News

Nothing ventured…

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 […]


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 […]


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: Paul.Laidler@uwe.ac.uk 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 […]


F-Block Eyes

In the first academic semester of 2018/19 I will be exhibiting the international student print exhibition ‘Looking through the eyes of machines‘ in UWE’s F-Block Gallery. The work will be on show for two weeks between the 17th and 28th September 2018. The exhibition will present artworks from UWE’s BA Illustration, BA Graphic Design and […]


Print Futures: Austin, Texas

In January 2018 I have been invited to the University of Texas at Austin as part of a guest artist in printmaking residency. The proposed production of artwork will continue my investigations into post-digital narratives within graphic arts practice. The residency also includes lectures and tutorials with undergraduate and graduate UT students who are exploring […]


Post-digital Today

Many thanks to The Eugeniusz Geppert Academy of Art and Design in Wrocław, Poland for hosting an exceptional conference in December 2017. The team at the Wrocław School of Printmaking invited a range of speakers including artists, theoreticians, researchers and students to comment on the topic of Post-digital Printmaking. The event also included a number […]


Postdigital Print Conference

            In December I will be attending and speaking at the Post-digital printmaking. Redefinition of print Conference in Poland. The conference is hosted at the Faculty of Graphics and Media Art, The Eugeniusz Geppert Academy of Art and Design in Wrocław. The conference is a continuation of the numerous events […]


Madrid Symposium

The short video above offers an overview from the Faculty of Fine Arts of the Universidad Complutense de Madrid who are working with the The Ankaria Foundation as part of a pioneering program to promote young graphic artists in Spain. I was invited by the two partners for a week long symposium in April 2017 […]


Speaking through the eyes of machines

  Next week (25th -28th April 2017) I will be speaking at the Faculty of Fine Arts of the Universidad Complutense de Madrid who are working with the The Ankaria Foundation as part of a pioneering program to promote young graphic artists in Spain. The week long invitation is part of an international seminar that builds […]


Students who have looked through the eyes of machines.

The digital version of the Looking through the eyes of machines as students publication is now (and finally) available to view on issuu. The publication includes work from fifteen selected students across three different Graphic Arts based programmes in Art and Design at UWE (University of the West of England, Bristol, UK) and sixteen students […]


Gallery Twenty Two

  The international student print exchange exhibition #Looking Through These Eyes Of Machines As Students was recently exhibited at Gallery Twenty Two in Bristol. The reception was well attended on the opening night with lots of positive discussion and commentary about the printed work and the forthcoming student publication – not to mention a couple […]


A Bristol Baltimore Print Exchange

This April will see an international student print exchange exhibition between MICA (Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, USA) and UWE (University of the West of England, Bristol, UK). Fifteen students from each University were invited to produce a print edition that would examine how technology has expanded conceptual and procedural possibilities for making prints. […]


Looking through the eyes of machines as students

International Student Exchange Exhibition In January 2016 fifteen UWE Art and Design students were selected from Graphic Art disciplines to contribute to an international student exchange exhibition with Maryland Institute College of Art, (MICA) Baltimore USA. The exchange exhibition was developed as part of a touring exhibition (of US Universities between 2015 & 2017) entitled […]


Just Press Print in Print

  The Just Press Print exhibition publication now exists in physical form, a printed form. Link to the printed newspaper version of Working Proof: Featuring Just Press Print is now available to purchase courtesy of Newspaper Club


Press Print

Where it all began: The initial idea for the Just Press Print exhibition was inspired some 17 years ago after I attended a print exhibition by a highly acclaimed American artist at a prestigious museum in the USA. The exhibition in question would also later resonate with my research (and teaching) activity around the collaborative […]


Posting on Post-digital Printmaking

Recently been invited to exhibit my on going ‘Print is Dead series‘ (something I have written / talked about but never exhibited) in Poland at the Wrocław Academies Centre for Applied Arts and Innovation. The exhibition is in conjunction with the recent International Print Triennial in Krakow 2015  and will coincide with a symposium exploring the […]


Rewrites for Revisting.

Recent news for the news section. Had an article accepted by the journal Print Quarterly. I have been writing and rewriting this text for probably over two years, so pretty pleased for it to have found a home / house – publishing house. The narrative, title, word count and emphasis of the text has changed […]


Colourstory Collaboration Continued…

The continued collaboration with the Colourstory project has become possible after a second successful bid with REACT – through their Alumni Scheme. This time around the proposal will look to consolidate the project activity and foster further narrative based experiences that bolster the impact potential of the product. The academic collaboration includes myself with the added bonus of […]


Hell Yeah!

Looks like we will be editioning another black laser engraving with the artist Stan Donwood in August 2015. When I say black I mean black paper, not a black laser – that would be pretty cool though. The laser process that I’m referring too begins with the scanning of a drawn image that is then translated […]


Chasing Petrol Stations

          A sneak preview of the next Carolyn Bunt petrol station to be developed and editioned as part of Carolyn’s on going dystopian series with CFPR Editions. The recent image was snapped in Lanzarotte adding to previous exotic destinations for capturing her source image, e.g. Argentina, Russia, Reykjavik and… Gloucester. The development of Carolyn’s Station to Station (Once […]


Do Androids dream of print?

This year was the first year CFPR Editions (officially) awarded a UWE (University of the West of England) graduate print prize. I had been thinking about involving more graduates within the editions practice after writing an article on MiAL (Made in Arts London) and their promotion of UAL graduate artwork at Art Fairs. To coincide […]


Peril Printed

  Pleased to announce that I have recently completed a new inkjet print edition with the artist Stanley Donwood as part of CFPR Editions. Donwood is best known for his work with the band Radiohead who he has created artwork for since the group’s inception in 1985. Donwood and frontman Thom Yorke met at Exeter […]


Print Peril

Will be heading across too Bath tomorrow to meet with Mr Donwood and get the ‘Peril’ prints signed before Stan leaves for Australia on the 4th May. Limited edition print 'Peril' by @StanleyDonwood now done. Will be on @CFPR_EDITIONS website soon. #radiohead #print pic.twitter.com/vQioSAVjdK — Paul Laidler (@palaidler) April 25, 2015  


“Printed’ 15”!

Mixer presents “Printed’15”! First couple of sentences will be a bit me, me… Early this year I was asked to be part of “Printed’15” – a Printmaking event organised by the Mixer Gallery in Istanbul. Therefore in June (cause I said yes) I will be speaking about producing digital print editions with artists and I’ll also […]