Ottersburn Gallery, Dumfries: The Print Show 2019
Ottersburn Gallery, Dumfries: The Print Show 2019

Ottersburn Gallery, Dumfries: The Print Show 2019

Some of Dumfries and Galloway’s leading printmakers are featured in The Print Show at Ottersburn Gallery in Dumfries. Claire Cameron Smith is well known for her Japanese-inspired woodblock printing, Pamela Grace for her delicate, detailed depictions of gardens and the countryside, Colin Blanchard for his linocuts and screenprints of wildlife, Gail Kelly for her lithographs, woodcuts and handstitched Irish linen collages, Emma Varley for her colourful graphic work and Lisa Hooper for her ornithological images. Printmaking has been through a tricky period in recent times with confusion between so-called ‘limited edition prints’ – which are, in fact, reproductions of work already created, for example from an artist’s original oil painting – and true originals usually made in editions limited by the very process of their making. This show aims to make the distinction abundantly clear.