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sexta-feira, 2 de setembro de 2016

IPB 16 - International Print Biennale

International Print Biennale launches in two weeks' time on Friday 16 September and you are warmly invited to attend preview events for the prestigious 2016 Print Awards exhibitions at Gallery NorthNorthern Printand Vane in Newcastle upon Tyne.
Marina Bindella. Metro Quadrator 2013 Woodcut (linoleum) 100cm x 100cm

2016 Print Awards Exhibition Previews

The 2016 Print Awards are the centerpiece of International Print Biennale and showcase the most exciting artists working in print right now from across the world.  Following an international call for artists, this exhibition, taking place across three venues, presents the work of 31 artists chosen from over 780 entries.

The Print Awards prize winners will be announced at 5pm on Friday 16 September and you can find out who the recipients are live on the night by following our Twitter and Facebook accounts.

Following the announcements you can view the prizewinning prints alongside all the selected work at  Gallery NorthNorthern Print and Vane - as well as meet many of the exhibiting artists - please find details below.

Previews at all three venues will simultaneously take place  6.00-8.00pm

This year's Print Awards international selection panel were Christiane Baumgartner, David Cleaton-Roberts and Sune Nordgren. Each selector also invited one artist to exhibit and we are pleased to present works by Marina Bindella (Italy), Cornelia Parker, (UK) and Adam Saks (Denmark).

2016 Print Awards Venues

You can see works by the selected and invited artists here:

Gallery North

Artists showing:
Dana Ariel
Alison Bernal
Takuji Hamanaka
Eleanor Havsteen-Franklin
Irena Keckes
Sun Ju Lee
Liz K Miller
Hyunsung Park
Cornelia Parker
Rachel Povey
Susan Ridge
Senye Shen
VikLeka (A.M. Leka and Vic Godard)
Gallery North
Sandyford Road
Northumbria University
Newcastle upon Tyne


Exhibition open
16 September - 21 October

Wed-Sat 10am-4pm

Free Admission
Empty Shell Diptych from VicLeka Box (detail) Lyrics: Lithography, Image: Screenprint 2015 32cm x 22cm each
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Northern Print

Artists showing:
Lisa Andrén
Lisa Bulawsky
Sam Hodge
Nif Hodgson
Jennifer König
Hormazd Narielwalla
Augusto Sampaio

Northern Print
Stepney Bank
Newcastle upon Tyne

Exhibition open
16 September - 29 October

Wed-Sat 12pm-4pm

Free Admission
Lisa Bulawski News Paper
Ink on newsprint
2015  76cm x 30cm

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Artists showing:
J.L. Abraham
Marcin Bialas
Marina Bindella
Zenon Burday
Kevin Frances
Tom Hammick
Claire Hynds
Manami Ito
Susan Phillips
Jenny Robinson
Adam Saks
Tomiyuki Sakuta
Andrea Serafini
Georges Wenger

First Floor
Commercial Union House
39 Pilgrim Street
Newcastle upon Tyne

Exhibition open
16 September - 29 October

Wed-Sat 12pm-5pm

Free Admission
Jenny Robinson. Before the Rise (Red) (detail) Drypoint on aluminium plate with dremel 2016 102cm x 157cm
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What's On?

Just some of the IPB exhibition highlights to see throughout the North East

Stephen Livingstone, Boat Curves no 56, Sea coal pigment on paper, 2015.
Boat Curves: Stephen Livingstone and Cat Hardwick
Sat 6 August - Thurs 22 September
Customs House, South Shields

Open Mon-Sat 10am-8pm; Sun 11am-6pm

The artists have been working with traditional wooden boat builders at the North East Maritime Trust, examining how templates are used to design, form and reproduce a boat.

Zoe Childerley, Jerome, 2016.
Zoe Childerley: Residency Exhibition
Sun 11 - Sun 25 September
VARC, Tarset, Northumberland

Open Fri-Sun 11am-4pm

Zoe walked the length of the England/Scotland border, talking to and photographing people about their relationship with this contested land.

