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Polaroid 3D Pens

We are delighted to announce that Polaroid 3D Pens are Sponsoring COPB 2018 and yes they can be used for printmaking techniques. 

www.polaroid3d.com/en/

Awagami Paper Award

Awagami Paper Award

We are delighted to announce that Awagami Papers have offered a Prize of £200 worth of Awagami Paper at the Cambridge Original Printmakers Biennale 2018.  Take a look at their website.

Awagami Papers

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Meet the Core Team for 2018

Meet the Core Team for the 2018 Cambridge Original Printmakers Biennale

Planning is well underway for 2018

Meet the Core Team members organising the 2018 Cambridge Original Printmakers Biennale 

Left to Right 

Back  Sue Jones, Ric Pimentel, Anna Pye , Steve Ashman

Seated Louise Stebbing , Tracey Ashman

The Team Thanks Kate Sadler

We are thrilled to have Interior Designer Kate Sadler on board as a sponsor for 2018.

Welcome and thank you for your continued support.

Art Angels Publishing

We are pleased to announce that Art Angels Publishing is sponsoring Cambridge Original Printmakers Biennale 2018

We are verypleased to announce that Art Angels Publishing is sponsoring Cambridge Original Printmakers Biennale 2018.

Art Angels is a Norwich based publisher of cards and stationery products founded in 1993 with a commitment to the best in contemporary art and design.

www.art-angels.co.uk

 

Paul Catherall Confirmed as a Keynote Speaker 2018

Paul Catherall is renowned for his clean, bold linocuts of London architecture, including the Southbank Centre, Battersea Power Station and the Barbican.

Paul Catherall is renowned for his clean, bold linocuts of London architecture, including the Southbank Centre, Battersea Power Station and the Barbican. 

He draws much of his subject matter from the city’s more characterful landmarks, with a broad focus on modernist design and including those whose aesthetics divide opinion, such as The Shard and Elephant & Castle Shopping Centre.

 

He creates his prints entirely by hand in a painstaking relief process that can take several weeks to complete. 


Louise Stebbing confirmed as Keynote Speaker

Louise Stebbing who has just joined the Cambridge Original Printmakers Biennale Core Team has confirmed as a keynote speaker for 2018. Linocuts, etchings
Louise Stebbing confirmed as Keynote Speaker

Linocut Louise Stebbing

Louise Stebbing who has just joined the Cambridge Original Printmakers Biennale Core Team has confirmed as a keynote speaker for 2018 - Louise has been mesmerised printmaking since attending Cambridge to do her Art Foundation Course back in 1979-80, taught by Walter Hoyle and Tim Armstrong. She now works mostly with linocut and etching techniques.

 

Serena Smith Confirmed as Keynote Speaker 2018

Serena Smith is one of our confirmed keynote for 2018
Serena Smith Confirmed as Keynote Speaker 2018

Labyrinth - Stone Lithography

We are excited to confirm Serena Smith as one of our Keynote Speakers for Cambridge Original Printmakers 2018 

Serena Smith trained in fine art lithography at the Curwen Studio, as Stanley Jones’ assistant and printer (1984-96), and studied Fine Art at Central Saint Martin’s School of Art (MA).  Alongside her own practice she supports the work and development of other artists and has over 30 years of experience as technician, collaborator, educator, and mentor; she is part of the studio team at Leicester Print Workshop.

Her work has been selected for numerous exhibitions both in the UK and internationally. Recent  exhibitions include the Xiaoxang portfolio and exhibition of international printmaking, Changsha, China; The London Group Open, London; Akram Khan: One side to the Other, Lowry, Salford; Print International, Wrexham and touring; Litho-Kielce, Poland; Fresh Prints, UAL Showroom, London; Bite: Artists Making Prints, London; BIMPE, Canada, and the RE Open, London. She has been the recipient of several exhibition prizes and awards including the, Wirksworth Festival Prize and the Oppenheim-John Downes Memorial Trust Award. In 2016 she was invited to take up a residency at the Guanlan Original Printmaking Base in China.

 

Website: serenasmith.org

Cambridge Original Printmakers Biennale 2018

Planning has begun for the next COPB 2018
Cambridge Original Printmakers Biennale 2018

Bronwen Sleigh

Dates are set for the next Cambridge Original Printmakers Biennale from 20th to 29th September 2018. Details of how to apply will be announced at a later date.

