Printmaking Today - Winter 2016 - Issue 100

Year 2016
Volume 25
Issue 100

(£6.50 inc. vat)

Contents Volume 25 Winter 2016 - Issue 100

Printmaker's Diary
In this 100th issue, editor Nancy Campbell looks back on the magazine's history and forward to the future

Secret Symbols
Kathryn Polk's lithographs are rich allegorical images that explore family relationships through playful symbolism, writes Wuon-Gean Ho

Back to Block
Claire Cuccio on the unconventional art of Ryuta Suziki who challenges perceptions of printmaking in this eerie yet dynamic body of work

Wonderful Chaos
Mick Rooney RA RE tells a good story. As as you listen, writes Mike Sims, you see how the stories have peopled his work

A means of Exchange
Annis Fitzhugh on collaborative editioning at Dundee Contemporary Arts Print Studio with Julia Dault, an artist whose work captures both austere abstraction and mundane hedonism

Artist's Eye
Mossland Memories
Tracy Hill won the Printmaking Today award at the Royal Birmingham Society of Artists' Print Prize 2016 for her etchings The Waste and the Boundary from her series Sensorium. She explains her ideas to Leonie Bradley


Never a Dull Moment
Jane Stobart RE wonders how printmakers' practice can change with age, and considers the example set by Richard Hamilton, Pablo Picasso and Francisco Goya

Ghetto Talk
Sophie Herxheimer reports on her visit to the floating city to work on a collaborative project: creating a new Haggadah to mark the founding of the Venice ghetto 500 years ago

Artists' Books
Tell It to the Bees
Sarah Bodman talks to Sarah Nicholls about letterpress and linocut, her popular pamphlet series and a recent artist's residency in Chicago

CUTTINGS News, Previews, Exhibition Listings and Opportunities

Laboratory with Leaves
Robin Wilson on how he and Rosie Fairfax-Cholmeley established The Wytham Studio, an initiative deep in the heart of research woodlands belonging to Oxford University

Meetings of Minds
Angie Butler introduces LENvention, an initiative that encourages practitioners who use letterpress to create artists' books to share skills and collaborate on new projects

From Vignettes to Verse
Joanne Clement on a fascinating new creative practice-led research project producing poems in response to the prints of Northumberlands most famous wood engraver Thomas Bewick

Dedicated Dreamers
Commercial success and revival of interest in printmaking leaves the letterpress community in Portland, Oregon well-placed to rise to the challenges of gentrification, as David Armes reports

Bass Notes
John White - artists, photographer, printmaker and teacher - is writing a history of London printmaking studios. His latest series of prints inspired by famous bass guitarists, is on show at the French House in Dean Street, Soho. David Collard met him there for lunch

Savage Passions
The late Peter and Shirley Savage amassed the most significant private collection of relief block prints in Canada between 1970 and 1995. Derek Beasant interviewed them in February 2015

Book Reviews