Emma Mason British Prints


Focus on Helena Markson

A display of etchings and aquatints by Helena Markson (1934-2012). Helena Markson was born in London. She studied at Salisbury School of Art and then at Central School of Art (1952-56). From 1963-1966 she co-directed the first open Fine Art Printmaking Workshop in London at Charlotte Street. She set up the etching studio at Byam Shaw School of Painting, London and also taught at Chelsea College of Art and St Martin's School of Art, London. In the 1960's Markson was commissioned by architect and town planner, Graeme Shankland to produce the "Liverpool Suite" of prints about the city of Liverpool. She moved to Israel in 1970 where she co-founded the Art Department at the University of Haifa and later set up the Fine Art Print Studios. She taught both lithography and etching and became Professor Emeritus of Haifa University. Helena Markson's beautiful prints are now in collections across the world.

Works on Paper Art Fair

Paul Sharp "Brighton Car Run" 1956 Lithograph

We will be exhibiting at the 'Works on Paper' Art fair again this February. The fair takes place at the Science Museum, South Kensington, London, SW7, Thursday 6 February - Sunday 9 February 2014. We shall be exhibiting work from a selection of our printmakers including rarer work which comes directly from the studios of Paul Sharp, Helena Markson and others.Do contact us is you would like an invitation.

Michael Kirkman Showcase

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 number of Michael's drawings on show and available to buy.


 'Waiting on the afternoon" 2013 linocut

Garrick Palmer at Eighty

A celebration of the work of wood engraver Garrick Palmer

19th September - 12th October 2103.


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.


Student  Printmaking Project


We have recently worked with FdA Illustration students at Sussex Coast College, Hastings on a printmaking project. The students produced some exciting prints and you can see the winning prints on the Sussex Coast College page in artists.

"Sussex Land and Sea"

To be held in the new Arundel Museum


We are delighted to have been invited to exhibit work by our printmakers to celebrate the opening of the new museum in Arundel. The new museum is by the river in Arundel and our exhibition will run over the opening weeks, to include the official opening on 24th June 2013 by HRH Princess Alexandra.



Monday 10th June - Thursday 27th June

Arundel Museum, Mill Road, Arundel BN18 9PA.

Prints & Pots An exhibition of prints by Walter Hoyle with ceramics by Denise Hoyle

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.

“Greetings from Eastbourne”

For the Eastbourne Festival this year we have decided to do something a little different. We are holding an exhibition of vintage postcards. Emma has always liked collecting postcards and this exhibition combines views and, importantly, messages from Eastbourne. The messages on the postcards have been transcribed by calligrapher, Raymond D’Ancey. Raymond became deaf when he was 14 after contracting meningitis and this exhibition is in support of a local charity, the East Susses Hearing Resource Centre which provides hearing access for the deaf in Eastbourne and surrounding area. Raymond studied at Eastbourne School of Art in the 1950s and knew Robert Tavener.


The exhibition opens on Thursday 28 March and runs until Saturday 20 April. For more details on the Eastbourne Festival visit www.eastbournefestival.co.uk

Midcentury Modern, Dulwich. Sunday 17th March 2013.


We are very pleased to be exhibiting at Midcentury Modern at Dulwich College, London. This is a one day event and takes place on Sunday 17th March. We always enjoy taking part in this show which is full of all things Midcentury. We will be showing older prints from the 1950s, 60s and 70s.


For full detail see; http://modernshows.com/the-shows/dulwich-march-2013/


Hope to see you there!



In the new year we shall be exhibiting at the Watercolours & Works on Paper Art Fair 2013. It will be the first time we will have been at this London fair which is held in the Science Museum from Thurs 31 Jan until Sunday 3 Feb. We shall be bringing older, rarer work by many of our printmakers as well as new work by our contemporary printmakers. It would be great to see you in London at the fair. We will be sending out more news and invites soon.

Christmas Exhibition

"Into The Ark"

As part of Eastbourne Christmas Open Houses 2012 we are having an exhibition of prints which all include animals. For our exhibition "Into The Ark" we will have a wide range of beautiful work by our printmakers as well as gifts and books - all ready for Christmas.

HomeGrown 13 Oct ~ 4 Nov



Our latest exhibition opens on Saturday 13 October. It features work inspired by myths, folklore and traditions of the British Isles and we will be showing work from a number of printmakers new to our gallery inluding Alice Pattullo, Tom Frost and Jonathan Gibbs.  This exhibition coincides with the opening of a new show at Towner Gallery, Eastbourne also from 13 October until January 2013.

