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Tadek Beutlich exhibition

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Tadek Beutlich (1922 – 2011) is known as a weaver of textile constructions and tapestries and as a printmaker. This exhibition will include his textile work, both wall hangings and constructions and his original hand made prints. Beutlich is recognised for his visionary work in tapestry weaving, extraordinary textiles that pushed the boundaries of his medium with 'free warp’ tapestries woven off the loom and later 'fibre art' using esparto grass and mixed media. Beutlich was also a master at printmaking creating large relief prints that often referenced his textile designs. He made his prints by hand using, as he described, odd bits of wood and lino and then printing them with his own hand made box filled with stones, which worked as a roller and press.
His ground breaking work earned him world recognition with pieces in collections in the UK in the V&A Museum, British Museum, the Government Art Collection and in collections in other countries including North America, Australia, Poland, Sweden. His book ‘The Technique of Woven Tapestry' (1967) is still used as a textbook in textile courses worldwide.
The exhibition, curated by Emma Mason Prints in partnership with Liz Hankins (manager of the Beutlich collection and archive), will display his printmaking, weaving and fibre-art side by side in the beautiful setting of The Jointure Studios in Ditching. Beutlich lived and worked in Ditchling between 1967 and 1974.This exhibition is a rare opportunity to see and buy work from the studio of the late Tadek Beutlich. All work will be for sale.

For more information and images please contact Emma or Richard Mason in the first instance

Tel: 01323 727545
Mobile: 07944 535354
Email: emma@emmamason.co.uk
www.emmamason.co.uk