This year I am involved in helping to organise Pushing Print, a festival of printmaking in Margate, Kent. As well as an open submission exhibition there will be talks and workshops and a giant steam roller printing event in Margate Old Town.
The exhibition is open to all printmakers and artists who use print. There are a number of prizes, including the chance to win a solo exhibition, and all selected artists will be featured in a Pushing Print ‘newspaper’ which will be printed in a run of 10,000 and distributed across Kent and London.
This is the third year of Pushing Print and it has rapidly grown in stature, attracting artists from all over the UK and internationally. Alongside the official Pushing Print there will be a number of Fringe events, including a show of large linocuts and linomations which I am curating.
If you don’t know Margate, it’s a traditional English seaside town on the north-eastern corner of Kent about 90 minutes from London by car or train. The town has recently been transformed by the opening of Turner Contemporary, a brand new purpose-built gallery on the seafront which attracted 150,000 visitors in the first three months after it opened.
For more information, including online submission forms, visit go to http://pushingprint.co.uk/pushing-print-submissions-open