It’s good to be from the North. I imagine. I don’t know. I’m from Sussex. But if September’s anything to go by, and you’re involved in print in pretty much any way, then yes, it’s definitely good to be up north.
From the 16th September up to the end of October the fourth International Print Biennale (IPB) hits museums and galleries of the north and north east, and “celebrates the role of print in contemporary artists’ practice and is the only event of its kind in the UK,” the blurb informs me dutifully.
This year’s IPB, as ever, has the International Print Awards at its centre, and are an open call for artists globally to submit work to judges across 2D, 3D, video, installation and site-specific work.
So yes, all types of print are covered, but I like the look of the exhibition of old printing stuff at Tyne & Wear’s Discovery Museum:
And the wonderful world of linocut (sorry) is there for all to explore at Gateshead Library on October 12th, where a workshop will be in full effect.
If you’re double keen, here’s a guide to everything that’s on – but be warned, just like Pokémon, you’ll never catch them all. Not sure what these guys are up to either. Bloody northerners…