Latest exhibition at Torbay Hospital’s HeArts gallery

Images: Steve Manning pictured in front of his artwork displayed at Torbay Hospital's Acute Medical Unit, and Steve pictured in his exhibition at Torbay Hospital's HeArts gallery

Published: 2 June 2023

“Above us only Sky…”, an exhibition by Steve Manning, is currently on display in the HeArts gallery on Level 4 at Torbay Hospital.

Steve was one of the artists from MAKE Southwest who generously donated a digital image for a large wall vinyl in our new Acute Medical Unit. The original lino cut print is on display along with other linocut prints in the gallery.

“I have a been making prints for nearly ten years. I experimented with various printmaking disciplines at the Double Elephant Print Workshop in Exeter until finally settling on relief printing.

“Relief printing is a process where ink is rolled onto a lino block with a rubber or durathene roller. Paper is laid on the inked block which is then passed through a press where the ink transfers from the surface of the block to the paper.

“My work is exhibited in a number of South West galleries and has appeared at the RWA in Bristol, Exeter’s RAMM museum, Falmouth Art Gallery and the Victoria Art Gallery in Bath.”