19th Sep 2020 -
19th Jan 2021

12 - 5

Impressions: A printmaking Response to Towneley

Printmakers from Prospect Studio in Waterfoot have produced works inspired by Towneley Hall Historic House, Art Gallery & Museum including the surrounding parkland.

Artists have focused on the period rooms, art gallery, museum collection and the garden whilst some have been drawn to quirky almost hidden details responding with imaginative new works. Most artists visited the hall over a period of 4 months producing drawings and taking photographs on which to base their works. A variety of different printing techniques have been used ranging from etching, aquatint, drypoint, relief, chine-colle, monoprint, collograph, mezzotint and mixed media prints.

Alan Birch has been the driving force behind the exhibition. He has been working from Prospect Studios for 16 years where he teaches printmaking to groups and individuals, offering bespoke workshops. Alan works across a number of North West Art Galleries and is a print specialist at The Whitworth Art Gallery in Manchester.

All work is for sale in the exhibition with a percentage of the sale price being donated to Pendleside Hospice.

Unfortunately, due to both CoVid-19 and much needed structural building work being undertaken to the hall, this exhibition is currently not accessible in person. We have instead created a Virtual Tour of the Main Art Gallery and our Temporary Exhibition Galleries.

A reduced entry fee of £2.75 per adult is in place due to conservation building works taking place at Towneley Hall.

All areas of the Hall will be open to the public with the exception of the Regency Rooms, Medieval Long Gallery and Great Hall. Visitors will still be able to see the Victorian Kitchen and the stunning Art Gallery. The eclectic collections including an Egyptian Mummy, the Whalley Abbey Vestments, Lancashire-oak made furniture, Pilkington’s Pottery and the Towneley Bear are also still fully accessible.