Deadline draws near for artists wanting to take part in Inprint Biennale

By janetuplin |

The deadline is drawing near for artists to submit work to be considered tor Inprint Biennale, being held on both sides of the river as part of Hull City of Culture celebrations.

Artists can submit a maximum of two prints or pieces for the exhibition which is being held at Barrton upon Humber’s The Ropewalk and Hull’s Studio Eleven and KAG Gallery from mid September to the end of October.

This second Inprint Biennale follows on from the highly successful pilot show in 2015 and is being curated by Rob Moore, formerly of Barrow upon Humber and now of Scarborough.

“Artists from across the country are being invited to submit work which will be shown alongside an invited print workshop to showcase the work of its artists which this year is the esteemed Edinburgh Printmakers,” said Richard Hatfield, Exhibitions Officer at The Ropewalk.

“Hopefully this exhibition that spans both banks of the Humber will take advantage of the much increased visitor numbers to galleries in the city and the surrounding area,” he went on.

All original printmaking methods are acceptable with works originated and conceived as a print and produced in limited quantity but no reproduction prints (such as Giclee) will be accepted.

Printed art based ceramics will be considered and both The Ropewalk and Studio Eleven have limited facilities for showing such work.

Submission for work is on September 1, 2 and 3 and entry forms, information for artists and labels can be downloaded from The Ropewalk’s website www.the-ropewalk.co.uk

The exhibition will run concurrently at The Ropewalk,  and the Studio Eleven and KAG Galleries in the Fruit Market of Hull from September 16th to October 29.

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