/ National Original Print Exhibition 2016

The National Original Print Exhibition 2016 now open for entries (deadline extended!). An annual exhibition established by the Royal Society of Painter-Printmakers, the National Original Print Exhibition aims to promote the best of printmaking to a wider audience. Bankside Gallery on London’s southbank will host the exhibition of selected works from Wednesday 21 September – Sunday 2 October 2016.

Following the success of our involvement with the exhibition over recent years we are pleased to be sponsoring the event with our Badger Press studio award – with the opportunity to take a place on one of our weekend courses or take time in the studio during open access.

Deadline for submissions is Thursday the 30th of June 2016. All forms of original printmaking are eligible for entry – selection will be made from digital submissions. For more information and detail about entering visit the National Original Print Exhibition website.

/ RE Original Prints 2016

Featuring new works by leading printmakers, embracing both established and experimental techniques, the RE Original Prints 2016 at Bankside Gallery runs from the 6th of May through to the 4th of June 2016. Showing the latest fine original prints by Members of the Royal Society of Painter-Printmakers this exhibition is a must see for all! Included in the exhibition is the work of our very own Michael Griffiths & Kate Dicker. For more information visit the websites of the Bankside Gallery and The Royal Society of Painter-Printmakers.

/ Elements Exhibition

Badger Press first studio exhibition of 2016 opens on the weekend of the 7th & 8th of May, running from 10am – 4pm daily. Come and visit the studio and see how our printmakers have responded to the theme Elements.

Selected to inspire involvement from all Badger Press studio users across printmaking mediums, Elements encourages printmakers from all backgrounds and levels to be a part of this exhibition. Literal, abstract, simple or complex; Elements forms a broad range of starting points from the divided and deconstructed form, the rudimental elements of nature, the complexities of chemistry and states of matter to the properties of the materials we work as printmakers.

/ K6 Gallery flyers

Back in December we were joined in the Badger Press studio by Alex from K6 gallery to work on the flyers for their exhibition Brutalust.

For this exhibition ‘celebrating Southampton’s post-war architecture’ K6 Gallery were keen to find an atypical way of introducing the content of the exhibition, without the need of descriptive imagery. With a day in the studio experimenting and combining techniques we came to pairing Monotype with the studio Risograph to create a print part handmade, part mass produced giving us the unique look and feel we were aiming for while enabling us to produce in quantity. (more…)

/ K6 Gallery/ Brutalust

Following the success of their inaugural exhibition; K6 Gallery in Southampton opens, Brutalust, An exhibition of new photography celebrating Southampton’s post-war architecture. Photographers Greg Moss, James Newell and Daniel Cane capture Southampton’s best post-war buildings as chosen by the writer Owen Hatherley. This is a wonderfully revealing exhibition of architecture in a city where it is often overlooked. Brutalust runs from the 10th of January to the 7th of April 2016 and is accompanied by an online exhibition of buildings, demolished, adapted or mutilated – viewed here a Brutalust photo book – available from the K6 Gallery web-shop. More information on the exhibition can be found on the K6 Gallery website.

/ Studio Exhibition

Badger Press printmakers are invited to produce and submit work for Elements an open exhibition to be held at the Badger Press studio on the 7th & 8th of May 2016 ~ submissions on or before the 30th April.

Selected to inspire involvement from all Badger Press studio users across printmaking mediums, Elements encourages printmakers from all backgrounds and levels to be a part of this exhibition. Your take on the title can be as literal or as abstract, simple or as complex as you wish. Elements forms a broad range of starting points from the divided and deconstructed form, the rudimental elements of nature, the complexities of chemistry and states of matter to the properties of the materials we work as printmakers.

We encourage all Badger Press printmakers to get involved; whether you’ve just started using the studio, been with us for years, perhaps you’ve not used the studio for a while and you’re looking for an excuse to get back involved. This exhibition gives you the opportunity to be part of a group exhibition at the Badger Press studio, make sure you’re a part of it!