We already have three confirmed speakers. Including Bronwen Sleigh, Louise Stebbing and Serena Smith.

Our 2016 prize winners

We were delighted to inform four of our exhibitors at the Biennale yesterday that they had won prizes.

Ramzieh Baj won the John Purcell papers prize for the most thought-provoking print

Ric Pimentel won the Hawthorn Printmakers prize for most imaginative use of medium

Clare Crouchman won the Cambridge Contemporary Art prize for the most technically accomplished work and suitable for the Gallery

AJ Blustin won the Intaglio Printmakers prize for best technical print.

 

More news about them will follow.  Congratulations to them all!

Angie Lewin

The seats for Angie Lewin's talk sold out in 24 hours.  Her talk about her Printmaker's Journey was outstanding. Many thanks to her for taking the time out to be with us.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Our Celebration Event on 23 September 2016

We had 300 invited guests to our Celebration Evening on Friday 23rd September.  It was a fantastic evening and thank you to everyone who came to support the exhibitors.

VIP Evening Hosted by Artfinder at Fitzbillies

We had a wonderful VIP evening at Fitzbillies Restaurant last week. Exhibitors, Sponsors, External Selectors, Keynote Speakers, Advertisers and selected guests enjoyed meeting each other in a relaxed and informal setting.

Film student Ciaran Tunmer took a series of photo for us during the evening. Many thanks to Artfinder for sponsoring the event and to Fitzbillies for hosting the evening.

 

Bookbinding with Edel Hopkin

Edel HopkinThere are a few places left on Edel's bookbinding workshop. This is a unique opportunity to explore the ancient craft of bookbinding in a historic centre. Book making has been part of The Pitt Building's story since its opening in 1833. Before and after your lesson you can get 'bang up-to-date' with contemporary art feasting on all the beautiful hand-pulled prints on display.  

During the class you will be led through the processes necessary to make your own hand-sewn and hand-bound notebook using traditional materials (including beautiful locally handmarbled papers) and techniques. We will also look at how a simplified version of this binding can be turned into an artist sketchbook or become the beginning of a book arts project.
Participants will go home with their own gorgeous book and the confidence and instructions to repeat the process at home – without the need for specialist equipment.

The workshop is suitable for all levels of experience including those completely new to bookbinding, and all necessary materials are provided. Pre-prepared kits will be available if you wish to put your new knowledge into practice immediately.

To book go here.


On the radio Monday 12 September

The founders of Cambridge Original Printmakers Biennale will be on Radio Cambridgeshire tomorrow, 12th September 2016 talking Jeremy Sallis about the forthcoming show.


Tune in to hear the arts roundup show at 2pm.

And here we are in the studio on Monday.We had a great time with Jeremy. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Workshops with Susan Jones and Edel Hopkin

Sue JonesThe drypoint workshop with Susan Jones is now full.

However there are a few places left on Edel Hopkin's book binding workshop on Tuesday 27 September. Go to her website here to book to avoid disappointment.

 

Edel Hopkin

 

 

Offset lithography demonstration at Anglia Ruskin University

On Friday 23rd September from 11am-1pm at The Print Room, (Basement Rus 027/028)  Cambridge School of Art, Anglia Ruskin University there will be a offset lithography demonstration with Printmaking Technician John Williams.

Offset Lithography is a method of mass- production printing. The demonstration will include looking at examples from books available at Anglia Ruskin Library. Participants in the workshop will also work collaboratively to create a group autographic image for transferral onto the litho plate, and will be taken through the printing process to produce a print on paper.

Meet 10.45am at Anglia Ruskin University Reception, East Road, CB1 1PT.

Free admission.

Cambridge Original Printmakers Catalogue

You will now be able to pick up a copy of the Cambridge Original Printmakers Biennale catalogue around Cambridgeshire and beyond.  To read the catalogue on line go here.

