Here at Peacock we’ve been taking this time as an opportunity to scan our archives and look back at a few of the publications we’ve made over our 45+ years. There are four books that have been produced during various parts of our history and we look forward to showing you some bits and pieces from them over the next few months.
It seems fitting that we’ll start this lookback with the very first print ever made in our workshop. We only have a scan taken from the ’35 Years of Great Stuff!’ book so if anyone out there has a copy that they would be williing donated to our archive or would allow us to photograph then please get in touch.
by Louise Alexander
The book details the story of the print: “The only print actually printed at Peacock before it opened. ‘Cluttered Corner’ (a corner of the workshop) was hung in the exhibition for the opening of Peacock Printmakers on 21st June 1974. It was printed by Louise Alexander, then a 16 year old schoolgirl, who later in 1974 went on to Gray’s School of Art where she succesfully completed the diploma course in painting followed by a highly commended post-graduate year.”