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'Print REbels' at the City Assembly House

09.07.2021, 10:00 A.M.

'Print REbels' presents a collection of 140 historical and contemporary original prints that was first brought together at the Bankside Gallery, London in 2018 to celebrate the 200th anniversary of the birth of the founder and first President of the Royal Society of Painter-Printmakers, Francis Seymour Haden.

When exhibited at the City Assembly House, in July and August, this exhibition will include original prints by Haden, who created his finest work in Ireland, and those who inspired him such as Rembrandt and Dürer, along with works by his contemporaries including Samuel Palmer, JAM Whistler together with compositions by printmakers across the 20th century up to today. This collection opens a window on printmaking across five centuries and will be a unique opportunity to see the work of printmaking greats assembled in the Knight of Glin Exhibition Room at City Assembly House.

Works contained in 'Print REbels' have been collected across the past two and a half decades by Cork-born and Crawford & Chelsea graduate, Edward Twohig, Head of Art at Marlborough College, Wiltshire and a Fellow and Member of Council of the Royal Society of Painter-Printmakers (RE) in London.

In addition to the Bankside Gallery, since 2018 'Print REbels' has been exhibited at the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge; Burton Art Gallery, Devon; The School of Art Museum, University of Aberystwyth, Wales; Mount House Gallery, Wiltshire, Chapel Arts Centre, Cheltenham; and at “Impact 10” Print Symposium, Santander, Spain. In 2022 will be touring to Barnsley Museums’ at Cannon Hall Park.

A superb 348 page, 283 illustrated catalogue 'Print REbels: Haden – Palmer – Whistler and the origins of the RE (Royal Society of Painter-Printmakers)' has been published and will be available in the IGS bookshop during the course of this exhibition. ‘It is a must for any print enthusiasts’ bookshelf’ – Print historian, Elizabeth Harvey Lee Hon RE

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Dates: 9th July-27th August 2021

Opening times in July: 10am-5pm Tuesday – Saturday

Opening times in August: to be confirmed

Organised by Donough Cahill and Edward Twohig

Curated by Dr Peter Murray and Pat Murray

This exhibition in the Knight of Glin Exhibition Room at City Assembly House would not have been possible without the financial support of Northern Trust (Ireland), the Heritage Council and Camilla McAleese.

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