Gill Curry is a Liverpool based printmaker. Her series of prints focus in particular upon French landscapes. She regularly creates new prints in The Bluecoat’s print studios.
Gill has also previously curated and produced a body of work for the Bluecoat Display Centre exhibition ‘Print Journeys’. This exhibition explored the impact of journeys on her own and a group of other local printmakers works. These prints explored the potential of different print media from small images in woodcut and large lino cuts, to a diverse range of screenprints and etchings.
Gill has used the following quote by Vincent Van Gogh as inspiration for her prints:
“I had come to stop on the edge of an olive grove. It was quiet save for the sounds of cicadas hidden in the trees. Behind the grove were wheat fields bordered by a row of cypresses, over whose tops rose the irregular ridge of the Alpilles.”
Gill says of her work:
“The impact of journeying to and rediscovering St Remy, Provence has led to an exploration in print of the distinctive features of this wild landscape. The flame flickering appearance of the cypress, the light and heat of the sunflower and the rocky limestone outcrops of Les Alpilles. I believe that life here is just a little more satisfying than in many other spots.”