April is #PrintMonth at the Royal Academy

The RA have a triple whammy of exhibitions based around print this month. Firstly there is an exhibition of etchings and screenprints by Norman Stevens ARA which runs until 25 May in the Tennant Gallery. The Renaissance Impressions in the Sackler Galleries, is a richly rewarding exploration of chiaroscuro woodcuts from the collections of George Baselitz and the Albertina Museum in Vienna. Then, at the end of the month, is the London Original Print Fair, its 29th year at the Royal Academy. With some 50 international exhibitors, the four-day show offers the opportunity to see and buy original prints, from the earliest Renaissance woodcuts to the latest editions by contemporary masters.

The RA are also encouraging people to get involved online by using #printmonth on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

Renaissance Impressions is in the Sackler Galleries until 8 June 2014.

Norman Stevens ARA is in the Tennant Gallery until 25 May 2014.

London Original Print Fair is in the Main Galleries, 24 – 27 April 2014.

Much more information in the article https://www.royalacademy.org.uk/article/99 including featured artists, videos and where to find more online content for Print Month. As well as under the Print Month tag on the RA website.



Enter the international biennial neo:printprize 2014


Achieving critical acclaim in its inaugural year the neo:printprize offers a prestigious showcase for contemporary visual artists working within the field of printmaking alongside an impressive list of sponsored prizes and the opportunity to be considered for the 12-week neo:residency supported by University of Bolton.

neo:printprize2014 invites artists to submit works across the full range of printmaking techniques from the traditional to the digital, including 3D prints, monoprints and print related installations. The exhibition intends to raise awareness of new trends and directions in printmaking by showcasing excellence and innovation in contemporary printmaking. The exhibition is open to all artists over the age of 18 worldwide. Continue reading

Half Cut exhibition


Half Cut opens this evening at Stour Space in Hackney Wick. The show is curated by Nick Morley (aka Lino Cut Boy) and features the work of eight artists including James Brown, Sean Starwars and Victoria Browne.

Bringing together artists from the UK, USA and Italy, Half Cut is a showcase of contemporary woodcut and linocut prints. The apparently simple technique of carving and printing a block of wood or linoleum gives rise to a multitude of possibilities.

The artists in the exhibition have been selected for their innovative and diverse approaches to the medium. Each artist’s hand is apparent in the printed images they produce; concept and method are intertwined.

Private View – Thursday 6th March 2014 7-11pm
Opening Times – 7th – 31st March 9am-5pm daily


Victoria Browne
Umberto Giovannini
Nick Morley
Heidi Plant
Peter Rapp
Sean Starwars
Euan G. Stewart
Mark Andrew Webber

Image: ‘Zippy’ by Sean Starwars