Sheffield: New prints exhibition to open at St Marie's Cathedral


Sheffield's Catholic Cathedral will host 'Printed Impressions', a new exhibition of prints made by Sheffield Printmakers, from Friday 19 May to 2 June.

St Marie's Cathedral has worked in partnership with the Sheffield Printmakers Association to present a unique group exhibition that features a selection of artworks created by thirteen talented printmakers.

The exhibition, which is free, brings together a wide range of innovative styles and printing techniques, from woodcut to drypoint, all the way through to linocut and collagraph.

Artists have sought inspiration in the Pugin architecture, art and design of St Marie's Cathedral after taking part in specially tailored guided tours.

"The works are stunning and it's fascinating to see how the artists have managed to capture and convey the beauty and the many subtleties of this Cathedral in such a surprising way," said Laura Claveria, Heritage Engagement & Learning Officer at St Marie's Cathedral.

St Marie's evocative light, rich colours, silent and devotional space, transparency of the glass, intricate patterns or expressive textures are definitely present in the pieces.

"Some artworks have easily recognisable features, while others show more abstract elements. However, as one would expect, all of them are incredibly personal and subjective, which makes them equally fascinating, beautiful and inspiring," added Laura Claveria.

The opening reception will take place on Friday 19 May at 6.30pm.

As part of the exhibition, there will also be a free 'Introduction to Printmaking' Workshop on Wednesday 24 May, 10am-1pm. Visitors will be able to learn the basics of printmaking with professional printmaker Peter York, and make their own artwork.

Full details of all the events can be found on www.stmariecathedral.org

Read more about Sheffield Printmakers here: https://sheffieldprintmakers.com

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