COLLAGRAPH GROUP PRINT EXHIBITION **UPDATE** Due to the current crisis with COVID-19, the gallery is closed to visitors but you can see videos, photographs etc of the exhibition online, click HERE 29 February - 20 June 2020 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 2020 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.