Emma Mason British Prints


Michael Kirkman Showcase

New work on show from 9th November

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We are showcasing some exclusive new prints by Michael Kirkman this November. Michaels's complex and imaginative linocuts are made in small editions and Michael has developed a strong following amongst collectors. We will also have a small selection of Michael's drawings on show and available to buy.

Garrick Palmer at Eighty - a celebration of the work of wood engraver Garrick Palmer

19th September - 12th October 2103

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Private View on Friday 20th September 5.30-8pm when Garrick will be at the gallery. Please do come along and meet him and join us at the private view.


On show will be a range of wood engravings spanning Garrick’s long and successful career. We are also delighted to be able to show some of his original printing blocks and tools.Over the years Garrick has also produced many beautiful book illustrations for publishers such as the Folio Society and we will have copies of these books on display. This will include a copy of “Land” published by the Old Stile Press which we will have copies of for sale. Garrick Palmer, was born in Portsmouth in 1933 and studied at Portsmouth College of Art and Design (1951-55) and then at the Royal Academy (1955-59). He taught at Winchester School of Art from 1958-86 and became Head of the Foundation Department. In 2011 a retrospective exhibition of Garrick Palmer’s work was held at the Pallant House Gallery in Chichester.

A Summer Collection

Available from Saturday 13th July

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This July, to compliment the Towner gallery exhibition of Lyons Lithographs, we are putting together a portfolio of posters and lithographs from the 1950's and 60s.We have a number of Lyons Lithographs and School Prints for sale as well as a few posters for London Transport, Shell and the Post Office who commissioned many of the printmakers we represent.


The portfolio of posters and lithographs will be online and available to view in the gallery from Saturday 13th July.

Prints & Pots - Walter Hoyle with ceramics by Denise Hoyle

4th until 25 May 2013

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Opens Saturday 4 May and runs until Saturday 25 May 2013


Tutored by Edward Bawden at the Royal College of Art, Walter Hoyle (1922 -2000) became a close friend and moved to Great Bardfield in Essex in 1953 joining other artists of the day. He met his wife, Denise, when she visited the first exhibition of Great Bardfield Artists in 1954. Walter Hoyle taught printmaking at Cambridge School of Art whilst pursuing his own career as a printmaker and illustrator. His work, although initially influenced by his mentor, Bawden, became increasingly experimental. This exhibition is the first chance in many years to see the breadth of Hoyle's imagination and his craftsmanship as a printmaker.


Denise Hoyle was born and grew up in Paris. Denise received no formal art training and is primarily self-taught although she learnt about ceramics at evening classes. Her pots, made during the 1970s are inspired by artefacts she saw in the Fitzwilliam Museum in Cambridge. Denise also produced collage books for her children and was commissioned by the post office to design a number of posters. Today she paints.

Into the Ark

Animals in Print

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Exhibition runs from Saturday 24th November to Christmas.


As part of the Eastbourne Christmas Open Houses 2012 we are having an exhibition in the gallery of original prints which include animals. "Into the Ark" will be on from Saturday 24th November until Christmas. As part of the Open Houses the gallery will also be open on the Sunday 25th November and Sunday 2nd December.


On the exhibition pages of the website are a selection of works in the show. Some of the works are the last we have and are only available framed.


Watercolours and Works on Paper Fair

31st January - 3rd February 2013 at the Science Museum, London

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We are delighted to be taking part in this art fair. If you would like tickets please email or call us. For more details visit: http://www.watercoloursfair.com/public/


Myth, Tradition & Folklore

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Exhibition runs from 13 October until 3 November 2012


An exhibition of prints exploring the myths, traditions and folklore of the British Isles. The show features a number of contemporary printmakers new to our gallery including Tom Frost, Jonathan Gibbs and Alice Pattullo as well as work by our existing printmakers.


This exhibition coincides with the exhibition Collective Observations: Folklore & Photography from Benjamin Stone to Flickr at Towner Gallery, Eastbourne also from 13 October 2012 until January 2013.



Robert Tavener - Horse Guards Series

1 June until 1 July 2012

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Exhibition runs from 1 June until 1 July 2012

In 1966 Tavener was commissioned by London Transport to design a poster. He took as his subject The Horse Guards.After many visits to London on which he made countless sketches he produced this image which was printed in 1967.


Alongside the poster he made a series of over twenty different linocuts and lithographs elebrating these iconic London figures and other London landmarks. This exhibition brings together Tavener’s Horse Guards series for the first time.

Tavener went on to produce a number of other posters for London Transport during the 1960’s


Barry Kirk - Prints from 1956-1965

21 April until 12 May 2012

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Born in Kent in 1933, Barry Kirk studied at Canterbury School of Art and The Royal College of Art where he was taught by Julian Trevelyan. Kirk went on to teach at Guildford School of Art and then Canterbury School of Art, where he later became principal of the College.


