Events

‘Print City’

Print Festival Scotland  / Dundee Design Festival 2017

 

May 24th – 29th

10:00 – 17:00
West Ward Works Building
Print City, a project by Print Festival Scotland will be hosted by Dundee Design Festival 2017. West Ward Works will once again be the home to the celebration of design, by the Unesco City of Design from May 24th to 29th.

 

In keeping with the unique location, this years festival’s theme is ‘Factory Floor’ in recognition of the enterprise of modern design techniques, that blend the traditional crafts and industrial heritage with trailblazing contemporary methods and processes in design.

 

Print City springs from both the rich history of print and the vibrant contemporary culture of printmaking that exists in Dundee. This dual inspiration is evident in both the history of the building that hosts Dundee Design Festival and the outstanding print facilities and community of printmakers in Dundee that have made Print Festival Scotland and Print City possible.

 

The work will be fabricated on site in line with the ‘Factory Floor’ theme of this year’s event. Visitors will be able to see the city’s buildings being printed and constructed throughout the festival. The Print City team will create a factory production line in the former DC Thomson printworks, to print striking monochrome designs and patterns onto the hundreds of cardboard surfaces that will form this evolving and dazzling spectacle. As the city takes shape, audiences will be able to participate in the production and interact with the printmakers. They will be able to walk through its streets, sit in its park or watch boats in the harbour – and maybe even help to print a building or two.

 

The construction is based on a set of seven interlocking geometric, architectural shapes that have a playful association with children’s games. The designs printed onto their surfaces have been compiled and collaged from drawings and illustrations created by participants of all ages in a series of public workshops at the Visual Research Centre, DCA earlier this year. Participants were asked to draw their own visions of the city – their personal experiences of the buildings and structures that form their environment, as well as their imagined possibilities of what the city might be in future. These works have been combined with a selection of historic images, illustrations and documentary photographs of Dundee.

 

To find out more about the Print City project and see what has been happening behind the scenes, we will be posting a regular updates on the Print City page on this website. If you’s like to know more about what other exciting projects will be happening through the Dundee Design Festival, follow the link to their website Dundee Design Festival

 


Calender of previous events

2016 Schedule of Events – June 16 -26

Print Festival Scotland are proud to be once again hosting events at venues right across the country, celebrating the community, culture and diversity of print based art.

Thank you to everyone who has submitted events and projects. We have had a huge influx of submissions, ranging from exhibitions, performances, open studio and pop up printing events. Take a look at the listings below and see if there is something for you.
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June 16 – Thursday

‘Beyond Words’ – Exhibition by Poster Project

Dates: May 20-July 8. Monday-Friday 9:00-17:00
South Block, 50–68 Osborne St, Glasgow G1 5QH
Poster Project are out the printing blocks early with their excellent ‘Beyond Words’ project.  Their first ever exhibition of graphic hand printed poster designs based on a randomly chosen word from the dictionary is already open to the public. Poster Project are a group of nine designers from Glasgow-based creative agency, Front Page. This was also an open call project with a huge response from the creative community, combine this with their back catalogue of designs… not to be missed show.

 

‘Art in Relief’ & ‘Macoto Murayama: Growth & Form’ – Tower Foyer/Lamb Gallery – University of Dundee

Dates: Art in Relief  May 6 – June 25. Macoto Murayama: Growth & Form May 14 – August 20. Mon-Fri 09.30-19.00 Sat 13.00-17.00
Tower Building, Nethergate, Dundee DD1 4HN
Art in Relief – This exhibition features a selection of relief prints from the University’s extensive print collections. It includes works by notable masters of the form such as Alison McKenzie and Willie Rodger, as well as former students of Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design.
Macoto Murayama: Growth & Form – Macoto Murayama is a Japanese artist who cultivates ‘inorganic flora’. His extraordinary images are created after minutely dissecting real flowers and studying them under a microscope. His drawings are then modelled in 3D imaging software then rendered into 2D compositions on Photoshop before being printed in large scale.

