Exhibition, which is returning to The Rheged Centre this winter. And when I say many, I mean MANY. In all there will be 62 artists showing work with over 750 pieces on show – which are all available to purchase – at the largest exhibition of original prints in the UK. And as well as some firm favourites from recent years, this 2018/19 incarnation of the ever-popular show will also feature 30+ artists who have never shown here before. But the exhibition isn’t just about the wow-factor when it comes to the visual stuff, because as you wander around the prints you can also learn an incredible amount about this varied artform. There will be plenty of information on how the different prints are made as well as videos showing artists making their work, along with examples of tools and printing plates used to create prints. The exhibition begins in November and runs right through to early February giving you ample opportunity to check it out, and it’s also worth noting that in January they are hosting four workshops with printmakers, where you can find out about the process and have a go for yourself. Find out more about these workshops – and the exhibition itself – from the website, below.
The Great Print Exhibition 2018, Friday 9 November-Sunday 3 February, The Rheged Centre, Penrith, Cumbria, 10am-5pm seven days a week. rheged.com