Centre for Fine Print Research University of the West of England Centre for Fine Print Research
  current news image

Current News

Carolyn Bunt prints12.10

exhibition announcement
Carolyn Bunt selected for 'Jerwood Encounters: Surface Noise'

Carolyn Bunt’s prints, produced in residence at the CFPR, have been selected for inclusion in the prestigious Jerwood Encounters: Surface Noise, 19 January – 27 February 2011.
Gill Saunders, senior curator of prints at the V&A and John Mackechnie, director of Glasgow Print Studio, have curated an exhibition of ambitious and inspirational works which embrace innovations afforded by both digital technologies and traditional print media...

Dates 12.2010 | Read more in the full release

Broadside auction12.10

book arts event
Al-Mutanabbi Broadsides exhibition + events

A special event at Bower Ashton on Thursday 9th December included readings and an auction of broadsides for Médecins Sans Frontières, in the library from 5pm - 7pm
The event raised £556 for MSF
Many thanks to all who attended, and your generous bids and donations!
Thank you also to everyone who helped out, Natalie, Paul, Helen, and to Angie and Lilla for their help and their readings.

Dates 12.2010 | Read more in the full release

online survey - request for contributions

Sustainability in Printmaking - please complete our online survey

We are calling for print studios worldwide to complete our online survey on sustainability in printmaking. We, Professor Stephen Hoskins, Hewlett Packard Chair of Fine Print and Director of the CFPR at UWE Bristol, UK and John Risseeuw, Professor of Art, Arizona State University, USA, are undertaking a major world-wide research survey on sustainability in print studios and the wider print industry – an antidote to some of the myths of health and safety in printmaking. Complete the survey now.

12.2010 | Read more on the research pages

Colour memory workshop 12.10
colour workshop

CREATE: Colour, Appearance and Lighting masterclass

A selection of 20 CREATE veterans attended a week-long CREATE Masterclass on Colour, appearance, and lighting. The course was held at the CFPR studios, UWE Bower Ashton campus, Bristol, in October 2010. The delegates included researchers from industry, further eductation institutes and independant artists working with colour throughout Europe.

12.2010 | Read more in the full release

Miniprint 2010 collection12.10

exhibition announcement
25th Annual Miniature Print Exhibition
venue: Blackwells Bookshop,
location map and opening hours
dates: december 2010 - spring 2011

Staff and students from the University of the West of England, will be displaying prints at the 25th annual Miniature Print exhibition at Blackwells Bookshop, Park Street in Bristol, from 3 December through to Spring 2011. You can also view the exhibition from the 13 -17 December 2010 in the Foyer at UWE’s Bower Ashton Campus...

Dates 12.2010 | Read more in the full release

Flipbook launch exhibition11.10

(De)constructing the archive - conference
url: archiveconference.wordpress.com

There are many different ways that photographic archives are using the Internet to increase the visibility of their collections. These include showcasing specific images or discrete smaller collections through either institutional websites, or by utilising pre-existing web 2.0 sites.

Dates 10.2010 | Read more in the full abstract

Flipbook launch exhibition11.10

Flip-Flick-Flick project launch


UWE staff, students, teachers and Aardman animators convened at the 'Old Foyer Gallery' at Bower Ashton campus, UWE Bristol to celebrate the launch of the Flick-Flip-Flick project with an exhibition of 15 flip books designed by Aardman animations staff.

Dates 10.2010 | Read more in the full release

Birgit Skiöld Memorial Trust: Artist Book Award

Congratulations to the Danish artist Mette-Sofie D. Ambeck!  Ambeck was awarded the Birgit Skiöld Memorial Trust Artist Book Award at the London art Book Fair, Whitechapel Gallery, London 24-26 September 2010 for her artist's book Steam, Salt, Milk – a Nordic creation myth.

Dates 10.2010 | Read more in the full release

book arts

NEW: Book Arts CPD evening classes for 2011

Two new evening classes have been announced for Spring 2011 - Letterpress Printing will run from February 8th for 8 weeks. Bookbinding for Beginners will run from May 3rd for 5 weeks. Both courses will be led by Tom Sowden. To book onto a course, or read more go to the CPD courses page.

Dates 02.2011 | Read more on the CPD courses page
laser studio

Foxy Lady wins wearable art fair

Independent artist and first time CFPR laser bureau user, Clare Gerbrands, won a prize at the Painswick weareble art parade with her laser etched skirt design which formed part of her ensemble entitled 'Foxy lady'.

Dates 31.07.2010 | Read more in the full release
Art of the Book, Journals exhibition 09.10
exhibition announcement

The Art of the Book: Journals Then and Now

An international travelling exhibition of artist book journals, diaries and letters, “The Art of the Book: Journals Then and Now” is a collaborative project between the Department of Art and Art History at UMSL, the CFPR at the University of the West of England Bristol, the Winchester School of Art Library, University of Southampton, St. Louis Mercantile Library at UMSL, Washington University in St. Louis...

