Printmaker Hugh Ribbans in conversation with Marg Mayne in the context of the exhibition “Storytellers – Connecting through art: the power of stories”. This talk will be an opportunity to explore the artist’s work, process, influences and overall artistic journey.
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Hugh Ribbans was born in Faversham towards the end of WWII. He grew up and was educated at the local District School and Queen Elizabeth’s Grammar School. He studied at Canterbury College of Art between 1959 and 1963. Relief printmaking was his craft subject, particularly linocutting. He obtained the NDD in Commercial Design. He moved to London in 1963, where he worked as a graphic designer in advertising and design, eventually becoming creative director of a design group.
In 1974, he decided to become a self-employed graphic designer and illustrator. His clients included advertising, corporate and packaging design companies. He also illustrated books and publications for publishers including the BBC.
In 1989, he bought a restored Columbian press, circa 1860, and returned to lino and wood block printmaking.
He moved back to live in Kent in 2000, eventually settling in Conyer, where he works as an illustrator, printmaker and designer. He mainly produces linocuts and occasionally woodcuts. Primarily working in black and white, he will sometimes add colour in small areas to provide a contrast or detail. He also makes multiblock prints using five or six colours.
He has exhibited at the Barbican Gallery, the National Theatre, the National Print Exhibition, the Printmakers Council Open, The Society of Wood Engravers, the Society of Wildlife Artists, the Fry Gallery and the Affordable Art fair.
Dr Marg Mayne has been a senior executive and CEO for a range of organisations working across culture and leisure. Having a life long interest in the arts, she has been Director at the British Council, Chair of Akram Khan Dance Company, and Trustee at Stour Valley Arts in Kent, as well as hosting “in conversation” events with authors at the Faversham Literary Festival. Marg is fascinated by the stories, inspirations and motivations behind the creation of art, and how telling them can enhance the audience’s appreciation of the work.
• 1:30 Arrival, warming-up and networking.
• 1:40 Talk
• 2:10 Questions from the audience
• 2:30 Close
18 High St, Canterbury, Kent, United Kingdom, CT1 2RA
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