The Norwich Print Fair
CHRISTOPHER SMITH St Margaret's Church, St Benedict's Street, Norwich
> St Margaret's Church, St Benedict's Street, Norwich
The Norwich Print Fair is celebrating its first decade with an attractive and varied show of work. It is also offered at very reasonable prices, and though some of the pictures would command quite a lot of space, there are plenty of others that would fit into any home.
Laurie Rudling's little etchings of bare trees, outlined against a blue sky, for instance, repay close attention. Fragile and calm in the still air, they convey an air of great serenity. The same is true of half a dozen woodcuts by Cordelia Jones.
Small, very closely observed, the tiny record of a Derelict Hot House at Holkham, for instance, has visual intensity, with a great deal of precise detail put to good use. Though black and white, the images also seem remarkably bright.
Colin Bygrave captures twilight rural scenes with a touch of gentle melancholy. The mood is livelier in H J Jackson's linocuts. Fascinated by the shape of boats and their gear, he is at his very best in Red Flag Markers. What he records is realistic, yet what he sees is vivid colour and intricate pattern.
- 1 Body found in the sea at Great Yarmouth
- 2 Holiday Inn to become 'care hotel' to help struggling hospitals
- 3 One of East Anglia's largest property builders is sold to investment firm
- 4 Norwich firm part of growing number of businesses working four day weeks
- 5 People are driving for hours to visit this loaded fries and doughnut kiosk
- 6 A year on: Tributes to teacher who died following tumour diagnosis
- 7 John Lewis CCTV footage leads to Norwich gun arrests
- 8 War-time bomb lay dormant for 80 years before exploding under fishing boat
- 9 1920s bungalow up for sale in one of the Broads' most sought-after villages
- 10 Arrive by boat at new Norfolk wedding venue
Bronwen Edwards, too, sets out for familiar everyday sights. Imagination, though, gives her different perspectives as the shapes are singled out, jumbled and then rearranged. The delightful, slightly whimsical effect is reinforced with a muted pastel talent.
It's good to see two examples of prints created by pupils from Paston Sixth Form College. Darlene Daniels, for example, responds to the shapes of a tumbledown shed with a remarkably assured line and texture.
The show continues until September 24 with open portfolio days on September 17 and 24.