THE second selection from a nationally important collection of new prints will go on show at Scarborough Art Gallery next month.
Running from February 8 to April 26, the Printmakers Council 1992-2019 exhibition will feature work by leading printmakers, including prize winners from the council’s biannual competition.
The new show follows on last summer’s PmC Mini Prints display. Once more, all the work has been donated to Scarborough Art Gallery by the prestigious Printmakers Council, marking the start of an ongoing relationship between the gallery and the PmC.
This will involve regular donations of work to create an important national archive of fine art printmaking in Scarborough.
The PmC, a national association for the promotion and encouragement of printmaking in all its forms, was founded in 1965. One of its founding objectives was the creation of a comprehensive national print archive of contemporary printmaking.
The work for The Printmakers Council 1992-2019 has been selected from PmC members, with one print from each participating member. No restrictions were placed on subject matter, method or date, except that the artist must have been a member of the PmC when the print was produced.
Simon Hedges, head of curation, collections and exhibitions at Scarborough Museums Trust, says: “The exhibition will include a wide and rich variety of contemporary prints showcasing many different print processes.”
The Printmakers Council 1992-2019, Scarborough Art Gallery, February 8 to April 26. Opening hours: Tuesdays to Sundays, 10am to 5pm. Entry is free with an Annual Pass, which costs £3 and gives the bearer unlimited access to both Scarborough Art Gallery and the Rotunda Museum for a year.