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Originals 2009 Mall Galleries London

Originals 2009 Mall Galleries London

Originals 2009 The Contemporary Printmaking Show

Mall Galleries London.  Zacron exhibits Memento of Childhood.

 

This exhibition is the most prestigious printmaking exhibition in Britain,

organised by The Federation of British Artists.  The event was chaired by

Wendy Harmen (top-left with Zacron) who sits on the FBA and NEAC Friends'

committee, she is a trustee of Artichoke Printmaking and was elected a

director of The Arts Club in 2007.

 

The pre-launch party was hosted by Sir Peter Blake.  Artists' Prizes and

Awards were presented by Rebecca Hossack a major figure in international

contemporary art.

 

She writes of the exhibiting artists -

'Printmaking is a demanding discipline, but those demands, if mastered, can

be liberating.  It was clear in all the most exciting work submitted for the show

that the artists were not using print-processes merely to replicate work done

best, or first, in some other medium.  They approached with a wonderful sense

of what was unique and special about a certain technique, subtleties of

aquatint, hard-won precision of etchings, the joyful boldness of screen-printing,

the new frontiers of digital technology.  They allied that technical mastery with

an instinct for why their chosen method was best suited to their subject'.

 

Zacron with Sir Peter Blake (top right) and centre, with William Miles who followed

his father into the Wiltshire Regiment.  He spent five years in Sandhurst, three

years in the Australian Army Band Core and seventeen in the Royal Australian

Airforce Central Melbourne Band.  He also assisted the artist Robert Lenkiewiz.

Given the heraldic and emblematic nature of 'Memento of Childhood' the Chelsea

pensioner contributed a transitory but spectacular, three dimensional addition

to the work!

 

Photography - Artshot International and Fly on the Wall - London

Reference -     Federation of British Artists

                      17 Carlton House Terrace, London SW1Y 5BD

                      Email info@mallgalleries.com

                      www.mallgalleries.org.uk

Originals 09   18 - 28 February 2009

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