28th September 2001

 

UNIVERSITY HOSTS PRINT AND ILLUSTRATION WEEKEND

 

Print and illustration come together in Hull this weekend with two events at the University of Lincolnshire & Humberside.

 

A new exhibition of large silk screen prints and painted canvases will open tonight (Friday) at the EICH Gallery in George Street.

 

And tomorrow print practitioners and artists will come together at the Saville Lecture Theatre for a seminar entitled ‘Innovation in Print’.

 

The exhibition ‘Face to Face’ features the work of two London-based illustrators: Gary Powell, an external examiner for the Royal College of Art, and Andrew Foster, who is setting up an illustration department at Camberwell College of Arts in London.

 

“Hull will be buzzing with print and illustration this weekend,” says Kathie Jenkins, curator of the EICH (European Illustration Collection Hull) Gallery.

 

“The exhibition is a personal exploration on themes of belief and doubt. In a strange way the problems in the world at the moment make it even more apposite.

 

“It’s a very important exhibition and we’re very lucky to have it as we received a special request from London to display the works.”

 

The exhibition will officially open at the EICH Gallery between 6pm and 8pm this evening (Friday) with a further opening event on Saturday from 12 noon to 2.30pm.

The exhibition can be seen at the EICH Gallery until 2nd November 2001.

 

The ‘Innovation in Print’ seminar is a collaboration between the university, Quay Art and the Ferens Art Gallery and will take place at the George Street campus from 10am until 5pm tomorrow (Saturday).

 

The gallery will be open from Monday to Saturday from 10am until 4pm for the duration of the exhibition, to which entry is free.

 

To preview the images you can visit the gallery’s website at http://www.eichgallery.dabsol.co.uk/index.html

 

 

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

University of Lincolnshire & Humberside (tel: 01522 886042)

 

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