 

‘Memories of Sambaa K’e’ – Exhibition by Joanna Foster – Nomas*Projects

Dates: May 26 – June 30 *Also see artist talk at Generator Projects on June 19
9a Ward Road, Dundee, DD1 1LP
In 2014 Joanna Foster was artist-in-residence at Sambaa K’e Print Studio, a printmaking facility founded by the Sambaa K’e Dene Band of Trout Lake in the Northwest Territories of Canada.  The print facility was established in 2010. Since then the community have produced an extensive archive of work relating to the lake, the forest, and Dene culture, with the print studio becoming central to everyday life. An inclusive creative space in which all members of the community, including Elders and children, engage in a creative process that promotes community wellbeing and visually reflects an intimate relationship with the land.
Memories of Sambaa K’e is a collection of drawings and prints made during the residency, revisiting connections to the community, the Boreal forest and the source of life that is Sambaa K’e.

 

‘The Long Walk’ –  Exhibition by Ade Adesina – Highland Print Studio

Dates: June 16 – 26 July. Open: Tues – Sat 10am – 5pm (closed 1 – 2pm)
20 Bank Street, Inverness. IV1 1QU.
Ade is a Nigerian artist now living and working from Aberdeen, Scotland. He works with printmaking techniques such as Linocut and Etching, and is known for his large scale works addressing issues such as climate change, deforestation, life, death and nature. Ade’s work is truly mesmerising and is an absolute must see. Works for sale, framed and unframed.

 

‘Orchard City’ – Screenprint posters by Jonathan Baxter and Sarah Gittins a.k.a. Dundee Urban Orchard

Dates: May 6 – July 02
Arthurstone Library, 5 Arthurstone Terrace, Dundee DD4 6RT
Description: Since 2014 Dundee Urban Orchard have been touring their Orchard City screenprint posters in a variety of non-art venues across the city. The posters celebrate the people and values that support the project and sustain the city.

 

‘Black and White’ –  Exhibition by Pamela Scott

Open Studio Everday 12:00-01:00
Dates: June 16-26.
Woodland Creatures, 260-262 Leith Walk, Edinburgh, EH6 5EL
Black and White is an exhibition of recent work by printmaker Pamela Scott featuring real and imagined landscapes and city scenes alongside wildlife, all produced at her studio in Leith. Pop by and see Pamela’s new works on display at the Woodland Creatures Bar

 

‘Contemporary Scottish Printmakers’ – Exhibition by various artists – Amber Arts

Exhibition Open Tuesday-Saturday 11:00-16:00
Dates: June 16 – July 16
78 Montrose Terrace, Edinburgh, EH7 5DP
Amber Arts are exhibiting a variety of printed works to show the diversity of skill and talent of artists working within Scotland.  Not all of the exhibitors are natives but certainly all are developing their practise within the Edinburgh area. Come see their gallery and fantastic print facilities.

 

Dundee Contemporary Arts Print Studio Artists

Exhibition Preview 17:00-19:00
Dates: June 16 – 25 – DCA Shop opening hours
Print Space (Above DCA Shop), Dundee Contemporary Arts, 152 Nethergate, Dundee
Dundee Contemporary Arts Print Studio is a world class facility for printmaking, used by both artists and members of the public. It has an active membership of almost two hundred registered users who have an opportunity to work with the more traditional printmaking mediums of intaglio, screen-printing, relief printing and lithography, as well as the most modern of CNC technologies and equipment. The works in this exhibition will best exemplify the huge variety of not only the many print mediums this facility has to offer, but also the expressive mark making and styles of the artists who work in this space.

 

‘knowing not knowing’ – Exhibition by Jamie Davidson – Peacock Visual Arts

Exhibition Preview 18:00-20:00
Dates June 17-July 30
Peacock Visual Arts proudly presents knowing not knowing, an exhibition of prints and sculptural works by artist Jamie Davidson.
Drawing on a three month period of research in Japan this body of new work develops visual themes explored in Jamie’s previous solo show, which was held at Inverness Museum & Art Gallery in 2015. The installation of prints and sculpture reflect a simplicity of form and sensitivity to material seen in the traditional architecture and craftsmanship throughout Japan. This is particularly evident in the construction of their temples and gardens where boundaries between interior and exterior gently give way to each other. Here in the shadow between the two spaces, a crossing over, or passing through subtly evokes our own sense of being in the world.

