Exhibition: Graal Press

Location: The Scottish Gallery, Edinburgh

Date: Until 29th July 2017

Details: As part of our 175th anniversary, The Scottish Gallery is focusing on Graal Press; one of the world’s leading print studios. Based near Edinburgh, Graal was founded by Carol Robertson and Robert Adam in 1998. Since then they have worked on collaborative projects with some of Scotland’s most distinguished artists. Carol and Robert, who originally met at The Slade, London, have been at the forefront of international research into contemporary screenprinting and etching practice. This has resulted in two monographs on screenprinting and intaglio.

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Opportunity: Small Format 2017

Deadline: 4th August 2017

Entry Fee: €20

Details: SMALL FORMAT is an International Mini Print exhibition organised by Black Church Print Studio promoting the diversity and creative processes of printmaking. This is a new addition to Black Church Print Studio’s program. This invitation is open to professional artists nationally and internationally. Images made using all printmaking techniques from traditional techniques such as lithography, relief, screen, etching to contemporary digital processes will be accepted. All works should measure 30cm × 30cm. SMALL FORMAT will be exhibited in the prime location of The Library Project in Temple Bar in Sept 2017.

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Event: Talk – Ravilious and Friends with author and curator Andy Friend

Location: The Keep Archives, The Keep, Brighton

Date: 27th June 2017

Details: Eric Ravilious was at the centre of one of the most influential networks of English artist designers of the 20th century. Andy Friend, author of Ravilious & Co: The Pattern of Friendship and co-curator of the Towner Art Gallery’s exhibition of the same name, has spent more than ten years researching the relationships and collaborations within the group, some of whom are well-represented in The Keep’s archives. In this talk, he will discuss the rich vein of new material it revealed. Signed copies of the book, published by Thames & Hudson, will be for sale on the day.

£10 per person including a glass of sparkling wine or soft drink. Advance booking and payment essential ; please call 01273 482349 to reserve your place.

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Opportunity: International Mini Print Exhibition

Deadline: August 5th 2017

Entry Fee: Non-Members $35, Members $30

Prizes: 1st Place: $500, 2nd Place:  $300, 3rd Place:   $200

All funds will be paid in US dollars.


Purchase Purchase awards in the form of gift cards and/or merchandise are made from art supply retailers. The retailer presenting the award receives the selected print directly from MGC. This year’s supporters include:

  • Awagami Paper Factory – 100 sheets of editioning papers worth $500
  • DaVinci Artist Supply – $150 Gift Card
  • Blick Art Materials – $100 Gift Card

Details: The Manhattan Graphics Center (MGC) announces its 3rd juried competition and exhibition devoted to miniature prints. Last year, 222 artists from over 30 countries submitted work to this exhibition, bringing together a diverse representation of the print world today.

The 3rd New York International Miniature Print Exhibition will take place from October 28 – November 28…

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Here is an updated link for exhibition – online pics are beautiful – a wide range of styles.–prints-from-the-artists-archive

Exhibition: Brian Rice – Prints from the Artist’s Archive

Location: Belgrave St. Ives, St. Ives, Cornwall

Date: 6th – 27th March 2017

Details: A rare chance to sample a selection of work from Brian Rice’s own personal collection. During his long career, Rice set aside examples of each phase of his work. In the case of prints, he has always kept the number one print from each edition. Having published separate catalogue raisonnés of his prints and paintings, he no longer feels the need to retain so many of his earlier pieces. Belgrave St Ives has made a selection from this extensive archive and will be exhibiting both paintings and prints to coincide with the launch of the book Brian Rice Paintings 1952- 2016.

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Raymond Queneau “Hundred Thousand Billion Poems”

According to the Wikipedia page on this, it would take some 200,000,000 years to read all the poems, even reading twenty-four hours a day!

Modern Classic Literature

“Hundred Thousand Billion Poems”

Raimond Queneau was a French novelist well known as a co-founder of  Ouvroir de littérature potentielle (Oulipo).  Oulipo’s meaning is ” a workshop of potential literature”,and they investigated potential of literature under structural constraints.

Queneau created “Hundred Thousand Billion Poems” (Cent Mille Milliards de poèmes), which consists of 14 sets of 10 lines in 1961.  Readers choose one line from ten choices, and continue the process fourteen times.  In fact, there are 10*14 patterns (hundred thousand billion) of poems in the small book.

Online “Hundred Thousand Billion Poems”

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It seems to be one of generative literature . There is a program of “Hundred Thousand Billion Poems” made by one of his fans on the internet. Lines are selected automatically when readers put their cursor on each line.


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For print lovers in East London…

Event: Festival of Print 2016

Location: The Art Pavilion, Mile End, London

Date: 2nd – 11th December 2016 (Private View 1st December 2016)

Details:Festival of Print 2016 is a celebration of the work of East London Printmakers and their successful move to a new, spacious, and well equipped studio in Tower Hamlets. This exciting event includes an exhibition at the Art Pavilion in MileEndPark and an Open Studio at ELP’s new studio nearby.

The Festival of Print exhibition features a wide range of work by over 90 artist printmakers hailing from some 17 countries and includes work by award-winning members.

These talents are showcased in the exhibition of affordable limited edition prints at the Art Pavilion, the Open Studio event at ELP (4th December 2016) studios in Copperfield Road, and workshops, demonstrations over two weekends at both venues.

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