Robert Tavener Linocuts The Print Process as ‘A String Quartet’

8th August – 19th September 2015

In association with the Emma Mason Gallery

Whether images of boats, guardsmen, cathedrals, or rolling landscapes Robert Tavener’s prints are varied, beautiful, bold and colourful; “My subject matter is a personal interpretation of the richness, variety, beauty, and underlying relationship with the past, of our landscape and building.” This exhibition at West Yorkshire Print Workshop will take an in-depth look at the way in which the highly-respected Hampstead-born printmaker and illustrator Tavener used linocut techniques to celebrate both English countryside and English architecture, astutely likening the process to ‘conducting a string quartet.’


Corresponding Event

Exhibition talk/presentation from Emma Mason Gallery

Saturday 12th September 2015

Emma Mason Gallery, founded by Emma and Richard Mason in 2004, represent printmaker Robert Tavener (1921-2004). To coincide with the exhibition of his linocuts at WYPW Emma and Richard will give an illustrated talk about Tavener’s life and work. Robert Tavener was a very close friend of theirs and the talk will include anecdotes about his life as well as images from his 50 years of printmaking.