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Join us at 6pm in the gallery during printmaker Norman Ackroyd’s exhibition ‘Images of the North’ to hear the artist talk about his work and inspiration. Norman Ackroyd has built a reputation as one of Britain’s most highly regarded printmakers.
He made his first etching at Leeds College of Art 60 years ago before winning a place at the Royal College of Art in London where there were 15 other students from Yorkshire, including David Hockney.
“We brought our Yorkshire accents and our work ethic with us’ he said.
Although Ackroyd now lives and works in London he visits Yorkshire often, working in plein air, outside in all weathers, making a watercolour in situ before creating an etching and ensuing prints in his London studio.