COLLAGRAPH GROUP PRINT EXHIBITION **UPDATE** The gallery is now open again to visitors see their new hours HERE 29 February - 31 October 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 **UPDATE** The exhibition is now confirmed to go ahead on 19th August. 19th August - 9th November 2020 Dales Countryside Museum, Hawes View from the Fells is the culmination of a two year project inspired by the life and work of Marie Hartley MBE, the founder (with Joan Ingilby) of the Dales Countryside Museum. Marie Hartley, was an artist, writer and cultural historian.
Upon her death, Marie bequeathed her wood engraving blocks to the Museum. They are beautiful little glimpses into the social, cultural and natural history of the Yorkshire Dales and are artefacts in their own right. 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 was invited to make prints from the 127 wood engraving blocks and 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 a collection collagraphs prints. It is the first time that Hester has made such an extensive body of new work and the exhibition was planned to coincide with talks and workshops which will hopefully be re-scheduled in 2021. This is also a chance to see some of Marie's prints and items from both artists' studios. To book your visit, click: HERE
UPNORTH PRINTMAKERS at HIGHERFORD MILL 11, 12 & 13 September 2020 Higherford Mill, Barrowford, Lancashire Hester is delighted to have been invited to exhibit with Upnorth Printmakers as their 'guest artist' for 2020. Full details of opening hours (and any restrictions due to COVID19) will follow nearer the date.