Craigie Aitchison, CBE RA HRSA, Birds on a Tree, Screenprint, 2008. Printed and published by Advanced Graphics, London.
Craigie Aitchison and Anthony Frost: Screenprints
Fri 16 September - Sat 15 October
Gallagher & Turner, Newcastle upon Tyne

Open Mon-Fri 10am-6pm; Sat 10am-5pm

Frost’s use of bold shapes, broad strokes and quick dots reflect his love of music, while Aitchison’s sparse, but considered compositions of crucifixions or Bedlington terriers build to create a spiritual, poetic atmosphere.

Image: Colin Davison
Scrum Print – The World’s Longest Linocut
Fri 16 September - Sun 30 October
Newcastle City Library

Mon-Thurs 10am-7pm; Fri 10am-5pm; Sat 10am-4pm; Sun 11am-4pm

Printed using a rugby scrum machine and teams of rugby players, this 33 metre long linocut was created by over 1000 children and adults across England and Wales with contributions from all twenty competing nations.


Allan Barnfather, Abridged View, Woodcut
Engaging with Print
Sat 8 - Fri 21 October
Gallery 45, Felton, Northumberland

Tue-Sat 10am-5pm; Sun 11am-4pm

A group of 20 printmakers from the North East have come together to exhibit their work at Gallery 45, an arts centre with artists’ studios set in Felton, a beautiful mid-Northumberland village.


Want to take a bit of International Print Biennale home with you?

With hundreds of prints from all over the world the Biennale is the perfect place to browse and buy an original work of art that you just can't live without.

Spread the cost of your purchase over ten easy interest-free payments with the Own Art scheme. Find out more here.

Get Involved: IPB Events Programme

Browse online for details of the full programme of workshops, talks & events

Symposium 2014.
Photo: Colin Davison
Print Now: A Symposium exploring print in contemporary art
Thurs 15 September 2016, 2pm - 5pm
Sune Nordgren Arts Advisor and Curator for Nordic Choice Arts & Design, Oslo, Norway 
Professor Jo Stockham Head of Printmaking, Royal College of Art, London, UK
Adam Saks Artist from Copenhagen, Denmark currently living and working in Berlin, Germany 
Annette Kierulf & Caroline Kierulf artists, writers and curators based in Bøvågen and Bergen, Norway 
Northern Print workshop
Woodblock Printing Workshop
Sat 10 September, 
Gateshead Central Library

Create your own artwork in a morning in this workshop led by Helen Donley from Northern Print. All materials and instruction provided.
Suitable for age 16+

Katie Paterson Archival Inkjet print (detail) Edition of 50 Signed and numbered on front 35.2 x 56.6cm
Katie Paterson Book Launch
Thurs 22 September, 6pm-8pm
Locus+, Newcastle upon Tyne

Join Locus+, as publisher for the first monograph on the work of Scottish artist Katie Paterson, with essays by Mary Jane Jacob, Lisa Le Feurve and Lars Bang Larsen.

FREE to attend


Family Friendly IPB

Discover and explore print on the family trail

Image: Colin Davison
International Print Biennale has something for everyone including families, children and young people.

We are offering a unique opportunity for children and young people to gain Arts Award Discover.  Download the specially  designed logbook and use it to navigate your way around a choice of print exhibitions.  Arts Award Explore is also available as part of the programme and includes hands on printmaking activities.  Visit our website during the Biennale to find out more.

Collect your certificate and limited edition badge atNorthern Print when you've completed your journey of discovery into the world of printmaking.

Join Us Online

For full programme details, visit our website and follow us on social media to keep up to date #ipb16


About Us

Northern Print organises International Print Biennale.  It is one of the UK's leading gallery and printmaking studios and is located in the heart of Newcastle's Ouseburn Valley, just a few minutes from Newcastle city centre.  You can become a member and access the studio facilities or book onto one of our classes and courses to learn new skills.

Northern Print, Stepney Bank, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 2NP
Tel: 0191 261 7000  Email:
Registered charity number 1149872

Funders and Partners

Northern Print · Stepney Bank · Newcastle Upon Tyne, Eng NE1 2NP · United Kingdom 

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