Location: The Gallery, Winchester Discovery Centre, Winchester
Angie Lewin is one of the foremost British designers of our times. Her highly recognisable prints reflect and record the time she spends sketching the native flora on the clifftops and salt marshes of the North Norfolk coast and Scottish Highlands. With the British landscape as the source for all of her work, Angie depicts these contrasting environments in wood engraving, linocut, silkscreen, lithograph and collage.
Curated by the artist for Hampshire Cultural Trust, A Printmaker’s Journey includes work selected from a wide range of disciplines and periods which have influenced and inspired her journey as a printmaker and designer. Artists such as Edward Bawden and Eric Ravilious are key, for their distinctive work in watercolour, printmaking, commercial design and illustration. Importantly, Angie’s selection includes artists such as Graham Sutherland, who worked between the fine and applied arts.
An eclectic range of paintings, textiles, prints, posters and ceramics by over twenty artists and designers are displayed here alongside work from various stages of Angie’s career. With this privileged insight, we gain both a deeper understanding of an artist’s work and share an intimate exchange with them.
Kirsty Nutbeen, Exhibitions Manager for Hampshire Cultural Trust explains:
“The role of an artist as curator has fast become popular as a way to unlock, reinterpret and reignite collections in ways previously unseen or considered. For A Printmaker’s Journey, we invited Angie Lewin to curate something even more meaningful – an introspective exhibition; one which gathered together major influences, affinities and works of importance to her own visual journey, past and present.
Angie identified her first choice without hesitation – Alan Reynolds’ Summer: Young September’s Cornfield, 1954, remembered from a school trip as a child. Many of us have a defining artwork or experience which sticks firmly in our minds as being inspirational or pivotal; the very reason we were drawn to making art or the thing that made us excited to see more. By drawing together key works in this way, we can gain a deeper understanding of an artist’s work.
The selection reveals a personal story as well. We are treated to a stroll not only through Angie’s creative mind, but her studio and home too. In creating this exhibition, Angie shares her memories, tastes, loves and passions, in an intimate exchange with us. It is a privileged insight.”
A Printmaker’s Journey features over 60 works selected by Angie Lewin. The exhibited artists include: Edward Bawden, Christopher Brown, Bernard Cheese, Chloë Cheese, Lizzie Farey, Barnett Freedman, Jonathan Gibbs, Ashley Havinden, Jonny Hannah, Gertrude Hermes, Mark Hearld, Ed Kluz, Angie Lewin, Enid Marx, Cedric Morris, Paul Morrison, Herry Perry, Monica Poole, Eric Ravilious, Alan Reynolds, Rob Ryan, Paul Scott, Graham Sutherland, Emily Sutton and George Tute.
Image credit: Angie Lewin