New print show fosters creative relations

The An Talla Solair 'Lasting Impressions' exhibition this month demonstrates the wide range of printmaking styles produced using a variety of techniques.
The An Talla Solair 'Lasting Impressions' exhibition this month demonstrates the wide range of printmaking styles produced using a variety of techniques.
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PARTNERED with two of the UK’s foremost printmaking workshops, Ullapool based visual arts gallery An Talla Solais aims to demonstrate the wide-range of printmaking styles and techniques available though new season exhibition ‘Lasting Impressions: Contemporary Printmaking’.

“Prints are often seen only as single works in amongst other media, such as painting or photography,” said chair of An Talla Solais, David Falconer.

“We wanted to give people the opportunity to see how diverse and versatile the medium can be. We approached these two centres of excellence to help us achieve this aim and are delighted that they have accepted our invitation.”

Highland Print Studio of Inverness and Hot Bed Press of Salford have worked with the gallery over the past few months to assemble the collection of works which will start the new season off with an exemplary gathering of some of the best contemporary print.

Highland Print Studio is an open access workshop in Inverness with facilities in printmaking and digital imaging.

The Studio works with people ranging from complete beginners to professional artists, as well as schools and community groups, and provides educational activities that range from taster sessions to large-scale projects and residencies.

And Hot Bed Press is the largest open access print workshops in the North West of England, providing specialist printmaking equipment and expertise in printmaking and related media.

They run a range of popular courses throughout the year, which suit complete beginners as well as the more seasoned printmakers, and always welcome new members no matter their level of experience.

‘Lasting Impressions: Contemporary Printmaking’ runs at An Talla Solais from Saturday, March 16th until April 14th, open from 10am to 4pm daily.

At the show’s opening on Friday, March 15th (6pm to 8pm), there will also be a free entry talk on print techniques at 7pm to which all are welcome.