IMPACT 12 International Printmaking Conference, Bristol
Riso Soup Exhibition, new prints, and a week talking about all things print!
At the end of September I travelled to Bristol with the DCA Print studio, to attend and participate in the IMPACT 12 conference. IMPACT is a biennial conference focusing on exclusively printmaking! It was amazing to come along and be involved with lots of projects and events.
It was an inspiring feeling being amongst printmakers for a whole week, learning, looking and absorbing.
Bristol is a great city, with really friendly vibes. Towards the end of our time there I really started to feel at home. There were a few cool shows on at the old Firestation and the Island, including @thestateofprint, who opened the conference with a fun parade down through Bristol city centre!
RISO SOUP: MISPRINT
Misprints; mistakes, serendipity, growth, progress, metamorphosis, variations, change.
After a whole summer of work, MISPRINT came alive in the form of a show in UWE, Bristol.
Above is a snap of the huge wall of risograph misprints! They are all true, serendipitous prints of overlaid designs in the book we produced.
It was a huge challenge to install, but really worth it, I think!
Here are the designs we started with, submitted via open call. They are all pages in the book, where they are shown next to the ‘misprinted’ overlay pages.
We had loads of great comments while the show was up. Now we are back in Dundee, it’s on to finishing up the remaining books, getting them to our artists, and have some ready to get out there into the world.
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Show: Optical Impermanence
Group show & print portfolio at UWE, Bristol
I made a print for this really interesting project curated by Brownlow, Iancu and Scheuer who are based in Purdue University. They describe the project like so;
Optical Impermanence is a collaborative and interactive exhibition and portfolio project using the concepts of touching, merging, and metamorphosis as exploration of optical play through interactivity of image and materials. For this project, selected artists will create an edition of 22 round prints (9.5”) on Japanese paper, vellum, mylar, or other translucent surface. The works will be layered atop one another and will interact with one another when viewing and traveling through the print collection.
With these translucent prints, the portfolio will be in a constant state of optical play, with overlap and layering creating new interactions, intentional placement, interdependencies and discovery.
Until next time! 😊