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Michael Craig-Martin in conversation with Michael Bracewell

1 November 2017

Recorded on 1 November 2017 at the Alan Cristea Gallery, London.
Artist Sir Michael Craig-Martin speaks to writer, curator and cultural commentator, Michael Bracewell about his latest series of prints and drawings, which (amongst other things) feature iconic modernist architecture of the 20th century.
In conjunction with the exhibition Michael Craig-Martin: Quotidian (4 October – 17 November 2017).

Gillian Ayres: Book Launch and Authors Talk

19 February 2018

Recorded 19 April 2017 at the Alan Cristea Gallery, London

A public discussion led by broadcaster and journalist Andrew Marr, author and art critic Martin Gayford, David Cleaton-Roberts of the Alan Cristea Gallery, and chaired by Helen Waters, also of the Alan Cristea Gallery, to celebrate the launch of a monograph on Gillian Ayres RA CBE (b. 1930), one of Britain’s most respected and best-loved post-war artists and a pioneer of abstract painting.

In March 2017 book publishers Art/ Books, in conjunction with the Alan Cristea Gallery, published the definitive monograph on Ayres, spanning her six-decade long career. Featuring over 400 pages, and 200 illustrations, it includes a foreword by Andrew Marr, and texts by Martin Gayford and David Cleaton-Roberts. It is the first major publication on the artist’s life and work in more than fifteen years.

The Alan Cristea Gallery is the exclusive publisher and distributor of Gillian Ayres original prints.

Printing 'Caldera Overlook' by Emma Stibbon

15 July 2017

In Summer 2017 Emma Stibbon began printing Caldera Overlook, her largest work to date, which measures 214 x 372 cm. The woodcut, an edition of 10, evokes the glow of a volcanic crater through lush rainforest as witnessed by Stibbon during her 2016 residency with the Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park. Printed by the artist and Amy-Jane Blackhall of INK on PAPER PRESS, assisted by Lisa Takahashi, at Spike Print Studio, Bristol.

In conjunction with the exhibition Emma Stibbon: Volcano (2 - 30 September 2017).

Gillian Ayres woodcuts in production at Thumbprint Editions

29 March 2017

Gillian Ayres worked with printmaker Pete Kosowicz and his team at Thumbprint Editions, Camberwell, to make her recent woodblock prints, including Illyria, 2017, as seen in this film.

"Ayres relishes the visual effects of the grain from an ash woodblock and slow layering of colour, printed ‘wet on dry’, all laid onto the feathery texture of Japanese Unryushi paper. For each of these new prints, certain blocks were carved back, leaving only the raised shape to be printed; for other elements, pieces were carved as independent units that were then locked together like a jigsaw for printing." David Cleaton-Roberts

Papering the World in Original Print: Alan Cristea interviewed by Paul Coldwell

20 March 2017

For a new series of interviews on contemporary and historical art, produced and published by Art in Print ( Paul Coldwell, Professor in Fine Art at the University of the Arts London, interviewed Alan Cristea in July 2016. 

Supported by the IFPDA Foundation.

Paul Winstanley in conversation with Charlotte Mullins

21 April 2016

Artist Paul Winstanley speaks to historian, writer and broadcaster Charlotte Mullins about his new body of paintings and prints that depict the interiors of British art schools.

During the summer months of 2011 and 2012 Paul Winstanley travelled throughout England, Scotland and Wales photographing unpopulated art school studios. The imagery provided the source material for this new series of work.

In conjunction with the exhibition Art School: New Prints and Panel Paintings (17 March - 7 May 2016).

Cornelia Parker in conversation with Jonathan Watkins

4 November 2015

Artist Cornelia Parker talks to Jonathan Watkins, Director of Ikon Gallery, Birmingham, about her career and biggest print projects to date, One Day This Glass Will Break and Thirty Pieces of Silver (Exposed).

In conjunction with the exhibition Cornelia Parker: One Day This Glass Will Break (12 October - 14 November 2015).

Ian Davenport: Fabstraction

4 March 2009

A short film exploring a major body of etchings and monoprints by British artist Ian Davenport, made for his 2009 exhibition, Fabstraction (4 March - 17 April 2009).

Julian Opie: This is Shahnoza in 3 Parts

10 October 2008

A short film exploring a series of nine, life-size works by Julian Opie. This is Shahnoza in 3 Parts features linear images of a pole dancer called Shahnoza in nine different poses

In conjunction with the exhibition, This is Shahnoza in 3 Parts (13 October - 15 November 2008).

Christiane Baumgartner: Screen Shot

8 September 2008

A short film exploring a new body of monumental woodcuts based on Christiane Baumgartner's own films and video stills.

In conjunction with the exhibition Christiane Baumgartner: Screen Shot (8 September - 8 October 2008).