Centre for Fine Print Research University of the West of England Centre for Fine Print Research
  IMPACT 6, panel 2 Prof. Steve Hoskins

CFPR for Academia

The Centre for Fine Print Research has developed strong links and partnerships with World leading academic institutions over the years. The IMPACT conference is our largest international conference and involves a great deal of academic collaboration and contributions. When the conference isn't held in Bristol the centre works closely with the host institutions.

IMPACT stands for 'International Multi-disciplinary Printmaking, Artists, Concepts and Techniques'. The idea for the first IMPACT conference was developed by Richard Anderton and Professor Stephen Hoskins based on their joint visits to the American Southern Graphics Council conferences in the early 90's. They realised there was no international forum specifically for printmakers and created IMPACT - initially based on the Southern Graphics concept but the increasing thrust of IMPACT has been to create an academic forum whilst maintaining a showcase for print practioners.

In 2015

IMPACT 9 孔国桥

The Impact 9 International conference will be held in China Academy of Art, Hangzhou, China from September 22nd – September 26th, 2015. The conference theme is 'Printmaking in the Post-Print Age'
The IMPACT 9 conference website is now live and will be updated regularly impact9.caa.edu.cn

IMPACT 9 will be hosted by The China Academy of Art, Hangzhou. For an impression of the excellent facilities and warm welcome delegates can expect at IMPACT 9 please browse Prof. Kong Guoqiao presentation by opening this PDF

Past Impact conferences have been held in:

In 2013 Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design, University of Dundee hosted IMPACT 8 in Dundee, Scotland, UK - IMPACT 8 website


2011 Monash University, Australia. Find out more on the conference website impact7.org.au/index.html

2009 UWE Bristol, England.  Conference proceedings published by Impact Press, 247 pages.  Available to buy from www.lulu.com/shop Or as an ebook/PDF www.lulu.com/shop

2007 Estonia, organised collaboratively between the Estonian Printmakers' Association and Estonian Academy of Art, and was held at KUMU, a purpose built art museum in Tallinn.

2005 Poznan/Berlin, Unversität der Künste Berlin and the National Museum in Poznan coordinated by University of Tennessee.

2003 South Africa, Michaelis School of Fine Art, University of Cape Town. Co-hosted with: Rhodes University School of Fine Art

2001 University of Art and Design Helsinki UIAH, Finland

The CFPR has links with the following institutions :

Rijksakademie, The Engineering Department at the University of Seattle, Birkbeck College, London
Edinburgh College of Art, Scotland, Bath Spa University. University of Wales, National College of Art and Design in Dublin. Dr Matthew Studley, Bristol Robotics Laboratory. Dr Jonathan Rossiter, Department of Engineering Mathematics, University of Bristol. Maja Stanic, University of Zagreb – Faculty of Graphic Arts, Croatia. Boyko Stoimenov, Bio-mimetic Control Research Center, RIKEN, Nagoya, Japan. Bristol City Museum and Art Gallery. The British Museum Conservation department. AKI (ArtEz) in Enschede, The Netherlands. University of Missouri, USA. Winchester School of Art. Manchester Metropolitan University.
Nottingham Trent University, The Royal Birmingham Society of Artists. Swindon College.

londonprintstudio, Quay Arts Centre, Isle of Wight. Purdue University, USA; Cover to Cover at the RBSA, UK; artists’ books at Permanent Gallery and Bookshop, Brighton, UK Society of Bookbinders.
The Richard Attenborough Centre at the University of Leicester; Stroud College, Drake University, Des Moines, USA. Arnolfini Bristol. Università Degli Studi Di Milano, Italy; Gjøvik University College, Norway;
University of Leeds; University of Ulster in Belfast, Northern Ireland, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Spain; Université de Reims Champagne-Ardenne, France; Pannon University (formerly University of Veszprém) Hungary. The Society for Imaging Science and Technology. Penland School of Crafts.
Devon Guild , Velvet da Vinci San Francisco USA, Society of Contemporary Crafts Pittsburgh, Kent State University. East Carolina University. Virginia Commonwealth University. Haystack Mountain School Maine USA . British Society of Enamellers. London Metropolitan University. Middlesex University. Museum of Modern Art New Delhi, India. J J School of Art Bombay, Indi. St Cuthberts Mill, University of Arizona
Dundee University, Benrido, Japan, TNUA Taiwan, University of Art and Design, Helsinki, Estonian Lithographic Centre, Rutgers University of New Jersey, Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, New York. Monash University, Melbourne, Australia. Zona Imaginaria Argentina


NEW! IMPACT Press Publications available on UWE online store

Artsts Books, Enamel, Collotype
The Online Store

Limited Edition Prints for Sale:

The Centre for Fine Print Research has been working with staff and MA Print students for almost 3 decades, to produce an annual show of limited edition prints. The show is sponsored by John Purcell Paper who supply paper stock for the artists
Buy Mini Prints Online or at Foyles Bookshop, Bristol.

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