If there’s a theme running through issue nine, it’s one of community and resilience – be it the fierce friendship and ‘commitment to the cause’ found at East London Printmakers or the search for a new place to print like the adventures of Sinclair Ashman’s US residency or Kay Van Bellen’s more permanent move to a new country. Stories that speak of togetherness, but are never without an element of mild peril.
We hear from a host of makers taking inspiration from their surroundings and creating their own personal narratives, such as John Fellows’ epic mountain prints and Fenne Kustermans’ zines that explore her need for solitude. And, by taking a look at the positive effect that creativity can have on mental health, we shine a light on the importance of making personal work, just for yourself, as much as showing it or selling it.
Also great to see Laura Slater and Mawuenna Kattah's work featured! Their collaborative exhibition 'Eye Eye' will be on show in our space from November 16th.
Featuring work from - Sinclair Ashman • Julia Blom • Kerry Day • East London Printmakers • Faber & Faber • Megan Fatharly • John Fellows • David Frazer • Tina Hagger • Alison Headley • Chandlyr Jackson • Mawuena Kattah • Don Kilpatrick III • Christoph Kleinstück • Fenne Kustermans • Louise Morton • Cathie Pavoine • Laura Slater • Elisa Talentino • Rachel Thornton • Andrea Torres • Kay Van Bellen
A beautifully produced magazine from Bristol Independent Publishers which explores the people, passion and process behind modern printmaking.
Is that Mike Ainsworth we spot in the article on the Letterpress Workers event in Milan? Highlight every time!