Year of Print

Paolozzi and the screen: Printing workshop

Join us for an exciting collaborative event between Winterbourne’s Artist in Residence, Claire Leggett, and University of Birmingham’s Research and Cultural Collections exploring materials and making behind RCC’s current exhibition, Eduwardo Paolozzi, Moonstrips Empire News.

Eduardo Paolozzi (1924-2005) was among the most influential British artists of the twentieth century.  His prolific output spanned many mediums, including proto-pop collage and monumental public sculpture, but it is the artist’s innovative use of screen print, particularly the combination of images and text, which is the focus of this creative workshop.  Working with contemporary artist Claire Leggett, we will be learning about the processes involved in screen printing inspired by the day-glo colours and geometric imagery of Paolozzi’s print series Moonstrips Empire News.  Curator of the exhibition, Jenny Lance, will introduce Paolozzi’s work and highlight some of the underlying themes of the series.

Tickets cost £10, or £5 for students.  Tickets can be purchased in the Winterbourne shop or via the Book Now button on this page.

About Claire Leggett

Claire Leggett is a Birmingham-based painter, illustrator and designer, and is currently Artist in Residence at Winterbourne House and Garden.  Leggett is exploring Winterbourne, drawing inspiration from the seasons, the garden and the visitors’ relationship with it.  She will be holding workshops throughout her residency to share her artistic perspectives and skills.  Find out more here.

About Research and Cultural Collections

The University of Birmingham has thousands of objects cared for by the Research and Cultural Collections department with regular activities, events and exhibitions for staff, students and the public throughout the year.  Find out more here.

About the Eduardo Paolozzi, Moonstrips Empire News exhibition

Research and Cultural Collections presents Paolozzi’s 1967 screen print series Moonstrips Empire News; mass-media culture collides with high art icons in a myriad of day-glo electric tones from one of the leading proponents of British Pop Art.  Admission to the exhibition is free.  Find out more here.

Exhibition runs 28th January – 17th May 2019, Monday – Friday, 9am – 5pm in the Rotunda Gallery, Aston Webb Building, Chancellor’s Court, University of Birmingham