Edward Gordon Craig (1872-1966)
Stage Designs, Drawings, Engravings and Photographs
Monday 29 November 2010 – Friday 28 January 2011 (Gallery 1 & 2)
The son of the actress Ellen Terry and architect Edward Goodwin, and initially an actor himself, Edward Gordon Craig is now acclaimed as one of the most innovative of British wood engravers and stage designers. Looking for new ways to express his ideas for theatre design, he was introduced to wood engraving by William Nicholson of Beggarstaff Brothers. Drawn from his family’s collection, the exhibition charts the development of Craig’s work through wood engravings, etchings and Beggarstaff-inspired ‘black figure’ woodcuts for theatre designs, ephemera, photographs and scale reconstructions of stage sets.
A Monnow Valley Arts Centre touring exhibition.