RE Original Prints 2020: Virtual Private View

On the evening of Wednesday 29 April, the RE were due to hold a Private View at Bankside Gallery to celebrate the opening of their annual members show, RE Original Prints 2020. Unfortunately, due to the temporary closure of Bankside Gallery, the physical event could no longer take place - but that didn't stop the society from marking the occassion with a digital 'hurrah'!

 

The RE ran a 'Virtual Private View' on their instagram account, kicking off the event with a video speech from David Ferry PPRE, and announcing prize winners throughout the course of the evening. Click here to view David's full opening speech!

 

"…We all know as printmakers, enthusiasts, collectors and dealers what the power of the graphic image, the photographic image, the abstract image can actually mean to each and every one of us. By and large, all printmakers use processes of some form or other. We suggest things, we make things up, we celebrate things, and then we share them."

- David Ferry PPRE (extract taken from opening speech).

 

In case you missed it, below are the 9 prize winners. Fill up your glass, kick back, have a scroll through and enjoy a Virtual Private View of your own! Be sure to also have a browse through all of the artworks in the RE Original Prints Online Exhibition. Let us know what you think of this year's selection!

 


 

Jason Hicklin RE

Clifford Chance LLP Acquisition Prize

The Thames, Greenwich Reach, etching, £600 Unframed

 

 


 

Rachel Gracey RE

Canns Down Press Prize

Lands End, San Francisco, lithograph, £1500 Unframed

 

 


 

Phil Greenwood RE

Art Angels Publishing Prize

Moonlights, etching & aquatint, £325 Unframed

 

 


 

Ade Adesina ARE

For Arts Sake Framing Prize

Conditional Love, linocut, £1800 Unframed

 

 


 

Fernando Feijoo RE

Hawthorn Printmaker Supplies Prize

The Future, linocut, £450 Unframed

 


 

Martin Ridgwell RE

Heatherley School of Art Open Studio Prize

Siege III, monotype, £300 Unframed

 

 


 

Robert Baggaley RE

Intaglio Printmaker Prize

Levant, monoprint, £250 Unframed

 

 


 

Terence Gravett ARE

Mike Brennan Memorial Award

Bosvigo - May, woodblock, £270 Unframed

 

 


 

James Boyd Brent RE

Printmaking Today Prize

Annunciation, intaglio & monoprint, £275 Unframed

 

May 1, 2020