Wakefield Hepworth gallery's print fair set to go online

The Hepworth gallery in Wakefield is set to hold a print fair online this weekend.

Thursday, 11th March 2021, 12:30 pm
Updated Thursday, 11th March 2021, 3:11 pm
The Hepworth
The Hepworth

The event will be held March 12 to March 28 in a new online format.

Taking place over two weeks, the online fair will celebrate the art of printmaking across the gallery’s website at hepworthwakefield.org/print-fair and social media channels.

The gallery will showcase work available to purchase from a hand-picked range of emerging and established UK-based artists, designers and illustrators working in a broad range of mediums.

Artist’s talks, studio tours via Instagram Live and creative activity films for families and young people to make prints at home will all take place during the Print Fair.

Printmakers taking part include award-winning West Yorkshire-based artist Sarah Harris, whose prints of Yorkshire landmarks have been on display at The Hepworth Wakefield Salt’s Mill and Cartwright Hall, Bradford; Harrogate’s Watermark gallery, which sells highly collectible works by Modern British printmakers such as Edward Bawden, John Piper and Gertrude Hermes alongside a number of contemporary artists; Salford-based printmaker Luca Shaw, who has recently transformed her prints into set designs during a residency with Opera North; and Sheffield artist James Bywood, the recipient of the first THW Print Fair Prize in 2019, who creates stunning graphical interpretations of landscape.