Collective Observations: Folklore & Photography from Benjamin Stone to Flickr


Update on the Portcullis House - Jubilee Series

The six artsist have almost completed their prints for the commission "Portcullis House - Jubilee Prints". Please see http://www.parliament.uk/about/art-in-parliament/news/jubilee-prints-update/ The final prints will be unveiled on Friday 1st June to coincide with the Diamond Jubilee celebrations.

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Portcullis House - Jubilee Series

Six artists' prints to mark the Jubilee

To mark the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee the House of Commons Works of Art Committee is supporting UK printmakers and has commissioned six artists to create a series of prints about Portcullis House. The Queen opened Portcullis House, designed by architect Sir Michael Hopkins, in 2001.


Portcullis House sits on the Thames embankment alongside the Houses of Parliament and it is a building that is not well known by most people, which makes this commission all the more interesting The building is a busy hub of Parliamentary activity, providing offices, select committee rooms, a schools education suite, meeting rooms and facilities to support the thousands of people - MPs, Parliamentary staff and public visitors - who use it every week.

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Working with Printmaker Brian Perrin

Just added work by Brian Perrin to our gallery

6th February 2012

"Slate Quarry" etching 1970 


We are delighted to be working with printmaker Brian Perrin. We have a broad selection of Brian's prints available, which we selected when we met with him recently at his home and studio. It was great to meet Brian who has been printmaking for many years. In 1960 Brian was one of the youngest printmakers to have a suite of prints published by the famous St George's Gallery in Cork Street, London. 

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Exhibitions coming up at our gallery - Spring 2012

Flora McLachlan in March and Barry Kirk in April

12th January 2012

Street Artists by Barry Kirk
Street Artists by Barry Kirk   


Flora McLachlan - an exhibition of prints.
Saturday 3rd March 2012 - Saturday 24th March 2012

We will be showing a range of Flora’s prints which will be exhibited at our gallery and also on the gallery website during the exhibition.

Flora makes her prints, mostly etchings, in small editions. Her work is beautiful and often tells a story with her images inspired by poetry, myth and legend.

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Planning for our Summer exhibition - Penfold Press Comes To Sussex.

Exhibition runs from Saturday 23rd July - 27th August.

25th June 2011

We are working towards our summer exhibition, "Penfold Press Comes To Sussex". The Penfold Press is a press based in York run by Daniel Bugg. They work with artists to hand print limited edition linocuts and screenprints. There will be work in the exhibition by printmakers such as Mark Hearld, Michael Kirkman and Emily Sutton .

We are just putting together the final prints for the show before getting work framed. All...

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Michael Kirkman - Printmaker

Exhibition opens on Saturday 21st May

12th May 2011

Chimp & Castle
Chimp & Castle   

Our new exhibition of prints by Michael Kirkman opens on Saturday 21st May. We hope you can join us in the gallery where we will have drinks to celebrate the opening of the exhibition. Michael will also be with us in the gallery on the Saturday.

Michael finished his MA at the Royal College of Art last year and is becoming a highly collected printmaker. The...

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Spring 2014

Bernard Cheese

Towner Gallery

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Autumn 2013

Garrick Palmer

Helena Markson

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Summer 2013

Lyons Lithographs

Andy Lovell

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Looking forward ........ exhibitions for May and June

6th April 2011

We are busy putting things together for two exhibitions coming up in May and June. We will add more details on both exhibitions soon, but here are the dates and initial details. Please email us if you would like invites to either, or both, if you are not already on our mailing list.

Michael Kirkman - Printmaker: Saturday 21st May - Saturday 11th June.


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Denise Hoyle - works on paper

opens on Saturday 19th March at our gallery

12th March 2011


On Saturday 19th March it is the opening day of our show of works on paper by Denise Hoyle. Denise will be with us for much of the day and we hope you can join us.
For those of you who cannot make it to the gallery the work will also be on the website on our exhibitions pages.

Denise Hoyle has had no formal art training but has always used her...

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Beautiful new prints just arrived from Flora McLachlan

14th February 2011


Printmaker Flora McLachlan makes beautiful etchings and she has just sent us a selection of new prints which we have now put out in the gallery and added to our website.

Talking about her work Flora says;
"My pictures are records of things seen and imagined by twilight or moonglow. Flowers gleam in dark woods or misty meadows and moths are drawn to them; clouds cross the sky and a fox...

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