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Cambridge Original Printmakers

A new innovative exhibition is coming to the heart of Cambridge City in September 2014.
When Sep 27, 2014 11:30 AM to
Oct 05, 2014 02:00 PM
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Cambridge Original Printmakers will open its doors for the first time on Saturday 27 September 2014 at The Pitt Building in the centre of Cambridge, opposite the fabulous Fitzbillies restaurant.

Printmakers Sue Jones, Anthony Hopkinson and Jo Tunmer are three individuals, who independently realised there was a wealth of printmaking talent in and around Cambridge and no event to showcase it.

One of the reasons why Sue, Anthony and Jo wanted to create this amazing event is to help promote the knowledge, understanding and the technical complexities of printmaking to the wider community.

There are so many different techniques within the Printmaking world. From lino-cutting, etching, lithography to photopolymer gravure as well as many other techniques that you will be able to see for yourself at the launch of the Cambridge Original Printmakers exhibition.

41 invited Printmakers based within 30 miles of the city centre snapped up their places immediately. Several internationally acclaimed Printmakers will be exhibiting including Charlotte Cornish, Ross Loveday, Geri Waddington and Andy English. The three founders were also keen to showcase new emerging Printmakers such as Susie Johnson, Emma James and Nina Sage.

In addition to the 9 day exhibition where all work will be for sale, several exhibitors will be holding demonstrations so you will be able to really see what a ‘hand-pulled original’ really means.

There will also be a series of free talks during the two weekends from prominent UK Printmakers, these include:

Master Printmaker Stanley Jones who has worked with artists such as Hockney, Hepworth and Moore throughout his career; Carry Akroyd who is exhibiting at Cambridge Contemporary Art in Trinity St and is kindly taking time out from her exhibition to talk about the sources of her imagery; Chloë Cheese will be talking about her work and her mother’s influences, Master Printmakers Kip Gresham, James Hill, Geri Waddington and Andy English will also be talking about their various printmaking techniques. If you would like to book for any of these then please go to the website and follow the links on the talks page.

If that wasn’t enough to whet your appetite the three internationally recognized Print Houses that are based around Cambridge and where many of the exhibitors trained – Kip Gresham Editions, St Barnabas Press, and the Curwen Print Study Centre will be showcasing their printmaking classes, editioning and studio facilities.

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A Private Preview evening for our sponsors – Redmayne Arnold & Harris, Eve Waldron Design, Goldmark Galleries, Rollaco Presses, Intaglio Printmakers, Neale Associates, Cooleraid, Anglia Ruskin University, Camflight and Sayle House and invited guests will be held on Friday 26th September.

So come along and purchase unique works of art, meet the Printmakers, learn about printmaking in your community, watch a demonstration, listen to a talk, or sign up for a class, it is all available at the Cambridge Original Printmakers exhibition.

We look forward to welcoming you to Cambridge Original Printmakers – a first for Cambridge!

Visit us at The Pitt Building, Trumpington St, Cambridge CB2 1RB.

Saturday 27 September to Saturday 4 October 2014 from 10.30am until 5pm. Sunday 5 October 2014 10.30am until 1pm.

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