We’re releasing a series of short videos for the IMPACT 12 #SummerOfPrintAndBooks hosted by CFPR, from June - September 2022. Some will explore IMPACT related themes through artworks, some will set a challenge or participatory call for you to join in and share your work online or physically.
Mara Cozzolino from Italy and Jacqueline Gribbin from Australia are working on projects about dealing and living with wildfires and bushfires. In 2021 they started experimenting with making ink from the charcoal of burnt trees from the areas where they live, bringing attention to dramatic climate changes in their regions.
UK artist Catherine Cartwright shows how to incorporate old prints and misprints with found papers to create mini collage-print booklets.
CFPR artist and PhD researcher Lisa Sheppy talks about her doctoral study: An industrial craft reinstated: A printmaker’s perspective on tissue transferware.
Killian Dunne shows us an artist’s book project - Concurrently Simultaneously - created in a long-distance collaboration between his wife Coral in Ecuador and himself in the UK separated during the Covid lockdowns.
In a longer feature video, artist Emma Gregory talks us through some examples of expanded print.
In Time and Pressure, Matthew Lintott (UK) guides us through his print made with very ancient ink.
Drew Matott introduces the Peace Paper Project (USA): an international community-arts initiative that utilises traditional papermaking as a form of trauma therapy, social engagement, and community activism.
Theresa Easton introduces us to her bookwork Ronnie's Shoes, and sets a participatory call for you to produce your own artwork using personal memories and reflections.
Artist Jules Sprake introduces us to a form of visual poetry fuelled by printmaking. She explores the concept ‘densities of blank’ through production of a set of artworks. Playful, sometimes terse, these agitations between words and images start to unpack the agency of blank.
In a special sunny release, artist and researcher Niamh Fahy shows how to make beautiful anthotypes using flowers and sunshine.
Researcher Abigail Trujillo Vazquez reflects on the use of the metaphor of flowers and singing in Nahuatl philosophy.
Johanna Love and Leora Brook discuss their shared interests in making drawings through the grainy material surface of lithographic stone and mezzotint plate.
Laura Rosser discusses her recent work on The Agency of Error in Post-digital Print.
David Dellafiora introduces KART, an assembling publication and invites makers around the world to join in!
A group of Norwegian artists (Kjellaug Hatlen Lunde, Ãse Anda & Rita Marhaug) introduce their collaborative project focusing on printmaking and climate change.
Sarah Bodman talks about her new artist's book Read With Me. It is the final part of a 4-year project made in collaboration with a psychometric reader and the public.
Artist Lucy May Schofield introduces The Mokuhanga Sisters print collective, formed of nine artists from five countries who met during several Mokuhanga Innovation Laboratory residencies under the shadow of Mt.Fuji, Japan.
Artist Ranee Ng talks about the online education projects iZINElation Club and Zine Coop Show and Tell Party, which were curated with the Zine Coop team during the pandemic, to document and promote Hong Kong zine and print culture.
In a special release for September, designer and artist Laura Bortoloni shares the process behind the project “Print no border” with a short film by filmmaker Alberto Gambato, produced by Ida Studio, set at the intersection between Italy, Slovenia and Austria. What’s the difference between borders and frontiers?