Bird Silk-Screen Prints By Robert Gillmor Printed by Emily Gillmor
EXHIBITION TITLE: Bird Silk-screen Prints
WHERE: Pinkfoot Gallery, Cley, Norfolk, NR25 7RB
WHEN: 10am–5pm 16–30th NOVEMBER 2019 (selling starts from the
1st November via telephones)
CONTACT: Sarah Whittley or Emma Denham for images and information
firstname.lastname@example.org , Tel: +44 01263 740947
- Robert Gillmor MBE, PPSWLA has teamed up with his artist daughter Emily to produce 22 new silk-screen designs, a remarkable feat given Robert has been recovering from an illness that has seen him hospitalised for almost a year. He says, “I’m very happy Emily has been able to bring my new designs to life.”
He is a founder of the Society of Wildlife Artists, alongside Scott, Ennion etc., has contributed to over 500 books and magazines, and has illustrated the prestigious Collins New Naturalists covers since 1985. Also a total of 46 Royal Mail Stamps including Birds of Britain, Fur & Feathers and Farm Animals: Sheep, Cattle and Pigs.
- Emily Gillmor, an artist in her own right, who like Robert has a long association with Reading University’s Art department, has stepped in as print-maker (an arduous process)
- Hand-printed, limited to between 15–31 of each edition.
- Silk-screen Prints were revived as a medium by the pop artists in the 50s, including Andy Warhol – although screen printing appeared more than 1,000 years ago in China’s Song Dynasty.
- Robert Gillmor is the UK’s most famous living wildlife artist – he’s affectionately known as the grandfather of wildlife art. Now in his 80s, due to restricted mobility, he’s no longer able to make linocuts. In 2015 Robert was awarded an MBE for services to wildlife art. He is one of the UK’s most popular wildlife artists; creator of the RSPB logo, cover artist for Collins’ long-running, flagship New Naturalist series. In the last 12 years Robert has produced 33 Collins New Naturalist covers, 30 gallery editions, 23 jackets etc and 46 stamp designs. • New, surprise artworks will be revealed in the gallery on the 16th.