York Printmakers display skills old and modern in summer showcase at Blossom Street Gallery. Who’s taking part?

York Printmakers’ work on show at Blossom Street, York

YORK Printmakers are presenting A Showcase at Blossom Street Gallery, Blossom Street, York, until July 31.

On show is an array of printmaking skills, demonstrating techniques and printing processes that date back hundreds of years through to those that push the boundaries of contemporary practice, with laser-cut plates, digital elements and 3D techniques.

Taking part are: Harriette Rymer; Lyn Bailey; Bridget Hunt; Carrie Lyall; Patricia Ann Ruddle; Jane Dignum; Jo Rodwell; Lesley Shaw; Phill Jenkins; Sally Parkin; Emily Harvey; Gill Douglas; Becky Long-Smith; Vanessa Oo; Sandra Storey and Rachel Holborow.

York Printmakers formed in 2015 when a dozen or so printmakers from the York area joined together.  The group now numbers around 50 members who meet monthly to share work, discuss ideas about processes in an informal way and learn from each other.

Their work spans a wide variety of methods, from etching, linocut, collagraph, monotype and screen print to solar plate, Japanese woodblock, lithography and stencilling.

Members have a wide range of printmaking backgrounds, from art students to professional artists who exhibit widely, and they work continually work on new opportunities for the group. For example, the logo was created as a group project with several members choosing letters and producing prints of them in their individual ways.

Regular opening hours at Blossom Street Gallery are: Thursdays, 11am to 3pm; Friday and Saturday, 10am to 4pm; Sundays, 10am to 3pm.

More works from the York Printmakers showcase