Relief printing is a traditional form of printmaking in which the raised areas of the print surface are inked and printed (in contrast to etching and other intaglio processes where the recessed areas hold the ink). Its two most common forms are woodcut and linocut prints, each of which gives a very distinctive and bold graphic appearance, allowing for some truly striking imagery.
This exhibition features a selection of relief prints from the University’s extensive print collections. It includes works by notable masters of the form such as Alison McKenzie and Willie Rodger, as well as former students of Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design.
The exhibition has been created as part of Print Festival Scotland 2016.
Image: Illustration 2 by Elaine Penrice, c.1996