Merry Christmas from all of us at Bristol Print Collective! It’s been a fantastic year for all of us and here’s a chance for us to look back on the last year and plan for the future.
This year we graduated from our Masters in Multidisciplinary Printmaking at UWE, hosted a residency for Danish Printmaker Gry Jenson, set up a summer exhibition at North Gallery, and delivered pop up printmaking workshops at End of the Road Festival, The Affordable Art Fair, Tolpuddle Festival, Summer School at UWE, Cato Press, Dockyard Bristol, Café Kino, North Gallery Workspace and many more!
Rollers and inks down, that’s us for 2018, and what a year it has been. Thanks to everyone who has supported us this year, roll on 2019 where we have lots of exciting projects lined up! Watch this space.
Jemma is exhibiting a selection of etchings and stone lithographs at this years Woolwich Contemporary Print Fair.
With over 350 specialist artists and exhibitors, Woolwich Contemporary Print Fair is the only fair in London to deal solely in contemporary printmaking, and the largest of its kind in the UK, set in the impressive former carriage factory at the Royal Arsenal, Woolwich.
Celebrating every aspect of printmaking - from etching and lithography, to woodblock and screen-printing, exciting emerging talent sits alongside established practitioners such as Chris Ofili, Paula Rego and Norman Ackroyd RA.
With an incredible range of prints for sale and exhibitors with an unsurpassed knowledge of their craft, interactive demonstrations and workshops, and a programme of talks and tours, offer visitors of all ages an insight into the practice of printmaking and what to look for when starting to build their own collection.
22-25 November 2018Thursday 22 November
Friday 23 November
New Collectors Evening 18.00-22.00
Saturday 24 November
Sunday 25 November
Lisa and Vicky have framed works on show at Southmead Hospital until December 14th as part of Fresh Arts programme with another Bristol printmaker Miranda Harris. Exhibition is located at The Sanctuary Gallery (main concourse) Southmead Hospital.
Jemma has work currently on tour with West Yorkshire Print Workshop as part of the Flourish Award 2018. She was also awarded the Visitor's Choice award! The exhibition tours to PR1 at the University of Central Lancashire, Preston from 5th - 22nd November and then to Spike Print Studio in Bristol from 19 January - 16 February 2019. Find out more here.
We know how to do festivals.. bring the pasta machines, roll up the ink and get foraging leaves! We had a great time at End of the Road Festival. This was our second time at the festival and we were lucky to have the best print drying weather (warm and not windy!). We welcomed over 200 participants who joined us in printing fun to entertain and fulfil their creative minds whilst in between watching excellent bands!
Get yourselves down to North Street for our pop up exhibition, only open for one weekend! We are celebrating Gry's residency in Bristol and showcasing our works from our degree show. You can take part in our collaborative map making workshop too so drop in from Thiurs 16th - Sun 19th. Hope to see you there!
We were delighted to be asked to return to Tolpuddle Festival and run a printing workshop. This year we wanted to make something special so we designed a banner for Unison to celebrate their 25 years anniversary. The banner was created from individual lino cut stamps and styrofoam prints created on the day of the festival. The next day the banner was paraded down Tolpuddle with the other official banners!