cambridge contemporary art

Hugh Ribbans

Hugh Ribbans trained at Canterbury College of Art. Relief printmaking was his craft subject at college, particularly linocutting, and in 1989 he purchased a restored Columbian press, c.1860. He produces linocuts and woodcuts. Many of his prints are in black and white, with sometimes a small area picked out by hand in colour. Recently he has returned to working on colour linocuts using several blocks for each colour which was his discipline at art college. His subject matter can be images of animals and birds or people and places seen when travelling. An everyday incident or occurrence can suggest a possible print. Many of the images have a story to tell.

He has been described as having an obsession with line and he looks for patterns in the cutting whilst still producing representational images. Always with a reverence to Edward Bawden. He has exhibited at the Barbican Gallery, the National Theatre, the National Print Exhibition, the Printmakers Council Open, The Society of Wood Engravers, the Society of Wildlife Artists, the Fry Gallery
and the Affordable Artfair.

Go to our Printmaking Techniques page for more information on how these prints are created

The works illustrated below are intended to give you a taste of what the gallery has to offer, please email us on info@cambridgegallery.co.uk or call us on 01223 324222 to find out which pieces are currently available. Prices range from £110- £260.


Birds Boats and Bicycles .

30cm x 47cm

linocut

£160 unframed

Conyer Creek

31cm x 44 cm

linocut

£160 unframed

£260 framed

Love Alphabet

42cm x 25cm

linocut

£130 unframed

Sheep May Safely Gaze

linocut

£160 unframed

only a couple of artist proofs left!

On the Waterfront

25cm x 56cm

linocut

£260 framed

Bee is for Bicycle

30cm x 47 cm

linocut

£130 unframed

£260 framed

 Mr Cushing Takes a Walk   linocut   £160 unframed

Mr Cushing Takes a Walk

linocut

£160 unframed

Goal!

41cm x 56cm

linocut

£150 unframed

Dances with Fish

36cm x 39cm

linocut

£260 framed