New exhibit at Inverness Museum and Art Gallery celebrates old and new engravers



Henri Matisse, Le Grand Boise. 1906

THE new exhibition at the gallery was provided by the Arts Council Collection. The printed line features a variety of pieces created through engraving.

Pieces have been collected through the 20th century to the present day, forming a collection of over 1,500 works printed by 500 different artists.

Cathy Shankland, Exhibition Manager at the High Life Highland site, said: “It’s wonderful to be able to show this quality of work in Inverness.

“The exhibition presents different types of engravings of some very famous names as well as lesser known artists.

“The exhibition is a delight, even if you don’t know anything about engraving techniques, it covers methods ranging from the thick and velvety lines of the drypoint, to the intense hatching of the etching, to the etchings on delicate woods and silkscreen prints in bright colors.

Pieces include The Old Middlesex by Walter Sickert and Halse Town 1949 by Ben Nicholson.

Patrick Caulfield.  Oh Hélène, I wander to my room.  1973
Patrick Caulfield. Oh Hélène, I wander to my room. 1973

Arts Council Curator of the Collection Ann Jones said: ‘We are delighted to be working again with the Inverness Museum and Art Gallery on the occasion of our 75th anniversary and to show some of the points highlights from our collection of prints.

“We hope visitors enjoy the variety of works in the exhibition.”

The exhibition ends on January 8, 2022.

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