Northern Print on Film
In 2015 Northern Print attracted funding from Biffa Award to expand and improve our visitor experience for studio members, visiting artists, workshop participants and gallery visitors. Biffa Award programme manager Gillian French said: “This project is an example of how the Landfill Communities Fund (LCF) can improve public access to important cultural facilities.”
The LCF is a tax credit scheme enabling waste management companies such as Biffa Group to contribute money to benefit community and environmental projects near landfill sites. This film by Alan Fentiman gives an insight into our resources, activities and ethos at Northern Print.
Antony Gormley on Printmaking
Northern Print was established in 1994 and moved to it's current home in Newcastle upon Tyne's cultural quarter of Ouseburn Valley in 2006. The inaugural exhibition at Ouseburn featured a book where artists shared their views on printmaking. We were delighted that Sir Antony Gormley not only agreed to elaborate on his contribution to the book on this film, but that he supplied a set of fingerprints, the thumbprint of which now features on our current logo.
Glossary was a touring exhibition that was shown at venues across North East England in 2014-15. Conceived as an insight and sometimes an introduction into the practice of original printmaking, the exhibition featured work by Stephen Chambers, Rachael Clewlow, Tom Hammick, Bridget Jones, Katherine Jones, Julian Meredith and Hilary Paynter.
This series of specially commissioned films by Alan Fentiman collectively formed a key component of the exhibition. They take the viewer on a journey into the private studios of the featured artists and give insight into the motivations of why the artists make their work and the influence of printmaking in their practice.
Screenprint. Purchase Rachael's work here.
Linocut and letterpress. Purchase Bridget's prints here.
Collagraph and block print. Purchase Katherine's work here.
Wood engraving. Purchase Hilary's work here.
Scrum Down Print Forward
Print studios and arts organisations at each of the Rugby World Cup’s 11 host cities in England and Wales contributed to the project by creating a 3 metre lino panel. The panels which were designed by artist and illustrator Sara Ogilvie were pieced together to print the long image. Smaller rugby-ball shaped lino sections were created by artists and representatives of all 20 competing nations and were incorporated into the overall design. Films by Alan Fentiman.