04.10 - 12.11.2010 | Read more in the full release

bike workshop illustration, Gary Embury 09.10
exhibition announcement

Bristol Bike Project print exhibition

To coincide with Bristol's first two-week Cycling Festival, the Bristol Bike Project (including llustration lecturer Gary Embury) are taking part in a cycling-inspired, 2 week exhibition at the Howies store in Bristol (opposite Wagamama's on Queens Road). They will be exhibiting photographic prints that were printed here at the CFPR.
The exhibition runs until the 23rd September.

11-23.09.2010 | Read more in the full release

Righton Press letterpress image 09.10
artists' books

Surplus to Requirement: Book Arts project publication

Tom Sowden was invited to curate a selection of Bristol-based book artists’ works for a collaborative project with the Righton Press group at Manchester Metropolitan University. Each artist produced a page to print, and a ‘sketch’ page on the theme of Surplus to Requirement. In Manchester the group worked around an unused herbarium collection, and in Bristol, works were made around a collection of books rescued from Bookbarn. The book is being edited, printed and published in an edition of 250 by the Righton Press and will be launched at The London Art Book Fair at Whitechapel 25-27 September 2010.

25-27.09.2010 | For more information visit the book fair website

international exhibition

Drawing with Fire: An exhibition of laser cutting by book and paper artists

As part of the practice-led AHRC funded research project “Paper Models: investigating laser cutting technology to develop new artists’ books and paper-based creative practice for arts, crafts and design”, and to coincide with a one-day laser cutting symposium, there will be an exhibition of laser cut artwork.

14-19.09.2010 | Read more in the full release

international Appointment

Professor Stephen Hoskins awarded Presidency of The Association of European Printing Museums

Steve Hoskins was invited to give a presentation at the Annual Conference of the Association of European Printing Museums (AEPM)

The conference was held from the 3-5 September 2010 in Wadgassen, Germany. The conference addressed the question "Collection of today - Towards a critical evaluation of your collections"

Dates 09.2010 - 09.2012 | Read more in the full release

Artists Book

Dinner and a Rose: A new work by Sarah Bodman and Nancy Campbell

In their tribute to Patricia Highsmith's Ripley quartet, Sarah Bodman was intrigued by the meals Ripley consumed, which are documented in detail by Highsmith as a sign of his growing sophistication.

Ripley's victims stand in the ways of his appetite for the good life, epitomised by chicken in aspic, champagne, lobster, celeri remoulade and sole veronique.'

Dates 09.2010 | Read more in the full release

3D2D exhibition09.2010
exhibition announcement

3D 2D: Object and illusion in Print: Prints from the Centre for Fine Print Research in Bristol

An exhibition of prints from CFPR at Edinburgh Printmakers Gallery 2 and 3
Private view 1-3pm 11th September with gallery talks from Curator Paul Thirkell and artist Jeremy Gardiner from 1 to 2 pm

Dates 11 Sept - 30 Oct 2010 | Read more in the full release
BABE 201109.2010
event announcement

Dates announced for BABE 2011

The CFPR and the Arnolfini Gallery Bristol are very pleased to announce the dates for the next BABE - Bristol Artists' Books Event to be held at the Arnolfini:
Saturday 30th April and Sunday 1st May 2011

For more information or a booking form, please email: Sarah.Bodman@uwe.ac.uk

Dates 30 April - 1 May 2010 | Read more in the full release
Flickbook logo thumbnail 08.2010
new course for teachers

Flick-Flip-Flick - A CPD course for teachers

Flick-Flip-Flick is an innovative project, developed by the Faculty of Creative Arts, Humanities and Education and Centre for Fine Print Research at UWE, in partnership with local schools and colleges and Aardman’s. Professional animators from Aardman’s have made new flip books working with the CFPR at UWE . The books demonstrate a range of innovative techniques including: hand drawn, painted, 3D modelling, stop motion...

Dates September - November 2010 | Read more in the full release
CREATE textile printing workshop 07.2010
funding award

The use of printable UV, thermo and solar receptive pigments for wallpaper and textiles

Dr Carinna Parraman has been awarded funding from UWE and the SouthWest Regional Development Agency to develop a range of printed materials and surfaces that can be developed as textiles or applied to walls that will adapt to the changes in the environment, such as light, emotion and temperature...

Dates July 2010 - 2011 | Read more in the full release
Golden age of lettering exhibition logo 06.2010
funding award

Edible 3D Printing proposal receives early career researcher grant

Deborah Southerland (programme leader in BA(Hons) Textiles) has been awarded funding to work with the CFPR on an experimental ‘proof of concept’ research project that will bring the versatility and precision of the digital world into the realm of food and edible products. There is a long precedent of artists and designers using food based products within their practice and this creative investigation will build on this.

Dates July 2010 - 2011 | Read more in the full release
Golden age of lettering exhibition logo 06.2010
exhibition announcement

Golden Age of Lettering

Research Fellow in Enamel Jessica Turrell is exhibiting in 'A Golden Age of Lettering', which encompasses thought provoking projects by a range of designer makers touching ceramics, jewellery and architecture. There is an explosion of work within this category, featuring pieces by Rosella Garavaglia, Claire Hillerby, Deborah Hopson-Wolpe, Eleanor Suggett, Christine Toh and Jessica Turrell.

