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IMPACT International Conference series

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. View images from the 2009 conference in Bristol.


IMPACT 10 Will take place in Santander Northern Spain - September 2018

Dates:Septemeber 2018

Please make a note in your diary for early September 2018 (final dates to be confirmed) - IMPACT 10 will be going to Spain!

The Centre for Fine Print Research, University of the West of England Bristol, are delighted to be working with and supporting SM Pro Art in the organisation of IMPACT 10 in Spain 2018.

Over the last 16 years, IMPACT has evolved as Europe’s leading academic discourse on printmaking. Printmaking is now integral to the wider academic debate, through practice, theory, visual culture, and is studied across a range of programmes, from undergraduate to PhD.

Spain has a rich cultural printmaking heritage as well as a thriving contemporary printmaking culture. We therefore want to ensure IMPACT 10 will be a visual and dynamic event that includes exhibitions and plenty of opportunities for networking.

The aim of our next IMPACT is to establish better links with Spanish printmakers both in Europe and across South and North America. And in order to do this, we will be introducing bi-lingual presentations in Spanish and English.

The theme of the event will be ENCUENTRO (ENCOUNTER)

- An ENCUENTRO with Spanish printmaking, its history, iconography and identity

- An ENCUENTRO with the future of the printmaking, new directions, identity and diversity

- An ENCUENTRO of languages and cultures

- An ENCUENTRO of styles and techniques

- And… an ENCUENTRO with the city where Impact will take place

In the summer we will announce more details about the final dates for the conferencet http://www.impact10.es

Dates /2018 | Read more - impact10.es/

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

In 2015 IMPACT 9 will be hosted by The China Academy of Arts, Hangzhou. For an impression of the excellent facilities and warm welcome delegates can expect at IMPACT 9 please browse the presentation Prof. Kong Guoqiao gave during IMPACT 8 in Dundee by opening this PDF

Professor Stephen Hoskins recently spent a week in Hangzhou and Beijing with Professor David Barker where they met Professor Hong Guoqiao and his team. They visitied potential IMPACT gallery spaces in and around Hangzhou as well as the exceptional traditional Woodblock print facilities on offer at the China Academy of Arts. There is a slide show of images that you can view here

Past Impact conferences have been held in:

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


2011 IMPACT 7 Monash University, Australia. Find out more on the conference website impact7.org.au/index.html

2009 IMPACT 6 UWE Bristol, England. View images from the conference here. 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 IMPACT 5 Tallin, 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. Find out more in the conference programme

2005 IMPACT 4 Poznan/Berlin, Germany, Unversität der Künste Berlin and the National Museum in Poznan coordinated by University of Tennessee. Find out more on the conference website

2003 IMPACT 3 South Africa, Michaelis School of Fine Art, University of Cape Town. Co-hosted with: Rhodes University School of Fine Art. Find out more on the conference website

2001 IMPACT 2University of Art and Design Helsinki UIAH, Finland. Find out more on the conference website

1999 IMPACT UWE Bristol, England Download the proceedings as a PDF




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