Bridgwater Arts Centre


Current exhibition


INK + PRINT showcases the work of 3 contemporary printmakers – GEMMA TRICKEY, JO NORMAN & CARL MIDDLETON

Gemma Trickey’s discipline is linocut, generating decorative and eloborate compositions – taking inspiration from the Art and Craft movement, medieval illuminated manuscripts and folk art. Her work winds a modern narrative in ink on paper, stories of buried treasure and folk songs, cut and printed in infinite detail.

Jo Norman’s work explores the qualities of screen printing and Risograph – techniques which allow her to develop and explore layers of colour and shape with individual motifs, creating infinite combinations. Her palette is neon, everything pops off the page, in expressive juxtapositions of colour, line, tone and symmetry.

Carl Middleton puts a modern twist on the centuries old practice of letterpress printing – contemporary dialogue set in vibrant colour, layered in complex, analogue compositions. Overheard conversations, disregarded shopping lists and dictionary definitions are his inspiration. Affording a slow, contemplative textual narrative.


7th February to 25th February - BTC ART & DESIGN STUDENT EXHIBITION

1st March to 1st April - CHANDOS EXHIBITION

4th April to 30th April - THEATRE OF ISOLATION (Steve Welsh)