Guided Tours

Printmaking in Scotland

Date: 3 & 4 February 2017

Time: 10am-4pm

Price: £8-£35

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The Scottish Society for Art History, in conjunction with Edinburgh Printmakers, The National Galleries of Scotland and The University of St Andrews, is proud to present Printmaking in Scotland, a two-day symposium exploring printmaking in Scotland from the eighteenth-century to the present day.

The main purpose of the symposium is to share current research and scholarship on printmaking in Scotland. The first day of this two-day event will be held at Edinburgh Printmakers on Friday 3rd February. There will be presentations, studio tours, practical printmaking demonstrations, artist talks, and a breakout session for speakers and delegates.

The symposium's second day will take place on Saturday 4th February at the Scottish National Gallery. A range of multi-disciplinary papers will be presented by a variety of different speakers, from academics and independent researchers, to curators and archivists, and practising contemporary artists.

 The programme at Edinburgh Printmakers on Friday 3rd is as follows:

10.00 - Welcome
The Printmaking Workshop
10.05 - Alastair Clark, Master Printer and Studio Director.
A tour of Edinburgh Printmakers studio as an example of printmaking workshops in Scotland and more globally. He will illustrate printmaking practise through a lithography print demonstration of work by Andrew MacKenzie.
11.00 - Questions
11.10 - Break
Printmaking Practitioners
11.25 -Artist Andrew MacKenzie discusses his artwork, and how introducing printmaking into his methodologies changed his artistic practice.
12.00 - Questions
Process & Possibilities
12.10 - Lesley Logue.
Curators talk on the exhibition Process & Possibilities and insight into Edinburgh Printmakers print archive.
12.45 - Questions
13.00 -    Lunch
Printmaking in Scotland, Panel discussion
14.00 - Panel discussion concerning the history and way forward for printmaking in Scotland today.
16.00 - Finish

The programme at the Scottish National Gallery on Saturday 4th is as follows:

10.00 - Welcome
Early Development and Training
10.05 - Ann Gunn, University of St Andrews.
'Five Hundred and Forty-two Copperplates': Andrew Bell's illustrations for the Encylopedia Britannica 1771-1797
10.25 - Jonathan Macdonald.
Printmaking at the Foulis Academy (1775-1773)
10.45 - Questions
Scottishness and Politics
11.00 - Dr Lucinda Lax, Scottish National Portrait Gallery.
'The Bonnie Prince in Print: Sir Robert Strange, Allan Ramsay, and the origins of the 'Everso Missus' portrait
11.20 - Mary Modeen and Nel Whiting, University of Dundee.
'Groups of the manners in Scotland: David Allan - The Process and Politics of Printmaking
11.40 - Murdo Macdonald, University of Dundee.
Printmaking and Scottish Literature in the Nineteenth Century
12.00 - Questions
12.15 - Lunch
Print Collecting
13.45 - Arthur Watson, Royal Scottish Academy of Art and Architecture.
Print, Press and Cabinet
14.05 - Dr William Rough, University of St Andrews
Print Collecting in Dundee: Orchar, Haden and the Dundee Fine Art Exhibitions 1879-1881
14.25 - Questions
14.40 - David Faithfull, Visual Artist.
PALINDROME, REFLECTIONS IN THE SCOTTISH LANDSCAPE: Their physical and spiritual manifestations in printmaking process and concept, with particular focus on David Young Cameron's 'Ben Ledi'
15.00 - Dr Lesley Logue, University of East London.
A Study of the Role of the Master Printmaker at Edinburgh Printmakers
15.20 - Dr Ruth Pelzer-Montada, Edinburgh College of Art, University of Edinburgh.
Leaving the Frame: Print in Contemporary Scottish Art 
15.40 - Questions
16.00 - Finish