Small Print International 6
ARTIST CALL OUT: Small Print International 6 Touring Exhibition Deadline: 24 March 2020
In this age of immediate and widespread communication, Small Print International 6 is taking us back to a time when personal, hand drawn correspondence was treasured.
For our sixth edition, we are inviting artists to create work inspired by the first Aerogramme, which was introduced into the Iraqi postal service in 1933 by the Inspector General of Posts and Telegraphs. For many years, the aerogramme remained the cheapest form of international communication, and people often went to extreme lengths to make the best use of the space available, including writing in different colours, in different directions, and printing directly onto the aerogrammes. Self-adhesive strips along the edges of the paper allowed it to be folded and sealed, and therefore private, without the added weight of an envelope.
Submissions for the exhibition are invited from artists working in any printmaking technique. Work can respond to the literal context of the aerogramme, or take a more lateral approach.
Our definition of print is: an impression made by any method involving a physical transfer from one surface to another, therefore we would not accept digital / giclee prints.
Portrait or landscape images should be no larger than 12.4cm x 9.9cm. The maximum paper size is 22.5cm x 20cm.
Artists are invited to submit up to three prints, each available in an edition of at least 6 prints, so we cannot accept monoprints or variable editions.
The exhibition will be selected by Julia Carver (Curator, Visual Art, Bristol Museum & Art Gallery) and Raimi Gbadamosi (Head of Fine Art, De Montfort University).
Graduate Prize: One Years’ Membership and free use of the LPW Studio (materials not included) – for fine artists graduating within the last 5 years
Solo Exhibition in LPW Gallery 2 during 2021
Artist Residency at LPW – One month residency, including an upper studio space and free use of the LPW Studio, to be arranged in 2020/21 (materials/travel/accommodation not included)
This touring exhibition will begin at Leicester Print Workshop from 30 May – 29 August 2020, alongside our second Leicester Print Fair on 11 July 2020, before touring to Northern Print, Newcastle and West Yorkshire Print Workshop, with more venues TBC.
The deadline for entries is 5pm, Tuesday, 24 March 2020.
Entry Fees (for up to 3 pieces of work)
£20 (LPW Members)
£25 (UK Printmakers)
£40 (International Printmakers)
OR Entry Fees can be paid online via Shopify here.