Tuesday, 12 January 2010

John Breakey at BPW opens this Thursday


As you are aware from the email we sent out last week, we have a new exhibition starting this Thursday (details listed below), but we are also hosting a free artist's talk and demonstration on Lithography from the very talented John Breakey on Friday 22nd January at 14.00!!

John Breakey Solo Exhibition

BPWG hosts an exhibition from renowned artist John Breakey

Opening Night Thursday 14th January 2010 from 7-9pm

Artist’s Talk & Demonstration on Lithography

Friday 22nd 2-3pm

Exhibition Finishes Monday 1st February 2010

Lithography Lives!

Belfast Print Workshop is hosting an astounding solo show from an artist who works in a printmaking medium that in recent years has become somewhat of a rarity. John Breakey has proudly kept the methodology and intricate techniques of lithography alive in Northern Ireland.

John Breakey is a master of his craft. He is a Royal Ulster Academician, an award-winning artist and has established himself as a well respected member of the arts community during his long and illustrious career. John, who lives at the foot of the Mourne mountains from which he draws a lot of inspiration, is not only famous for his beautiful works but for his unique and insightful titles which allow the viewer to fully indulge in the work and share in the artist’s thinking behind his art.

Lithography is the printmaking process where the artist draws/paints an image on a perfectly smooth limestone plate. The artist will paint using a greasy substance, the stone is then moistened with water, and an oil based ink is rolled onto the stone. The greasy parts of the stone pick up the ink, while the wet parts do not. An intricate process that, when perfected, can produce some stunning works of art.

John Breakey’s solo show opens in the Belfast Print Workshop Gallery on January 14th 2010 from 5pm to 9pm. His show will feature in the gallery until 1st February and will be well worth a visit.

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