Printing Magic at the Tamar Valley Centre



IMG_9601A new art exhibition of printing magic opens at the Tamar Valley Centre in Drakewalls on November 18th. The exhibition brings together a broad range of lino prints by students working under the tuition of local artist Peter Ursem, in his nearby studio at Gresham House, Albaston.

The lino print is regaining popularity in recent years. Many people may remember having tried lino printing in their early school days.

Peter Ursem says: ‘Making a lino print is a simple and honest technique that is not difficult to understand and doesn’t need complicated equipment. But don’t be fooled by the apparent simplicity of this form of print. By applying contrast, colour, mark-making, movement and rhythm in your design, you can create the most dramatic and powerful images.’

IMG_9602Exhibitors include members of the ‘Tuesday Print Club’ (Pat Fuzzard, Claire Heatley, Sue Hindle, Lily Russell, Helen Tworkowski, Annette Wrathmell) and Sarah Gregory, Helen Skidmore and John Snell, studying at Plymouth College of Art. Also on display is a selection of Tamar Valley prints by Peter Ursem. The exhibition shows finished pieces as well as sketch designs and proofs, illuminating the process of the lino print.


‘Printing Magic’ is open to the public from Wednesday 18th to Sunday 29th November, daily from 11am to 4.30pm at the Tamar Valley Centre, Cemetery Road, Drakewalls, PL18 9FE. Most works on display are for sale.

For information contact Peter Ursem on 01822 833668 or by email to

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