Here are a few of the places that have copies:

Wysing Art Centre

Fitzwilliam Museum

Heffers Bookshop

Tindalls Art Shop

Byard Art Gallery

Rachel Dormor Gallery

Lawson Gallery

Bread and Meat cafe

Gallery Plus Norfolk

Stir Cafe

The Pitt Building

Curwen Print Study Centre

Adamson

Berekoff

Varsity Hotel &

Glassworks Gym

 

 

St Barnabas Press

VK Gallery

Anglesey Abbey

Daily Bread

Cooperative

 

September Cambridge Edition

Grab a copy of the September Cambridge Edition magazine and have a read about Cambridge Original PRintmakers.  Images are by Andy McKenzie, Ruth Oinn and Ed Wilson.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Special bookbinding workshop with Edel Hopkin

Edel HopkinWe are very lucky to have Edel Hopkin at the Cambridge Original Printmakers Biennale 2016.  In this 3 hour workshop you will be led through the processes necessary to make your own hand-sewn and hand-bound notebook using traditional materials (including beautiful locally handmarbled papers) and techniques.

You will also look at how a simplified version of this binding can be turned into an artist sketchbook or become the beginning of a book arts project.
Participants will go home with their own gorgeous book and the confidence and instructions to repeat the process at home – without the need for specialist equipment.

The workshop is suitable for all levels of experience including those completely new to bookbinding, and all necessary materials are provided. Pre-prepared kits will be available if you wish to put your new knowledge into practice immediately.

Before and after the workshop you will be able to soak up the wonderful exhibition of hand-pulled prints on display in the historic Pitt Building.  This is a really special workshop and one not to miss.  Cost - £53.00.

To book follow this link.

In the news again...

We were delighted to see ourselves appear in the Cambridge News yesterday.

Iona Howard at the Summer Exhibition

Iona Howard, a selected Cambridge Original Printmakers Biennale exhibitor had one of her prints acceted for the RA Summer Exhibition 2016. The exhibition finishes on 21 August so do make a trip and see her wonderful piece Goonhilly Downs.

August edition of Cambridge Magazine

So check out the August edition of Cambridge Magazine.  Six pages on Cambridge Original Printmakers Biennale highlighting exhibitors Emma Buckmaster, AJ Blustin, Anna Pye, Laura Chaplin and Ric Pimentel.

Follow this online link and go to page 19. 

 

The Hawthorn Printmaking Supplies Prize

We are delighted to announce that Hawthorn Printmaking Suppliers will be awarding a prize during the 2016 exhibition. Many thanks to them for their support in promoting hand-pulled original printmaking!

 

Intaglio Printmakers Prize

intaglioWe are delighted to inform our exhibiting Printmakers that Intaglio Printmakers will be awarding a prize at the exhibition in September.  Further details will follow.

Many thanks to Intaglio Printmakers!


Cambridge Contemporary Art Prize

The renowned independent Art Gallery based in Trinity St, Cambridge will be awarding a prize to their chosen print during the Cambridge Original Printmakers exhibition.

Nathalie, the Gallery Director and Rhiannon, the Manager of the Gallery will be looking for their favourite, most striking print of the exhibition. 

Many thanks for the continued support of Cambridge Contemporary Art and their team.

 

Artfinder in June Cambridge Magazine

Our sponsor - Artfinder have a wonderful article in the June edition of Cambridge Magazine. You will also find an image of our core team member - Kate Heiss. Read the online version here.

Drypoint etching workshop with Susan Jones

The booking system is now open for the drypoint etching workshop with renowned Printmaking Tutor and one of the founders of Cambridge Original Printmakers Biennale - Susan Jones.

To book this exclusive workshop at The Pitt Building on day one of the exhibition please follow this link.

The cost of the workshop is £55.00 plus a £2.00 booking fee.

There are 8 places available.

Dale Devereaux Barker talks about The Uses of Print

We are delighted to welcome Dale Devereux Barker as a Keynote Speaker at the Cambridge Original Printmakers Biennale 2016.

Dale will be talking about his fascinating transition from competitive swimmer to celebrated Printmaker.  To book your seat at this free talk please follow this link.

Dale Devereux Barker

Elizabeth Fraser demonstrates letterpress printmaking

Come along on Friday 23 September 2016 to listen to exhibitor Elizabeth Fraser talk about letterpress printmaking.

You will be able to have a closer look at the metal type she uses and see how she sets them by using a composing stick, chase and quoins.

