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Small Print Season

3rd May 2016

Small Print International, an exhibition of 150 mini prints made by 92 artists working across the region, the country and internationally, opened at Attenborough Arts on Friday 6 May.

The exhibition was selected by a panel of two artists, Angela Harding and Wuon-Gean Ho together with British Museum Curator, Jennifer Ramkalawon. Almost every printmaking technique is represented. There is a free catalogue and an audio tour and a series of children and family workshops including monoprinting and linocut, both as part of the Spark Arts Festival and two for children with special needs, courtesy of a Children in Need funded project.

During Small Print International, Attenborough Arts also plays host to two solo exhibitions featuring work by Leicester Print Workshop artists, Idols and Monsters by Nick Mobbs and Leicester Linocuts by Sarah Kirby.

Idols and Monsters is a series of silkscreen and solar plate prints investigating the act of concealing oneself from the gaze of others. Leicester Linocuts comprises a study of some of Leicester’s finest heritage and industrial buildings, many created during Sarah’s time as artist in residence at the University of Leicester’s Centre for Urban History.

Meanwhile over in our own exhibition space we are happy to announce the opening of work by the two Small Print International artist selectors. Light Line presents recent works by Wuon-Gean Ho and Angela Harding. Both working in relief print techniques,the subject matter for the two bodies of work are very different. Angela’s looks at the flora and fauna of England and Rutland in particular, whilst Wuon-Gean explores dreamlike narratives, inspired in part by a 2015 residency at Crows’ Shadow Press, Oregon, USA through a series of prints and moving image.

On 10 June another Small Print related exhibition will open at Phoenix Cafe & Cinema, when new work by Meg Rahaim and Luci Eldridge will be unveiled.


Making it Happen – contemporary artists working in print – a symposium at Leicester De Montfort University. Tuesday 21 June.

Talk and Tour of Small Print Venues, Saturday 25 June. 10am – 3pm. £15. Book online here

Wuon-Gean Ho, Light Lines – artist talk. Thursday 14 July, 6pm – 8pm. Book online here

More information about Small Print International and its forthcoming tour