Open Call for Artists! Sheffield-inspired Monoprint Exhibition, Vertiline In Love

What: SHADOWLANDS – An exhibition of Sheffield-themed black & white monoprints.

When: 2nd February – 18th February 2013

Where: Bird’s Yard, Chapel Walk, Sheffield

OPEN CALL FOR ARTISTS!

Get involved in an exhibition of Sheffield-themed black & white monoprints brought to you by Vertiline In Love, a micro-boutique in the new Sheffield arts & craft emporium, Bird’s Yard.

Maybe you have a favourite place in Sheffield? A special memory? An interesting experience? If you don’t live here, how do you view it from afar? What does history have to tell us of this place? What do you wish for its future? It’s up to you, but we’d like to see a wide range of work that’s clearly inspired by the city of Sheffield.

This is something of a pop-up exhibition, so please get in touch super fast so we can include your work! Please contact Claira (email below) for a full brief & further details of where to send your pieces.

Exhibitors need not be from Sheffield. Work will be for sale, 70% of the sale price goes to the artist.

Details:

  • Artwork must be no larger than A3 and be on paper
  • Black & white (or grey) prints only
  • Work must be recieved by 31st January 2013
  • Multiple submissions welcome

 

Contact: Claira Turvey vertilineinlove@gmail.com for full brief & further info.

http://www.vertilineinlove.com

Caxton and the Printing Press- In Our Time, BBC radio 4 show

First broadcast: Thursday 18 October 2012
Melvyn Bragg and his guests discuss the life and influence of William Caxton, the merchant who brought the printing press to the British Isles. After spending several years working as a printer in Bruges, Caxton returned to London and in 1476 set up his first printing press in Westminster, and also imported and sold other printed books. Caxton concentrated on producing popular books that he knew would sell, such as Chaucer’s ‘Canterbury Tales’ and small liturgical ‘books of hours’. The standard of Caxton’s printing may have lagged behind that on the continent, but he was a skilful businessman and unusually for printers at the time, he managed not to go bankrupt. The advent of print is now seen as one of the great revolutions in intellectual history – although many scholars believe it was a revolution that took many generations to have an effect.