Exhibition: Swansea Printmakers – Selected Artists

Location: White Lion Street Art Gallery, Tenby

Date: Until 28th April 2017

Details: Not seen there since 2009, a selected group of the printmaking artist members of the Swansea Print Workshop will show some of their finest work in Tenby during April at the White Lion Street Gallery.

Nine talented printmakers from across South Wales have contributed to this exhibition. Amongst them are artists who have exhibited in the Royal Academy, the Royal Cambrian Academy, many prestigious galleries and international print shows in far flung places. The artists are:

Alan Figg who tackles themes from Dylan Thomas, religion, myth and mining history using lino prints and etchings.

Carys Roberts who uses the natural forms of birds, flowers and fruit as her main inspiration using various etching techniques.

Vessels, finely decorated or in subtle glowing colours, appear in Alan Williams monotypes, along with some quirky images.

Well-known in the gallery are Judith Stroud whose lino/digital fusions include many familiar seaside places from the Gower to Tenby and Sally Hands who represents South Wales in fine detailed wood-engravings.

Lesley Lillywhite offers layered images in etching and woodblock prints, mysterious monochromes and delicate collagraph.

History, myth and legend are portrayed by Robert Macdonald using complex etching techniques and by Bridget Stevens with etchings and drypoints while David Barron’s etchings cover a range of subjects from domestic fruit and flowers to snow covered hillsides.

Image credit: Sally Hands