Thursday, 27 January 2011

International Print Exchange South Korea

The I.P.E.S.K. is going to be the first print exchange based in South Korea with hopes of gathering an international collection of printmakers together to share, network and exhibit work.

The theme for the 2011 exchange will be "divided." Artists are to create work related to this theme. As with most themed exhibitions and exchanges, sticking to the theme is not strictly enforced, but is encouraged for the continuity and sophistication of the collection as a whole.
How to Participate:
Artists are to send an edition of 15 prints, using traditional (non-digital/photographic) printmaking techniques. Each of the prints sent must be identical to the others. Each artist will get 13 random mixed prints in return. Two prints from each edition will be held by I.P.E.S.K. to be exhibited in at least one gallery in Seoul, South Korea in the spring of 2011.
An online gallery will also be created with a list of participating artists and images of all the work.
Please contact I.P.E.S.K. via email to confirm participation in the exchange and to be added to the website.
Due date: packages should be postmarked by no later than Friday, April 1st 2011
Edition size: 15 identical prints
paper size: 7x7" (17.78cmx17.78cm)
Slip-sheet: yes
labeling: from left to right (edition #, title, artist signature)
theme: "Divided"
Payment must be made via a Paypal account to be set up as the date approaches. A US$ 30 participation fee is required to enter the exchange. This will cover return shipping, curation of exhibits and opening reception expenses.
Packages should be postmarked by Friday April 1st 2011 to coordinator Mike Stewart.
Mike Stewart c/o WSI (IPESK)
Core Building 3rd fl., 13-13 Gwancheol-dong
Jongro-Gu, Seoul, 110-111, Korea

About I.P.E.S.K.
(website is very slow to load)
They  also have a facebook page which will keep you up to date

Mini Print at Centre for Contemporary Print , USA

Deadline 2nd April 2011

For further details and application form visit:

Guanlan International Print Biennial 2011

I received an email this morning informing me that  the deadline for works arrive in Guanlan has been extended to February 25, 2011. 

The Guanlan International Print Biennial has been successfully conducted twice by the Guanlan Original Printmaking Base. 
Now in its  third manifestation,  the event takes place once again in  2011.   It attained a big success in the previous two biennials-  due to the great support of the artists from the entire world. 
This exhibition wi l l focus on artistic and academic achievement, and promote the creativity and individuality in the individual artists work and style. 
It is hoped  that artworks of a high level and superior quality will be selected for the exhibition.    Guanlan International Print Biennial seeks  to promote the exchange of artists from  around the world and that Guanlan International Print Biennial will become the platform and window for people, to understand China, and vice versa. 

We invite you to participate in this exhibition, and sincerely hope that more and more artists come from different countries to participate in this exhibition and to see numerous great print art works.

Name of Biennial: 2011 Guanlan international Print Biennial
Organizers:           China Artists Association
        Shenzhen Federation of Literary and Art Circles
        Shenzhen Bao'an District People's Government
Conductors:         China Artists Association – Artistic Commission on Print Arts
        China • Guanlan Print Original Industry Base

Director of Organizing Committee: Li Kang
Secretary of Curator: Zhao Jiachun,Xiao Lulu
Exhibition Place: Guanlan Original Printmaking Base, Shenzhen, China
Exhibition Period: May and June, 2011
Number of Works: about 200 to 300 pieces
Deadline for receiving works: February 25, 2011

There will be a full colour Catalogue published and all selected works will be posted on the website.  

If you visit HERE below you can see all the selected works form the 2009 biennial.

Works need to be larger than 30 x 30 cm with a maximum size of above 100 cm 
Check rules and regulations on the following url:

NOTE :  The works above are all from those selected and exhibited in 2009.
1. ( sorry I could not find it but it is there at the above mentioned url)
    - my apologies to the artist.
2. Rakesh Bani
3. Eunice Kim
4. Mary Hood

Sunday, 16 January 2011

"Wanderings " Clare Yarrington at the Smith Art Gallery, Stirling

Clares latest solo exhibition is now open to the public and will run until the 13th March.

above detail from "Passing By"

Clare  will be talking about her work in the gallery on Wednesday 19th January at noon. Everyone welcome, admission free.

The work in this exhibition  is built on the pieces she made for the JD Fergusson Arts Award that Clare won in 2009. It has been developed further and also there are some earlier related  pieces.

"My theme then was of a journey through the landscape: a walk down from the hills to the sea, along the shore to rocky cliffs and a climb back up to the wide moor above. 
Over the last year I have continued to work on certain aspects of this theme, in particular looking more intimately at the rock itself. The series 'Disconnections' and 'Coils' show climbing ropes becoming embedded in the rock like fossils; while some of the climbing figures, which appear to be dancing up the surface of the rock/paper, are gradually being absorbed and becoming as one with the rock. 

'Wandering' also includes some earlier pictures that reflect on this theme: they are of other places and other times."

I love this quote from Clare  "My wanderings have never been in straight lines."
This sounds like a good opportunity to get a real grasp of the artists concerns and intentions.

Further refs


Monday, 3 January 2011

Forthcoming Exhibition by FDPW printmakers in Edinburgh

Fife Dunfermline Printmakers exhibition will take place at the Scottish Arts Club ,  24 Rutland Square, Edinburgh EH1 2BW

The private view is on Friday 14th January from 6 – 8 pm
There will be an introductory talk at 7pm by Stephen Ratamski

The exhibition is on until Saturday 5th February
It is advisable to phone the venue prior to visiting this exhibition

Tel 0131 229 8157   Email

UPDATE  Here are some mobile phone shots taken by Lesley Ratomski

FDPW Members Steve Ratomski, Bill Mc Kechnie, Chrissie Heughan, Colin Beaumont and Sheila Carnduff