A thrilling large-scale exhibition showcasing the cream of contemporary British printmaking opens at For Arts Sake this summer.
More than 80 pieces feature in this wide-ranging group show by members of the prestigious Royal Society of Painter-Printmakers.
One of the world’s premier arts organisations, the ‘RE’ (originally the Royal Society of Painter-Etchers) was founded by Sir Francis Seymour Haden in 1880, in reaction to the Royal Academy’s reluctance to exhibit etchings and engravings. The name changed in 1991 to embrace the full breadth and scope of contemporary printmaking practices, but members of the historic institution retain the letters ‘RE’ after their name.
Its artists number the very best working in print today, from renowned printmakers Anita Klein, Mychael Barratt, Gail Brodholt, Paul Catherall, Trevor Price, Gerry Baptist and Veta Gorner to a wealth of exciting new talent.
This exhibition spans the full range of printmaking techniques, including etching, linocut, wood engraving, screenprint and more. It’s simply a must for fans and collectors of the art form everywhere.