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Rubbing, scratching, etching, engraving: the printed line in the 20th c

April 28 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

We explore the printing techniques used in the work of over fifty internationally known artists currently on display in the Granary Gallery

Matisse, Picasso, Kokoshka, Giacometti, Auerbach, Vasarely: from France to Russia and from Italy to England…all of them are well-known and instantly recognised as leaders or part of a 20th century art movement. All of them tried, as part of their artistic development, to print their drawings by using different techniques. This talk will explore and explain those techniques, introducing you to the printed line in the 20th century.

This is a two hour talk by Prof Maria Chester. There will be a coffee break: coffee is available from the Maltings cafe.

Covid precautions in the Henry Travers Studio: the venue will have extra cleaning and socially distanced seating, and hand gel and masks will be available. Please wear your mask until seated and throughout if desired.

The lecture will be followed by a guided tour of the exhibition at the Granary Gallery, Berwick at 1pm. There will be a charge of £3 for the tour and this must be booked separately in advance on Eventbrite, as no money will be taken at the door. The tour will be limited to 10 people to allow social distancing. There are four more tours available, details here.

The Printed Line Exhibition runs from 19th Feb to 8th May 2022, opening hours are Weds – Sun 11 am -4 pm, entrance is free. Further details of the exhibition are given here.

If you book this course online, we will hold your personal data in accordance with our privacy policy. If you do not wish us to hold your personal data, please book by post (see www.berwickea.org) and do not supply an email address.

Image credit: Eric Ravilious, Cockerel and Chanticleer (from Golden Cockerel Press), 1930, wood engraving, 20.8 x 27cm. Arts Council Collection, Southbank Centre, London © Estate of Eric Ravilious. All Rights Reserved, DACS 202


Henry Travers Studio
The Maltings, Eastern Lane
Berwick-upon-Tweed, Northumberland TD15 1AJ United Kingdom