Northern Print

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Northern Print is the centre for contemporary printmaking in the North East. We’re here for everyone interested in any aspect of printmaking.

Our studio and gallery is based in Ouseburn in Newcastle upon Tyne and receives regular funding from Arts Council England, North East. This is what we do:

* Provide first-class printmaking facilities to meet the needs of our studio users.
* Place the very best artists at the centre of our programme and promote printmaking to the widest possible audience.
* Promote and sell prints, thereby generating income as well as contributing to the stature and financial well being of artists and printmakers in the North East.
* Contribute to ongoing research and development of printmaking together with printmakers from around the world.
* Act as a focus and catalyst for all those involved in the advocacy of printmaking, including schools, colleges, curators, artists groups and collectors.

Venue Type:

Gallery, Artist studio or collective

Opening hours

Gallery opening times:

Wednesday - Saturday – 12.00 - 16.00
Sun, Mon and Tues – closed

Please check opening times during Christmas and New Year.

Please contact Northern Print for details of studio opening times and classes and courses programme.

Admission charges

Gallery entrance is free

Collection details

Fine Art

Exhibition details are listed below, you may need to scroll down to see them all.

Japan Prints Now

  • 11 May — 2 July 2016 *on now

During Northern Print’s 21st anniversary we are delighted to welcome back three Japanese artists Katsunori Hamanishi, Eriko Maki and Fusako Yoshikawa whose work has previously proved extremely popular with members, visitors and staff alike.

We are also pleased to exhibit prints by former Northern Print associates Imi Maufe and Norman Mathieson, both of whom have created work inspired by their time spent in Japan.

Suitable for

  • Family friendly

Website

http://www.northernprint.org.uk/whats-on/2016/05/11/japan-prints-now.html

Jo Gorner: Familiar Land

  • 6 July — 3 September 2016

The series of prints in Familiar Land are a creative engagement with a familiar landscape and an extension of the understanding of place through a direct intervention with the land surface. The work is an exploration of an encounter with physical form and place, a dialogue between process and practice.

Speaking about the work, Gorner said:

'I am increasingly exploring the nature of engaging with familiar places rather than the ‘remote’ and how places can become redefined over time. Alongside this changed geographical focus, I am reviewing how I encounter the landscape physically, exploring a direct interaction with the land surface alongside my print practice.

The project integrates a direct engagement with the land, printmaking and the history of the upland landscape in the South Pennines.'

Suitable for

  • Family friendly

Website

http://www.northernprint.org.uk/whats-on/2016/07/06/jo-gorner-familiar-land.html

Events details are listed below. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all. For events that don't have a specific date see the 'Resources' tab above.

Aquatint: Short Course

  • 27 May 2016 10am-1pm

Aquatint is part of the family of intaglio or etching processes and can be used to add areas of tone or more painterly marks into an etching.

This short course will introduce you to the first steps of the technique by showing you how to make and print a small test plate. The course will cover preparing the metal and transferring an image to the plate, applying the aquatint and etching the metal in stages to create a range of tones which can then be printed using an etching press.

Suitable for

  • Not suitable for children

Admission

£38.00 (£34.20 for members)

Website

http://www.northernprint.org.uk/learning/2016/05/27/aquatint-short-course.html

Japanese Woodblock

  • 28 May 2016 10am-4pm

This course will introduce you to the process made famous by Hokusai’s ‘Great Wave’ and help you to create your own masterpiece using this fascinating process.

Chris Daunt will introduce you to the traditional tools and materials whilst guiding you through making a contemporary multi-coloured woodblock print.

Japanese woodcuts are cut into birch ply and printed by applying watercolour inks to the block before printing onto Japanese paper. Unlike many of our processes which require a printing press, Japanese woodblock is printed by hand using a baren.

This is an ideal course for those wishing to print multi coloured prints without a press.

Suitable for

  • Not suitable for children

Admission

£65.00 (£58.50 for members)

Website

http://www.northernprint.org.uk/learning/2016/05/28/japanese-woodblock.html

Collagraph: Three Evening Course

  • 1 June 2016 6-8:30pm

Collagraph is a deceptively simple printing process that allows incredibly sophisticated images to be created.

The process begins by making a textured plate from a thin mountboard base where a variety of materials are applied to create an intricately textured printing plate. The resulting plate can printed intaglio, relief or both and can be combined with other techniques.

