East London Printmakers: Artist’s books exhibition

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I spotted a post from East London Printmakers on their instagram page about an exhibition of artists books from East London Printmakers members, launching ELP as the newest addition to the British Council’s Maker Library Network. The details aren’t up on their website yet, but I’m sure they will be soon, in the meantime check out their extensive links page for all things print.

When: Opens 1st April 2016, 6pm-9pm

Where: East London Printmakers, 19 Warburton road, E8 3RT

Who: www.eastlondonprintmakers.co.uk


Into the Fold- Camberwell Press

rtaImage.jpgYesterday saw the beginning of this year’s Into the Fold, organised by Camberwell Press. Into the Fold is a project which is comprised of a series of workshops, live events and lectures which play into an exhibition and a publication. I think upcoming the Wave your Flag workshop looks great.

In their own words “This year Into the Fold will bring together a diverse range of emerging and established creative practitioners and thinkers from the world of art and design. These practitioners have worked and developed projects in collaboration with Camberwell Press in the past. The first three weeks of the project will consist of a series of lectures, workshops and events—open to all—to generate material and formulate an exhibition. This series of activities will explore and question ideas around the terms re-work, re-visit and re-imagine. The participants will re-enact a previously performed event and re-contextualise it for this year’s Into the Fold. The results of this series of events will be exhibited in a setting specifically created by artists Lea Collet & Marios Stamatis for the upper floor of Camberwell Space Projects and become the content for a response in the form of a publication.”

For more information visit the Into the Fold website.

And to sign up to events (all free and open to all) visit the UAL events page

Pushing Print Bursary Awards


After six years of events, awards and celebrating printmaking, Pushing Print have launched their final project…

The Pushing Print Bursary Awards

9 awards are available to apply for as follows:

2 x £500 Exhibition Bursaries
1 x £500 Printmaking Bursary
2 x £300 Printmaking Bursaries
4 x £100 Printmaking Bursaries

Applications are open to printmakers and artists whose work relates to printmaking.

Recent graduates are eligible to apply. These bursaries are not open to past or current members of Pushing Print committee.

Download the full terms and conditions and details of how to apply here- How to apply

Closing date for applications 30th June 2015

If you have any questions please email pushingprint@hotmail.co.uk

HIFEST Hastings illustration festival

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Even before I visited Hastings for the first time last month I had heard about the flourishing illustration community living and working in the town. The Hastings illustration festival- HIFEST promises to showcase the local talent as well as exhibiting internationally renown illustrators from further afield and with plenty to see, watch, hear and buy it looks to be a super day by the sea. And if you are visiting Hastings for the festival I highly recommend a trip on one of the two funicular railways.

What: Stalls, talks, workshops, live drawing, screenings, and students GIF projects celebrating illustration. There are a huge variety of briliant guest illustrators from across the UK taking part in the live drawing. Workshop highlights include ‘Let’s make a collage booklet’ with collage extraordinaires Martin O’Neill & Paul Burgess and Christmas card making with the witty wonder Gemma Correll. Talks include Lawrence Zeegan discussing his brilliant new book ’50 years of illustration’ and panel discussion ‘Illustration online’ where “top illustrators will discuss how they have used social media platforms to develop personal projects, build audiences, gain the attention of clients and create highly successful careers in the world of illustration.”

When: Saturday 6th December 2014. 11am-6pm

Where: The Atrium, Station Plaza, Station Approach, Hastings, East Sussex TN34 1BA

More information: on the blog, website, facebook & twitter.

Credits: Quote and image from the HIFEST website (although I’m not sure who created the illustration)

CMYK animation by Marv Newland

Marv Newland created this simple and beautiful animation for the National Film Board of Canada using found bits of CMYK information and registration marks.

This quote taken from the NFB website describes it beautifully “This short animation is a dizzying celebration of sound, colour and movement. Here, multitudes of CMYK symbols, pulled off flaps of cereal boxes and other common printed materials, have been isolated and assembled. Freed from their workaday origins, these objects become moving artwork. Coloured dots pulsate, crosshairs roll and primary shapes dance. The result: an unrestrained riot of colour and energy.”

Film: Photo etching process with Anouk Mercier

Artist Anouk Mercier talks about her printmaking practice and the the process of photopolymer etching whilst demonstrating how she produces her art works using a combination of techniques and technologies. You can see more of Anouk’s work on her website.

Anouk talks about the bursary she received from Exeter’s Double Elephant Print Studio, where part of the filming took place. The film also features Jamaica Street Studios in Bristol.

Filmed and edited by Joshua Gaunt of workshopsndocs.co.uk, you can watch more of his printmaking films on the Workshops n’ Docs Vimeo page.

Pinterest for Printmaking & Bookbinding

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I have been pinning images to my Pinterest boards, one for Printmaking and one for Bookbinding (this one is fairly new so there aren’t so many pins). For those of you who haven’t used Pinterest it is a website where you can collect images and organised them to virtual noticeboards. You can look at pins, and if you like the look of something click on it once to zoom to it and once more to go to the original website it was posted on. Most of the images link though to ‘how to’ tutorials for various techniques.