Printfest 2015 call for entries

Submissions are now open for Printfest 2015.

“Our aim is to provide artists with a low-cost opportunity to exhibit their work in this beautiful part of the country and sell at affordable prices to the public.  The 2014 Printfest weekend attracted 1,400 visitors with art sales of £47,000.”

Printfest 2015 will take place at the Coronation Hall, Ulverston, Cumbria on Saturday 2 and Sunday 3 May, with the Private View on the evening of Friday 1 May.

Exhibiting fee: £230 for hanging space that is 3.5m wide x approx 1.9m tall.

The closing date for applications is Monday 5 January 2015, the application form is available on the Printfest website.

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Manchester Print Fair

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This Saturday is also the 8th Manchester Print Fair. Held at the amazing People’s History Museum, which is fittingly the national centre for the collection, conservation, interpretation and study of material relating to the history of working people.

Manchester Print Fair is part of Design Manchester and is sponsored by GF SMITH PAPER who will also be taking part in the fair with a series of Colourplan demonstrations including origami, letterpress and screen printing!

There are over 30 stalls at the fair, with lots of great looking stuff judging by the RT from @mcrprintfair over the last few days.

Free entry, 12pm-4.30pm Saturday 25th October at People’s History Museum, Left Bank, Spinningfields, M3 3ER

RSVP on the facebook event.

Picture from Manchester Print Fair‘s website.

Alternative Press Pop-Up zine outlet & DIY art show

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This weekend Alternative Press are hosting a pop-up zine outlet & DIY art show in South London.

Works on display and sale include include self published comix, zines, art-books and poetry pamphlets.

Go along over the weekend and,
share ideas, swap zines, buy, sell,
see and do.

More information on the Alternative Press website

Opening times:

Friday, Public View 7 – 11pm
Saturday 11 am – 6pm
(screenprinting workshop 1pm)
Sunday 11am – 6pm
(screenings 1pm)

Venue:

139 Greenwich South St  SE10 8NX

Multiplied at Christies

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The Multiplied Art Fair, which is devoted to edition contemporary artwork (mostly prints) opened today. There are over 40 stands showing prints, photography, multiples and artist’s books.

Alongside the exhibitors there are live printing demonstrations (from wood block to 3D printing) as well as artist talks from Peter Blake, Marcus Coates and more.

An exhibition held alongside the fair showcases key works from the extensive Printmaking Archive at the Royal College of Art. The collection comprises work by students from the early 1960s (when systematic collecting began) to the present day with some earlier prints from the 1890s. Professor Jo Stockham, Head of Programme for Printmaking at the Royal College of Art discusses the collection and ‘bringing the archive alive’ in a talk at Multiplied on Saturday 18th October.

Opening hours

Friday Oct 17, 9am – 7pm
Saturday Oct 18, 11am – 7pm
Sunday Oct 19, 11am – 6pm
Monday Oct 20, 9am – 5pm

Admission to Multiplied is free.

Location

Christie’s South Kensington
85 Old Brompton Road
London SW7 3LD

Travel

By tube: South Kensington
By bus: 74, 414, 14, 345, C1