Ronald Searle ‘Obsessed with drawing’

Earlier this month I visited Ronald Searle ‘Obsessed with drawing’ at The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge. It is a brilliant exhibition, I had an interest in his work to begin with but I learnt so much more about him by visiting the show! Firstly, I did not even realise he was born in Cambridge and ratherContinue reading “Ronald Searle ‘Obsessed with drawing’”

Cradled in Caricature: Visual humour in satirical prints and drawings

  Earlier this month I visited Cradled in Caricature: Visual humour in satirical prints and drawings at The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge. The amusing exhibition features work from James Gillray, Glen Baxter and Hogarth. The show includes both humorous pictures and illustrations with a moral message. It is hard to pick highlights from the exhibition asContinue reading “Cradled in Caricature: Visual humour in satirical prints and drawings”

Printvend at The Bookhive, Norwich

The other week I had a great time at The Bookhive in Norwich, where Illustrator Richard Horne (elhorno) has installed his Print Vend machine! The vending machine is full of original prints and is loads of fun to use! If you are in Norwich go and have a go! (Plus there are tonnes of brilliantContinue reading “Printvend at The Bookhive, Norwich”

David Kindersley – Alphabetician, The Hidden Face of Lettering

Another exhibition at The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge was ‘David Kindersley – Alphabetician, The Hidden Face of Lettering’. The display was to celebrate 100 years of Kindersley, a letter carver and typographer, who designed British street sign lettering, among many other things. Although the exhibition is now over, I would recommend looking up the work ofContinue reading “David Kindersley – Alphabetician, The Hidden Face of Lettering”

MOONSTRIPS, Napoleon and Michelangelo

A bit of catching up to do! Last month I visited the Fitzwilliam Museum in Cambridge where I saw several exhibitions. First up was ‘MOONSTRIPS: Eduardo Paolozzi and the printed collage 1965-72′ which consisted of screenprints, collages and photolithographs by Paolozzi. Next I visited the print room where ‘Modern Heroism: Printmaking and the legacy ofContinue reading “MOONSTRIPS, Napoleon and Michelangelo”

Eric Gill at Sotheran’s of Sackville Street

Yesterday I visited London and came across Sotheran’s of Sackville Street, an antiquarian book and print shop, which had an exhibition of Eric Gill prints on. I was able to see a selection of Gill’s wood engravings, most of them printed on delicate Japanese paper. I was glad to find the shop as, not onlyContinue reading “Eric Gill at Sotheran’s of Sackville Street”

Ana Maria Pacheco at The Gallery at NUA

Last week I visited The Gallery at Norwich University of The Arts where Ana Maria Pacheco is exhibiting prints and a sculpture. She has artwork on display at several other venues around Norwich, including Norwich Cathedral, Norwich Castle Museum and Art Gallery and The Cathedral of St John the Baptist. I had not come acrossContinue reading “Ana Maria Pacheco at The Gallery at NUA”

A Visit To The Polar Museum

A couple of months ago I visited The Polar Museum in Cambridge. Admittedly, I did not think I would be that interested in a museum about polar exploration, but I was very wrong! I did the audio tour, which I think it made more enjoyable and would recommend doing it if you have the time.Continue reading “A Visit To The Polar Museum”

Angie Lewin & Carry Akroyd Exhibition

From 3rd – 26th October printmakers Angie Lewin and Carry Akroyd had an exhibition of work at Cambridge Contemporary Art. I was fortunate to catch the exhibition before it closed, it consisted of large and small scale prints by both artists, the majority of which were inspired by nature. For me there were too manyContinue reading “Angie Lewin & Carry Akroyd Exhibition”

Cambridge Original Printmakers Exhibition

During the weekend I also visited the Cambridge Original Printmakers exhibition. The exhibition includes over 40 local printmakers, both established and up and coming. The event also hosts guest speakers and printmaking demonstrations, for example I saw a demonstration of Chinese Woodblock Printing by St. Barnabas Press. Highlights from the exhibition include, Andy English, GeriContinue reading “Cambridge Original Printmakers Exhibition”