Down Arts Centre’s Exclusive Exhibition Showcases Work from Prism Print International Members
A new international art exhibition is currently on display at Down Arts Centre until Friday 29 September, showcasing original prints from artists from around the world.
The exhibition called ‘Prism: Down’, opened on Friday 1 September and exhibits selected work from 44 Prism Print International members including artists such as David Frazer from Australia who specialises in woodcut and linocut; engraver, Mario Scarpati from Italy; and Mikael Kihlman from Sweden who has honed the exacting technique of drypoint.
‘Prism: Down’ was curated for Down Arts Centre by Prism Print International member and Belfast based, Karen Daye-Hutchinson. Karen, who specialises in hybrid printmaking, was elected to the Royal Society of Painter Printmakers (ARE) and is a member of the Royal Ulster Academy of Arts in 2021.
The first Prism exhibition, which comprised of UK and Japanese printmakers, took place at the Yanagisawa Gallery, Tokyo in 2012. It was curated by John Akatsu Read and Nigel Oxley and 11 years later this voluntary organisation now has 44 members from 18 countries and a catalogue of international and national exhibitions.
The selected works for the ‘Prism: Down’ exhibition are viewed as ‘naked prints’ - unique, unframed prints that allow the viewer to fully appreciate the true quality of the mark, colour, paper texture, and even aroma.
The exhibition runs until Friday 29 September during Down Arts Centre opening Hours.