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Intricate print work by students of Helen Tranckle on display at thegallery@360°

By North Devon Journal  |  Posted: December 12, 2013

  • CRAFTED: Antipodi (woodcut) by David Ames.

  • INTRICATE: Frezy (drypoint) by Allie Garrity.

  • RURAL: Moor Rising (drypoint) by Helen Allcock.

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INTRICATE work by creative printmaking students can be seen at thegallery@360°. The students have had a fabulous opportunity to study printmaking with Helen Tranckle, a long time resident artist at the 360° Trust's studios at The Old Sawmills in Filleigh.

The show, In Print, features portfolio work by students who include David Ames, Gill Jones, Allie Garrity, Jane Willis and Helen Allcock.

Helen, who started her printmaking classes for artists of all abilities in March of this year, has been inspired by the creativity of her students.

"The pleasure in teaching invariably ends up as a two way relationship which benefits both student and tutor.

"It can be very illuminating seeing how each student interprets a particular subject so differently. It's also thrilling to watch people develop from tentatively printing off their first image to seeing a drying rack full of prints in a very short space of time."

The show includes woodcuts, linocuts, dry point etching, lino etching and mono printing, which express an insight into the personal journey and style of each artist.

The nature of print is often viewed traditionally as a purely graphic image but in this exhibition it is clear that fine art has been a clear and incisive part of printmaking.

"It has been informative, inspirational and fun," said Gill Jones. "I highly recommend it – but you're not having my place on Helen's courses, because I'm signing on for more."

A studio day, providing an opportunity for those inspired by the exhibition or interested in taking up printmaking for themselves, will be a chance to explore Helen's studio and watch demonstrations. It's on Friday, December 13, 3pm-5pm.

The exhibition which is in support of Children's Hospice South West runs until Sunday, December 22 at The Old Sawmills, Filleigh.

It is open Wednesday to Sunday, 10.30am until 5.30pm. Invited donation of £1 for Children's Hospice South West. Details: www.360trust.org or phone 01598 760658, email helen tranckle@360trust.org.

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