Monday, 3 November 2008

Edwin La Dell - Lithographs and Etchings

An exhibition at South Kensington and Chelsea Mental Health Centre, London.
On now until 9th January 2008

For anyone interested in original prints, a special exhibition has just opened of work by the highly influential post-war British printmaker Edwin la Dell (1914-1970). The exhibition shows lithographs and etchings from his images of the Kent countryside to his New York lithographs, all made in the 1960s. Edwin La Dell was a superb teacher and printmaker. He taught printmaking at the Royal College of Art and was influential in creating the golden age of printmaking seen in Britain in the 1960s.
The exhibition is in support of the Nightingale Project which works to brighten the environment in mental health centres through visual arts and music. It is based on the belief that the physical environment in hospitals plays a vital part in the healing process, that brighter surroundings positively contribute to patients’ well-being. The Project is part of a growing ‘arts in health’ movement which I saw earlier in the year when exhibiting prints at my local hospital in Eastbourne. Hospitals all over the country are working hard to improve their environment and many artists are able to take part in projects such as this. So this Edwin La Dell exhibition is not only beautiful but also well worth supporting.

The exhibition is at the South Kensington and Chelsea Mental Health Centre next to the main Chelsea and Westminster Hospital at 1 Nightingale Place, London SW10 9NG.
It is open Monday - Friday 9am-6pm.
For further details contact Dr Nick Rhodes 020 3214 5840

For more on the Nightingale Project please visit

If you would like to learn more about Edwin La Dell and see his work then visit
Emma Mason British Prints who have a selection of the original prints for sale and also the book "Edwin La Dell - Lithographs and Etchings". Please see T.07944 535354

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