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Events & Exhibitions


Dates & Times

29 Apr - 8 May 2022

Fri, Sat & Sun

10-5pm Fri & Sat, 10-4pm Sun

Private View



God's House Tower

Town Quay, Road, Southampton SO14 2NY, UK

Entry Cost

Free Entry


Cutting a Fine Line

The Art of Printmaking - A 10 year retrospective of printmaking by 20 printmakers from Cowprint Artist's Group.

Printmaking, as an artform, truly spans the ages - from humans using their hands to leave impressions on cave walls to contemporary artists embracing the interaction of ink, plate, paper, and press.

In celebration of our 10th Anniversary, Cowprint invites you to explore the exciting diversity of modern printmaking through the varied work of twenty local artists. All the work on display has been printed by hand, with our artists taking advantage of the rich variety of different printmaking techniques to express their ideas. Artists will also be on hand to talk about their work and demonstrate the different techniques being used.

During the exhibition there will be opportunities to meet the artist printmakers involved and see the making of different types of printing plates being demonstrated.

Within the exhibition you will find examples of relief methods, such as woodcut, wood engraving and linocut, intaglio methods such as etching, mezzotint, solar plate and collagraph, which offers the possibility of combining both intaglio and relief, and finally planographic methods such as monoprint and screenprint.

Each printing process, of which there are many, offers its own set of distinct visual qualities, very different from a drawing, painting, or photography. A more detailed explanation of these techniques along with tools, materials and plates will also be on show and artists will be on hand to talk about their work and demonstrate the different techniques used.

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