Top Printmaker puts her Stamp on Clitheroe Exhibition

Fine art photographer and printmaker Chloe McCarrick at the launch of In-Print, the latest exhibition at the Platform Gallery in Clitheroe
Fine art photographer and printmaker Chloe McCarrick at the launch of In-Print, the latest exhibition at the Platform Gallery in Clitheroe
Published Friday, 23 August 2019

An internationally-acclaimed fine art photographer and printmaker who grew up in Chatburn is putting her stamp on the Platform Gallery in Clitheroe.

Chloe McCarrick, who attended St Augustine’s RC High School, Billington, is one of 19 leading British printmakers showcased in the exhibition, In-Print, which runs at the gallery until 21 September.

From her London studio and darkroom, Chloe blends science and art to create bespoke, original and limited edition prints and gifts inspired by female empowerment and natural history that celebrate the lives of extraordinary, trailblazing women.

She is best known for the circular cyanotypes she produces using a photographic process pioneered by 19th Century botanist Anna Atkins, the world’s first female photographer and first person to publish a book illustrated with photographs.

Chloe’s work has been exhibited internationally, including at the famous Saatchi Art Fairs, hosted next month in Los Angeles.

Ribble Valley Borough Council’s arts development officer, Katherine Rodgers, said: “In-Print is a showcase of celebrated British printmakers, who use both traditional and innovative printmaking techniques to produce astounding work.

“We are particularly delighted that Chloe McCarrick is part of the exhibition – not only is her work internationally-acclaimed, but she undertook work experience at the gallery while a local school pupil!”

Other In-Print exhibitors include:

  • Ann Charlish, of Leicestershire, who designs and creates handcrafted accessories fusing silkscreen printing with Harris tweed and leather
  • Hester Cox, of Horton-in-Ribblesdale, whose colourful and richly-textured limited edition prints reflect the natural landscape and are inspired by things she sees while fell running
  • Hannah Nunn, of Hebden Bridge, who uses digital and gravure printing techniques to make distinctive paper-cut table, wall and floor lamps, wallpaper, fabrics and decorations, inspired by the natural world and in demand internationally

The Platform Gallery in Station Road is open Monday to Friday 10am to 5pm, Saturdays 10am to 4.30pm and Sundays 11am to 4pm.

In-Print runs until 21 September and further details are available from the gallery on 01200 425566.

 

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