ref: lGw Jan 7-Feb 11 2006 ARTONOMY FINE ART 'Artist & Print


Press Release
Artist & Print Original Prints Explained at Artonomy Fine Art

The Print Market Workshop from Cardiff South Wales will be visiting Artonomy Fine Art in Truro to hold two print demonstrations during their 'Artist & Print' exhibition.

Specialising in collaborations with artists making editions of original prints, The Print Market Workshop was one of the first presses in the country to adopt non-toxic printmaking methods, striving to be as environmentally friendly as possible, whilst developing both the traditional and more boundary pushing notions of print.

Pete Williams, the artist director from the Print Market Workshop, will be running the demonstrations, which will take place on the first day of the exhibition. Using an intaglio press throughout the demonstrations, Williams will be explaining the process behind printmaking and will be pleased to answer any questions about original prints.

As well as exhibiting nationally, Pete Williams is in much demand for his print demonstrations and his in-depth knowledge as a Master Printmaker, which include running the annual print demonstrations at Bristol's Affordable Art Fair. He has also been involved in the creation of work for Wales' Millennium Centre and Cardiff City of Culture 2008.

Artonomy Fine Art's 'Artist & Print' exhibition brings together a variety images and print processes from a wide group of artists including Patrick Proctor, Phillip Sutton, Alex Calinescu, Josef Herman, Simon Ripley, Marcelle Hanselaar and Tom Hammick. The prints range from delicate etchings and lithographs, to expressive woodcuts and screenprints. The show will also feature a number of prints by Pete Williams as well as some of the original wood blocks from which the prints have been made.

Elaine Hayman, Partner at Artonomy Fine Art commented, "We are particularly pleased to have the Print Market Workshop staging the demonstrations at the exhibition. The definition of an original print has caused much debate but Pete's print demonstrations will provide an opportunity for visitors to gain a greater understanding behind the print making process."

Visitors of all ages are welcome to attend the demonstrations on Saturday 7 January at 11.00AM and 3.00PM. The demonstrations run for approximately one hour and are free, although booking is advised. Please telephone 01872 277733 for details. The 'Artist & Print' exhibition runs from 7 January to 11 February 2006.