Modern Makers 2019
Modern Makers 2019 - A focus on the craft of printmaking
Modern Makers is a programme which allows a small group of young people to learn craft skills from established makers.
This year’s programme focused on paper and print, enabling six young people from D&G to explore traditional techniques in printmaking. This programme blurred the lines between visual art and craft which reflected current contemporary practice and opened up interesting discussion around where the boundaries lie. The group developed work along a theme of their choosing towards the creation of a a suite of prints which were exhibited at the end of the programme.
The Modern Makers participants worked with three printmakers based in Dumfries & Galloway, rather than just one. Time was split between each maker to allow the exploration of various printmaking techniques and approaches. Visits to other printmakers within the region also took place, giving an insight into different practices.
The three lead artists were 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).
The 2019 programme was funded by The Holywood Trust, the William Grant Foundation and Creative Scotland.
Film by Colin Tennant