Dates 26 June - 7 August 2010 | Read more about Jessica's exhibitions
Staff sandpit workshop 06.2010
uwe staff sandpit workshop

The Digital Print and Laser Cutting Sandpit

The Department of Art and Design have begun co-ordinating a series of 'sand pit' sessions with the Centre for Fine Print Research, open to all staff within the Faculty of Creative Arts, as part of a larger three year project aimed at assisting academic staff with collaborative research or knowledge transfer bids. Three two-day pilot projects have been organised for UWE staff. To register your interest contact us.

Dates 28-29 June 2010 | Read more in the full release
CREATE norway conference 06.2010
conference review

CREATE conference Gjøvik 2010

CREATE colour research group recently hosted a conference to showcase the research activities of their four year project. The programme included lectures from experts working with colour in a variety of fields, from throughout Europe, the USA and China, and technical workshops in a variety of research areas.

Dates 8-11 June 2010 | Read more in the full release
Staff sandpit workshop 06.2010
cpd courses

New dates for 2010/11 CPD courses have been announced

The Centre for Fine Print Research (CFPR) offers a series of dynamic continuing professional development courses aimed at, amongst others, artists, designers, craftspeople, communicators, teachers and managers. They offer the opportunity for professional updating, for learning new skills and techniques, and for intellectual stimulus.
For a full list of courses and dates visit the CPD page

Dates June 2010 - September 2011 | Read more on the CPD course page
Smart Innovation publication book cover 06.2010

Conference paper to be published in 'Smart Innovation, Systems and Technologies'

CFPR director Stephen Hoskins is to have his conference paper 'The margins of art practice bordering on industrial development' published as part of the "Innovation through Knowledge Transfer" book series: Smart Innovation, Systems and Technologies.

Dates June 2010| Read more in the CFPR book publications listing

Elizabeth Turrell enamel badges 06.2010
exhibition announcement

Designer Printer Maker exhibition at Northern Print

Elizabeth Turrell, Senior Research Fellow in Enamel at the CFPR, is exhibiting work in the Designer Printer Maker exhibition running at Northern Print this summer. The exhibition showcases contemporary print on glass, ceramics, textiles, furniture & metal from leading UK artists.
Preview: 1 July, 6-8pm
The exhibition runs from 2 July - 4 September 2010 at Northern Print, Stepney Bank, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 2NP
URL: http://bit.ly/c2aIcv
Images: http://www.flickr.com/photos/npstudio/page2/

Dates July / September 2010| Read more about Elizabeth's exhibitions
Enamel electro image 06.2010
enamel symposium

Innovation in Enamel: symposium

As part of the practice-led AHRC funded research project "Innovation in Vitreous Enamel Surface for Jewellery", the Centre for Fine Print Research is holding a one-day symposium to address the place of enamel within contemporary jewellery practice celebrating its potential as an exciting and innovative material. At a time when increasing numbers of contemporary jewellers are rediscovering enamel this event offers a timely opportunity for the sharing of information, ideas and debate.
Fee: £10 (places for students are free but limited) please book by contacting Jessica Turrell

Dates 15 July 2010| Read more in the full release
Laser symposium

Paper Models; A symposium on laser cutting for book and paper artists

As part of the practice-led AHRC funded research project "Paper Models: investigating Laser cutting technology to develop new artists’ books and paper based creative practice for arts, crafts and design", the Centre for Fine Print Research is holding a one-day symposium about laser cutting for book and paper artists on Wednesday 15th September 2010.

Dates 15 September 2010| Read more in the full release
international exhibition

Inside Out: International Exhibition of Rapid Prototyping technique

CFPR PhD student Brendan Reid will be displaying work he has made as part of his PhD studies in an international exhibition opening in Sydney, Australia this week.

Inside Out is both title and theme for this compelling international touring exhibition which focuses on emerging digital design techniques and the growth of sophisticated rapid prototyping tools and methods. It features a unique set of forty-six miniature sculptures produced in resin using stereo-lithography (3D printing) or rapid prototyping technologies.

Dates June 2010| Read more in the full release
P Laidler exhibit at Arnolfini bookshow 06.2010

Arnolfini Bookshop Showcase

During June, July and August there will be an exhibition of work from artists and designers in the display cases in Arnolfini bookshop. The work on show is a small selection of the varied work that has been produced by external artists using the facilities and technical expertise on offer at the Centre for Fine Print Research.

Dates June - August 2010 | Read more in the exhibition page
Jess enamel exhibition image 06.2010
solo exhibition

Jessica Turrell solo enamel jewellery exhibition at the Contemporary Applied Arts gallery

Enamel researcher Jessica Turrell is exhibiting at the Contemporary Applied Arts gallery this summer. The showcase exhibition presents the practical outputs of Jessica's three year research fellowship funded by the AHRC.

Dates 8 June - 17 July 2010| Read more in the full release


News and press releases are stored in the archives below. For information pre-dating 2007, please contact us.