Kirk began to explore printmaking at the Royal College of Art and continued making prints from the mid 1950s through to the late 1960s. Kirk’s work of this time often depicts urban scenes and figures, simple interiors, markets and back gardens, showing the influence of “Kitchen Sink” artists such as Jack Smith & John Bratby.


All the work on show comes directly from Kirk’s studio where it has been stored for over forty years. We are delighted to be holding this exhibition and work will be available framed and unframed in the gallery as well as through the exhibition pages of our website.


Barry Kirk's paintings can be seen at The Francis Kyle Gallery.


Flora McLachlan - Printmaker

3rd until 24th March 2012

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On Saturday 3rd March we open a new exhibition of work by printmaker, Flora McLachlan.

Flora makes beautiful prints depicting landscapes and places imbued with moonlight and magic. She writes,


  "My pictures are records of things seen and imagined by twilight or moon-glow. I take inspiration from my studies of English literature, myth and legend. I try to express a sense of the enchantment I feel is embedded in our ancient landscape.”


Good Tidings - An exhibition of work from our printmakers

26th November until 24th December 2011

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Starting on 26th November and running up until Christmas Eve we will be showng a range of work by the different printmakers we represent. On show will be new work by some of our contemporary printmakers and we will also have a number of older prints which we have not shown before. Most will be available framed so ready for Christmas.

Penfold Press Comes To Sussex

23rd July until 27th August 2011

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Penfold Press is a printmaking studio based in York run by printmaker Daniel Bugg. Bugg works with artists such as Mark Hearld and Emily Sutton to produce highly collectable limited edition screenprints and linocuts. This will be the first time that The Penfold Press have held an exhibition in the South East and we are delighted that they have chosen Emma Mason Gallery as the venue for this exciting exhibition of new work by some of the country’s leading young artists and printmakers. All work will be available for sale.

Michael Kirkman - Printmaker

Saturday 21st may - 11th June 2011

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Denise Hoyle - Works on paper

19th March until 9th April 2011

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We are showing a selection of work by artist, Denise Hoyle. Although this is a departure from prints, Denise is the widow of printmaker, Walter Hoyle (1922-2000) and in the Autumn we are having an exhibition of Walter’s prints. We will show Denise's delicate watercolours of carefully observed flowers and plants from her garden, English ceramics from her home, and shells and feathers found whilst out walking. All the works in this exhibition are hand painted pencil and watercolour studies and all are sgned in pencil by Denise Hoyle. The works date from the mid 1990s to the present day.

Robert Tavener - Celebrating a life time of printmaking

13th November until 11th December 2010

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13th November until 11th December. An exhibition of original prints by Robert Tavener (1920-2004) The exhibition coincides with our publication of a book on Tavener's life and work; "Oh Mr Tavener I wish I had the original!".

Arthur Hackney - etchings & engravings

2nd until 23rd October 2010

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An exhibition of etchings and engravings by Arthur Hackney RWS RE (1925-2010).

Before he died Hackney began a project to complete editions of prints from his plates, made over 50 years earlier. With the project now completed we are delighted to show the finished prints, many of which have not been exhibited before, in an exhibition to celebrate Arthur Hackney’s printmaking.


Cheese & Cheese

3rd July until 24th July 2010

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Bernard Cheese studied at the Royal College of Art where he trained under Edward Bawden and Edwin la Dell. In the 1950s he moved to Great Bardfield, Essex where he worked alongside artists including Edward Bawden and Michael Rothenstein. Now in his 80’s, Bernard has been printmaking all his life. The prints for sale come directly from his studio.


Chloe Cheese also studied at the Royal College of Art before becoming a successful illustrator and artist. Art played a large part in her childhood growing up in Great Bardfield surrounded by artists, including her parents Bernard Cheese and Sheila Robinson. The exhibition will show a   selection of recent lithographs by Chloe

Edwin La Dell Lithographs

24 April until 22 May 2010

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Edwin La Dell (1914-1970) was a highly influential figure in post-war British printmaking. He was Head of Printmaking at The Royal College of Art from 1955 – 1970 and led a generation of artists to produce their own original prints.


The lithographs for sale in this exhibition are beautiful examples of lithography from a golden age for printmaking in Britain. Many come directly from La Dell’s former studio and are the last available for sale.

Charles Bartlett - Etchings from his Studio

6th until 27th March 2010

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Charles Bartlett was born in 1921 and is returning to the town of his childhood, Eastbourne, for an exhibition of his etchings. He attended Eastbourne School of Art and then gained a scholarship to the Royal College of Art where he trained as a painter and etcher. Bartlett has become a highly regarded painter and printmaker, having been President of the Royal Watercolour Society and a senior fellow of the Royal Society of Painter-Printmakers. The etchings in the exhibition were made by Bartlett between the late 1960s and 1980s and in many cases they are the last remaining print from the edition.

Robert Tavener - The Horse Guards Series

6th until 27th February 2010

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Black & White

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