Wednesday, October 5, 2016

164. Edinburgh Printmakers

Down a quiet cobble-stoned street on the east side of Edinburgh is the wee gallery, workshop and shop run by the Edinburgh Printmakers.

Established in 1967 as the first open access studio in Britain, Edinburgh Printmakers is an organisation dedicated to the practice of fine art printmaking, that is committed to providing high quality, low cost printmaking facilities for artists.


Their mission is to support artistic excellence in the medium of print through inspiration, education, innovation and facilitation - working at the cutting edge of contemporary visual art, producing critically acclaimed and engaging artwork that is key to the cultural life of Scotland.
  
 
History Machines
by Canadian printmakers Matt Donovan and Hallie Seigel
" ...exploring the enduring legacy of print that continues to shape how we communicate even as we launch ourselves into the digital age ... "

 And - digital print with emboss

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 Impressions - engraved magnesium

 And so it goes - digital print with emboss

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 Self-Printing Book - engraved brass

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25 Rotations - 150 prints on Kitikata gampi
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 View of the impressive workshop - from the upstairs gallery ...

 Portrait Project - mixed media installation 
with original poetry by Christian Bok

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 Haikube - ebony

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This was a charming exhibition to end my art and history wanderings around Edinburgh ...
Thank you to friend Fiona for suggesting the visit ... 

It's about time to pack my bags and head off on another adventure - but before doing so, I'll give you a few more impressions of the city in my next post ...