Rebecca Eelbeck: Borders and Boundaries
27 March - 6 April
This body of work loosely explores the landscape of the Solway Coastline of Cumbria and the south-westerly region of the Scottish Borders. Rebecca’s practice is process led, allowing different printmaking techniques to inform the final images.
For her first experience of relief printing using woodcut, Rebecca has used a playful approach to her image making by highlighting prominent shapes and patterns in the sand on the Solway Coast, tracing the natural lines made by the water in the landscape. Working in woodcut provided restrictions and control that her silkscreen monotypes otherwise lacked, allowing fluid gestures and spontaneous colour blends to form the images of the final screen prints. The screen prints are based on a tourist map of the Scottish Borders- the lines depicting the territorial borders surrounding the village of Newcastleton.
Rebecca Eelbeck lives in Newcastle upon Tyne and was born in Cumbria. She completed a degree in Fine Art at Northumbria University and recently completed a two-year residency as the Graduate Fellow in Printmaking at Northumbria University. Rebecca has exhibited her work widely across the North East of England.
Rebecca is one of three recipients of a Northern Print Making It bursary for emerging UK artists funded by Idlewild Trust as part of the Nurturing Young Professionals fund.
Special Viewing: Thursday 28 March 6-8pm
You are warmly invited to a special viewing of the exhibition where you can speak with Rebecca and find out more about her work. Refreshments will be provided. If you would like to join us an RSVP would be appreciated but not essential. Please reply to firstname.lastname@example.org or 0191 2617000.
Images:Rebecca Eelbeck. Untitled (1&2). Silkscreen monotypes. 59.4 x 42cm. 2019