Applications are now open for the Cambridge Original Printmakers Biennale 2018, which once again promises to deliver an outstanding event, as in previous years. Alongside the main exhibition in the historic Pitt Building in Trumpington Street, there will be talks by keynote speakers, workshops and demonstrations.
The founders of Cambridge Original Printmakers, Jo Tunmer, Sue Jones and Anthony Hopkinson wrote a mission statement for their inaugural exhibition in 2014, which was 'to promote and further a knowledge and understanding of printmaking and its technical variables and complexities to a wider audience’. They more than achieved their goal with a quality exhibition offering not only a huge selection of prints, but also free talks given by renowned printmakers, and demonstrations of various printmaking processes.
In 2016 the Cambridge Original Printmakers Biennale core team enriched the event further by introducing workshops and producing an exhibition catalogue, alongside the popular talks and demonstrations. The team also initiated the awarding of four prizes for exhibitors.
This year, the core team are Ric Pimentel, Louise Stebbing, Anna Pye, Tracey Ashman, Steve Ashman and Sue Jones, and they will be awarding 5 prizes from Intaglio Printmaker, John Purcell Papers, Awagami Papers, Cambridge Contemporary Art and Hawthorne Printmaking, as well as working to improve and develop the educational aspect and hoping to introduce support for Cambridge art students,
The 2018 exhibition will be open to printmakers who specialise in hand-pulled original prints, and work within a 35 mile radius of Cambridge UK. All work submitted will be viewed and selected by an independent selection panel.
The exhibition will take place at the wonderful historic Pitt Building, Trumpington St, Cambridge CB2 1RP, situated on the corner of Silver Street, opposite the famous Fitzbillies café.
For more information or to apply to exhibit visit http://cambridgeoriginalprintmakers.com/