Talks, Lectures and Events

From Bart to Bellany: 50 Years of Edinburgh Printmakers

20 October 2017

Time: 2-3pm

Price: Free

This talk is being held at The Ropewalk, Maltkiln Road, Barton upon Humber, North Lincolnshire, DN18 5JT.

To celebrate Inprint Biennale 2017, and Hull City of Culture 2017, this talk will explore the prints included in Biennale that were made in Britain’s oldest open-access print studio, Edinburgh Printmakers.

We will discuss the artist residencies that produced these works, the relationship between master printer and artist, and explore the first 50 years of this print studio as it grew from an artist collective to a world-class facility for print. We will share plenty of never-before-seen photographs from the depths of the archives of Edinburgh Printmakers. These records detail prolific artists such as John Bellany, Calum Innes and John Byrne producing works in the studio, the various guises the studio has taken, and some excellent fashion choices from the last 50 years.

If you have an interest in printmaking, studio practise, and the history of print in the North, then this talk will be full of lovely gems that will be sure to spark your interest.12 editions from Edinburgh Printmakers are on display in Inprint Biennale 2017.

Judith Liddle is a curator, gallerist and project manager. Currently working with Edinburgh Printmakers, Judith co-curates their core in-house exhibitions programme, and is responsible for their public artworks programme and offsite exhibitions and activities. Having spent most of her professional career working between Glasgow, Edinburgh, and Milan, Judith has previously written a regular column on contemporary art for Benvenuto Magazine, has sat on the managing committee of David Dale Gallery and Studios and has established an art facility in North Lanarkshire for elderly people with additional needs. She has worked closely with the Sorcha Dallas Foundation,Telfner Gallery, The Six Foot Gallery, Transmission Gallery, Glasgow International Festival, Edinburgh Arts Festival and Arte Fiera, Bologne. Judith Liddle graduated from Glasgow School of Art, winning an award of Distinction from the Forum for Critical Enquiry for her thesis “A User’s Guide to Kitsch:As(h)tray in an Ocean of Sentiments and Conventions”.

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