National Museums NI unveils a new print exhibition recognising the impact that women artists had on the history of printmaking.

The exhibition explores how women artists used the printmaking art form in the 19th and 20th centuries to expand their artistic practice, gain financial independence and have their work seen by the wider public.

Historically women had little access to training in commercial printmaking as it was heavily dominated by young male apprentices who were taught by Master teachers.

Many of the women artists featured were central to the wood-engraving revival of the 1920s and 1930s and the exhibition includes findings from extensive new research on National Museums NI collections.

Over 50 works from the Ulster Museum collection are on display including examples of lithograph, etching and lino print as well as wood-engraving by artists such as Agnes Millar Parker, Clare Leighton, Gwen Raverat and Lady Mabel Annesley.

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