 

‘Emily Johns: The Politics of Print’ – Exhibition at Rosangle Arts Cafe Gallery

Exhibition Open Monday -Saturday 10:00-16:00
*Artist talk with Emily Johns –  June 30, 19:00
Dates: May 30 – July 2
Roseangle Arts Cafe Gallery, 132 Perth Road, Dundee, DD1 4JW
On Site Projects are hosting the works by artist/printmaker Emily Johns. Emily’s work engages poetry and politics. This exhibition shows a selection of lino etchings and wood engravings, highlighting the versatility of print as a medium for addressing political concerns.
“This set of prints spans 20 years with their roots in my involvement with direct action against the first Gulf War. They come from practical political action intertwined with the practical work of cutting and scratching and inking of surfaces. Printmaking has always been the art form that belongs to political movements: images that need to communicate strong thoughts and feelings; images that can be reproduced quickly and easily; images that can assert again and again that we think through pictures when we are reaching for humanity and poetry. Controlling the printing press is like controlling the megaphone.”

 

‘Dip Your Toe’ – Mobile Print StudioGovanhill Baths

Exhibition Preview 18:00-21:00
Dates: June 16, 17, 23, 24, 25. Weekdays 10:00 – 17:00, Saturdays 10:00 – 13:00  *Also see pop up event Saturday 18th
Govanhill Baths, 99 Calder Street, Glasgow, G42 7RA
This exhibition showcases works by artists David Farrar, Fionnuala McGoan, Dickie Webb, Nicola Massie and Andreas Behn-Eschenberg who share a contemporary and diverse approach to printmaking. For this show the artists have taken over the Slipper Baths within The Govanhill Baths, adorning each cubicle with a selection of work that reacts to the space through an array of styles, techniques and materials. This is an unique opportunity to experience printed works within the most unusual and interesting of spaces.

 

‘Oval Curves, Tartan Setts and Carved Stone Balls’ – Exhibition by Jim Pattison – Visual Research Centre (DCA)

Exhibition Preview 18:00-20:00
Dates: June 17, 18, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24. Every day 11:00-16:00
Visual Research Centre, Dundee Contemporary Arts, 152 Nethergate, Dundee, DD1 4DY
This exhibition presents three recent series of prints each explore aspects of geometry, have a Scottish connection and make reference to a publication from the 19th century.The Oval Curves prints were made in response to a paper that James Clerk Maxwellwrote when he was 14  – On the description of Oval Curves and those having a plurality of foci , in which Clerk Maxwell investigated ways of drawing ovals and oval curves. The Tartan Setts prints are part of a larger series of paintings and prints in which Jim considers aspects of the history of tartan and proposes new ways of designing tartans using information from his family history and from his own DNA.The prints from the Carved Stone Balls series were made as a result of studying and recording ten examples of these remarkable objects found in the Islands of Scotland.

 

Publication Launch – Duncan Marquiss – Dundee Contemporary Arts

Event and Performance 18:30-21:00
Dundee Contemporary Arts, 152 Nethergate, Dundee, DD1 4DY
Duncan Marquiss has programmed an evening of improvised music and performance to launch the first publication on his work, which documents his exhibition at DCA and contains a commissioned essay by John Douglas Millar.
Duncan’s current solo exhibition in Dundee Contemporary Arts provides an insight into how the organisation continues to provide exhibiting artists the opportunity to create new exciting works in print, utilising the first class facilities in the DCA Print Studio

 

‘Visions of the Sea’ – Exhibition by various artists – HMS Frigate Unicorn

Exhibition Preview 19:00-21:00
Dates: June 17-26. Every day 10:00-16:30
HMS Frigate Unicorn, Victoria Dock, Dundee, DD1 3BP
‘Visions of the Sea’ is a sea themed print exhibition by local artists. Come aboard the ship for the exhibition opening evening, we have live music provided by local band Trip. BYOB.  Free event

 

Enjoy the ‘Visions of the Sea’ on board the last remaining Georgian warship afloat. Admission prices include access to the museum. Adults £5 Concessions £4 Children £2

 

June 17 – Friday

‘First Proof’ – Exhibition by international undergraduate students & recent DJCAD graduates

Exhibition Preview 17:00-19:00
Dates: June 18, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24. Saturday 12:00-16:00, Weekdays 10:00 – 17:00
Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design (DJCAD), Cooper Gallery Project Space & General Course Studios, University Of Dundee, Perth Rd, Dundee DD1 4HT
‘First Proof’ exhibition brings together undergraduate students from Catalonia and Republic of Ireland, with recently graduated young artists from DJCAD. This is a unique opportunity to see the next generation of exciting artist/printmakers from across Europe in Scotland, who are embarking on their solo careers and exploring the varied directions that printmaking provides to an artist’s career.

