Robert Tavener Linocuts- 8 August – 19 September

In association with the Emma Mason Gallery

Robert Tavener Linocuts The Print Process as ‘A String Quartet’ 

8 August – 19 September 2015

Whether images of boats, guardsmen, cathedrals, or rolling landscapes Robert Tavener’s prints are varied, beautiful, bold and colourful; “My subject matter is a personal interpretation of the richness, variety, beauty, and underlying relationship with the past, of our landscape and building.” This exhibition at West Yorkshire Print Workshop will take an in-depth look at the way in which the highly-respected Hampstead-born printmaker and illustrator Tavener used linocut techniques to celebrate both English countryside and English architecture, astutely likening the process to ‘conducting a string quartet.’ 


Corresponding Event

Illustrated talk- Robert Tavener's life & work from Emma Mason Gallery 

Friday 11th September 2015

6.30pm - 8.30pm

 Emma Mason Gallery, founded by Emma and Richard Mason in 2004, represent printmaker Robert Tavener (1921-2004). To coincide with the exhibition of his linocuts at WYPW Emma and Richard will give an illustrated talk about Tavener's life and work. Robert Tavener was a very close friend of theirs and the talk will include anecdotes about his life as well as images from his 50 years of printmaking.

Corresponding Courses

Village School

Village School

Salisbury Cathedral

Salisbury Cathedral

Horse Guards in Friary Court c.1967

Big Linocuts Weekend Course

Saturday 22 and Sunday 23 August 2015

With Miriam Trent

 Taking inspiration from Robert Taverner’s beautiful linocut prints which will be on display in our gallery, this course will show you how to make big, bold, colourful linocuts using one A3-size lino block, some simple tools and our large hand-printing press. You will be shown how to make the most of printing from one block, using stencils, masks and blends to build up layers of colour.

Reduction Linocut- Printmaker’s Toolkit session

Tuesday 25th August 2015

With Scarlette Homeshaw

 Join the winner of the 2013 Flourish Award for Excellence in Printmaking for a informal demo session. She’ll take you through how she makes her beautiful, meticulous reduction linocuts, with tips on inking and registration (lining-up).