Yearly Archives: 2021

Artist Talk with British Museums, Catherine Daunt

Join us on Zoom: Thursday 27th January at 7.30pm

The British Museum holds the national collection of Western prints and drawings comprising around 2 million prints and 50,000 drawings, many of which date from the 20th and 21st centuries.

Catherine’s particular focus is the modern and contemporary collection of prints, and she will give us an overview of the collection and discuss how it has been formed and developed over the years.

Some of her recent projects, have been with the work of Lucian Freud, David Hockney, Jasper Johns, Kara Walker and Paula Rego, and she will reflect on how the modern and contemporary collections relate to the department’s Old Masters.

Dr Catherine Daunt is the Parker Curator of Modern and Contemporary Graphic Art, British Museum.


Catherine Daunt is the Hamish Parker Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art in the department of Prints and Drawings at the British Museum. She was co-curator of the Museum’s 2017 exhibition The American Dream: pop to the present, which examined printmaking in the United States from 1960 to today. Since then, she has written a book on a collection of over 200 modern and contemporary prints and drawings bequeathed to the museum by film critic Alexander Walker (1930-2003) and curated an accompanying exhibition.

She is currently cataloguing a gift of around
150 works of art that the museum received last year, which includes prints by Lucian Freud, Yayoi Kusama, Kiki Smith, Brice Marden, Richard Serra, Blinky Palermo, Joan Mitchell and many others, and planning an exhibition of highlights for 2022. Catherine previously worked at the National Portrait Gallery and Nottingham Castle Museum and Art Gallery, and has a PhD in art history from the University of Sussex.

Marina Kim

Artist Biography

Marina is descended from Korean families who settled in the Far East of Russia. During Stalin’s time they were forcibly transported to Central Asia, where Marina spent her early life.

A graduate of the prestigious Republican Art College in Uzbekistan, Marina opened her own gallery in Tashkent before moving to London. In 2001 she held her first major exhibition Beyond the Great Silk Road at the Arndean Gallery in Mayfair. Soon after, she and her husband moved to Rye where they opened the Roche Gallery, now in its twentieth year.

She shares her time between painting and printmaking, spending several months to years on one or the other. Painting mediums satisfy her desire for colour and spontaneity. During introspective periods of research and reflection, she turns to drawing and printmaking.

Marina is most known for her evocative portraits, recently gaining international recognition for the portraiture pieces in a rare and challenging printmaking technique of mezzotint.

She sees humans as multilayered, complex creative beings, flickering between the spiritual and material realms of existence. This subtle tension between the opposing aspects of humanity has always been the underlying subject of Marina’s work.

Marina’s artworks and commissioned portraits are part of many private collections around the world.

Marta Dyer-Smith

Art has been my passion since childhood. I’ve been painting for many years but ever since taking part in a printmaking workshop in Thomas Gainsborough Workshop in Sudbury I’ve been crazy about printmaking. I mainly use Collagraphs and Intaglio technique but have been printing hybrid prints as well as enjoyed occasional screenprint. I love sharing my creative process through YouTube @CollagraphPrintmaking as well as on Instagram @marta_ds_art

Artist Talk with Lilophilia

Date for your diary!

The next talk in the ELP Talks Print series is on the fabulous young artist, Lilophilia.

FREE and ALL WELCOME, the talk will be on Zoom at 7.30pm on Thursday November 11th.

Click on the link below to join us for a special insight into the creative life of this Latin American-Colombian artist talking about the influences that underpin her art practice.

Lilophilia’s screenprints boldly shout for the endangered communities of Latin America and Colombia – LGBTQ, refugees, and victims of domestic violence – and reflect how black bodies have repeatedly been attacked, manipulated, exoticised and disowned.

A particular focus is the loss of collective cultural memory caused by the long-term simulation and imposition of a systematic white society in Colombia, gradually erasing the indigenous  heritage and leaving a blank space inside contemporary black individuals.

Lilophilia studied Visual Art at the Pontificia Universidad Xaveriana, Bogota, and she came to the UK to do her MA in Printmaking at Camberwell, University of Arts in 2018. On graduating she won the 2020 East London Printmaker’s prize, and since graduating she has exhibited at Saatchi Gallery, Anna Lovely Gallery and FAWW Gallery. She now lives and works in London.

Instagram:  @lilophilia

Paul Hannon

Paul Hannon is a London-based painter and printmaker.

He abandoned a career in financial journalism to pursue a life-long desire to create, rather than to report, and has been exploring the possibilities of painting, woodcuts and linocuts.

Paul’s aim has been to pare away conventional motifs and focus on the barest elements. Horizons are optional, perspective is an unnecessary convention, and all we are left with is a sense of nature in its purest form.

Recent works include a linocut series created to celebrate the Tokyo Olympics and to try to capture the intensity of effort the athletes used to secure victory.

His work is held in private collections in Germany, Ireland and the UK.

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