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Modern Makers 2019 - Call for participants

Call out for young people to take part in Modern Makers 2019!

Deadline: 14/01/2019

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Photograph by Colin Tennant, work shown by Colin Blanchard
Photograph by Colin Tennant, work shown by Colin Blanchard

Applications are now open for Modern Makers 2019.

We are looking for 4-6 young people from D&G (under 30 years) to take part.

This year’s programme will focus on paper and print: 4-6 young people will explore traditional techniques in printmaking.  This programme will blur the lines between visual art and craft which reflects current contemporary practice and can open up interesting discussion around where the boundaries lie. As part of the programme we will also look at artist books and consider simple book binding methods.  

The group will develop work along a theme of their choosing towards the creation of either a one-off hand printed artist book, which could be collaborative bringing together all the participants work into book form or a suite of prints which would be exhibited at the end of the programme. The final presentation will be decided between the lead makers and participants.

This year the Modern Makers participants will work with three printmakers based in Dumfries & Galloway, rather than just one. Time will be split between each maker to allow the exploration of various printmaking techniques and approaches. Visits to other printmakers within the region will also take place, giving an insight into different practices.

The three lead artists are Hugh Bryden (specialising in linocut, drypoint and artist books), Pamela Grace (specialising in etching and lithography) and Colin Blanchard (specialising in screen printing and linocut).

For full information download the brief here.

Please contact amy@weareupland.com with any questions!