Printmaking Today - Summer 2018 - Issue 106

Profiles on Barbara Rae CBE RA RSA, Willard Boepple, Paul Furneaux, Cecilia Mandrile and Clare Thornton. Weimin He RE provides an in depth guide to social media for printmakers in China, Dr Paul Laidler on mapping post-digital practice and a look at the contrasting fortunes of two leading galleries. Plus Sarah Bodman on artists’ books, mokuhanga, Artist’s Eye and Anne Desmet RA RE in conversation with Gordon Cooke, the founder of the London Original Print Fair, plus news & reviews

Year 2018
Volume 27
Issue 106

(£6.50 inc. vat)

Contents  Printmaking Today - Volume 27 Summer 2018 Issue 106 

Printmaker's Diary 

Regional Print Centre Co-ordinator Jim Creed reports on a busy season of events in Wrexham


Any Ordinary Journey
Recent Arctic adventures forced Barbara Rae CBE RA RSA to completely rethink her warm colour palette.  Monotypes are the cornerstone of this new body of work, writes Colin Greenslade

The sculptural prints of Paul Furneaux perfectly embody the skill and creativity of this Scottish artist. Ralph Kiggell ARE unwraps their development, from Japan to a Norwegian fjord and back to Edinburgh

The Desert Inside
The work of Argentinian printmaker-in-a suitcase, Cecila Mandrile's mirrors the unease and fluctuations brought about by constant travelling between continents in pursuit of meaningful connections writes Dr Carinna Parraman

Structural Play
Master printer Kip Gresham describers the truly collatorative process of working with sculptor Willard Boepple; experimenting with form and colour to develop dazzling; sculptural screenprints

Performing Print
Ellen Wilkinson considers the recent work of Clare Thornton, whose background in performance strongly influences her relatively newfound propensity for printmaking

Mapping Post-digital Practice
Struck by the seamless movement of digital natives between analogue and digital production technologies, Dr Paul Laidler curated an ongoing project, Looking Through the Eyes of Machines as humans, to analyse the artistic practice of this generation

Run by Fernando Feijoo RE, with dark humour and eye-catching interplay of image and word, was selected for the Printmaking Today prize at the Oxford Fine Press Book Fair; Feijoo discusses with Leonie Bradley the multi-layered meanings running through this and his other artists' books

Cardiff Universities are working together to open up their collections of artists' books. Sarah Bodman attended a public handling session where attendees were encourage to recognise difference in printmaking techniques and to consider how to catalogue artists' books




Mokuhanga: What's In a Name?
An understanding of a technique's history is important for the artists to be able to push at boundaries. Claire Cuccio charts the linguistic evolution of the term Mokuhanga

Close Ties - The enduring success of Bankside Gallery owes much to the vision and hard work of its Director Angela Parker and the key partnership and close collaboration with the RE and RWS writes Gallery Manager Edward Parsons Brown

Creative Collaborations - Director of Axle Arts, Bridget Sterling, describes the difficult aftermath of gallery closure, yet undeterred, she proposes an exciting new model for exhibition


Connecting Print in China - Weimin He RE presents an overview of printmaking throughout China today and demonstrates how printmakers are using social media to connect with each other and the outside world


Lasting Impressions - Anne Desmet RA Re in conversation with recently retired Director of The Fine Art Society and founder of the London Original Print Fair, Gordon Cooke, on becoming a dealer, collecting and raising the profile of print