Print Festival Scotland returns with a packed listing of events, activities and exhibitions right across the country but once again Dundee is the major hub for all things printmaking!
Events kick off on Thursday 16th June at Dundee Contemporary Arts and HMS Frigate Unicorn, who host the first of many exhibition previews across the city through the duration of the festival, from 16th – 26th June 2016.
Want to get hands on and print yourself for free? Dundee Contemporary Arts are hosting their #printjam day on Saturday June 18th, along with all of Scotland’s other Print Studios. DCA will be Tote bag screen printing, rubber stamp making and Tetra pack printing.. yes.. printing with Tetra packs! Or on other dates, how about free workshops in Risograph and 3D printing? Some activities are ticketed so visit the DCA website for more information.
If your want to find out more about these activities and all the other amazing events happening in Dundee, visit www.printfestivalscotland.com or follow them across social media with #printfestscot
Here are just a few of the many, many highlights from the 2016 Festival ahead – bringing plenty of colour to the month of June:
‘EU In.. EU Out.. ? EU In.. EU Out..? Shake It All About!’ – Join Dundee Print Collective (DPC) on EU referendum day 23rd June for their EU referendum Hokey Cokey. The DPC gang have been busy organising a party of print, performance and music, on this most serious and important days. There will be on display a gallery of political (tongue in cheek) hand printed posters, EU Pub Quiz and live music and an attempt at the biggest European Hokey Cokey ever recorded!. Events starts at 8pm at the Vision Building .
Tin Roof have been residing in Ure Street Dundee for 5 wonderful years. They’ve seen hundreds of artists and collectives use their facilities, and thousands of visitors walk through their doors for exhibitions and events. This June Tin Roof will be closing the doors on Ure Street for the last time as they move on to new ways for the collective.
Join them and celebrate the building they have called home for a weekend of excellent events in partnership with Print Festival Scotland and Make That A Take Records.
\\ FRI 17TH JUNE 18:00-20:00
Exhibition Preview: Surface Treatment
An exhibition in partnership with Print Festival Scotland exploring the tensions of surface within alternative print based media. Featuring Aylson Stewart, Kirsty McKeown and Adrian Murray. Open Sat+Sun 18+19th June 14:00-18: 00. #printfestscot
\\ SAT&SUN 18 + 19TH JUNE 14:00-1800
Tin Roof ϟ Zine Fair
Tin Roof will be hosting international artists, collectives, publishers and presses for the Tin Roof ϟ Zine Fair in partnership with Print Festival Scotland. #printfestscot #trzinestar
\\ SUN 19TH 16:00-20:00
The (infamous) Tin Roof BBQ
B.Y.O.B(urger). The Final Tin Roof BBQ on Ure St. #trfarewell
\\ SUN 19TH 19:00-22:30
Tin Roof Closing Party
An evening of Musical Performances from MakeThatATake Records featuring: STONETHROWER, SALEM STREET, TRAGICAL HISTORY TOUR, SHITHAWKS & BOB FLAMBE. #trfarewell
presents a trio of exhibitions…
At HMC Gallery exhibition: Mon 27 June- Fri 15 July 2016
Hehir and Noonan; ‘World within Worlds’
Catherine Hehir and Noelle Noonan’s collaborative work embraces both traditional methods and new technologies in a progressively experimental manner. The process of multiplicity in printmaking is strongly evident in the work presenting them the opportunity to develop expanded print forms.
Jo Milne; ‘Cosmological Confabulations’
Jo Milne’s work explores the invisible architectures and patterns that reverberate within our world. Merging digital processes with the hand-drawn, her work plays with translation, carpentry, and catastrophe, exploring strategies used by scientists to make the non-visible, visible.
At HMC Cinema exhibition: Mon 27 June – Fri 1 July
David Lyons and Raz Ullah; ‘Circle Squared’
Circle Squared is an interactive environment bringing together large-scale projected motion graphics and a dynamic soundscape; aesthetically and conceptually influence by CMYK printing and colour separation theory.
Visions of the Sea
17-26th June. Every day 10:00-16:30, Exhibition Preview 19:00-21:00
‘Visions of the Sea’ is a sea themed print exhibition by local artists.
Come aboard the ship for the exhibition opening evening, they have live music provided by local band Trip. BYOB. Free event.