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South Bank icon at the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition

Paul’s linocut ‘Hayward III’ is among the works selected for the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition.

Billed as the ‘biggest, brightest and most colourful Summer Exhibition yet’, the annual art show marks its 250th anniversary this year and has been curated by Grayson Perry.

It runs from June 12 to August 19, and you can find Paul’s print in the Sackler South wing, artwork no.1068. Visit the Royal Academy website for more.

Royal Academy of Arts 250th Summer Exhibition, Royal Academy, 12 June-19 August, Burlington House, Piccadilly, W1J 0BD, Sat – Thurs 10am-6pm, Sun 10am-10pm

 

‘Barbican’ and ‘St Paul’s’ on show in Royal Society print exhibition

Paul’s ‘Barbican Lime’ and ‘St Pauls II’ linocuts are on display in the RE Original Prints exhibition at Bankside Gallery this month.

The large-scale group show features work by members of the Royal Society of Painter-Printmakers. Founded in 1880, the ‘RE’ is one of the world’s leading printmaking institutions.

Its annual ‘Originals’ show spans the breadth of printmaking techniques, from linocut to screenprint and etching.

RE Original Prints, to June 9, Bankside Gallery, Thames Riverside, 48 Hopton Street, London SE1 9JH, 020 7928 7521, info@banksidegallery.com, banksidegallery.com

Exhibition | ‘Futures Past – 20 Years of Linocuts’

In a major new solo show on London’s South Bank this spring, Paul showcases the breadth of his work across two decades of printmaking.

‘Futures Past’ is Paul’s ode to an ever-changing London skyline, taking in old classics – including now iconic prints of Battersea Power Station and Tate Modern – through commissions for high profile clients such as the Southbank Centre, Royal Shakespeare Company and Transport for London.

Paul’s commercial and book cover illustrations will also be on display, along with preparatory sketches, gouache roughs and linocut blocks revealing the process behind the prints.

Paul Catherall, ‘Futures Past – 20 Years of Linocuts’, gallery@oxo, May 3 – 13, Oxo Tower Wharf, Bargehouse Street, South Bank, London SE1 9PH, Mon – Sun, 11am – 6pm, click here for map.

English Heritage campaign to save industrial icon

English Heritage has commissioned Paul to create a limited edition linocut of Shropshire’s historic Iron Bridge as part of a crowdfunding drive to restore and save it.

The world’s first ever iron bridge, it stands as an icon of the Industrial Revolution and was built in 1779 spanning the River Severn. It was declared a World Heritage Site in 1986.

But it now needs vital repair work to save it and English Heritage has launched a campaign to raise £25,000 to help begin the delicate restoration. Paul has created an edition of 50 handmade linocut prints of the bridge to mark the start of the fundraising and to reward those who donate £275 or more. Postcards and tote bags featuring the image will also be offered to people who contribute to the crowdfunding scheme.

For more on the fundraising bid see here, and for an interview with Paul see the English Heritage blog. You can find the original print here.

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