Preview four new exhibitions at Attenborough Arts Centre
Small Print International, in partnership with Leicester Print Workshop, is a touring exhibition of contemporary fine art miniprints by local and international printmakers. The panel made up of curators and printmakers received 631 prints from artists across the world and selected 150 images that measure no more than 100 square centimetres, including etching, lithography, letterpress, relief, screenprinting and digital prints.
Whilst in Leicester, Small Print International will be accompanied by a programme of exhibitions and events at Leicester Print Workshop, Phoenix, De Montfort University.
In addition to Small Print International, Attenborough Arts Centre presents three new solo exhibitions. In Gallery 2 Idols and Monsters by Nottingham-based artist Nick Mobbs, in Gallery 3 The Reliquary Project by artist Jo Dacombe and in the Balcony Gallery Leicester Linocuts by Leicester-based artist Sarah Kirby.
Nick Mobbs’ Idols and Monsters is an investigation into the act of concealing oneself from the gaze of others. These scenes are deliberately ambiguous; leaving us uncertain of the nature of what confronts us. Other works are based on ‘found’ Googled photographs of celebrities and criminals covering themselves.
The Reliquary Project by Jo Dacombe was realised as part of a residency within the School of Archaeology and Ancient History at the University of Leicester. Through the residency she has explored ideas through making, including large and small scale sculptures, drawings, photographs, mechanical devices, scans and x-rays.
The FREE preview evening is open to everyone and will take place on Friday 6 May, 5.30pm – 8pm and is a chance to meet the artists and see the artwork for the first time.
Small Print International (Gallery 1) will continue until Sunday 10 July. Idols and Monsters (Gallery 2) and The Reliquary Project (Gallery 3) will continue until Sunday 3 July. Leicester Linocuts will continue until Sunday 5 June. All exhibitions at Attenborough Arts Centre are free to attend.