i was invited to contribute some of my work to an exhibition entitled ‘Little Gems’, which has been organised by the HWAT Art Collective in collaboration with the International Mini-Prints touring exhibition – aka The 36th Mini Print International of Cadaqués 2016 – at Wingfield Barns in Suffolk.
the International Mini-Prints touring exhibition was established in 1981, and the website includes an archive of previous exhibitions and participants, which provides an excellent overview of prints and printmaking (the images might take a long time to download on a mobile device).
the exhibition at wingfield quietly demonstrates the craft and creativity in genuine ‘hands-on’ printmaking, a world away from reproduction gicleés (posters and cards) which are often marketed as ‘fine art’ prints. many of the diminutive, charming and exquisite prints on show at wingfield have already sold, but there will be some ‘hidden gems’…
my painting/collage in the adjoining ‘Little Gems‘ exhibition exactly matches the size constraints of the Mini-Prints International, as it is under 10cm square within a frame 18cm x 18cm. see ‘Little House’ [above].
sad to see the village inn (the de la pole arms, across from the church) has closed. nearby is wingfield college and the remains of a castle.
Little Gems / International MiniPrints of Cadaqués 2016
Friday 12 August – Sunday 11 September 2017
**Wingfield Barns is open wednesday to sunday from 11am to 4pm.The café is open thursday to sunday, but closes on sunday 28 August, after which self-service tea and & coffee will be available in the main gallery.