Year of Print

‘They Called it Winterbourne’: Linocuts by Sarah Moss

Since 2015, Sarah Moss has been artist in residence at Winterbourne.  An illustrator and printmaker with a long association with Winterbourne, Sarah decided to create a series of linocut prints inspired directly by Winterbourne’s history and architectural style.  Following detailed research in the Winterbourne archive, Sarah selected quotes from diaries and letters which shone a spotlight on significant moments in the lives of John and Margaret Nettlefold.  For the overall design of the prints, Sarah took as her template the frontispiece of William Morris’s book ‘News from Nowhere’, which depicted his own house with a panel of text beneath it.  For each of the eight prints, Sarah has created a richly detailed illustration of a particular moment in John and Margaret’s lives, surrounded by a floral border in Arts and Crafts style which has symbolic relevance to the subject matter.

This superb series of prints is on display in our exhibition room on the first floor, along with the archival sources which inspired them.  Sarah’s limited edition linocuts will also be available for sale in the Winterbourne gift shop.

The exhibition has been mounted with the assistance of the Limoges Trust.

They Called it Winterbourne by Sarah Moss