ARTIFACT III 16th November 2019 – 12th January 2020 Sunny Bank Mills, Farsley Tuesday – Saturday 10-4pm Sunday: 11-3pm Monday: Closed Printmakers Circle members will be showing their latest Artifact Print exchange work alongside a selection of prints from each individual member in an exhibition that showcases some of the best printmaking in the North. Techniques used include collagraph, carborundum, monotype, monoprint, screenprint, lithography, linocut, etching, aquatint & drypoint. Sunny Bank Mills gallery is a lovely spacious exhibition space with a cafe and shop within the historic mill complex.
GREAT PRINT EXHIBITION 22 November 2019 - 8 March 2020 Rheged, Penrith The Great Print Exhibition is the largest exhibition of its kind in the North of England. With around 400 prints hanging on the wall as well as over 600 more to view in the browsers, the exhibition causes much excitement and is an excellent opportunity for visitors to learn about printmaking, and buy original artworks for the home. It is organised by the Gallery team at the Rheged Centre, an arts centre and tourism hub in the northern Lake District, which welcomes 450,000 visitors per year. The exhibition is housed in Rheged’s purpose built art gallery.
CRAFT MARKET KENDAL Friday 29 November 5.30-8.30 Saturday 30 November 10am-5pm Sunday 1 December 12-5pm Brewery Arts Centre, Kendal ‘Craft Market Kendal’ is something special. It heralds the start of the Christmas season in South Lakes and is a great place to meet truly talented artists and craftspeople. Exhibitors are all hand-picked for their levels of excellence in their own particular medium or craft. The event provides a fantastic atmosphere of creativity and inspiration supported by live music and seasonal refreshments on the Friday evening.
COLLAGRAPH GROUP PRINT EXHIBITION 29 February - 20 June Craft Centre and Design Gallery, Leeds Exploring the printmaking technique of the collagraph, four established printmakers come together highlighting the versatility of this printmaking process. Estella Scholes, Clare Maria Wood, Suzie MacKenzie and Hester Cox create different textures on the plate which hold varying amounts of ink and therefore print different tones revealing some beautiful results.
THE VIEW FROM THE FELLS: IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF MARIE HARTLEY 10 July - 4 November Dales Countryside Museum, Hawes From March 2019 - July 2020, Hester has had the pleasure of working with the Dales Countryside Museum on a project inspired by the life and work of Marie Hartley MBE. Hester was asked to make prints from the 127 wood engraving blocks bequeathed to the museum by its founder, Marie Hartley, who was an artist, writer and cultural historian. Many of the blocks were exquisite images created to illustrate the books that she co-wrote with Ella Pontefract in the 1930s and 1940s: Swaledale, Wensleydale and Wharfedale. Hester then spent a year researching Marie's life and work, visiting some of the places written about in the three books and creating prints inspired by the Yorkshire Dales landscape. This solo show is a culmination of that work and showcases collagraphs, monotypes and linocut prints. This is the first time that Hester has made such an extensive body of new work and the exhibition will coincide with talks, workshops and written articles.