Evening Printmaking Demo

Thursday 22 August 2013, 6 – 7:30pm

Join us on Thursday 22 August at 6pm for a fantastic and rare opportunity to see a printmaking demo with our master printmaker Michael Waight.

Michael will be working on a Frances Walker copperplate etching, Crossing to Finlaggan, a version of which can be seen in the current exhibition Artists in Print: 21 Years of Collaboration

You will be introduced to the etching technique by watching Michael demonstrate scratching an image into a copperplate covered with hard ground. This plate will be dipped into an acid bath, then the hard ground will be removed, allowing you to see a plate ready to be inked and run through the press.

Michael will then use the ready etched Frances Walker copperplate to demonstrate the techniques involved with inking up a plate and running it through the press.

Proofs documenting the progression of Crossing to Finlaggan; ranging from the first pencil drawings, right up to the current print; will also be shown in the workshop.

Artists in Print: 21 Years of Collaboration Gallery Tour

Saturday 24 August 2013, 2pm

Join our Print Curator, David McCracken for an informal tour of the Artists in Print: 21 Years of Collaboration exhibition here at Peacock Visual Arts. Here you will find out more about the artists who Michael Waight has collaborated with over the last 21 years and gain an insight into the different printing processes used.

The tour will be followed by drinks in the gallery.

Both events are free but places are limited

Please register your interest to sarah@peacockvisualarts.co.uk or call 01224 639539.