Original Print Show by St Ives Artists
1st September to 1st October 2010

 

Original Print Show by St Ives Artists
Featuring rare, exclusive etchings by Bernard Leach and a definitive series of prints representing the culmination of Wilhelmina Barns-Graham's abundant creative life.

In the 1980s Janet Leach discovered a group of etching plates in the attic of the Leach Pottery. Test images were made and a new edition commissioned. As many of the plates are damaged or deteriorating, these are likely to become highly collectable images.

The etchings represent an as yet little-scrutinized niche in Leach's oeuvre. Simon Olding is shortly to publish a new book which will help reveal the importance of these early experiments in Leach's development. During his time at the London School of Art in 1908, Leach made etchings of urban scenes and figures, as well as drawings and paintings. He took an etching press to Japan in 1909, where he produced energetic, engaging studies of rural life, as well as figure studies and portraits. On his return to England, he used the technique less and less and the press was out of use by the mid 1920s. Nevertheless, it seems etching had a great impact on his development as an artist.

Whereas Leach engaged with printmaking techniques at the beginning of his career, astonishingly, Wilhelmina Barns-Graham was in her 80s when she began a period of prolific printmaking. From 1998 - 2003, using water-based screen printing inks, she was able to encapsulate the individual essence of each mark; her painting style came to life through a new medium. The White Circle, Wind Dance and Water Dance (Porthmeor) Series' of 2003 poignantly express the ultimate flowering of a mature creative language.

The exhibition also features key prints by Bryan Pearce, Anthony Frost, Breon O'Casey, David Pearce, a rare edition of Terry Frost Etchings from his SS series, and a collection of Neil Canning's most recent silksreen prints.



Wilhelmina Barns-Graham


Millenium Series Brown


24 x 30.5 cms

Screenprint

Ref. 1151


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Bernard Leach


Etching no. 53 *


15 x 15 cms

Ref. 6135


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Bernard Leach


Etching no. 13 *


14 x 20 cms

Ref. 6138


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Bernard Leach


Etching No. 57 *


24.5 x 25 cms

Ref. 6143


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Bernard Leach


Etching No. 55 *


20 x 30 cms

Ref. 6144


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Bernard Leach


Etching no. 61 *


25 x 20 cms

Ref. 6146


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Bernard Leach


Etching no. 37 *


15 x 20 cms

Ref. 6147


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Breon O'Casey


Blue Figure


Linocut

Ref. 6161


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Breon O'Casey


Blue Figure with Stars


Linocut

Ref. 6162


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Sir Terry Frost


Sun Bow


30 x 60 cms

Ref. 6164


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Sir Terry Frost


Black Moon and Ochre


Ref. 6166


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Sir Terry Frost


SS


Etching

Ref. 6231


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Sir Terry Frost


Ouzo and Black Olives


Etching

Ref. 6236


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Sir Terry Frost


Delighted


Etching

Ref. 6234


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Sir Terry Frost


Madonna


Etching

Ref. 6233


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Sir Terry Frost


Three Graces


Etching

Ref. 6235


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Sir Terry Frost


Two Models


Etching

Ref. 6232


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Sir Terry Frost


Slumber Black


Etching

Ref. 6165


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Bryan Pearce


Lilies & Fishing Boat


Silkscreen

Ref. 5283


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Bryan Pearce


Round Church, Cambridge


Silkscreen

Ref. 6227


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Bryan Pearce


Shisha


15.5 x 15.5 cms

Lithograph

Ref. 6228


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Bryan Pearce


Smeaton's Pier, St Ives


14 x 15 cms

Etching

Ref. 5042


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Neil Canning


After Dark


42 x 59.5 cms

Ref. 6174


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Neil Canning


Aura


42 x 59.5 cms

Ref. 6175


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Neil Canning


Catalan I


27.25 x 35.25 cms

Screenprint

Ref. 6350


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Neil Canning


Catalan II


Ref. 6179


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Neil Canning


Catalan III


Screenprint

Ref. 6352


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Neil Canning


Catalan IV


Ref. 6180


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Neil Canning


Catalan V


Screenprint

Ref. 6353


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Neil Canning


Catalan VI


Screenprint

Ref. 6513


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Neil Canning


Catalan VII


Screenprint

Ref. 6355


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Neil Canning


Catalan VIII


27.25 x 32.25 cms

Ref. 6181


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Neil Canning


Explorer


Ref. 6176


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Neil Canning


Fusion I


Ref. 6168


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Neil Canning


Fusion II


Ref. 6169


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Neil Canning


Fusion III


Ref. 6170


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Neil Canning


Fusion IV


Ref. 6171


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Neil Canning


Fusion V


Ref. 6172


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Neil Canning


Headway


Ref. 6177


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Neil Canning


Set of Four-After Dark, Aura, Explorer, Headway


Ref. 6178


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Anthony Frost


Fased (Monoprint)


Monoprint

Ref. 6224


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Sandra Blow


Revolve


Etching

Ref. 6238


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Sandra Blow


Screen Kiss 44/75


Ref. 2558


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Sandra Blow


Crystal 74/75


Silkscreen

Ref. 1117


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