 

‘Surface Treatment’ – Exhibition at Tin Roof

Exhibition Preview 18:00-20:00
Dates: June 18 -19.
TinRoof, 15 Ure Street, Dundee, DD1 5HZ
Tin Roof will be hosting a group exhibition of artists working in alternative print based media from Cyanotype through to Digital/Actual Collage. The ‘Surface Treatment’ exhibition will coincide with the Tin Roof ϟ Zine Fair, which will be bringing together zinemakers from across the country for a two day zine extravaganza.

 

‘Awake, arise or be for ever fall’n’ – Exhibition by Katie Ravenscraig & Rachel Lee – Generator Projects

Preview 19:00-21:00
Dates: June 18-26. Every day 12:00-17:00
Generator Projects, Unit 25/26/Mid Wynd Ind Est, Dundee DD1 4JG
GENERATOR proudly presents ‘Awake, arise or be for ever fall’n’
An exhibition in which artists Katie Ravenscraig and Rachel Lee respond to archival material from the Dundee Printmakers Workshop Ltd. Through researching the artist-led activity that came before our own formation in 1996 – this exhibition explores the historical records of Dundee Printmakers Workshop Ltd which documented one of the most influential artist-led communities in Dundee.
Special Thanks: Annis Fitzhugh, Elaine Shemilt, Paul Harrison, Scott Hudson, RachelLee, Katie Ravenscraig, Steph Masterson, Alan Bevridge

 

June 18 – Saturday

Saturday is #printjam ! Look out for #printjam events in all of Scotland’s five print studios and other venues. Get in behind the scenes, watch a printmaking demo or better still get printing yourself. If you ever want to know what happens in a print studio, now is your chance!

 

#printjam-‘Print At The Pool’ – Pop Up Print Event (Free) – Mobil Print Studio

Event Open Times 10:00-13:00
Govanhill Baths, 99 Calder Street, Glasgow, G42 7RA
Try your hand at Lino Printing in this FREE drop-in workshop! Carve your own design or use a selection of pre-made stamps to create your very own print! Mobile Print Studio will be setting up in The Slipper Baths at The Govanhill Baths, so come down and take in the beauty of the Edwardian Architecture, create some colourful prints and have your work displayed in the space for the duration of the festival. This workshop is brought to you by Mobile Print Studio (MoPS), a small Glasgow based partnership made up of local artists David Farrar and Fionnuala McGowan, whose work focuses around contemporary print.

 

#printjam – Pop Up Print Event (Free) – Dundee Contemporary Arts

Event Open Times 13:00-16:00
Dundee Contemporary Arts, 152 Nethergate, Dundee
Dundee Contemporary Arts will be hosting print activities for all ages for their #printjam event. Come join the team and get hands on tote bag printing, printmaking from Tetra Packs..yes Tetra Packs! or create your own rubber stamps. Some of these workshops will be ticketed.

 

To book tickets click: tetra-pack-printing

 

#printjam – Studio Demonstration by Robert Powell (Free) – Edinburgh Printmakers

Event Open Times 14:00-15:00
Edinburgh Printmakers, 23 Union Street, Edinburgh, EH1 3LR
Edinburgh Printmakers present a demonstration by exhibiting artist Robert Powell, exploring etching techniques used in his exhibition “Species of Space”, and discussing the importance of drawing within his practice. Species of Space is a solo exhibition by Edinburgh-based artist Robert Powell. The collection of works is a meditation on the city as an idea and as a physical artefact, how it’s constructed and how it’s conserved. It is about the universal city and about Edinburgh in particular, but it is also about citizens, the lives and stories of those who live within the city. Featuring a laser-cut city of miniature cross-sections and a doll’s high rise, in Species of Space we peer through whose cut away facades to see tiny inhabitants restaging in their daily lives scenes from history, art, literature and mythology, recreating Walter Benjamin’s phantasmagorias of the interior where the living room becomes a box in the theatre of the world.

 

#printjam – Open Studio Day – Glasgow Print Studio

Event Open Times 14:00-16:00
Glasgow Print Studio Workshop (second floor), Trongate 103, Glasgow, G1 5HD
A wonderful chance for the public to see what goes on behind closed doors in the Glasgow Print Studio Workshop, the workshop will be open for people to look around and an opportunity will be on offer for people to find out more about this this space and the artist and people who work there. The Glasgow Print Studio will also have original art works from Below Another Sky on show. Below Another Sky was a project that linked all five Scottish print studios with two artists from their home cities and two artists from Commonwealth countries. A rich and ambitious project, a large body of work was made by the twenty participating artist.

