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Image Frea Buckler

Partners in Print: Exhibitions & Editions

Over the past few months (perhaps a bit longer) I have been discussing the idea of a UWE graduate print editioning / studio practice with Spike Print Studio in Bristol. The two organisations already share existing links through scholarships and professional practice internships such as the Peter Reddick Bursary, the SPS/UWE Scholarship and SPS/UWE Member Technician award. The proposed print editioning venture intends to build upon these relationships by utilising the multifaceted nature of the print studio – as a bridge between professional and educational practices. More over, the intention of the exhibition is to begin highlighting the commonalities that exist through multi-participatory (SPS) and multi-disciplinary (UWE) studio practice. As previously mentioned the aim will be to forge a print editioning practice between SPS and UWE that will complement existing relationships and extend the scope for professional practices that are predicated in print. The exhibition will therefore highlight stories from alumni who have experience of both educational and professional studio practice – and present these as written and visual narratives within an exhibition context.

The exhibition will take place at UWE’s Bower Ashton Studios in the F-Block Gallery from Tuesday 16th to Friday 19th October 2018 (gallery opening times 10am – 5pm). Private View Thursday 18th at 5.00pm

Participating artists will include:
Nick Greenglass and John Lynch (Peter Reddick Bursary)
Andrew Wilson (SPS/UWE Scholarship)
Jemma Gunning, Lisa Davies and Prerna Chandiramani (SPS/UWE Member Technician)
Carolyn Bunt, Sarah Duncan, Frea Buckler and Gilly Thompson. (UWE/SPS Alumni)

Impact 10

The Impact 10 Printmaking Conference maybe over but Print certainly isn’t dead. Many thanks to the organisers and all the contributors for sharing. I was happy to have presented a number of prints from the Looking through the eyes of machines exhibition at the CC Juan Carlos Calderón gallery alongside exhibitions from recent UWE postgraduate (PhD/MA Print) students Angie Butler, Catherine Cartwright & Leonie Bradley.

The conference was also a great opportunity to meet up with a number international print colleagues  (some already acquainted and some new) to exchange ideas with and discuss possible future opportunities / projects. For example, I was humbled to be invited back to the University of Madrid by Dr Margarita González (Assistant Professor & Vice Dean of Culture) to give a lecture and develop the exhibition that I presented at the Impact 10 Conference. I was able to meet up with Fiona Quill program leader of the BA(Hons) Contemporary Printmaking program (and her team) at Limerick School of Art and Design – where I will be the new external examiner from Oct 2018. I was also able to see a presentation from Altea Grau Vidal  PhD student at University Arts London who I will be examining in Easter next year. Similarly, I had the chance to attend a number of talks that I will be using to develop teaching content and future journal articles. I also had the opportunity to meet with three International artists / academics (Eszter Sziksz, Justin Diggle and Sumi Perera) who I had selected to exhibit at the 5th Contemporary Print Austin exhibition in Jan 2018.

Thank you for funding the trip UWE (smiley face).

Festival of Ideas Competition

UWE Student & Alumni Competition
Bristol Festival of Economics Competition 2018

Competition Deadline: 24th Oct 2018
Cash Prizes: First £200,
 Second & third £75
Duration of Brief: 3-4 weeks
UWE Link Tutor:

The Festival of Economics takes place annually in Bristol in November. It is now in its seventh year. The festival brings together economists and other experts from around the world to debate with each other – and their audiences – some of the key economic questions of our time.
The festival organisers are now seeking image entries from UWE artists and designers for the forthcoming event. The team are keen to see images that reflect the festivals content (see PDF brochure for event descriptions below) and the overall ethos of the Bristol Festival of Economics as ‘experts for the everyday, human centric and no jargon’.

Artwork & Format: In order to avoid using potentially boring headshots to promote topics or panels the festival would prefer to use themed Illustrations (see festival theme link below). Therefore, a single image should be composed in sections or panels which lend themselves to be cropped into the square format and used for the event image online. If you look at the linked page below, you can see how the full panel image (at the top) is broken into individual sections (scroll down) that relate to specific topics:

Image / format information: 1:2 aspect ratio, minimum 800 x 418 pixels (max file size 3MB), Format: JPEG or PNG

The full image will need to include the following text information and logo’s:

Title: Economics Festival November 2018
Dates: 7th-10th November 2018
Twitter: @FestivalofIdeas 
Text:’ The festival is presented in association with’ Triodos (includes Triodos logo). This text needs suitable and prominent placement in the title of the festival.
Other Logos: UWE/ University of Bristol/ Arts Council England/ Festival of Ideas/ BusinessWest (Logos supplied as a block)

Logo’s & extended competition information can be downloaded here:
Triodos Logo
Festival of Ideas Logo
UWE/ University of Bristol/ Arts Council England/ Festival of Ideas/ BusinessWest (Logos supplied as a block)

Extended Competition Information

Submissions should be emailed to the UWE Link Tutor with your full name, course and social media links.