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Printers' Symphony Project

Printers' Symphony are a collaborative print group formed in 2013. Comprising of artists working in different areas - photography, sculpture, performance, video, and drawing. Printmaking is the process that ties them together.

Date/Time: 20th-24th March

Venue: Ex-Libris Gallery

Printers’ Symphony Project

Printers' Symphony are a collaborative print group formed in 2013. The group comprises of Dana Ariel, Eleanor Morgan, Julia McKinlay and Georgina Tate.

They are artists working in different areas - photography, sculpture, performance, video, and drawing.

Printmaking is the process that ties them together.

Printers’ Symphony have converted four ex army rucksacks into a portable print studio, which they use to reveal the hidden marks, sounds and practices of print in sites beyond the workshop. The group developed this portable print studio to enable them to work together after art school and in different locations and spaces. They make prints using simple processes and in response to their environment.

The group will be occupying the Atrium and Life Room in the Fine Art buildings, using the spaces as a temporary print studio and gallery. Printers’ Symphony will be in residence in the Fine Art Department during the week of 20th-24th March. They will be running workshops and holding discussions in the spaces throughout the week. Everyone is welcome to sign up for the workshops or to drop in during the week to see what is happening in the space.

The work made by the group and participants of the project will be exhibited in the Atrium and Life Room, the exhibition will formally open on Wednesday 22nd after a group discussion led by George Vasey.

Please contact Julia McKinlay for more information: julia.mckinlay@newcastle.ac.uk

Student preparing print artwork