Write up from ArtÓ Gallery visit to CFPR: Conversations exploring editions in art

It was fantastic to welcome ArtÓ, Stow-on-the-Wold based art gallery and meeting space, to the CFPR labs last week for a tour and discussion around the CFPR Editions programme. Here’s a snippet from their blog post:

‘As we continue to ponder the questions of exclusivity versus greater reach, uniqueness and repetition, we count ourselves lucky to have connected with experts in this field, the Centre For Print Research at the University of the West of England in Bristol. As a centre of research excellence focused on the future of print, it’s inherently concerned with multiplicity. Innovation and variety are immediately and visibly evident on visiting and its empirical approach to investigation is internationally acclaimed.

To call the Centre For Print Research a hive of activity is inadequate. At once laboratory, studio and research facility, it could be more accurately described as an ecosystem, a dynamic entity which takes in many forms of energy and influence – both people and process – and melds these into a fluidly functioning whole. Traditional printing methods are placed deliberately cheek by jowl alongside cobots (collaborative robots), inkjet, UV and 3D printing and laser cutting technology placing print methods in a wider context of societal change.’

Read their full write up of the visit here, and watch this space for more on our collaboration.

Featured image: Mycelium Book, edition by CFPR resident artist Rodrigo Arteaga.

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