Dorothea Wight and Marc Balakjian

Dorothea Wight and Marc Balakjian

Until 2 March 2014

Floor 2

Studio Prints


Until 15 April 2014

Floor 1

The New Art Gallery Walsall is proud to present  together for the first time in a public institution the work of artists and printmakers Dorothea Wight and Marc Balakjian. The couple have won international print prizes for their work, and are particularly renowned for their skill in the medium of mezzotint.


In 1968 Dorothea founded the Studio Prints workshop in London. For 40 years she and Marc collaborated with artists to produce editions, working with leading modern British artists including Julian Trevelyan, Anthony Gross, Tess Jaray, Stephen Conroy, Frank Auerbach and Celia Paul. Marc also worked exclusively with Lucian Freud for 25 years.


This 2 part exhibition shows not only a selection of the original work of Dorothea Wight and Marc Balakjian, but also presents a group of prints produced at Studio Prints for other artists and celebrates the couple’s contribution to 20th century British printmaking.


In Conversation

Saturday 1 March, 2pm

Marc Balakjian discusses the legacy of Studio Prints and his collaboration with artists such as Lucian Freud and Frank Auerbach.

Book your free place in advance by calling 01922 654400


Mezzotint Masterclass

Friday 7 and Saturday 8 February, 10.30am – 3.30pm

£60 (for 2 day workshop, includes all materials)


Exhibiting artist and renowned printmaker Marc Balakjian will run a two day course teaching mezzotint techniques. There will be a talk and demonstration followed by the opportunity for participants to work with a small copper plate to create their own mezzotint print.


Places limited, advance booking required, call 01922 654400





Exhibition available to tour to other venues, for more information please contact Julie Brown, Collections Curator   01922 654428


Main image credit:  Dorothea Wight, Far from Here, mezzotint, Courtesy the Estate of the artist.