John McGowan - Printmaker

Original Prints from an Original Printmaker

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The Yarrow Gallery
4th-18th November 2017
John's Retrospective at the Yarrow Gallery showed over 90 prints from his entire printmaking career. It also featured proof sequences that illustrate how his prints develop and a small display of work by printmakers who have inspired him: Josef Albers, John Piper and Gerd Winner.
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One sequence of prints comprised his earliest extant lino print, made when he was 16, to a variety of experimental works made over many years.
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Works were borrowed from Northampton Museum and Art Gallery and private collections to present an almost complete set of his Canal prints.
Elsewhere in the Gallery prints were hung in thematic groups:
Illustrated here ; " a conversation with Picasso", "The Rotherhithe Suite" and 'Travels".
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The exhibition was well received and provided a focus for reunions with friends from across the years.
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Thanks to all my friends and relations who travelled from across the country to see the exhibition and to share a meal.


You can also see John's work at:

Black Cab Studio

5, Church Street,
Deeping St. James,
Lincolnshire. PE6 8HF
Telephone 01778 345425
Gallery Stamford
3 Maiden Lane
Telephone: 01780 753737

Previous exhibitions

Warehouse and Mill

Shortwave Café,
The Biscuit Factory,
28th June - 27th July 2017

Alfred East Open 2016

“Rotherhithe WareHouse” awarded Portland Print Prize
"Rothersthorpe Lock 2” & “Kind of Blue” on display

Alfred East Gallery
April 9th - 14th May
17 Bowling Green Rd,
Kettering NN15 7QX
Tel. 01536 534274

The Painter & The Printmaker: Jerome Hunt & John McGowan

Stamford Arts Centre Gallery
June 25th – July 12th 2016
27 St. Mary’s St., Stamford, PE9 2DL
Tel. 01780 763203

We Love Warhol 

Art in the Heart
Fri. 16 Oct. - Thurs. 24 Dec. 2016

Open 2015
Alfred East Gallery

For The Love of Venice
Northampton Museum and Art Gallery
May – July 2015

70 80 Print
Northampton Museum and Art Gallery
Dec 20th 2014 – Feb 22nd 2015

Prints with a Local Flavour
John Clare Cottage
July 4th 2014 – March 2015

Open 2014
Peterborough City Gallery
Jul 19th – Sept. 21st 2014

Open 2014
Alfred East Gallery
April 26th – May 31st

South Holland Open 2013

Open Exhibition
City Gallery, Peterborough
Oct. 1st- Nov. 23rd 2012

East Midlands Open 2012
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