Cutting a Fine Line

'Cutting a Fine Line - The Art of Printmaking' is a 10 year retrospective of printmaking by Cowprint Artists' Group exhibited at God's House Tower, Southampton.

Event details


Tori McLean (MSDC) is showcasing her seaweed monoprints in exhibition with 19 fellow printmakers from Cowprint Artists' Group at God's House Tower. The exhibition explores the exciting diversity of modern printmaking and the rich variety of techniques that can be used to express ideas.


God's House Tower,
Town Quay Road,
Southampton, SO14 2NY


29 Apr 2022 to 8 May 2022

Opening Times

Friday & Saturday 10am - 5pm and Sunday 10am - 4pm


Free Admission

Printmaking, as an artform, truly spans the ages - from humans using their hands to leave impressions on cave walls to contemporary artists embracing the interaction of ink, plate, paper, and press.

In celebration of our 10th Anniversary, Cowprint invites you to explore the exciting diversity of modern printmaking through the varied work of twenty local artists. All the work on display has been printed by hand, with our artists taking advantage of the rich variety of different printmaking techniques to express their ideas. Artists will also be on hand to talk about their work and demonstrate the different techniques being used.

During the exhibition there will be opportunities to meet the artist printmakers involved and see the making of different types of printing plates being demonstrated.

Within the exhibition you will find examples of relief methods, such as woodcut, wood engraving and linocut, intaglio methods such as etching, mezzotint, solar plate and collagraph, which offers the possibility of combining both intaglio and relief, and finally planographic methods such as monoprint and screenprint.

Each printing process, of which there are many, offers its own set of distinct visual qualities, very different from a drawing, painting, or photography. A more detailed explanation of these techniques along with tools, materials and plates will also be on show and artists will be on hand to talk about their work and demonstrate the different techniques used.