Impress IV

An Exhibition of Contemporary Printmaking

Saturday 20th July to Saturday 24th August 2019

Bringing printmaking to the fore

For the fourth year in succession Fisherton Mill is hosting an exhibition exploring contemporary printmaking in the UK. The show will feature prints by selected artists from around the country all working in a highly personal style and using a variety of different techniques, ranging from screen-printing to linocuts.

London-based printmaker Laura Reiter uses screen-printing to make colour-soaked, semi-abstract still life pieces and images of motifs such as hummingbirds or rickshaws which reflect her love of travel. Jacki Baxter, whose work is in the Victoria and Albert Museum, uses her prints to place the ordinary centre stage, inviting the viewer to look more closely at often over-looked domestic objects such as plates, jugs, bowls and vases.

Many of the exhibitors are inspired by the natural world. Trevor Price is based in St Ives and is exhibiting prints inspired by the lovely Cornish coastline and the town’s artistic heritage. Elaine Marshall looks further afield drawing on her travels in Europe and North Africa, which include decorative images of Egyptian animals as well as collections of imaginary butterflies.

Admission free. Opening hours: Monday-Friday, 10am-5pm;   Saturday, 9.30am-5.30pm