Etchings by Evelyn Gibbs Showing at LPW’s New Exhibition Space 01 February – 30th April 2016
Printmaker, painter, pioneer art educationalist and war artist, Evelyn Gibbs RE ARCA was one of the first women to win the coveted Prix de Rome for Engraving, in 1929.
This series of ten large scale etchings of rock formations were made in Evelyn Gibbs’ London Studio during the 1960s.
Since 1963 Evelyn had been making prints using a large etching press that had belonged to her former tutor at the Royal College of Art, Malcolm Osborne. Produced mostly on copper plates, most of the pieces on show are etching and aquatint prints with a deep bite.
During Evelyn’s lifetime these prints were exhibited at the Drian Gallery, London, Bristol’s Forum Gallery, Ivan Spence Gallery Ibiza and at the Royal Society of Painters, Etchers and Engravers (of which she was a member) and at the Midland Group Gallery, Nottingham. Most recently one was shown at last year’s London Original Print Fair. Several prints were sold to Editions Alecto.
Our Exhibition Space is at our new St. George Street Studio. 50, St. George Street, Leicester, LE1 1QG. Visit Etchings by Evelyn Gibbs during our opening hours.
The Exhibition Space will house exhibitions that promote printmaking. This new space gives us the opportunity to show the work of the artists who use the studio. The Space will change exhibitions every three months.
EVENINGTALK: Evelyn Gibbs, a talk about the artist by Pauline Lucas at Leicester Print Workshop Tuesday 1st March, 6pm – 7.30pm
Pauline Lucas is an artist, etcher, writer and member of Leicester Print Workshop.
She has written two books about Evelyn Gibbs and her work and has recently been working on a project that is uncovering and conserving murals by Evelyn painted at the Bilborough Church in Nottingham.