Tenth year for Derby print exchange

This year Green Door Printmaking Studio at Banks Mill in Derby is celebrating the tenth year of their International Print Exchange.

The International Print Exchange is a unique opportunity to see work from printmakers all around the world, to explore various printmaking methodologies and practises and to purchase quality prints at an affordable price.

Each participating printmaker creates and submits a limited edition of ten prints specifically for the exchange. These prints are created using a recognised fine art printmaking technique with archival materials.

Of the ten prints submitted, Green Door Printmaking Studio keeps two; the first for their archive and exhibition; the second for sale to fund future exchange projects (in return, if sold, the printmaker will receive free entry to the following year’s exchange).

The remaining prints are randomised and sorted, and each printmaker receives eight random prints in return from participating printmakers.

Each year prints submitted to the International Print Exchange are compiled into an artist’s book for both posterity and for sale.

This year, being the tenth anniversary of the event, the International Print Exchange will include a retrospective anthology of all prints ever submitted over the last ten years into one publication, containing over 1,000 images of prints from international printmakers, and will be available to purchase online.

The culminated prints will be exhibited at Banks Mill Studios, from October 5 to November 3 (open 11am – 3pm, closed Tuesdays and Sundays). Members of the public are invited to celebrate the launch on October 5 (5pm – 8pm).

For more information, please visit: http://www.internationalprintexchange.org

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