Endless Wave: Birgit Skiöld at Air Arts, Derby
Our exhibition of artworks by influential Swedish printmaker Birgit Skiöld is now on display at Derby Teaching Hospitals.
Birgit Skiöld is considered one of the most important pioneers of 20th Century printmaking, championing its status as art. From 1958 until her untimely death in May 1982, Birgit ran the highly successful Print Workshop in the basement of 28 Charlotte Street, London. The workshop was the first open-access professional print workshop in England and soon became a destination of choice for such celebrated artists as David Hockney, Eduardo Paolozzi, Joe Tilson and Victor Pasmore. In tribute to her enormous contribution to printmaking, the V&A held an exhibition of Birgit’s work in 2011.
Curated by the Paintings in Hospitals team, Endless Wave showcases works from our collection focusing on Birgit’s fascination with water, the sea, and Japanese art. The exhibition introduces Birgit’s pioneering experiments with different materials and printmaking techniques.
Endless Wave joins Derby Teaching Hospitals' TEN exhibition in celebrating the tenth anniversary of their arts charity Air Arts. All of the artworks in the TEN exhibition are designed to showcase the connection between art and the positive effects it has on our health and wellbeing.