Download the full brief here or email us for more information at info@badgerpress.org

/ Jane Joseph/ Seeing the Space

Visit Southampton City Art Gallery 5 December 2015 – 28 March 2016 for a hefty dose of printmaking inspiration! Fast becoming a regular highlight among the south coast galleries Southampton City Art Gallery’s latest success brings together the work of leading British printmaker and draughtsman Jane Joseph. The works on display exemplify the artist’s drawings and printmaking techniques from her simple use of charcoal on paper to an extensive series of etchings; inspired by the urban landscape featuring studies of London Rivers and Scottish Harbors, also on shown are a series of linocuts based on the piano cycle Kinderszenen by Robert Schumann. This exhibition is a must see!

A great compliment to this exhibition is the presentation of work the artist has selected from the Philip Schlee Collection of drawing, displayed in the adjacent room. Predominantly black and white works on paper, the selection is based on the way that form and space, bulk and weight have been articulated through the medium across the paper; including works by Frank Auerbach, Dennis Creffield and Stanley Spencer.

/ Ralph Steadman/ A Retrospective

Bored of Christmas shopping? Thought so. If you’re in Winchester make a visit to the Discovery Centre Winchester to see their retrospective of Illustrator Ralph Steadman. One of the most important British graphic artists of the last fifty years. This exhibition presents the rare opportunity to see, close up, the depth and breadth of this unique artist’s work, including material from Private Eye, Punch and Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, as well as his illustrated books. Exhibition runs to the 17th of January 2016 for more information visit the Discovery Centre website.

/ Badger Press Gift Vouchers

Ready for Christmas our £60 & £120 gift vouchers are now available through the Badger Press web shop. Hand foiled and slipped into our special screen printed gift voucher card to form the perfect gift. These vouchers can be used as full or part payment against any Badger Press course, open access sessions, studio hire and/ or consumables used during visits to the Badger Press studio. Don’t miss out; order before the 22nd of December to make sure yours arrives in time for Christmas!

/ Black to White/ Opens 14th of November

Make time over November & January to visit the latest exhibition from City Space at Winchester Discovery Centre. Featuring the work of Badger Press tutor and printmaker Kate Dicker alongside Anne Hayward, Howard Phipps and Ann Tout. Black to White brings together the work of four artists who have specialised in wood engraving throughout their careers, showing their exquisite prints together with a display of tools, woodblocks, drawings, monotypes, publications and bookbinding that reveal how these artists create their remarkable work. The exhibition opens Saturday the 14th of November and runs through to the 10th of January. If this inspires you to try this to exquisite printmaking medium don’t miss our Wood Engraving weekend course on the 23rd & 24th of April 2016.

/ K6 Gallery/ For their inaugural exhibition

If you’ve been in the Badger studio over the last couple of months you’ll be well aware of the K6 Gallery; a new gallery in Southampton city centre occupying two grade II listed red phone boxes. For their inaugural exhibition the K6 gallery invited artist collective Stair/Slide/Space to investigate the very particular and peculiar set of circumstances that make up this new art space. The resulting exhibition The will of another cannot fulfil everything. Splendour isn’t slick. Runs from the 9th of October to the 7th of January 2016, make time to explore this engaging new venue. We’re looking forward to the many new and exciting exhibitions to come!

/ National Original Print Exhibition

If you’re in London between 15th – 27th of September make some time to visit the Bankside Gallery to see the National Original Print Exhibition. Now a regular feature on the printmakers calendar; this is a fantastic opportunity to see the work of contemporary printmakers, working nation-wide, across a diverse selection of print mediums from wood engravings to monotype, etchings to screen print. For the second rear running the Badger Press was proudly involved as a sponsor; look out for the richly textural monoprint, ‘School Leaver’ by Debbie Lee, the recipient of our ‘Badger Press studio award’. For more information visit the Bankside Gallery website.