Printmaking Today - Spring 2024 - Issue 129

Spring 2024 Volume 33 Issue 129 

Welcome - Leonie Bradley ARE

Printmakers's Diary
Tracy Hill
, illuminates the judging process for the 23rd International Print Triennial in Krakow,  where artists were invited to respond to the theme Momentum


Inheritance & innovation
  - The Fifth International Mokuhanga Conference

Objecthood & materiality

Start the press!  - Ikon Gallery




Finding loss - Michelle Keegan


Kaleidoscope  - Anne Desmet RA RE at the Guildhall Art Gallery

50 years of bookmaking - Susan Allix

Paper & print  - Double Elephant Print Workshop

Expanded Practice

Turning to stone

Fossils of care


Sunny Uplands
London-based, Canadian artist Mychael Barratt PPRE creates narrative prints that exude wit and charm, writes Colin Moore

Moving Mountains
In recognition of her unparalleled contribution to wood engraving, Hilary Paynter MBE PPRE,  has been awarded an Honour by King Charles.  Leonie Bradley takes a look at her political prints

Working with digital printmaking, coding and interactive art, Dr Paweł Puziois an artist and researcher at the Studio of Digital and Experimental Print in Wrocław, Poland. Zusanna Dyrda explores


Intriguing discoveries
Leonie Bradley
finds out what is on offer at this year’s London Original Print Fair, Europe’s longest running, dedicated print fair

Hidden Treasures
Curator, Elizabeth Dooley, reports on the little-known, yet expansive collection with many hidden print gems at Warwick University

All Shades of Blue
Artists’ books by Roelof Bakker and Caren Florance speak of loss through colour and texture, visual allusion and sensory touch, writes Sarah Bodman

Print Workshops

Creative Connections
Chris Mooney-Brown
on how a group of print studios came together to establish Print Network Ireland, a collaborative link for printmakers in Ireland

Inwards and Outwards
Richard Noyce on two German printmakers with similar biographies, yet very different approaches  and outcomes: Franca Bartholomäi and Gabriela Jolowicz

Broad Bay Inspiration
The Caselberg Trust In Print Residency in Broad Bay, New Zealand offers artists plentiful time reports Mark Graver RE

Joe Tilson RA (1928–2023)

Artists Eye
A Renewed End

Marco Poma was awarded the Printmaking Today prize at the Woolwich Contemporary Print Fair for his etching, Cataclysm

Technical / Justin Diggle RE
What Lies Beneath
Justin Diggle RE presents a step-by-step guide to laser-engraved screenprints,  a technique he developed to explore themes of surveillance

Edward Twohig RE
Artist, Author, RE Hon. Curator & Head of Art at Marlborough College  ‘Studies serve for delight, for ornament, and for ability.’

Book Reviews




Contemporary and Modern British Original Prints 16 - 24 Mar  The Minories, 74 High St, Colchester CO1 1UE

Clare Woods: Soft Knock 8 Mar - 20 Apr Cristea Roberts Gallery, 43 Pall Mall, St James's London SW1Y 5JG

Climate-prints 6-30 Apr Fyns Grafiske Vaerksted, Hans Jensons Straede 18-20, 5000 Odense, Denmark


Artist's Eye
Kitchen Sink Drama  
Martin Ridgwell won the Printmaking Today prize at the RE Originals show for his strong narratives appropriately cut on chopping boards

Year 2024
Volume 33
Issue 129