Participants will learn a range of techniques for making collagraph plates as well as a variety of ways of printing using both intaglio and relief processes.

Weds 1, 8 & 15 June

Suitable for

  • Not suitable for children

Admission

£85.00 (£76.50 for members)

Website

http://www.northernprint.org.uk/learning/2016/06/01/collagraph-three-evening-course.html

Solar Plate Etching

  • 3 June 2016 10am-4pm

Solar plate (also known as a photopolymer plate) is a relatively new etching process that does not require plates to be bitten in acid. Images can be created through a variety of sources from hand drawn images or digital or photographic techniques.

After exposing the light sensitive plate to ultraviolet light the plate is developed in water where the soft areas are washed away to create a surface ready for printing. This process can create a printing plate that is extremely versatile and hard wearing.

This course will be of interest to all but particularly suited to those working with photographic and digital images.

Suitable for

  • Not suitable for children

Admission

£65.00 (£58.50 for members)

Website

http://www.northernprint.org.uk/learning/2016/06/03/solar-plate-etching.html

Reduction Linocut: June

  • 4 June 2016 10am-4pm

Illustrator and printmaker Janet Dickson will lead you through the process of making a two or three colour reduction linocut.

From a single piece of lino that is printed multiple times, the image is carved away between each coloured layer of printing. This process requires careful planning and the destructive nature of the technique means you cannot go back to an earlier stage to make more prints.

Starting with the development of a suitable image and separating the colour layers you will learn how to cut and register each layer ready to print creating a small edition of original linocuts.

Suitable for

  • Not suitable for children

Admission

£65.00 (£58.50 for members)

Website

http://www.northernprint.org.uk/learning/2016/06/04/reduction-linocut-june.html

Woodcut and Chine Collé - One Day Course

  • 17 June 2016 10am-4pm

Discover the expressive qualities of this traditional, simple relief printing method using a combination of soft plywood and lightweight papers. Working with artist Jo Bourne, you will be shown how to transfer and cut an image into the plywood, print it and develop the image using different coloured papers that are applied during the printing process.

Suitable for

  • Not suitable for children

Admission

£65.00 (£58.50 for members)

Website

http://www.northernprint.org.uk/learning/2016/06/17/woodcut-and-chine-coll-eacute-one-day-course.html

Intaglio Printing in Colour Using Multiple Plates

  • 18 June 2016 10am-4pm

This course is suited to anyone already working with intaglio processes (etching, drypoint, photoetching, collagraph or solarplate) to enable them to extend their skills into printing with multiple plates.

The aim is to learn how to introduce colours on separate plates printed over each other – with scope for using both opaque and transparent inks to develop more complex images. The course will range from simple and immediate techniques to more complex methods of separating the coloured image over several plates.

You will need to bring an existing intaglio plate with you. Please note experience and a bit of preparation needed.

Suitable for

  • Not suitable for children

Admission

£65.00

Website

http://www.northernprint.org.uk/learning/2016/06/18/intaglio-printing-in-colour-using-multiple-plates.html

Drypoint on Metal

  • 24 June 2016 10am-4pm

Drypoint is an intaglio printmaking process similar to etching but the image is scratched directly onto the metal plate by hand using a variety of sharp tools. The resulting line is softer than an etched line and has a slight fuzziness
tone can also be achieved by crosshatching and using specialist tools.

Experimentation with this versatile technique can result in soft subtle lines, deep dark velvety lines (burrs) or energetic lines, making drypoint a highly expressive medium.

Suitable for

  • Not suitable for children

Admission

£65.00 (£58.50 for members)

Website

http://www.northernprint.org.uk/learning/2016/06/24/drypoint-on-metal.html

Linocut: Short Course

  • 15 July 2016 10am-1pm

This course will equip you with the basic skills and techniques needed to produce a linocut relief print. You will be supported to create a suitable design to transfer onto a lino sheet, cut the lino and print your image using a press and by hand. You will create a small edition of prints.

Suitable for

  • Not suitable for children

Admission

£38.00 (£34.20 for members)

Website

http://www.northernprint.org.uk/learning/2016/07/15/linocut-short-course.html

Drypoint - Short Course

  • 22 July 2016 10am-1pm

Drypoint is a wonderfully direct method of printmaking where the image is drawn directly into the surface of the plate. It is referred to as ‘dry’ because no acids are used.

