Woolwich Print Fair

This huge celebration of contemporary printmaking in Woolwich’s Royal Arsenal is a real treat for art fans.

See Paul’s linocuts at the Royal Society of Painter-Printmakers and Eames Fine Art stands alongside a treasure trove of work from more than 350 fellow printmakers.

Woolwich Contemporary Print Fair is the only fair in London to deal solely in contemporary printmaking, showcasing every aspect of the medium – from etching and lithography to woodblock and screen-printing.

Emerging talent sits alongside established practitioners such as Chris Ofili, Paula Rego and Norman Ackroyd RA and there is a packed programme of demos, talks and workshops.

Among Paul’s works on show will be Southbank Magenta II, Barbican ShapesSt Paul’s II and Hayward Grey II.

Woolwich Contemporary Print Fair, 21-25 November 2018, Building 17, Cartridge Place, Royal Arsenal, Woolwich, SE18 6ST,


Ink Paper + Print by the Seaside

Head to the sea this October for a weekend of illustration and printmaking at the annual Ink Paper + Print fair at Eastbourne’s Towner Art Gallery.

Paul will be exhibiting his linocuts and giving a guest talk on Saturday 13 October about the journey from jobbing illustrator to earning a living from making prints – including the highs and lows of creating commissioned work, touching on inspirational 20th century commercial artists such as Tom Purvis, Fred Taylor and Tom Eckersley.

Other exhibitors include Emma Mason Gallery, Michael Parkin Fine Art, Pressing Matters, Design for Today and The Mainstone Press. To book a seat at Paul’s talk click here.

Ink, Paper + Print, Saturday & Sunday 13-14 October, Towner Art Gallery, College Road, Eastbourne, BN21 4JJ,


Back to Yorkshire for ‘The Original Print Show’

See Paul’s work this autumn in The Original Print Show at Yorkshire contemporary fine art gallery Zillah Bell.

Each year, celebrated printmaker Norman Ackroyd tours the Print Room at the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition and selects pieces for this annual show. Paul is one a number of artists handpicked to exhibit for 2018 – including Jonathan Lloyd, Neil Bousfield, Clare Cutts and Rod Nelson – giving the gallery scope to exhibit a large selection of prints by each.

On display will be Paul’s Hayward III (pictured) alongside a selection of other limited edition linocuts. For Paul, it marks a return to his family’s roots – both his parents hail from Leeds, although he and his brothers were brought up in Coventry.

The exhibition runs to September 22, with a Private View on Thursday 13 September. For more details please email

The Original Print Show, Zillah Bell Gallery, to 22 September, 15 Kirkgate, Thirsk, North Yorkshire, YO7 1PQ,

‘Meet the Artist’ at Bankside

Join Paul at Bankside Gallery on London’s South Bank this weekend for a special ‘meet the artist’ event.

Paul will be talking about the linocut process, showing sketches, roughs and alternative colour versions as well as working on a new piece on the day.

Bankside Gallery is home to the Royal Society of Painter-Printmakers (also known as the ‘RE’), of which Paul is a Fellow. His print ‘National Grey’ (pictured) features as part of the RE’s annual Print Collectors Club set this year.

There’s no need to book – just drop by on the day and say ‘hello’. For more details see here.

‘Meet the Artist – Paul Catherall’, Bankside Gallery, Sunday 9 September, 1.30-4pm, Thames Riverside, 48 Hopton Street, SE1 9JH. Click here for map.

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,,

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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