In 2017, acclaimed printmaker Angie Lewin became a curator, creating an exhibition for Hampshire Cultural Trust which showcased works which have inspired and influenced her.
Ceramics by Eric Ravilious and Paul Scott, wallpapers by Edward Bawden, prints by Gertrude Hermes and Monica Poole, textiles by Ashley Havinden and woven willow work by Lizzie Farey were shown alongside a selection of her limited edition prints. Loans came from locations such as Tate, V&A, Towner Art Gallery and a number of private collections – including Angie’s own.
Having originally opened in March 2017 at The Gallery, Winchester Discovery Centre, the exhibition travelled to the Sainsbury Gallery, The Willis Museum, Basingstoke (May – July 2017) and then to its third and final destination, St Barbe Museum & Art Gallery, Lymington (Sept – Nov 2017).
The exhibition included work selected by Angie from a wide range of disciplines and periods which led the visitor through the inspirations and affinities which have influenced her journey as a printmaker and designer. A very personal selection, A Printmaker’s Journey was very much Angie reflecting on her own work and career as she shared with visitors the works and artists she has looked to for inspiration or personally loves.
More than sixty paintings, textiles, prints, posters and ceramics by around twenty five artists and designers were displayed alongside work from various stages of Angie’s career. Continues below...
Angie says “It’s a privilege to have been given the opportunity to look back at the work of the artists, craftspeople and designers who have been significant influences from college days through to the present day. Curating the works that will feature in the exhibition has revealed the connections between this diverse selection and how each has inspired the development of my own work. A postcard of Alan Reynold’s painting ‘Summer: Young September’s Cornfield’ purchased on a school trip to Tate still is on my studio wall. To be able to include this significant painting in the exhibition is a wonderful opportunity.”
Janet Owen, Chief Executive of Hampshire Cultural Trust, says “Angie is the first of our series of invited guests who will select works important to them, where the exhibition is as much about the works they select, as it is about the person themselves. With Angie, we will display her work alongside that of artists who have inspired and influenced her over her career.”
A Printmaker's Journey featured over 60 works selected by Angie Lewin. The exhibited artists included:
Edward Bawden, Christopher Brown, Bernard Cheese, Chloë Cheese, Lizzie Farey, Barnett Freedman, Jonathan Gibbs, Ashley Havinden, Jonny Hannah, Gertrude Hermes, Mark Hearld, Ed Kluz, Angie Lewin, Enid Marx, Cedric Morris, Paul Morrison, Herry Perry, Monica Poole, Eric Ravilious, Alan Reynolds (Winchester and Basingstoke only), Rob Ryan, Paul Scott, Graham Sutherland, Emily Sutton and George Tute.
•The Gallery, Winchester Discovery Centre 11 March – 30 April 2017
•Sainsbury Gallery, The Willis Museum, Basingstoke 6 May – 19 July 2017
• St Barbe Museum & Art Gallery, Lymington 30 Sept – 25 Nov 2017