Prints by Andrzej Krauze, Lynn Hatzius and Matthew Pagett
Craft Case – Books by Kaho Kojima and Chisato Tambayashi
The Illustrator’s Art celebrates the work of Andrzej Krauze, Lynn Hatzius and Matthew Pagett, and explores the influence of narrative and figurative expression transferred from illustration to fine art through printmaking.
Lynn Hatzius experiments with a combination of collage and printmaking. Her recent work, inspired by the anonymity of found material, alters the physicality of her portrait subjects by adding images of nature, to suggest loss, growth and completeness.
RCA graduate Matthew Pagett received the 2012 New Graduate Award at londonprintstudio. Using new techniques at the studio, he has been evaluating new ideas through printmaking.
Andrzej Krauze, a leading political cartoonist in his native Poland, became known for his extraordinary illustrations in The Guardian. A master of producing wry, ironic, sometimes scary images, the bold paper-cut images in this exhibition represent a radical departure from his normal line-drawing style.
Two londonprintstudio artists Kaho Kojima and Chisato Tambayashi will be exhibiting their exquisite hand-cut, embossed and pop-up printed books in the craft cases.
Free artist talk
Sat, 28 Sep, 1 – 2.30pm
Meet John Phillips from londonprintstudio to find out more about the studio and the work, inspiration and techniques of the exhibiting artists. No need to book, just turn up.
Free family printmaking workshops
Sun, 11 Aug, 10.30am – 12.30pm and 1.30 – 3.30pm
Families can try a range of simple printmaking techniques in these fun workshops led by Medway Fine Printmakers. Suitable for accompanied children aged seven years and over, free but must be pre-booked.
Adult printmaking workshops
To complement the exhibition, Medway Fine Printmakers are conducting printmaking workshops at their Rochester studios.
More information is available on www.medwayfineprintmakers.co.uk
Medway Fine Printmakers are the only open access printmaking studios in Medway, recently formed when Printed Wonders and Coalshed Press joined forces to share equipment and ideas. They provide workshops and training in silk-screen printing, lino and wood-cut block printing, solar and traditional etching and letterpress printing and fabric printing.
This exhibition has been curated with londonprintstudio a leading artist-led print studio and one of the longest established professional print studios in Central West London, known for its work with leading artists, and with different communities.
Advance booking is essential as places are limited. Phone 01634 338319 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Rochester Art Gallery and Craft Case, Medway Visitor Information Centre, Ground Floor, 95 High Street, Rochester, Kent, ME1 1LX.