Leicester Print Workshop
50 St George Street
Leicester LE1 1QG
2.00 - 3.30 pm
Cost: £5.00 (see website below)
Sarah Kirby has been a member of Leicester Print Workshop since moving to Leicester in 1991. The Workshop has been at the centre of her practice for over 25 years. This new work tells LPW’s story, overlapping with her ongoing series of linocuts celebrating Leicester’s urban landscape.
Depicting the events and characters that have shaped LPW’s journey from our beginnings in a former caretaker’s cottage in Aylestone with just one press, gradually outgrowing a Victorian end of terrace in Highfields to the planning and transformation of the 50 St. George Street warehouse where LPW is now at the centre of Leicester’s Cultural Quarter. These prints were the first to be printed on a recently acquired hydraulic press, one of several new pieces of equipment now available in our new studio, enabling artists to work on a larger scale.
For this afternoon talk, Sarah will give an overview of her involvement with LPW over the last 25 years, using the prints in the exhibition to illustrate the history of the workshop, and journey to St George St.
She will talk about her practice, looking at how this new work fits in with her other work and how her personal engagement with Leicester is illustrated by much of her work, how it has evolved, and where it might be going.
As well as giving a tour of the Studio – Sarah will also give a demonstration of inking up her lino plates and taking a print on the Columbian Press.