Current printmaking exhibitions in London

There are a few interesting printmaking exhibitions currently on in London.

First up; ‘Etching:The Infernal Method’ curated by Norman Ackroyd and part of ‘Art Sales’ series at the Royal Academy of Arts. “This selection of works for sale by Royal Academicians and invited artists celebrates the diversity of contemporary etching practice.” It’s free and on until 19 February 2018.

Norman Ackroyd RA, Thirsk Hall, 2006. Edition of 90. Etching. 17.5 x 28 cm. (RA, exhibition Etching:The Infernal Method)

Next we have; ‘The business of prints’ at the British Museum, free and on until 28 January 2018. “This wide-ranging exhibition selects fine examples from the nation’s print collection to look at how prints were created, developed, bought and sold in the period 1400–1850.”

Abraham Bosse, The workshop of a printer (detail), etching, 1642. (The British Museum, The business of prints exhibition)

Next up is ‘Eclectic: The Julie and Robert Breckman Collections at the V&A’, free and on until 4 March 2018. “This display features some of the best prints and posters acquired for the V&A through The Julie and Robert Breckman Print Fund over a decade of collecting.”

Eclectic: The Julie and Robert Breckman Collections at the V&A (image not credited by the V&A).

Finally we have this exhibition to #SaveTheDate for and #NotToBeMissed as its only on for a short while. ‘One-off: The Masters, Monoprint’, 8 – 19 November  at the Bankside Gallery. “This is a compelling series of annual exhibitions focusing in turn on one of the many techniques practised by our members, … This year’s technique is monoprint and the show is being curated by Morgan Doyle RE, a highly skilled printmaker who frequently uses this technique.”

Morgan Doyle RE, As it is, monoprint (Bankside Gallery – One-off The Masters, Monoprint exhibition)

 

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2 free exhibitions at The British Museum from September 2016

Two of my favourite free exhibtion rooms at The British Museum are Room 90 and 91. The Department of Prints and Drawings shows works from their collection through a programme of temporary exhibitions which are usually shown in Room 90. Room 91 also shows temporary exhibits which are 2D in nature.

Just opened recently are the two below exhibitions which are free, they are definitely on my to do list.

Shadow puppet theatre from Indonesia, Malaysia, and Thailand

Shadow puppet of the character Abiyasa, made of painted hide and horn. Java, Indonesia, 1800–1816. The British Musuem.

Shadow puppet of the character Abiyasa, made of painted hide and horn. Java, Indonesia, 1800–1816. The British Musuem.

Maggi Hambling – Touch: works on paper

Maggi Hambling,Sebastian in a Hermès scarf. Charcoal on paper, 2004. 1524 x 1016 mm - The British Museum

Maggi Hambling,Sebastian in a Hermès scarf. Charcoal on paper, 2004. 1524 x 1016 mm – The British Museum

“People often want to lick my paintings…” CultureCritic interviews Glenn Brown

Below from Culture Critic – click on link to read full interview

Glenn Brown Interview With CultuCritic

“People often want to lick my paintings…” CultureCritic interviews Glenn Brown

CultureCritic | 23.May.2012 | 10:42

A cluster of historic brewery buildings in coastal Suffolk will be home to a superlative contemporary art festival next week, launched in 2011 by YBA enfant terrible Sarah Lucas and fellow artist Abigail Lane. Brian Eno and Gavin Turk feature this year.

In advance, we talk to participant Glenn Brown, one Britain’s most successful living painters, Turner Prize nominee and sampler of imagery from across the centuries. His ghoulish versions of paintings you think you know already, taken from the likes of Fragonard, Dali or Rembrandt, reveal a fascination with reappropriation; and he has sampled lyrics by Joy Division and the operatic kitsch of sci-fi illustration. He tells us about this heady mix, people wanting to lick his work and why painting will never die…