This weekend I was lucky to receive as my Mother’s Day gift, tickets to attend a talk titled “In conversation with Angie Lewin” at The Hepworth, Wakefield.
I was super excited to be going to this event as I have been a big fan of Angie Lewin’s prints for many years. The talk was hosted by Gill Saunders, Senior Curator of Print at the V & A Museum and in it they discussed the inspiration, influences and techniques that are used in her work.
It was interesting to hear how the nature found near Lewin’s homes in North Norfolk and Scotland have inspired her choice of subject matter. Through walking in the countryside and observing the flora and fauna native to these parts she has used them to make her wonderful nostalgic prints. She went on to say that it is often the overlooked weeds that get her attention.This is especially when they have passed their prime as it is their structure and the seed heads that provide her with inspiration for the striking prints that she produces.
It was a thoroughly enjoyable discussion and I found it particularly interesting to hear about how her artwork is created from the initial concept through to the final finished piece.
As a bonus, a visit to The Hepworth is always a pleasure. Named after Wakefield-born artist Barbara Hepworth it is the largest purpose-built art gallery in the UK outside of London.
This waterfront gallery showcases an impressive array of nationally important sculptures and offers space for a changing of temporary exhibitions.
You can find out more about Angie Lewin’s work at www.angielewin.co.uk
Details about The Hepworth can be found at www.hepworthwakefield.org