 

#printjam – Printmaking Demonstration by Ade Adesina (Free)Highland Print Studio

Event Times 11:00-13:00 and then 14:00-16:00
20 Bank Street, Inverness. IV1 1QU.
A one-off opportunity to see artist in residence, Ade Adesina, printing his copperplate etchings featured in Highland Print Studio’s current exhibition.

 

#printjam – Polymer Photogravure by John McNaught (Free) – Venue: Cromarty Victoria Hall

Event Times-  Demos start at 10:00, 12.30 and 14:00
Cromarty Victoria Hall, High Street, Cromarty. IV11 8YR.
John McNaught, Artist and Studio Manager at Highland Print Studio will demonstrate the wonderful crossover of printmaking and photography that is polymer photogravure.  The event is a collaboration with Ffordes Photographic, Beauly and hosted by Cromarty Camera Club.

 

Tin Roof ϟ Zine Fair

Event Opening Times 14:00-18:00  *Also open Sunday June 19. 14:00-18:00
TinRoof, 15 Ure Street, Dundee, DD1 5HZ
Tin Roof ϟ Zine Fair will be the last event to be held in their current home and location, and they’re going to make a big weekend of it! Following a Scotland wide open call for artists, collectives and presses interested in taking part in their event for zines, artists’ books, editions, publications, and comics of any theme. With zine makers from as far a field as Barcelona, this zine fair will have something of interest for all ziner fans.

 

‘Drinking 5-9 by Working 9-5 (Beer Mat Printing Project)

Event Times 17:00-21:00 (and possibly later)
Huntly Football Social Club, The Crown, The Strathdeveron, Cheers, The Royal Oak, The Gordon Arms and Huntly & District Ex Service Men’s Club. All in Huntly, Aberdeenshire.
Working 9-5 is a collective made up of full time workers based in the North East of Scotland. In need of motivation and peer pressure to make work, the group formed in Spring 2016 and consists of Joss Allen, Yvonne Billimore, Uist Corrigan, Rachael Disbury, Heather A. Fulton, Catrin Jeans, Sophie Lindsey, Fraser MacDonald and Stuart McAdam. They share the belief that ‘everything has been done, but not here, and not by us’. For Print Festival Scotland Working 9-5 are attempting to make prints in a town with no
printmaking facilities. They will produce a series of beer mats to be exhibited/ used to protect table surfaces in Huntly’s drinking establishments. If you’re stuck for something to do on this evening, join the gang on their journey of exploration and printmaking.

 

‘L’Heure Bleue’ – Exhibition by Valerie Norris – WASP Meadowmill

Exhibition Preview 19:00-21:00

Dates: June 19-26. June 19, 20, 25, 26 – 14:00-17:00, June 23 17:00-20:00,
Meadow Mill Projects 1, Level 4, WASPS, Meadow Mill, West Henderson’s Wynd, Dundee, DD1 5BY
L’Heure Bleue is an exhibition of new prints and sculpture by Valerie Norris, programmed as part of Print Festival Scotland 2016. It is the second of a two-part project at Meadow Mill by Norris and follows on from her 2015 exhibition Marble dusting / Fixed satin. The works in L’Heure Bleue have evolved from found domestic and everyday objects, and material appropriated from old fashion magazines, books, knitting patterns and fragrance packaging. All of these elements are intuitively selected, combined and arranged to form a complex accumulation of associations and rhythms. For Norris, this process is a way of contemplating the counterpoint between reality and imagination, and the transformative potential of objects and everyday detritus.

 

‘In Our Own Time’ – Exhibition by DCA Print Studio staff – WASP Meadowmill

Exhibition Preview 19:00-21:00

Dates: June 19-26. June 19, 20, 25, 26 – 14:00-17:00, June 23 17:00-20:00,
Meadow Mill Projects 1, Level 4, WASPS, Meadow Mill, West Henderson’s Wynd, Dundee, DD1 5BY
The staff at DCA Print Studio are kept busy, while on duty, helping everyone access the facilities and make great work. However they also work hard to maintain their own practice and keep their skills up to date. For this reason they are constantly experimenting with new technologies, materials and processes, and to find the best way to apply them to realise their ideas. This exhibition focuses on some of the recent outcomes of this research, showing works in progress along with finished projects.

