Wednesday, 29 September 2010

Exhibition of Etching & Engravings

Starting this Saturday 2nd October is an exhibition of etchings and engravings by printmaker Arthur Hackney (1925-2010). Arthur Hackney died earlier this year after a life time printmaking, painting and teaching.

His early etchings and engravings made in the late 1940s and early 1950s are particularly beautiful. There are scenes of life from another time - with potato pickers, allotments, woodmen people feeding pigeons or selling chestnuts. The copper plates on which he made his etchings and engravings had been carefully stored by him over several decades and some of the editions have just recently been printed.

The exhibition will have prints available for sale and on display will also be some of the copper plates - beautiful objects in themselves.

"Arthur Hackney; etchings & engravings" 2nd - 23rd October 2010
The exhibition is at the Emma Mason Gallery in Eastbourne, East Sussex. Emma Mason will also be exhibiting work by printmakers including Arthur Hackney at the Palace Art Fair in October.
Emma Mason Gallery (open Thurs, Frid, Sat 10-5)
3 Cornfield Terrace
East Sussex
BN21 4NN
Tel. 01323 727545

1 comment:

Stella Holman said...

I wish you well with your exhibition.

Best wishes
Stella Holman
AKA The Connector