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Study Day | William Blake’s Printing Techniques

Posted in lectures (to attend) by Editor on April 28, 2016

William Blake Study Day
Gainsborough’s House, Sudbury, Suffolk, 6 May 2016

indexThis study day will comprise a morning lecture by Michael Phillips, who will discuss Blake’s ground-breaking print techniques, followed by lunch (for those attending the full day) and an afternoon demonstration of the full-scale reproduction of Blake’s wooden printing press that is currently located in the exhibition gallery at Gainsborough’s House. Attendees will have the rare opportunity to use the press to make a print from a choice of copper plates.

Michael Phillips, who will lead the day, was guest curator of three major exhibitions on Blake: at Tate Britain in 2000; Petit Palais in 2009; and most recently his acclaimed exhibition and catalogue, William Blake Apprentice & Master, at the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford, in 2014–15. Michael’s training as a printmaker and his research into Blake’s methods and materials over more than 25 years has enabled him to explore and replicate Blake’s graphic techniques used in producing the illuminated books and separate prints.

Tickets: £8 morning illustrated lecture, or £40 full day, including illustrated lecture, lunch and afternoon printmaking demonstration. To book your place please contact us at mail@gainsborough.org.

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