1st May 2019
York College Gallery is pleased to present an exhibition to promote the independent print fair Print Stuff which is a celebration of independent print and artists' publishing that is now in its third year. The fair has welcomed over 1000 visitors each year and has grown from a single day fair to a full weekend in 2019. The Print Stuff fair 2019 will take place this Saturday 4th & Sunday 5th May at the De Grey Rooms, York.
Print Stuff was brought to life by Megan Wellington, Jamie Mills and Kris Sale, 3 York College alumni who share an interest in contributing to the creative field in York. They are interested in the interdisciplinary space that printmaking provides and feel this is reflected in the diverse range of practitioners and publishers exhibited at the events. The carefully curated event champions the authentic, the handmade, the emerging and established talent from across the UK working in the context of print and self-publishing. Print Stuff hopes to be much more than a retail event and this year the fair also features a free public programme of talks, discussions and workshops to engage, excite and promote collaboration.
The exhibition here at York College showcases work made by Meg, Jamie and Kris alongside exhibitors in this year’s Print Stuff as well as an archive of print material linked to the development of Print Stuff’s branding identity.
Steven Hemingway who runs the gallery says “It is always great to see alumni of York College out there making an impact within the creative industries and Print Stuff is a real grassroots example of this, bringing the best of contemporary printmaking to York and showcasing new and exciting ideas within this sector. I really recommend that people go along at the weekend and buy an original print or have a look around and be inspired. It looks set to be a fantastic couple of days with some incredible work on display. The current exhibition here at York College is a small taster of what to expect and hopefully whets peoples appetites for more.”
For more information regarding this project visit www.print-stuff.co.uk