Duration: 7 December 1995 – 7 January 1996
Organisation: NiMAC [Nicosia Municipal Arts Centre, Associated with the Pierides Gallery] Cultural Centre of Popular Laiki Group and thee British Council
Curator: Yiannis Toumazis
Seventy six engravings made by well-known British artists are presented in this exhibition from the unique collections of the British Council in London. Artists, such as David Hockney, Ben Nicholson, Terry Frost, Henry Moore, R.B. Kitaj and Eduardo Paolozzi give the mark of the British postwar art through their engravings.
The exhibition covers 30 years and is divided in two sections. The first section is the phase austerity (1946-1960) and the second, after 1960, the phase of prosperity during which the British printing techniques are developed due to the expansion of professional printing studios.
In addition, eight works by Terry Frost, David Hockney, Richard Hamilton, Richard Smith, Allen Jones, Patrick Caulfield and Alan Green are also exhibited.
PROGRAM OF EVENTS
Friday, 8 December 1995, 7.30p.m.
A full overview of the British art scene of the period through an illustrated presentation by the art critic, Bryan Robertson, OBE.
GUIDED TOUR OF THE EXHIBITION
Saturday, 9 and Sunday, 10 December 1995, 11.00a.m.
by Bryan Robertson
ENGLISH SUNDAY BUFFET LUNCH
Sunday, 10 December 1995, 1.00p.m.
to be served at the Centre’s restaurant to the accompaniment of soft music by the Bank of the Adjutant General’s Corps.
ENGRAVING AND PRINTING DEMONSTRATION
Wednesday, 13 December 1995, 4.00-7.00p.m.
by the well-known Cypriot engraver, Hambis Tsangaris
8.12.1995, 7.30 pm
Review of the British art scene during 1946-1976
By the art-critique Bryan Robertson
9.12.1995 and 10.12.1995, 11.00 am
Exhibition tour by Bryan Robertson with Greek translation.
Engraving and printing presentation by the engraver Chambis Tsagaris:
13.12.95, 4.00-7.00 pm
English Buffet at the Centre restaurant with music by the Military Band of General Adjutant’s Force.
20.12.1995, 7.30 pm
With Themis Christodoulou string orchestra, Nicosia Singers and the Vocal Group of Hellenic music school.