North Wales PRINT FAIR 2017 – Saturday 11th November 2017

New print fair for North Wales

 North Wales PRINT FAIR 2017 – Saturday 11th November 2017

 #mostynprint #northwalesprint

We are pleased to announce the first North Wales Print Fair, to be held at MOSTYN in Llandudno, North Wales on Saturday 11th November 2017.

Over 40 printmakers, from across the UK, will present work for sale in the gallery’s beautiful Edwardian spaces. Organised in partnership with the Regional Print Centre, the fair will be a fantastic opportunity for shoppers to buy affordable and original art direct from the artist, in plenty of time for Christmas. There will be print workshops and demonstrations and chances to win some fabulous print-related prizes. Admission is free.

The gallery’s shop and retail spaces, including one dedicated to printmakers, has become the ‘go to’ place in North Wales to buy work by contemporary makers at affordable prices. 

Barry Morris, MOSTYN Retail Manager said:

‘We’re thrilled to be planning this, the first ever print fair at the gallery. We’re looking forward to welcoming the very best in contemporary printmaking.”

Jim Creed, Regional Print Centre Coordinator said:
‘We are excited to be working in partnership with MOSTYN to organise the Print Fair. It is a great opportunity for printmakers to showcase their work in a nationally important gallery. It also makes printmaking more accessible by giving visitors the opportunity to ask questions, see printmaking demonstrations and purchase original artworks.’

 North Wales PRINT FAIR 2017

Saturday 11th November 2017

Open to the public: 10.30am – 5.00pm

www.mostyn.org/print

Meet the Printmaker (08/11/2017)

6-8pm

08/11/2017

Oriel Wrecsam

Booking essential, to book:

[email protected]

01978 292093

Free

Oriel Wrecsam in partnership with the Regional Print Centre

Join us for an evening of discussion and demonstrations with artists’ Tara Dean and Print Making duo Swondonkey, AKA James and Andrew Story

This thought-provoking discussion will highlight the practice unique to each artist. You will have the opportunity to learn the techniques, to hear more about their practice and to own your very own print *

10% discount on all prints for attendees during the evening

*Selection of prints available on CollectorPlan

www.taradean.co.uk/

www.instagram.com/swondonkey/

www.regionalprintcentre.co.uk

Focus on Printmaking Workshops

We are very pleased to launch our new series of Saturday workshops which focus on a specific printmaking process offering participants extended practical knowledge and understanding in a certain process (for example; lino, drypoint, screenprinting).

Focus on Printmaking Workshops

  • A series of 2 day workshops in a specific printmaking process
  • Day: Saturday (10am-4pm)
  • Level: intermediate/advanced
  • Cost: Each Workshop: Non-members £60.00/Members £50.00 (Booking essential via email or telephone)
  • Includes materials (payment required on the first session)

Upcoming workshops

Focus On: Monoprint Workshop

  • Dates: Saturday 14/10/2017 & 21/10/2017

Focus On: Saline Sulfate Etching Workshop

  • Dates: Saturday 25/11/2017 & 02/12/2017

Our series of Focus on Printmaking Workshops offer a valuable opportunity to discover new processes and develop a sophisticated understanding of printmaking. They are designed to meet the requirements of people with a keen interest in the subject and cater for varying levels of experience.

Each 2-day workshop aims to give participants knowledge and understanding of a particular process (for example Linocut, Collagraph, Drypoint, Etching or Screenprint) and an opportunity to produce work that shows a creative response to that printmaking technique. You will be taught by one of the Regional Print Centre’s Print Facilitators who have a wealth of printmaking knowledge and understanding.

All materials and equipment will be provided and participants are encouraged to explore their own subject and creative influences throughout the 2-day workshop.

Participants can move on to use the open access printmaking facilities available through the Centre to further develop their work. They can also progress to our specialist Visiting Artists Workshops which take place regularly throughout the year.

​North Wales PRINT FAIR 2017 – call for artists

#mostynprint #northwalesprint

www.mostyn.org/print

We are pleased to announce the first North Wales Print Fair to be held at MOSTYN in Llandudno, North Wales on Saturday 11th November 2017.

The North Wales Print Fair, organised in partnership with The Regional Print Centre, will be a fantastic opportunity for printmakers from all over the UK to present work for sale in the fabulous spaces of Wales’ foremost contemporary gallery and visual arts centre.

The gallery’s shop and retail spaces, including one dedicated to printmakers, has become known as the ‘go to’ place in North Wales to buy work by contemporary makers at affordable prices.

Barry Morris, MOSTYN Retail Manager said:
‘We’re thrilled to be planning this, the first ever print fair at the gallery. We’re looking forward to welcoming the very best in contemporary printmaking. Visitors to the fair will be able to buy affordable and original art, direct from the artists.

Jim Creed, Regional Print Centre Coordinator said:
‘We are excited to be working in partnership with MOSTYN to organise the Print Fair. It is a great opportunity for printmakers to showcase their work in a nationally important gallery. It also makes printmaking more accessible by giving visitors the opportunity to ask questions, see printmaking demonstrations and purchase original artworks.’

Applications are now being taken for a limited number of seller places at the fair.
Closing date for applications is 17th September 2017 at 5pm.