Small editions can be printed using a printing press. This simple process is perfect for anyone who enjoys drawing and would like to extend their practice into printmaking.

This short course will show you how to transfer an image onto a special drypoint card plate and draw using a variety of tools before inking up and printing on a press.

Suitable for

  • Not suitable for children

Admission

£38.00 (£34.20 for members)

Website

http://www.northernprint.org.uk/learning/2016/07/22/drypoint-short-course.html

Monoprint: Short Course

  • 12 August 2016 10am-1pm

Monoprinting is one of the most direct forms of printmaking and is perfect for anyone who enjoys painting and drawing. This simple process allows for endless mark marking and its simplicity allows for each individual to develop their own style.

Using beautiful inks and papers you will learn how to make a monoprint using our printing press. As the name suggests each print is unique.

Suitable for

  • Not suitable for children

Admission

£38.00 (£34.20 for members)

Website

http://www.northernprint.org.uk/learning/2016/08/12/monoprint-short-course.html

Viscosity Printing: Short Course

  • 23 September 2016 10am-1pm

This is a great way to make a multi coloured print from a single plate rather than relying on several plates for colour seperation.

The technique incorporates the principles of relief and intaglio printmaking using different viscosities of ink, which resist or attract each other when rolled onto a plate.  This enables colours to be layered and inked up at the same time.

During the course you will be shown how to manipulate inks, apply the ink to a plate and print using a press. 

Suitable for

  • Not suitable for children

Admission

£38.00 (£34.20 for members)

Website

http://www.northernprint.org.uk/learning/2016/09/23/viscosity-printing-short-course.html

Woodcut & Chine Collé - One Day Course (Oct)

  • 1 October 2016 10am-4pm

Discover the expressive qualities of this traditional, simple relief printing method using a combination of soft plywood and lightweight papers. Working with artist Jo Bourne, you will be shown how to transfer and cut an image into the plywood, print it and develop the image using different coloured papers that are applied during the printing process.

Suitable for

  • Not suitable for children

Admission

£65.00 (£58.50 for members)

Website

http://www.northernprint.org.uk/learning/2016/10/01/woodcut-amp-chine-coll-eacute-one-day-course-oct.html

Reduction Linocut: October

  • 15 October 2016 10am-4pm

Illustrator and printmaker Janet Dickson will lead you through the process of making a two or three colour reduction linocut.

From a single piece of lino that is printed multiple times, the image is carved away between each coloured layer of printing. This process requires careful planning and the destructive nature of the technique means you cannot go back to an earlier stage to make more prints.

Starting with the development of a suitable image and separating the colour layers you will learn how to cut and register each layer ready to print creating a small edition of original linocuts.

Suitable for

  • Not suitable for children

Admission

£65.00 (£58.50 for members)

Website

http://www.northernprint.org.uk/learning/2016/10/15/reduction-linocut-october.html

Christmas Printmaking

  • 16 November 2016 6-8:30pm
  • 30 November 2016 6-8:30pm

This is the perfect way to learn some simple print techniques and spend half a day having fun making cards, gift tags, wrapping paper and decorations in plenty of time for Christmas.

Suitable for

  • Not suitable for children

Admission

£38.00 (£34.20 for members)

Website

http://www.northernprint.org.uk/learning/2016/11/16/christmas-printmaking.html

Reduction Linocut: December

  • 2 December 2016 10am-4pm

Illustrator and printmaker Janet Dickson will lead you through the process of making a two or three colour reduction linocut.

From a single piece of lino that is printed multiple times, the image is carved away between each coloured layer of printing. This process requires careful planning and the destructive nature of the technique means you cannot go back to an earlier stage to make more prints.

Starting with the development of a suitable image and separating the colour layers you will learn how to cut and register each layer ready to print creating a small edition of original linocuts.

Suitable for

  • Not suitable for children

Admission

£65.00 (£58.50 for members)

Website

http://www.northernprint.org.uk/learning/2016/12/02/reduction-linocut-december.html

Northern Print
Stepney Bank
Ouseburn
Newcastle & Gateshead
Tyne and Wear
NE1 2NP
England

logo: Museums at Night

Website

www.northernprint.org.uk

E-mail

enquiry@northernprint.org.uk

Telephone

0191 261 7000

Fax

0191 261 6700

All information is drawn from or provided by the venues themselves and every effort is made to ensure it is correct. Please remember to double check opening hours with the venue concerned before making a special visit.
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