Gainsborough’s House Print Workshop at the Cambridge Original Printmakers Biennale 21-29 September 2018, 10.30am-5pm in the Pitt Building, Trumpington Street, Cambridge CB2 1RB
Gainsborough’s House Print Workshop is delighted to participate in the Cambridge Original Printmakers Biennale 2018. We will be showing prints by our talented tutors and thank Dale Devereux Barker, Carl Borges, Peter Brown, Emma Buckmaster, Michael Carlo, Anne Desmet RA, Megan Fishpool, Colin Gale, Jason Hicklin, Susan Jones, Jude Lockie, Sue Molineux and Annabel Ridley for their participation. We also celebrate our namesake by including a print by Thomas Gainsborough who was an innovative printmaker. Many etching techniques currently in use in the Workshop would be familiar to him. We are also pleased to include work by our Committee which demonstrates the range of methods used by workshop members.
Gainsborough’s House Print Workshop is a friendly well-equipped, and professional printmaking resource. Located at the childhood home of the celebrated painter, Thomas Gainsborough, the Workshop adjoins a thriving museum, and welcomes artists, students and print enthusiasts of all abilities. Techniques taught include relief printing, etching, screenprinting, monoprinting and lithography. Courses are led by well known and experienced tutors.
Thomas Gainsborough (1727-88) was born in Sudbury and baptised at the Independent Meeting-House in Friars Street on 14 May 1727, the fifth son and ninth child of John and Mary Gainsborough. In 1958, Gainsborough’s House Society was formed to purchase the house and establish it as a centre for Thomas Gainsborough. The Museum opened to the public in 1961 and has remained open for over 50 years. The beautiful historic garden at the heart of Gainsborough’s House is maintained by a devoted body of volunteers, who garden exclusively with plants that were available in Gainsborough’s lifetime.
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