Date: 25th February 2019

The Art of Collaboration  Opens 1 March 2019


Kip Gresham is a master printmaker who, as well as producing his own work, has aided countless artists over decades achieve their creative vision. His meticulous approach to mixing, layering and juxtaposing just the right hues is indicative of his passion for his medium. Whilst the artist is ultimately in control of the concept and form of the image, Gresham brings his own creative vision and technical mastery to help make images which vary enormously in style and content. The scope of work he has contributed to is evident in the work on display.

‘The day to day reality is one of dirty hands, bad backs, beautiful colours, seductive papers and, above all surprises from the artists, those magicians. That's why one does this stuff; This Is Important.’

Ever since he co-founded the Manchester Print Workshop in 1975, Master Printer Kip Gresham has been helping artists realise their visions in the medium of print. The Art of Collaboration celebrates over 40 years of artistic partnerships with giants of the British and international art world, featuring work by 21 Royal Academicians. From the collages of Eduardo Paolozzi and Peter Blake, to the graphic approaches of Elisabeth Frink and Paula Rego, Kip Gresham is an interpreter of artists’ vocabularies, helping them to create works that are unmistakably theirs, in a timeless medium. Kip Gresham’s studio history is also a journey of collaboration with leading printmakers and technological experts, which continues today at the The Print Studio, Cambridge.

Education Guide for Kip Gresham | The Art of Collaboration

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The Heong Gallery

A modern and contemporary art gallery at Downing College, named by Alwyn Heong, an alumnus of Downing College, who is a passionate supporter of the visual arts and a collector.