 

June 19 – Sunday

Tin Roof ϟ Zine Fair / BBQ and Performance Evening

Event Opening Times 14:00-18:00  (BBQ 16:00 / Performance 19:00)
TinRoof, 15 Ure Street, Dundee, DD1 5HZ
The Tin Roof team will be going out in style on their last day in their present home. Come join the ‘tinners’ bunch for more zine fun and the infamous Tin Roof BBQ along with an evening of poetic, literary and musical performances. MTAT feat. Tragical History Tour, Shithawks, Stonethrower, Salem Street and Bob Flambe And The Atoms Of Desire.

 

‘Memories of Sambaa K’e’ – Artist Talk by Joanna Foster – Generator Projects

Event Time: 14:00-15:30
Generator Projects, Unit 25/26/Mid Wynd Ind Est, Dundee DD1 4JG
In 2014 Joanna Foster was artist-in-residence at Sambaa K’e Print Studio, a printmaking facility founded by the Sambaa K’e Dene Band of Trout Lake in the Northwest Territories of Canada. Join Joanna as she shares her Memories of Sambaa K’e and talks about her collection of drawings and prints made during the residency, revisiting connections to the community, the Boreal forest and the source of life that is Sambaa K’e.

 

June 20/22 – Monday/Wednesday

‘Letterpress Part & Present’ – Quarto Press Open Studio

Open Studio Times 11:00-16:00
Dates: June 20-26
Press Here. Beech Hill Road, Coupar Angus, Perthshire, PH13 9AZ
The Quarto Press Studio is a hidden gem of an operational letterpress workshop, tucked away in a beautiful location in Coupar Angus. With its display of letterpress printed work using type and wood letter including abstract prints, this is a must for any typography or letterpress enthusiasts. It’s collection of letterpress equipment and machinery includes typecasting. The Quarto Press was established in 1963 and since then has run as a private press producing ephemera for charities and other printers, poetry booklets, and more recently prints. It uses hand-set type in a wide range of styles, and has an extensive collection of printers’ equipment to illustrate the traditional process. Work on display includes specimen sheets showing several hundred typefaces, designed in different styles, and abstract prints made using letterpress type and decorative material.

 

Riso Zine & Poster Club – Risograph Printing (Free) – Dundee Contemporary Arts Print Studio

Workshop Times 18:00-19:30
Dates: June 20-22
Dundee Contemporary Arts, 152 Nethergate, Dundee
Risograph is the amazing Japanese printing process that has become incredibly popular with artists, designers and makers in recent years. Join the Riso Club for three evenings at Dundee Contemporary Arts Print Studio to create your own elaborate zine or poster using these wonderful soya oil based printing machines.

 

To book tickets click: riso-zine-and-poster-club

 

June 23 – Thursday

‘(EU) In.. (EU) Out.. (EU) In.. (EU) Out.. Shake It All About’ – Dundee Print Collective’s EU Referendum Hokey Cokey

Event Opening Times 20:00-23:00 *EU Pub Quiz starts 20:30
Vision Building, 20 Greenmarket, Dundee
Dundee Print Collective (DPC) are back! but for one day only and what a day to come back on! Join the gang on EU Referendum night for an evening of tongue in cheek political analysis. Of course there will be some printmaking, with the gang responding to a call to arms, in the form of print, on their thoughts on this most important of life changing decisions. come join DPC and get involved with the EU Pub Quiz (Big Prizes) followed by music and live performance.

 

June 24 – Friday

‘Print Fest’ – Exhibition by PrintRoom Dundee

Exhibition Preview 18:30
Dates: June 16-28. Every day 9:00-17:00
Cambo House & Estate, Kingsbarns, St Andrews
PrintRoom Dundee are a newly formed group of artists, whose shared aim is the establishment of a unique identity for those who use the facilities at the Dundee Contemporary Arts (DCA) Print Studio. With twenty seven artists in this group working in all forms of printmaking , this their debut exhibition will sure grab the eye of any visitor. Pop on the number 95 bus from St Andrews for a short trip to the beautiful Cambo House & Estate in the rolling countryside of Fife.

 

June 25 – Saturday

‘Cont(r)act’ – Exhibition by Various Art

Exhibition Open 10:00-18:00

One Day Pop Up Event
Diaosu Limited, 209 Hilltown, Dundee, DD3 7AG
Cont(r)act is a non-juried showcase and art exchange program for small-scale prints no bigger than a postcard (105mm × 148mm or A6). Artists working in all disciplines and from all backgrounds have been invited to participate in this exhibition and print exchange project. This is a unique one day only opportunity to experience this collection of printed works by artists using traditional and contemporary printmaking technique.

