Dover Studio Collective would like to welcome visitors to their virtual Open Studios, as part of a series of Print Fair events in conjunction with Future Foundry and DAD in Dover, celebrating the 9th Fête de l’estampe in France. An informal event, this will be an opportunity to view a varied selection of prints while exploring traditional, experimental and practical printmaking processes with resident artists throughout the week of 22-30th May.
We will be exhibiting via instagram: @doverstudio and please follow #doverprintfest21, where you can also tag your printmaking to share during the event.
Unfortunately due to rising infections in the area, artists have decided the it would not be safe to open the studio to visitors, so the Open Studios will remain a ‘virtual’ event throughout Dover Printfest21.
Round Table / Table Ronde: Online (Virtual/Zoom)
24 may 19.30 – 21.30
A discussion focusing on how printed marks/printmaking can be integrated or incorporated into other processes: drawing, textiles, etc.
Contact DAD at firstname.lastname@example.org for zoom link
Dover Print Fair in Market Sq, Dover
Saturday 29/5 10.00-17.00
Future Foundry welcomes visitors to the Dover Print Fair in Dover Town Centre as part of a series of Print Fair events in conjunction with the Dover Studio Collective and Dover Arts Development, celebrating the 9th Fête de l’estampe. Future Foundry work with young artists and designers to help them build careers in the arts.
Dover Print Fair will bring young, old, new and experienced printmakers together to exhibit and sell their work. There will also be a chance for visitors to see printmaking demonstrations and have a go themselves. The event will be run in line with Covid-19 restrictions. Free entry/ Entrée libre
Contact : Lisa Oulton – email@example.com
Site internet : www.futurefoundry.org.uk
Dover Studio Collective artists exhibiting during #doverprintfest21
Drawing is a way of slowing down time: I become fully absorbed in the process, often not feeling present in the world but present on the paper.
Clare Smith’s drawings frequently use printed marks as a starting point. She also works in monoprint and linocut and has experimented with nature printing, chine collé, cyanotype and solar plate etching. She rarely produces editions and when she does prefers to produce variable editions. For Smith the excitement of printmaking lies in its capacity for surprise.
“My images often map a journey from points ‘a’ to ‘b’, while sometimes revealing that possible onward route towards ‘c’.” While studying art and studio practice at Anglia Ruskin University in Cambridge, he received an introduction to the basic techniques and the excitement of printmaking. Since graduation the print has, in its various forms, developed into an essential part of his artistic practice.
Collage and pleasure in language, letters as signs, Words, turns of phrase, and literal translation are all intrinsic elements of personal expressionism within his artwork. An artist from an Anglo-Swiss background, he is passionate about Europe and excited by cross-border collaborations throughout the EU and beyond. During the Dover Studio Collective open studios he will be showing a selection of block prints, monoprints, lino-cuts and a range of print/collages new for 2021.
Kate Beaugié makes artwork about light and dark.
She works in various mediums including installation, paint, burnt wood, gold leaf and water.
She also uses the alternative photographic process of Photogramy, which uses light sensitive photographic and without the use of a camera records the shadows of object, eg. a feather or water surface directly onto the paper using a flash of light in the darkroom.
Having spent over forty years of her working life as a Paper Conservator working on the printed images of the past seven centuries, she now enjoy the freedom to explore her own image making, no doubt influenced by this experience and studies of the history of this diverse branch of the Arts.
I am a textile artist, and not a ‘printmaker’ in the purest sense of the word. I use printing processes as a means of transferring marks onto fabrics and papers, which are then combined, using stitch. Further marks are made with needle and thread, to give emphasis, and to blend areas.
My work is abstract. It develops from a visual stimulus, and there is frequently an oblique reference to the social issues of our time.