8th British International Mini Print Exhibition

By janetuplin |

The Ropewalk arts centre in Barton upon Humber is hosting the 8th British International Mini Print Exhibition from Saturday (Oct 20).

The touring exhibition, which opened at London Print Studio in April, is managed by the Printmakers Council.

A call for entries was made in Spring 2011 and entries from more than 400 artists from 39 countries were received.

“The selectors, Gill Saunders, Senior Print Curator at the Victoria and Albert Museum, London,  David Ferry, Head of Printmaking at Cardiff School of Art and Design, and  Michael Kennedy, Chair of 7th British International Mini Print Exhibition, met in October last year and selected nearly 200 prints for the show,” explained The Ropewalk’s Exhbition’s Officer, Richard Hatfield.

“The Printmakers Council, which has organized the exhibition,  has aimed throughout to make this selection of contemporary fine art printmaking an exhibition with a broad range and of the highest quality,” he went on.

The prints in this show are on an unusually small scale –  the print area is within a rectangle 8 by 10 cm and making easily readable prints on this scale, which also have a strong presence, is challenging.

One of the judges, Gill Saunders, commented:  “Working on a small scale demands control and focus, to produce something which invites an intimacy between artist and audience, or something which has a visual impact out of proportion to its size”.

In addition to the mini-prints,  a number of well known national and international artists have agreed to show larger prints in the exhibition, including Morgan Doyle, Wuon Gean Ho, Michael Goro, Maggi Hambling, Eve Kask, Guy Langevin, Melvyn Petterson, Ana Maria Pacheco, Marcus Rees Roberts, and Weimin He.

The exhibition opens on Saturday (October 20) in the Artspace and continues until November 18.



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