Forthcoming Exhibitions - Edinburgh Printmakers

Edinburgh Printmakers Summer Fayre
Sunday 26 August, 11am - 4pm, £1 entry for adults, under 5s free
Back by popular demand Edinburgh Printmakers are hosting their second Summer Fayre. This great Summer family event will showcase a ‘multiples market’ of numerous stalls selling a wide range of quality artists multiples - cards, prints, books, postcards, jewellery, zines and much much more.
Browse the stalls, watch printmaking demonstrations and relax with a some tea and cake. See you all there!

Edinburgh Printmakers Christmas Multiples Market
Sunday 02 December, 11am - 4pm, £1 entry for adults, under 5s free
Start the festive season at Edinburgh Printmakers by eating, drinking and being merry at our Christmas Multiples Market. Shop the stalls for those unique Christmas gifts you’ve been hunting for. Enjoy the festive atmosphere, sipping a mulled wine and munching mince pie or two, it is Christmas after all...

Again, A Time Machine
A Book Works Touring Exhibition
15 September to 03 November 2012
Again, A Time Machine is a fluid, touring exhibition conceived by Book Works as a way of addressing its own archive. Through new commissions and archival displays the project has explored archives and distribution through words, performance, and the published. For Edinburgh Printmakers Gallery, Book Works presents the archival project Make the Living Look Dead, Laure Prouvost’s film The Wanderer (The Storage), and artists’ books, posters and limited editions. Participating artists include: Pavel Büchler, Jeremy Deller, Dora García, Liam Gillick, Susan Hiller, Stewart Home, Elizabeth Price, and Mark Titchner

Book Works Gallery Talk
15 September 2012, 2-3pm, Free
Book Works Director Jane Rolo will talk about the Again, A Time Machine project, the history of Book Works as a publisher and commissioning organisation, from archive to distribution.
Places are limited.

Bringing the Dead to Life
18 October, 7-9pm, tickets £5 each
Book launch for Again, A Time Machine, editors Gavin Everall and Jane Rolo
and From the archive: An evening of short readings by artists and writers commissioned and hosted by Book Works.
Places are limited.

Zine Workshop
Hosted by Cartoonist Malcy Duff
20 & 21 October, 10am – 3pm, £40 each/£35 conc.
Participants will be encouraged to make their own zines, using drawing, writing and collage, with the assistance of Scottish cartoonist Malcy Duff. The work will come from people’s interests, passions, and anything they wish to communicate. We will also look at the history of zines, comix and other self published works from a variety sources.
Participants should bring some of their own material, whether magazines, books, or their own artwork which will act as inspiration for their zine.
Suitable for ages 16 +
Places are limited.

Halloween Stories:
Bogles, Goblins, Ghouls & Other Creatures of the Night...
With Storyteller Owen Pilgrim
31 October 2012, 6.30pm, Price TBC
Tales of the strange, the unexpected, and of otherworldly beings who haunt our world during Halloween time.
For Children age 8+. Fancy Dress. Spooky snacks will be served.
This event is still to be confirmed, please contact us closer to the date.

Feral Landscape
17 November - 23 December 2012
This is our largest annual members’ exhibition where we celebrate the festive season with a themed showcase of some of Scotland’s best printmaking talent.
The prints in this exhibition explore the edgy domain of the feral landscape; where the natural and manmade, the tamed and untameable fuse.

Where the Wild Things Play
Storytelling & Art Workshops by Owen Pilgrim
15 December 2012,
11am (1st workshop) and 2pm (2nd workshop), tickets £10 each per workshop
For Children. Aged 8-12.
These workshops will feature a story session based on a response to the gallery exhibition ‘Feral Landscapes’, followed by an art workshop exploring the theme of 'Where the Wild Things Play,' looking into the secret places children love to go and allow their imaginations to run wild. We will be using the techniques of mapping, drawing, and collage to create an image of the ideal place to play.
Storyteller Owen Pilgrim delights in telling stories of the natural and supernatural, and of those places where these worlds meet. With folktales from around the world and many of the trees, as exploring the wild places & the forest is where he is most at home, Owen brings his bag of stories to wherever there is an ear to listen and a heart to hear.
Places are limited.

Feral Landscapes Family Workshop
Saturday 8th December, 10am-1pm
£35 for adult with 1 child
Create your own landscape print using collage and the hands on printmaking
technique of Collagraph.
For adults and children aged 10 years and up.
Places are limited.

Edinburgh Printmakers Open Day
17 November 2012, 11am - 5pm, all workshops £2
A fun packed day filled with hands-on events for all the family including printmaking workshops
for kids and adults, printmaking demonstrations, studio tours, storytelling, frame sale,
Feral Landscapes exhibition preview and limited edition prints and artist multiples for sale.
Places are limited. To book, please call T 0131 5572479 or email

Lecture by Arthur Watson
Outwith the Frame, Outwith the Gallery
27 September 2012, 6.30pm, tickets £5 each
Looking at artists using print in Scotland but extending its traditional contexts: from Ian Breakwell’s textile prints for Third Eye Centre to Elizabeth Ogilvie’s etched glass screen in Aberdeen Station, to Fiona Banner’s screen printed re-visioning of her memories of the film “Don’t Look Back”.
Places are limited.

Lecture by Murdo Macdonald
Printmaking and the Scottish Gàidhealtachd.
25 October 2012, 6.30pm, tickets £5 each
Printmaking which refers to the culture of the Scottish Gàidhealtachd has been at the heart of Scottish art since the pioneering 'Ossian' etchings by Alexander Runciman in the late 18th Century. I’ll explore this tradition up to the present, not least through the prints made in 2002 for An Leabhar Mòr / The Great Book of Gaelic, by artists such as Norman Shaw and Frances Walker.
Places are limited.

Lecture by Duncan Macmillan
Printmaking in the Enlightenment
29 November 2012, 6.30pm, tickets £5 each
Scottish printmaking began in the early eighteenth century just in time to play a key role in the Enlightenment. Scottish artists like Alexander Runciman and David Allan were early to exploit printmaking as a creative medium, but printmaking was also vital to the whole business of knowledge transfer. Indeed the first Encyclopedia Britannica was published by the engraver Andrew Bell who also engraved most of the thousands of illustrations. Without printmaking, too, Scottish medicine could not have had the impact that it did have. Surgeons learnt to draw, but also to etch and to engrave. Some of the illustrated medical books produced as a result were outstanding examples of the printmaker's art.
Places are limited.

Lecture by Ruth Pelzer-Montada
Prints and Visual Culture
13 December 2012, 6.30pm, tickets £5 each
The term and study of ‘visual culture’ has emerged in the last twenty years. Its focus is the everyday world of images as opposed to traditional art history’s emphasis on ‘high’ art. Prints are, of course, a vital part of this image world, as in advertising and publicity material, for example. By the same token, artists make reference to and utilise images from this broader field of visual culture and, at the same time, they question or subvert the status and function of such images. This lecture will consider how artists using the medium of print in its widest sense engage with aspects of visual culture.
Places are limited.

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