Impressions: A printmaking Response to Towneley

19 September 2020 – 19 January 2021

Printmakers from Prospect Studio in Waterfoot have produced works inspired by Towneley Hall Historic House, Art Gallery & Museum including the surrounding parkland.

Artists have focused on the period rooms, art gallery, museum collection and the garden whilst some have been drawn to quirky almost hidden details responding with imaginative new works. Most artists visited the hall over a period of 4 months producing drawings and taking photographs on which to base their works. A variety of different printing techniques have been used ranging from etching, aquatint, drypoint, relief, chine-colle, monoprint, collograph, mezzotint and mixed media prints.

Alan Birch has been the driving force behind the exhibition. He has been working from Prospect Studios for 16 years where he teaches printmaking to groups and individuals, offering bespoke workshops. Alan works across a number of North West Art Galleries and is a print specialist at The Whitworth Art Gallery in Manchester.

All work is for sale in the exhibition with a percentage of the sale price being donated to Pendleside Hospice.


Further information:
  • Restricted opening times Saturday – Thursday, 12.00 pm – 4.45 pm. Booking is essential
  • Location:  Towneley Hall Museum, Towneley Park, Burnley BB11 3RQ
  • Cost: £5 for a 12 month pass
  • Contact: Tel: 01282 477130;