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South West Printmaking Open 2022 Studio KIND

  • 01 Oct 2022 - 15 Oct 2022
  • 12:30 pm - 5:30 pm
  • Free
  • Studio KIND
  • Prints

We are excited to launch the first ever South West Printmaking Open at Studio KIND. opening on the 1st October 2022. This exhibition is a celebration of printmaking in all forms across our region; and brings together artists who are pushing boundaries, exploring traditions and delving deeper into this popular medium. Some of the artists showing here have really pushed the limitations of what printmaking can be: Daun Marshall challenges the 2-dimensional surface, whilst Louise Thompson incorporates waste and found objects in her intaglio prints. Similarly Adam Garratt incorporates discarded materials in his practice, challenging our notion of multiples, replication and resourcefulness. Carrie Mason marries printmaking and textiles through repetitive actions which explore time and transformation, whilst Nicky Harwood explores decay, mold and rot through the printmaking processes, questioning disposable cultures and the waste generated by it. Nicky says her practice enables her to ‘embrace the chance marks and focus on process, rather than image, and breaking away from the constraints of the clean white border.’ Frances Gynn’s linocut print ‘Netwave’ explores how plastics integrate into our natural spaces, and the consequences these have on the wildlife. We’re so honoured to be showing such an ecclectic, thought-provoking and visually compelling collection of work, and shouting about all the printmaking the South West has to offer.