On Wednesday 4 November CCW Professor Paul Coldwell brought a group of students from Camberwell College of Arts to the British Museum to work with their new collection of Jim Dine prints.
Coldwell said, ‘As a taster in advance of my in conversation with the American artist, Jim Dine on 25th November, 6-8pm, I arranged an informal seminar with ten students from MA Printmaking at Camberwell in the beautiful Prints & Drawings study rooms of the British Museum. Dine recently gifted over 200 prints to the British Museum in honour of his dealer, Alan Cristea.
For anyone interested in contemporary printmaking, this is a rich resource, not only to enable an in depth study of this remarkably printmaker, but also to see close up, the wide range of techniques that he has employed, and in some cases invented. There is no substitute for seeing prints “in the flesh” and having such an open and rich resource makes studying in London so special.
After the British Museum, we walked to Alan Cristea Gallery in Cork Street to see the show of Cornelia Parker and by chance met with Alan Cristea himself, fresh from Jim Dine’s print retrospective in Essen so the day had a certain symmetry.’
The student who attended had a positive feedback they agreed. Robert Marney said, ‘Thanks ever so much for showing the second year printmaking around the British Museum yesterday, the work was fantastic, It was greatly enjoyed by all. The work you selected of Jim Dine was superb!!’ Isidora Papadouli said, ‘It was a great opportunity to observe Jim Dine’s work and respond to his images and his printmaking techniques.’