Passport to Print: Print City
This print was commissioned for Northern Print's International Print Biennale held in Newcastle in 2009, and is a pictorial map of places associated with printmaking in Newcastle/Gateshead and the surrounding areas. One print from this edition is held within the V&A Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection.
"I was invited by Northern Print to create a new original print for Northen Print Biennale 2009 that investigated print in the city of NewcastleGateshead. I spent a week researching places and people that had connections with print (of all kinds) and created an abstracted map to show visitors the unusual examples I discovered. The second part of this commission was to create a digital map that could be downloaded by visitors the the event. The final piece was a double sided A4 page that could be folded into a book and used as a passport to collect the specific rubber stamps that were placed at participating Biennale venues.".
Edition of 37.
Imi Maufe trained as a landscape architect before returning to art school to complete a MA in Multi-disciplinary Printmaking at the University of the West of England, Bristol. Imi has experience in creating work for residencies, exhibitions, commissions and also doing workshops and interactions with the public, selected audiences, architecture students and school pupils.
Imi describes her work as being about:
Capturing INCIDENTS; riding BICYCLES; studying MAPS; exploring GENIUS LOCI;
interacting with LANDSCAPE; finding HIDDEN NUANCES; jogging MEMORIES;
collating COLLECTIONS; playing with TEXT; challenging POST OFFICES;
manipulating WAYS OF SEEING; discovering the UNEXPECTED; digging up HISTORY;
documenting EXPERIENCE; collaborating with PEOPLE; making ARTISTS BOOKS;
remembering JOURNEYS; responding to PLACE; dismantling TYPEWRITERS;
in no logical order!
Since 2009 Imi has been based in Bergen, Norway and she has a studio at Bergen Ateliergruppe in the container harbour.
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