STUDIO-HOLDERS at the West Yorkshire Print Workshop, Eastthorpe, Mirfield, have produced a mixed exhibition.
The display, at Dewsbury Museum, Crow Nest Park, not only includes a fine selection of prints but notable works of painting, glassware, plaster and fabric.
Julia Clegg has submitted a large watercolour and acrylic painting, Gossip, which makes good use of town female figures.
Her screenprints, Embalmer and Sunbank, are in her usual vibrant style, with the script on Embalmer providing food for thought.
Grassy Bottom Triangle, an acrylic by Freda Davis, is a large, pastoral landscape, with well-handled trees and colours.
Tony Chisholm gives is two semi-figurative, visionary images of The Mill, with reds, blues and black creating an exciting effect.
His small oils, Blue Landscape at Holmfirth and Edge of the Field are impressionistic and deftly handled.
Colin Higgins provides a somewhat macabre touch of fun in his acrylics Circus of the Libido and Cinema of Memory with Ice Cream Sales Girl.
Lucy Hainworth’s etching Cardborard City, makes its point strongly, featuring a Big Issue seller and a cardboard protrusion from the print.
She is also showing a colourful and exciting image of Mirfield station in silkscreen.
Sammy Palfrey delivers a hard-hitting piece in screen print and collage, which is mainly a tribute to Che Guevara, but also finds space to take Primark to task for poverty-level wages paid to Bangladeshi workers.
Cath Brooke uses imaginative treatment and judicious colouring for Longwood, with its three-storey buildings.
Still in the Colne Valley, Ian Wrench’s screen print Titanic Renaissance impressively evokes the huge size of the old mill, now converted into flats.
Glass trays by Liz Danby are subtly coloured and beautifully designed. Catherine Green is showing works in handmade felt and Dionne Swift in hand-painted devore velvet.
Pat Lawrinson has created graceful images of the archangels Jophiel, Chamusi and Michael, using mixed media, silkscreen and beads, while Yvonne Grist’s evocative photography embraces subjects as varied as a beach in Northumbria, Camels of the Sahara and the Streets of Havana.
Carol Southern’s fabric Eco bag carries the environmental message “fantastic, not plastic” while Helen Aldous’s tilting at today’s information overload was awarded the Calder Graphics Prize for her entertaining Zombies Ate My Brains.
The show runs until June 29. It is open 11am to 5pm, Monday to Friday, and noon to 5pm on Saturdays and Sundays.