Florence Arts Centre showcases coast-to-coast artwork for Hadrian’s Wall 1900

Florence Arts Centre showcases coast-to-coast artwork for Hadrian’s Wall 1900


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Florence Arts Centre, Florence Mine, Sherwens Terrace, Egremont, West Cumbria CA22 2NR and online at  nprnt.org.uk/hw1900  


Exhibition runs 12th November – 18th December (open Friday – Sunday)  



A collaborative print for Hadrian’s Wall 1900 has bought together 60 printmakers from 3 studios across  northern England for a truly unique exhibition. Each printmaker has responded to their own stretch of the wall,  creating a fascinating exhibition interpreting the full 80 Roman miles of the wall. There are original artworks,  cards and gifts for sale. 


This project has been a great opportunity for artists to respond to a new challenge, to really get to know a  section of Hadrian’s Wall and in doing so explore their own printmaking practice. It is fascinating to see how  everyone has found something different to focus upon in their print – landscape, archaeology, nature – all the  things that make a visit to Hadrian’s Wall such a special experience. 

The exhibition includes almost every printmaking process you can think of including fine examples of linocuts,  woodcuts, monoprints, screenprints, etchings and more with each artist giving an insight into how they  approached their work. 

The bringing together of 60 artists – professional, beginners or accomplished amateurs to make one large  artwork – epitomises what the three studios are about, bringing people together around a shared interest in  printmaking – and what’s more we get to celebrate the wonderful landscape and heritage of the region. 


The exhibition is a partnership between Northern Print (Newcastle), Florence Arts Centre (west Cumbria) and  Linden Print Studio (Carlisle) as part of the Hadrian’s Wall 1900 festival. Hadrian’s Wall 1900 celebrates the  1900th anniversary of the beginning of the construction of Hadrian’s Wall. It will commemorate 1900 years of  history of the UNESCO World Heritage Site (WHS), recognised locally, nationally, and internationally, as a  cultural and historical asset of Outstanding Universal Value to humanity. 

The year-long 1900 festival has been funded by Heritage Fund UK and North of Tyne combined Authority and is  supported by Arts Council England, Historic England and Northumberland County Council. 

About Florence Arts Centre 

Florence Arts Centre is a unique community arts hub blossoming from an historic iron ore mine in west  Cumbria. Offering exhibitions, art and craft workshops, pottery, films, music and a small café, it’s a creative  place where everyone can feel at home. Florence Paintmakers are based here, producing handmade artist quality paints and pastels from natural earth pigments.  


About Northern Print 

Northern Print is the centre for excellence in printmaking in the North East of England. Based in Newcastle upon  Tyne, our building is equipped with a studio, gallery and education space all dedicated to printmaking. Learning  and participation are at the heart of what we do. We support artists who make original prints in their 

professional practice as well as working with school groups and running a programme of classes and events for  everyone. 


About Linden Print Studio 

Linden Print Studio is a friendly, creative space just outside Carlisle for people interested in learning about printmaking, from beginners to experienced artists. Experienced printmaker Vega Brennan offers fine art printmaking courses and specialist facilities for woodcut, linocut, collagraph, etching, drypoint, letterpress, monoprint, textile printing, papermaking and bookbinding. 


Accompanying image  

Prints by (left to right): Val Fitzgerald, Jill Davis, Micha Skinner   


Further information 

In the first instance please contact Anne Waggot Knott: [email protected]

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