29 Feb 2012

Based on Baskin: young local artists and the archive

Exeter is currently hosting Based on Baskin -- an exhibition of original prints by young people aged 13-19 years from across Devon, taking their inspiration from the work of Leonard Baskin, the poetry of Ted Hughes and the collaboration of these two artists.

The young people came to view original Baskin prints which are held in the Heritage Collections Department at the University and found out about more about both the printing processes he used, and his working relationship with Ted Hughes, illustrating poetry collections such as Cappricio and Crow.

The exhibition also offers the chance to see some reproductions of a selection of Leonard Baskin’s held within the University’s archives.

The project and exhibition are a collaboration between Double Elephant Print Workshop, the University of Exeter Arts & Culture Department and University of Exeter Art Society members, supported by the National Lottery through the Heritage Lottery Fund.

If you happen to be in Exeter, do drop by -- it's well worth a look, the launch on Monday was wonderful--some beautiful original work and great ideas about how to use the archive in original and creative ways.

For more information follow this link: http://www.exeter.ac.uk/about/vision/arts/exhibitions/

The exhibition runs till the end of April and is held in Kay House, Duryard.

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