Print London was visited by artist Tara Cooper who gave a wonderful talk at The Arts Project on Saturday May 27th 2017. She showed her collection of limited edition hand printed books and other print ephemera. Thanks to Tara, everyone who came out and The Arts Project.
For our spring Artist Talk series we are excited to be joined by Tara Cooper who will be giving a talk originally presented in Portland at the Southern Graphics Print Council Conference. Cooper's work combines outcomes of print, found objects, sculpture, text and video with installation. Her presentation explores the process of handmade printing where glitches, malfunctions, and imperfections challenge the slick perfection of print's industrial counterpart.
Cooper is an Associate Professor of Fine Arts at the University of Waterloo, Department of Fine Arts. She is also the co-editor of Printopolis - a recent publication that examines contemporary print culture.
The Grand Theatre is generously offering discounted tickets on certain performances of Art to our members and supporters! So come on out and see the performance! In the lobby you can also see amazing works from local artists, including four from the Print London collective: Lori Jensen-Brazier, Eric Mummery, Cindi Talbot and Matt Trueman.
Many thanks to everyone who donated, supported and came out to Print London's first fundraiser. The evening was a huge success. Thank you to the generosity of everyone in the community, Print London can continue to develop programming for our annual event, The Ontario Miniature Print Exhibition (TOMPE2017).
A huge thanks to Wink's Eatery for hosting the event and providing delicious food and drinks.
We want to acknowledge and thank our venue, door prize sponsors and entertainment.
Door Prize Donations
- Brown & Dicksons Bookstore
- Downtown London
- Eldon House
- Hen Jewelry
- Life of Leisure
- Kitty in the Moon
- Momos at the Market
- Nitty Gritty London
- PS Let's Dye
- Wolly Maple
Get your door prize raffle tickets for only $10! Tickets available online from EventBrite [Click Here].
For full event information visit our Facebook page by clicking the ticket above or [Click Here].
A kind thanks to everyone who came out to The Arts Project and especially Laine Groeneweg (in red) who drove from Hamilton for the occasion. His stunning mezzotint prints and stories of their creation made the hour talk fly by. In the new year Print London will be organizing a trip to visit Laine in Hamilton and tour his Smokestack Studios. Finally, thanks to The Arts Project for hosting the event.
Our next meeting is coming up on Wednesday November 23rd at 7pm at The Arts Project.
You are not going to want to miss this meeting, as we have invited Hamilton printmaker Laine Groeneweg to come and talk to us about his work. OMIT I will be sending another reminder closer to the date. Please Invite anyone that you think would be interested.
Here is Laine's Bio from his website at http://www.lainegreenway.com/
Laine Groeneweg is a printmaker currently living in Hamilton, Ontario. He received his BFA from York University in 2004 and subsequently trained as a professional printmaker at Fondazione Il Bisonte Per Lo Studio Dell’Arte Grafica in Florence, Italy.
Laine is most widely recognized for his work in mezzotint and etching and exploring the possibilities of traditional technique in the wake of more contemporary production methods. His whimsical imagery is often characterized by themes of dream and play. His prints have been exhibited nationally and internationally in Canada, Australia, Russia, Japan, Finland, Italy, Taiwan and the United States.
Thanks to all the members and visitors who came out to celebrate Print London's second birthday on October 19th 2016.
September 17th: Kurt Pammer drove from his Toronto home to London to give a wonderful talk about his work and winning print at Satellite Project Space. This talk was part of the programming for Dundas Street Fest. This was the first project in what we hope to continue as an ongoing collaboration with Toronto's Open Studio.
Print London at Nuit Blanche 2016
Print London had a great installation on Dundas Street beside Budwieser Gardens. The theme was called Phantom Impressions and featured a 60 foot fabric path with over 50 different footprints and designs for people to try printing. However, as the sun dropped and the huge black lights and christmas light decorated tents began to glow the dark clouds overhead responded. Unfortunately right as night got into full swing the rain began. Thankfully we were able to get some great photos - even if it's more blanche than nuit. Many thanks to our volunteers who helped with the event!
Even though this is the last post for Satellite Project Space it was the first event. This jam packed month began with a kid focused styrofoam printmaking workshop for Dundas Street Fest. The swarms of children and parents set the pace for the rest of the month.
That's a Relief is a print show at Satellite Project Space exhibiting artwork from the collections of: Fanshawe College, Beal Art and Western University. The works were curated by Joscelyn Gardner and Gabriella Solti.
Take a look at our Member Gallery page to see some of the works completed. Also, some nice closeups of the Nuit Blanche tile wall in the background.
This event was epic! Over 1000 people came through the door with 260 of those making prints for our gigantic tile wall. For many this was their first time ever making a print! Huge thanks to Satellite Project Space and our many volunteers for making this event possible.
We took a guided tour of the historic “Free Press” print shop at Fanshawe Pioneer Village. Resident printer Doug Teeter demonstrated the process of printing a newsletter using original tools and techniques dating back to the 1850s. Somethings have changed a lot and others really haven’t!
It's amazing to see where so many of the fonts and terms I know from Microsoft Word originated!