Introducing the Big Sky exchange

A celebratory exchange between two community access printmaking studios.

We’re calling for artist-members of Castlemaine Press and Fife Dunfermline Printmakers Workshop to take part in a print exchange and exhibition project.

The project will be the start of an international partnership between these two grassroots printmaking organisations, with potential for artist residencies and print collaborations.

Details

The exchange will involve 32 prints (16 artists from each),portrait orientation,on a full page (560mm x 760mm). One set of 16 Dunfermline prints will be sent to Castlemaine, and vice versa. The full body of work (all 32) will be exhibited in Dunfermline, Scotland and Castlemaine, Victoria, Australia (venues to be advised).

Prints can be made using any method(s), bleed print or not, minimum edition size of 5 (or a series of 5 or more if the prints are unique state). Artists are encouraged to make the prints at their access studio.

Prints will be exhibited unframed, shown online and promoted via each organisations’ newsletters, social media and local media. ‘Real life’ launch and exhibition will be conducted in line with COVID restrictions at the time. Artists may offer their prints for sale if they choose, with commissions determined by the exhibiting gallery (details TBC).

A printed catalogue will be produced and made available for public sale (with proceeds shared across the two organisations). Artists will receive a copy as part of their participation. 

Entry and important dates

Open to all members (capped at 16 from each country); fee $45/25

Entrants are required to fill out and submit an entry form along with fee payment by 31 October 2021, including a good quality (300 dpi) jpeg image of the work. Selection will be made by a panel (independent of the Committee), based on the diversity of printmaking and of our membership. Selected prints are to be delivered by 30 November 2021. The exhibitions are expected to be held late 2022 (TBC).

Big Sky Entry form and Full exchange details

Please email completed forms and receipt of EFT payment with BIG SKY subject line to castlemainepress@gmail.com, and contact Fife Dunfermline Printmakers Workshop or Castlemaine Press for any further questions you might have.

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