News / Sir Gawain

  • Read all about it! Clive Hicks-Jenkins and the Penfold Press!

    We were delighted that Clive Hicks-Jenkins featured on the cover of Printmaking Today. You can read James Russell's article about his collaboration with the Penfold Press and discover a little about the beginnings of this exciting project.

  • Sir Gawain and the Green Knight - Part 2

    Gawain Arrives at Fair Castle, a screen print by Clive Hicks-Jenkins



    For the past two years, Clive Hicks-Jenkins has been making a series of fourteen screen prints based on the medieval poem Sir Gawain and the Green Knight. January will see the second and concluding Gawain themed exhibition at Martin Tinney Gallery, with all 14 prints on show, accompanied by art historian James Russell’s insightful observations on the images. 

    Clive writes: "Each screen print is constructed from many layers of transparent ink, all carefully aligned and overprinted to make the complete image. Initially, I make each layer of the artwork on a transparent sheet of lithographic film. There are up to twelve layers per print, and they're rendered only in black and red as the intended colours don't enter the equation until the printing stage. Once the layers of film for a print have been completed, each is transferred to a micromesh screen by Dan. Inks are mixed according to the sample colours I produce, and the printing begins. No-one really has a clear idea of how anything will look until the image begins to emerge, layer by layer from the printing press. It can feel like magic."

    For more information about the exhibition visit the Martin Tinney Gallery website at or contact the gallery on 029 2064 1411. 

    Clive Hicks-Jenkins and the Penfold Press: Sir Gawain and the Green Knight - Part 2

  • Gawain and the Green Knight at Martin Tinney Gallery

    It's opening night at the Martin Tinney Gallery and your first chance to see the opening six prints in Clive Hicks-Jenkins new series of prints based upon Sir Gawain and the Green Knight.

  • Clive Hicks-Jenkins




    I’m delighted to announce the beginning of a new collaboration with the artist Clive Hicks-Jenkins. Over the coming years, Clive and I are to embark on a journey to produce a series of prints based upon one of our favourite poems ‘Sir Gawain and the Green Knight.’ Clive is an artist that I have admired for some time, and so thanks must be paid to Sarah Parvin - aka The Curious One - who managed to put us in touch.

    You can find out more about the project by following the link to Clive’s wonderful Artlog.…/gawain-at-penfold/



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