Emma Stibbon – Territories of Print 1994-2019 – Exhibition at Rabley Drawing Centre

Celebrating twenty-five years of Royal Academician Emma Stibbon’s magnificent prints her exhibition at Rabley Drawing Centre continues until 21 December.

“Stibbon …draws from the printmaker’s prosaic materials images which are marvellous and compelling, images which expand our imagination and leave us awe-struck”  Gill Saunders, Senior Curator (Prints), V&A Museum 

A beautiful fully illustrated book ‘Emma Stibbon, Territories of Print 1994-2019’ is also available to accompany the exhibition (£30) available from via our website Rabley Publications , in the gallery or at the Royal Academy of Arts shop.

Emma Stibbon is ‘artist as witness’ to our landscape and environment on the cusp of change: polar regions; volcanoes; deserts; coastal and urban. Through the alchemy of printmaking Stibbon envelops us in her experiences with monumental woodcuts and tactile intaglio prints, where volcanic ash is embedded into the printing plate. There is a seriousness that underpins this endeavour; a combination of craft and emotion that is questioning, raw and unflinching.

Thu – Sat 10-5
Sunday opening 8 December 11-4
And by appointment
01672 511999

Entry FREE


Emma Stibbon Review by Fiona Robinson in Evolver

Fiona Robinson, herself an artist, reviewed Emma’s work for the South West Arts magazine, Evolver as part of their ‘Wessex Winter Guide’. In the piece Fiona describes “Stibbon’s powerfully beautiful prints” that “display her complete mastery of her material and her process.”


Evolver link to Fiona Robinson PDF


Emma Stibbon

Emma Stibbon RA

Emma Stibbon is a British artist living and working in Bristol, UK. She was born in 1962 in Münster, Germany. Stibbon’s early career included training and working as a paper conservator. She studied Fine Art BA (Hons) at Goldsmiths, London, and Research Fine Art MA at the University of the West of England. In 2019 she was awarded an Honorary Doctor of Letters by University of Bristol for her contribution to the arts.

Stibbon often works for extended periods of time in the landscapes and places of interest to her. In 2010 she was awarded the Derek Hill Scholarship at the British School at Rome. Other projects include the Stiftung Federkiel residency at the Spinnerei, Leipzig, and the 4th International Gyumri Biennale, Armenia.

In 2013 Stibbon was part of the Arctic Circle expedition to Svalbard in the High Arctic, supported by Grants for the Arts, UK. She was also chosen for the Artist Placement in Antarctica, organised by the Friends of the Scott Polar Research Institute. In 2019 she was awarded the Queen Sonja Print Award, Svalbard, High Arctic. Numerous artist-in-residence opportunities in the USA have informed her recent projects, including, the Josef and Anni Albers Foundation, Connecticut, Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park, Death Valley National Park, California and Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona.

Stibbon’s work is held in private and public collections including the Victoria & Albert Museum, London; Bristol City Museum and Art Gallery; Russell-Cotes Art Gallery and Museum, Bournemouth; Pallant House Gallery, Chichester; University of Chichester Collection; Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge; New Hall Art Collection & Murray Edwards College, Cambridge; Scott Polar Research Institute, University of Cambridge; Laing Art Gallery, Newcastle on Tyne; New Art Gallery, Walsall; San Diego University Collection; Jonathan Meese collection, Kolm; Céline & Heiner Bastian collection, Berlin; Potsdam Museum, Berlin and the Stadtmuseum, Berlin.

Emma Stibbon was elected Royal Academician in 2013.

www.emmastibbon.com   /  www.royalacademy.org.uk

The Exhibition continues until December 21st

Thu – Sat 10-5
with special Sunday openings 10 Nov and 8 December 11-4
And by appointment
01672 511999

Entry FREE


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