The Artists Folio: as a Site of Inquiry

This unique exhibition presents a selection of folios from the city's print collection featuring lithographs by Lowry, Rakes Progress by Hogarth and David Hockney; Sonia Boyce, Chris Ofili, Hew Locke - from the Rivington Folio, INIVA; William Rothenstein's 1921 dry-points 'Landscapes of War'; Glen Baxter's humorous lithographs and Patrick Caulfield's boldly coloured screenprints.  The exhibition spans a printmaking renaissance over the 60s, 70s and 80s in particular. A series celebrating the 2012 London Olympics features Bob and Roberta Smith, Martin Creed, Rachel Whiteread and Tracey Emin.  On loan is a framed Intaglio set celebrating twenty-five years fo Angela Flowers Gallery, London, including Nicola Hicks, Glenys Barton, Renny Tait and Tai-Shan Schierenberg - all past and future exhibitors at Bradford Museums and Galleries, with other well known artists such as Patrick Hughes and Peter Howson. Guest-curated by Professor Paul Coldwell, University of the Arts, London, we hope that fresh debate will be formed around printmaking and the artists folio.  Visitors will see full sets of prints in their entirety, displaying the full series and sequence of prints, as the artist originally intended.

A full colour publicaton, The Artists Folio, is available for purchase via the gallery shop.  Cost: £9.50

The prints by Glen Baxter featured in the exhibition are available to purchase at the front desk, along with the prints featured in the Angela Flowers 25th Anniversary portfolio.

AppEar: Audio pens are available from the front desk to accompany the exhibition.

  • Date: Fri, 7 Feb 2014 - Sun, 15 Jun 2014
  • Location: Cartwright Hall
  • Type: Exhibition

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