The Printmakers Council Exhibition couldn’t have chosen a better title or theme as the eclectic collection of 80 A4 prints certainly did go on a journey of its own.

The first venue was the London Print Studio, Harrow Road, London. All the works were framed in smart black frames and hung in a double hang, in a ribbon format along the walls which looked very sophisticated. Private View night was a vibrant affair, and a lot of fun.

After that successful showing the exhibition travelled to the Jack House Gallery situated in the historic area of Old Portsmouth. Gallery owner Rebecca Crow rose to the challenge of hanging the amazing collection of prints in her unique space and was well rewarded by the enthusiastic response at the well-attended P.V.

It was a delight to welcome the PMC Council Members who made the journey to Portsmouth and were able to meet fellow artists from the Red-Hot Press and the Ochre Print Studio, both studios having members exhibiting in the show.

Then it was announced that there was to be a third venue at the Oxmarket Gallery in the Cathedral city of Chichester. This time a local team were supported by PMC Council members to hang the exhibition in this Gallery meaning, that yet another audience was given the chance to see this diverse range of printmaking, showing all the varied and exciting responses to the theme.

A feast indeed and much appreciated by the printmaking community outside of London.

Ruth Barrett Danes