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Medway Print Festival 2018

MPF17 CMYK_ClearFor Medway Print Festival this year at INTRA we have several exciting new printmaking classes, a lovely exhibition, and a new Zine & DIY publishing fair. From the 8th to the 24th June there will be over 40 inky festival events and activities happening in 12 Medway venues, mostly across Rochester and Chatham.

INTRA’s line-up for the Festival

MFP-PaulJeromeWhittle & Daub
Tuesday 1st May – Sunday 1st July 2018
An exhibition of playful linocut, Risograph and collagraph prints intricately created by Paul Jerome and following some of his favourite themes: folklore and rituals, countryside scenes with hares and owls, animals sent into space, and a series of vintage cars. Window display can be seen from the street, and come inside to see the work on our walls. Private view Friday 4th May, 6.30pm.
Free entry, all ages.
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Risograph Workshop
Saturday 9 June 2018
Working from drawings, collage, photographs or text, create colourful prints with Xtina Lamb’s stencil based Risograph duplicator. The beautiful results are somewhere between the look of lithograph and screen printing, but are made with the speed of a photocopier. Experiment with different artwork types and a choice of 8 colours to produce 10 copies of your own two-colour poster, art edition or zine. Also this is printmaking with a machine, the results are rich and textural.
£25 booking required
Read more on the Medway Fine Printmakers website

Simple Bookbinding Workshop
pamphlet - concertina.JPGSaturday 16 June 2018
Learn some bookbinding basics, study examples of artists’ books and create hand- sewn pamphlets and a concertina book with cloth covers. Decorate the pamphlet covers and endpapers with simple prints of your own design, or pre-made stamps.
£35 booking required
Read more on the Medway Fine Printmakers website

Print Your Own…
Sunday 17th June 2018
A mini screen printing workshop enjoyed by children and adults alike – it’s so much fun you won’t want to stop! Choose from around 100 designs including mermaids, ships, monsters, robots, skulls, stars, animals, flowers, pop art, cameras etc. Print your own
combination on a flag, shopping bag, tea towel, cushion cover or t-shirt. Make a special present for someone, or a one-off item for yourself. You can even bring along your own clothes to pimp up with some prints.
£5 – £10, booking advised
Suitable for adults and children of all ages
Read more on the Medway Fine Printmakers website



Zine-Sale.jpgZine & DIY Publishing Fair
Saturday 23rd June 2018
11:00 – 16:00
DIY publishing has long been a great way to get opinions, stories, artwork or ideas out there directly to an audience, and it’s had an upsurgence of interest in recent years. We’ve invited self-publishers, artists and writers from Medway and across the UK to supply us with zines, artists books and DIY publications of all kinds to exhibit and sell. Browse the collection and pick up some very affordable works of genius, beauty and love and connect to people through their self-published work.
Free entry, all ages

Photopolymer Etching / Relief Plates
Sunday 24th June 2018
This magical process, also known as ‘solar plate’, involves exposing metal plates with a light-sensitive polymer coating to create intaglio or relief plates. Photographs, digital images or hand drawn artworks will hold subtle tones on the etching plates, and a bold image or text works well for relief printing. Make test strips and create and print a plate from your own design. Now available as a 6 hour, one-day class.
£75, booking required
Suitable for adults
Read more on the Medway Fine Printmakers website


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Part of Medway Print Festival 2018 organised by Medway Council Arts Development team

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