 

Special 3-D Printing Taster Workshop (Free)- Dundee Contemporary Arts

1.30pm – 2.30pm and repeated 3pm – 4pm – DCA Activity Room
Dundee Contemporary Arts, 152 Nethergate, Dundee
Join designer and maker, Lizzie Armour to see our 3D printer in action, hear about how she uses this amazing technology and have a go yourself. You can use the scanner and also experiment with 3D pens. Suitable for ages 10+ and adults

 

To book tickets click: 3-D-printing-taster-workshops

 

‘Print Blether’ –  Guided tour and talk – Tower Foyer/Lamb Gallery – University of Dundee

Talk begins 15:45
Tower Building, Nethergate, Dundee DD1 4HN
The first ‘Print Blether’ of the day. Join curator Matthew Jarron and printmaker Scott Hudson for an informal guided tour of the University’s print exhibitions Art in Relief and Macoto Murayama: Growth & Form. No need to book  -meet in the Tower Foyer Gallery

 

Hannah McClure Centre – Abertay University – Contemporary Printmaking Exhibitions

Exhibition Preview 18:30-21:00
* 17:00 ‘Print Blether’ – Join the exhibiting artists for a walk and talk about their work.
Date June 27-July 15
Abertay University , Abertay Student Centre, 1 – 3 Bell St, Dundee DD1 1HP
Hannah McClure Centre (HMC) will be the final preview opening for Print Festival Scotland 2016, meaning we will be going out in style. HMC will be hosting three separate exhibitions for Print Festival Scotland, with artists from Barcelona, Cork, Limerick and Dundee providing their distinct approaches to contemporary printmaking.

 

Cosmological Confabulations – Jo Milne.
Metaphorical blueprints for a cosmological model that respond to the cosmological propositions associated with string theory in the work of contemporary theoretical physics. A model under constant reconstruction.

 

World within Worlds and Escape Shift – Hehir & Noonan
Catherine Hehir and Noelle Noonan are Irish artists who work both independently and collaboratively using a number of different mediums but primarily print and print installation. Print for it’s unique surface qualities, it’s denseness, richness, luminosity and transparency. They are inquisitive about developing new ways to articulate ideas through the medium of printmaking. Their collaborative work embraces both traditional methods and new technologies in a progressively experimental manner. The process of multiplicity in printmaking is strongly evident in the work presenting them the opportunity to develop expanded print forms.

 

Circle Squared – David Lyons & Raz Ullah
Circle Squared, a multi-media art installation, is a collaboration between artists David Lyons and Raz Ullah. The work’s interactive environment consists of a wall-sized projected motion graphic and a dynamic soundscape.

 

June 26  – Sunday

DCA Print Studio Demos: Taku-hon, Papermaking and Lasercutting

13:00 – 15:30 Free Drop In Activity
Dundee Contemporary Arts, 152 Nethergate, Dundee, DD1 4DY
Sunday is ‘open studio day’, it’s an opportunity for you to see inside our studio and talk to the staff about some of the unique and unusual printmaking methods you can learn here. Take this opportunity to see the most ancient through to the most modern of printmaking techniques:

 

Taku-hon: stone rubbing –Regarded as the first method of printmaking used in ancient China to take impressions of stone scriptures in temples this is an amazing technique. See how it is possible to make mini 3D paper sculptures or impressions from constructed or everyday objects

 

Papermaking  – Also has its’ origins in ancient China. Watch how individual sheets of paper are hand-made and then learn how they are used in making original printed art works.

 

Laser into Print – DCA Print Studio has been a leader in introducing new CNC technologies to artists and printmakers. You can see how intricate laser cut objects have been created, to be then hand printed using traditional printmaking techniques with fabulous results.

 

Special Letterpress & Typography Tour – (Free)

Bus pick up times outside Dundee Contemporary Arts  12:00 noon and second trip at 15.00
Tour including journey lasts approximately 2 hours
Dundee Contemporary Arts, 152 Nethergate, Dundee, DD1 4DY
Take this wonderful opportunity to join us on a ‘mystery bus trip’ to a real hidden printmaking treasure trove. We can’t give too much away but if you have an interest in Letterpress, Typography and beautiful print machinery then this is the bus trip for you.

 

To book tickets click: letterpress-and-typography-tour

 

 

 

 

 

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