Connect with Printmaking
Just because you can't access Northern Print's building at the moment, doesn't mean to say that you can't access our organisation...
We've been arranging weekly Printmakers Coffee Breaks on Zoom where some of our members have been showing us their work, asking technical and printmaking materials supply questions, collaborating on a group project and generally socialising and catching up.
We also mounted the first of a planned series of virtual studio visits where artist and Northern Print studio member Bridget Jones took nineteen people, courtesy of Zoom, on a tour of her creative space at home and told us about the ideas and projects she was currently working on.
Our technical staff have been on hand to give one-to-one printmaking advice - via telephone, Zoom, Skype or FaceTime.
We also send out a weekly members lockdown newsletter via email and whether you are a member or not you are welcome to read the bulletins using these links (although please be aware that projects and one-to-one technical assistance are for members only.)
If you have enjoyed reading these newsletters then perhaps you might like to make a small donation to Northern Print? Every donation is greatly appreciated and 100% will go straight to helping us keep printmaking available for everyone.
Wider Community: Social Media
You can catch up with us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram and participate on our #printmakerspost hashtag where you can post images of the project that you're currently creating. We are reposting a selection of those images each week so it's a good way of feeling inspired and also of making new contacts.
You may also want to join our open Facebook group Northern Print Share and Chat which is open to all printmakers and you don't have to be a Northern Print member to join. We hope that it will become a friendly online place to hang out, for you to post images of your work, discuss printmaking and ask questions with some light moderation / admin from us. Just press the button on the banner to request to join and we look forward to seeing you in there.
In 2015 Northern Print led a project called Scrum Down: Print Forward which currently still holds the Guinness World Record for the longest linocut print ever made at 33.51m. You can find out all about this complex and audacious project on the dedicated Facebook page here.
While you have some time on your hands, you might want to watch some of our films online. We have a film page on our website here where you can find:
Wider Community: Northern Print on Film
- More about who we are and what we do
- Antony Gormley's reflections on printmaking
- More about our Guinness World Record breaking linocut project
- Short films on artists that participated in our Glossary exhibition - each artist used a different printmaking process so it is a good overview into a rannge of methods. Artists include Stephen Chambers, Rachael Clewlow, Tom Hammick, Bridget Jones, Katherine Jones, Julian Meredith and Hilary Paynter.
Print /Gift Sales
You are welcome to purchase prints and gifts from our website but owing to government advice to suspend all non-essential travel and activities we are unable to ship items at the moment.
Please be reassured that if you do want to purchase an artwork we can reserve it for you and arrange for collection, delivery and/or framing as soon as the current restrictions are relaxed. For more information please contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org
We are operating from home but can still answer any queries that you have about Northern Print, membership, courses, exhibitions and sales. Please contact email@example.com and we'll pass your comment on to the relevant team member.
We are extremely grateful for all your purchases, support and donations at this time. We are a registered charity and your support will enable Northern Print to continue with our work as well as supporting artists.
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