Melvyn Evans, 'Boats, Church and Lighthouse', linocut
Melvyn Evans, 'Boats, Church and Lighthouse', linocut

Melvyn Evans’ printing power on show in Newcastle

Exhibition News

Title:
Melvyn Evans - The Power of Place

Dates:
2 Jul 2020 – 15 Aug 2020

Times:
10am - 5pm Tue - Fri, 10am - 4pm Sat. Visiting subject to Covid-19 measures.

Venue:
Gallagher & Turner
30 Saint Mary’s Pl.
Newcastle upon Tyne
Tyne & Wear
NE1 7PQ

The prints, paintings, and drawings of English artist Melvyn Evans, whose work is being displayed at Gallagher & Turner in Newcastle, seek to capture a human relationship with the British Isles’ varied landscape, and his print work uses a 160-year-old British-made printing press, adding extra historical significance. Evans’ work is markedly steeped in references to 1950’s British modernism, recalling Barbara Hepworth, Eric Ravilious and Edward Bawden.

Initially trained as a submariner, he studied illustration at Exeter College of Art and Design and Goldsmiths, London, then taking up drawing at Royal College of Art. A professional artist since 1992, Evans’ work has been widely exhibited throughout the UK.

Image: ‘Boats, Church and Lighthouse’, linocut