Your help will Bring our Archive to Life

Jun 07, 2022

We need your help to raise the £26,350 funding needed to ‘Bring the Curwen Archive to Life’ in our new Gallery space.

The Curwen Press under Stanley Jones in the 1950’s was the first studio in the UK to establish Artist Printmaking by enabling both the print technician and Artist to work together in collaboration. This was a unique way of working as presses had previously been operable only by union members.

The Archive holds prints (both finished and in stages), letters from Artists and supporting documents relating to the lithographic print process including Henry Moore, Barbara Hepworth, Paula Rego, John Bellany, HRH Prince Charles and Elizabeth Frink to name but a few from the 1960’s to early 20th Century.

It provides an important insight to the finished print edition enabling an understanding of process, technical skills and artistic aims.

We want to catalogue the archive putting all items online making both prints and supporting documents truly accessible for everyone not just visitors to the Gallery.

Your support will allow us to bring the past, present and future of print together for all to see.

As a thank you for your donation you will have the opportunity to choose from a range of rewards, including limited edition fine art prints from Artist Printmakers including John Bellany RA, Nicholas Charles Williams, David Borrington RCA and Yoshishge Furukawa.

Visit the Art Fund campaign page here