COLLAGRAPH GROUP PRINT EXHIBITION **UPDATE** The gallery is now open again to visitors see their new hours HERE 29 February - TBC (The CCDC intend to extend the collagraph exhibition until October, it is currently still in place) 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** we are waiting for confirmation about the reopening of the Dales Countryside Museum and the new dates for the exhibition. TBC - 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.
LAKES, DALES, MOORS ARTS **UPDATE** unfortunately this exhibition has had to be cancelled due to the cancellation of all events at RHS Harlow Carr until October. RHS Harlow Carr, Harrogate This event is going to be a showcase of some of the best British contemporary artists and makers. A whole range of arts and crafts will be available. The selling exhibition will be held in the beautiful historic bath house building in the grounds of the gardens so entry fees apply. The organisers are currently working closely with RHS staff on plans for the exhibition to go ahead safely within governmentguidelines for COVID19.
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.