20:20 Print Exchange 2014

Faye Brown printing her 20:20 edition

Faye Brown printing her 20:20 edition

Fifteen artists working at Medway Fine Printmakers signed up for the 20:20 print exchange this year, and have produced a wonderful range of prints to represent the studio. Each participant in the project produces a 20cm x 20cm edition of 25 using any print technique. Ours included etching, drypoint, photopolymer, screen print and thermofax. We sent them all off to Hot Bed Press in Salford, who have the mammoth task of shuffling everything (14,625 prints from more that 40 workshops last year!) and sending them back out.

We’ll each receive a box set of prints from random 20:20 printmakers, and our studio will be paired with another one so that we get a full set of their prints. International studios are taking part this year, as well as those across the UK and Ireland. It’s a great thing to be involved in and we salute Hot Bed Press for organising it. There will be some prints on sale from the exchange – to raise money for our studio. We’re planning a print fair on December 13th at INTRA and will have our 20:20 prints on show and for sale.

Our artists this year are:
Fay Hardstaff, Faye Brown, Ian Shelley, Jane Furst, Jane Pitt, Jane Prangnell, Julie Turner, Julija Baranova, Kasia Parker, Kevin Younger, Marco Cali, Megan Seymour-Jones, Natalie Piper, Polly Alpin, and Xtina Lamb.

Prints for 20:20 by artists at Medway Fine Printmakers

20:20 Print Exchange

20:20 Print Exchange started in 2009 as a project between Hot Bed Press in Salford and Red Hot Press in Southampton. Print workshops joined in by producing artworks, and then hosting exhibitions of the work from other participants across the UK. The organisers liked the format so much they quickly decided to roll it out to more print workshops. In 2010 there were 120 artists from 10 print workshops involved and in 2011 there were 257 artists from 19 print studios producing 6,425 prints!

At Boundary Wharf we have been busy bees for the past few months, producing a great diversity of prints by the lovely artists of Medway Fine Printmakers. Each artist had to produce an edition of 25 prints, measuring 20cm x 20cm, and the best part about this exchange is that you can be as creative as you like, there is no theme or subject to tie us down! So here are a few of many more prints to come.

Ian Shelley, Screenprint

Jane Prangnell, LinocutJane Prangnell, Linocut

Jane Furst, EtchingJane Furst, Etching

 

Update – more images from our 20:20 print exchange