1st June 2001






Visitors to the EICH Gallery tomorrow will be able to take home a pop art portrait of themselves or their family in the style of Andy Warhol.


The EICH (European Illustration Collection Hull) Gallery is staging a special pop art event from 10am until 3.30pm tomorrow as part of Museums and Galleries Month.


“Visitors to the gallery will be able to drop in with the family for half an hour and leave with some pop portraits of themselves,” said gallery curator Kathie Jenkins.


“A postgraduate student from the University of Lincolnshire & Humberside will be on hand to take photographs on a digital camera and use a computer to turn them into pop art portraits.”


Kathie will also be displaying two authentic Andy Warhol prints at the gallery so that visitors can catch sight of the genuine article.


Photographer Matt Nightingale is studying for an MA in Interdisciplinary Design at the Hull School of Art and Design.


The event is just one of a number being staged tomorrow to bring down the curtain on

Museums and Galleries Month. “The aim is to encourage more families to make gallery visits together,” said Kathie. “People should circulate round the galleries picking up different activities - it’s good  for family bonding!”


The EICH Gallery points out that parents will not be able to leave their children unsupervised at the gallery. Visitors to the gallery will also be able to view ‘Images 25’, the touring exhibition of the Association of Illustrators.


Next Saturday (9th June) a new exhibition opens at the EICH Gallery. ‘Quite Contrary’ features the mixed media work of three illustrators - Sarah Godfrey, Frances Gennever and Emily Mitchell - who are all graduates of Central St Martin’s College of Art and Design in London.


For more information contact: Jez Ashberry, Press and Media Relations Manager

University of Lincolnshire & Humberside

Tel: 01522 886042

email: jashberry@lincoln.ac.uk


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