If you are a printmaker, print studio or collective find out more at www.mostyn.org/print. You can also telephone 01492 868191 or email [email protected]

North Wales PRINT FAIR 2017
Saturday 11th November 2017
Open to the public: 10.30am – 5.00pm
www.mostyn.org/print

Helfa Gelf /Art Trail, North Wales’ biggest Open Studio Event (02/09/17 + 16/09/17)

Helfa Gelf /Art Trail, North Wales’ biggest Open Studio Event

Extended Open Access

Saturday 2nd & 16th September 2017

11:00am – 5:00pm

We are pleased to announce that the Regional Print Centre will be taking part in this year’s Helfa Gelf /Art Trail, North Wales’ biggest Open Studio Event which invites everyone to visit artists at work in their studios.

As part of the project the Regional Print Centre is opening on Saturday 2nd and 16th September 2017 between 11am and 5pm.

Please come along to visit the studio, see the facilities, meet our members and see their work. Artwork will be on sale and available directly from Centre members who will be working in the space throughout the day.

For further details visit

http://www.helfagelf.co.uk

https://helfagelf.co.uk/artists/regional-print-centre 

Printmaking: Introduction/Refresher Workshop (25/09/17 – 04/12/17)

Would you like to try printmaking or refresh your printmaking skills? Perhaps you are looking for a new creative direction? If so, then this is the workshop for you!

Printmaking: Introduction/Refresher Workshop

  • Day: Monday (6pm-8pm)
  • Starts: 25/09/2017 (and runs for 10 weeks)
  • Dates: 25/09, 02/10, 09/10, 16/10, 23/10, 06/11, 13/11, 20/11, 27/11, 04/12
  • Level: Beginner/Refresher
  • Cost: £95.00
  • Includes all materials (full payment required on the first session)

This is a 10 week workshop for anyone who would like to try printmaking for the first time or refresh their printmaking skills in a professional studio environment. The aim of the workshop is to give you a series of practical taster sessions on a variety of creative printmaking techniques.

Over the 10 weeks there will be two sessions on each of the following printmaking processes: relief, intaglio, collagraph, mono and screen. You will be taught by one of the Regional Print Centre’s Print Facilitators who have a wealth of printmaking knowledge and understanding.

All materials and equipment will be provided and participants are encouraged to explore their own subject and creative influences throughout the workshop sessions.

Participants who complete the 10 week programme can then progress to our Focus on Printmaking Workshops and Visiting Artists Workshops. You can also use the Regional Print Centre’s open access facilities to develop their work and understanding.

Colour Linocut with Nick Morley

17/18 August 2017
10:00-16:00

In this two day workshop you will learn how to carve and print a multi-block linocut. Learn how to mix colours accurately, create layers and register multiple blocks. Plus, how to keep your tools sharp and get the best results printing by hand and on the press. Suitable for beginners and those with some experience.

Nick Morley is an artist and illustrator specialising in linocut. He runs regular workshops at Hello Print Studio in Margate and other venues in the UK and Italy. His book, Linocut for Artists and Illustrators, was published in June 2016 and is now on its third print run. As well as making prints for exhibitions and selling he has been commissioned to do book covers for Penguin and Folio Society among others. His recent prints feature cowboys and a giant whale which was printed with a steam roller.

www.linocutboy.com
www.helloprintstudio.com

Non-members £120.00/Members £75.00
Booking essential (via email or telephone)

Artists Books with Estella Scholes

3/4 August 2017

10:00-16:00

‘’An art work in the hand’’

We are more used to fine art printmaking supplying both text and illustrations for handmade books. This workshop will encourage you to creatively repurpose/reinvent old, spare, damaged or redundant print based work, to create the book structure itself, as illustrated by examples of the artist’s own book art. Please search portfolios and plan chests for left over work, including photocopies and other pre-printed papers, and bring it with you. If you can cut it up, you can make a book structure.

The workshop will cover several different simple construction techniques.  Participants will create templates, including various single page folding patterns, concertina, origami folding, and pamphlet stitch, which may be used singly or in combination, and then develop their own books.

Estella Scholes MA is a professional artist and tutor based in Crewe. Her work is exhibited widely in the North West and in Wales, and can be found in public and private collections as far away as Norway and Qatar. She originally trained as a painter, although in recent years her work has concentrated on original printmaking and artists books.

www.artestella-scholes.co.uk

Non-members £120.00/Members £75.00

Booking essential (via email or telephone) 

Combination Printing with Greg Fuller

27/28 July 2017

10:00-16:00

http://gregfuller.me.uk/

Combination Prints

In this workshop you will explore the key technical aspects of general printmaking to allow for the creative development of ideas.

The workshop is designed to inform printmakers about the basic key elements of printing that apply to most processes. This will allow the individual artist the creative flexibility to move comfortably between processes in the development of their work.

The workshop will cover:

  • Selecting the appropriate paper and preparation
  • Systems of registration
  • Types and nature of inks for screen, relief and intaglio

Starting with a screen printed textural background you will overprint collagraph using relief, intaglio or both (whichever is most appropriate to your individual work).

Day 1

  • brief talk about papers, registration systems and inks.
  • Screen print pre-prepared textural backgrounds.
  • Preparing of 2 collagraph plates

Day 2

  • Overprinting collagraph plates, relief or intaglio
  • Methods of applying ink
  • Developing ideas

You will need to bring

  • some textural materials and line drawings (maximum A4) that can be cut, carved or used to create a collagraph plate.
  • Enthusiasm and lots of ideas

Non-members £120.00/Members £75.00
Booking essential (via email or telephone)