You will also learn a little about the history of printing before computers and have the chance to use her table top Adana Press to print a Cambridge Original Printmakers Biennale keepsake.

Free admission.

 

Emma Mason Prints talks about Walter Hoyle

Emma Mason Prints talks about Walter Hoyle

Walter Hoyle

Emma Mason will be talking about the life and work of the renowned Artist and Printmaker Walter Hoyle.

Emma Mason PrintsBetween1965-66 Hoyle made a series of ten linocuts in an edition of 75 printed on Japanese Hosho paper in his Essex studio. They were known as 'the 'Cambridge Series'Emma Mason Prints stock a small collection of these prints that come directly from the Walter Hoyle archive.

Come along and listen to Emma talk about this fascinating and inspirational man at the Cambridge Original Printmakers Biennale on Saturday 24 September 2016.

To book this talk please follow this link.


Bookbinding workshop with Edel Hopkin

Have you always wanted to make your own books?

Edel HopkinCambridge-based bookbinder Edel Hopkin is running a special workshop during the Cambridge Original Printmakers Biennale exhibition.

You will learn how to make your own hand-sewn and hand-bound notebook, using traditional materials, including beautiful locally hand-marbled papers, and techniques.


If you are lucky enough to get a place on this workshop you will go home with your own gorgeous book and the confidence and instructions to repeat the process at home – without the need for specialist equipment.

The workshop is suitable for all levels of experience including those completely new to bookbinding, and all necessary materials are provided. Pre-prepared kits will be available if you wish to put your new knowledge into practice immediately.

Date for diary - Thursday, 27 September 1.00pm – 4.00pm (including refreshment break).                           

Cost of the workshop - £53.00

 

 

 

Exhibitor Emma Buckmaster at the RA

Emma BuckmasterCOPB exhibitor Emma Buckmaster has had a print accepted into the 2016 Royal Academy Summer Exhibition. Emma has recently been in collaboration with Janet French (Buckmaster-French) and has produced a series etchings of trees.

Emma and Janet were followed through the process of applying for the RA by the BBC for a documentary which will be shown on BBC2 on June 11th at 9pm. Don't miss it!

 

 

 

 

New sponsor - Art Equipment Ltd

We are delighted to announce that Cambridge Original Printmakers Biennale 2016 has a new sponsor - Art Equipment Ltd.

Art Equipment Ltd is a small engineering company based in Rushden Northamptonshire. They specialise in manufacturing a range of equipment for Artist Printmakers and Silk Screening products.

For more information please go here.

 

Kip Gresham and The Print Studio

43_Print Studio.jpgThe Print Studio is a collaborative printmaking studio run by Kip Gresham and Alan Grabham who work with established artists from many countries.

The Studio publishes a number of editions each year and also works under contract to make work for artists, galleries and other publishers. The principal on which the workshop runs is that of a research establishment rather than a manufacturing facility, experiment and invention are central to the activity.

The Print Studio will be taking their stand showcasing the work made and editioned at the 2016 Biennale exhibition from 22 - 28 September 2016. 

Contact details:
The Print Studio Cambridge Ltd.
8, The Mount,
High Street,
Toft, Cambridge
CB23 2RL
01223 416 415 / 07732192206
www.theprintstudio.co.uk
Follow them on twitter @printstudiokip

John McLean, Merry-Go-Round. 9 multi-plate etchings, 2016. Edition of 20.

 

 

 

Keeping abreast of what's happening at COPB

If you would like to be added to our mailing list then please sign up to be included on our mailing list.

You will find the button at the bottom of our home page.

 

 

Louise Stebbing in Artists and Illustrators magazine

Selected Cambridge Original Printmakers Biennale 2016 exhibitor Louise Stebbing is in print this month.  Take a look at the latest copy of Artists and Illustrators magazine.

 

 

 

 

Postcards to look out for...

If you live in Cambridge you will start to see some wonderful postcards that have been designed by Flo and Kate Heiss. 

There are six designs and here is a sneak preview of one of them. The print used here is by 2016 selected exhibitor Edwin Wilson.

Exhibition opens from 22 - 28 September 2016.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dr Véronique Chance talks about RE:PRINT/RE:Present

Seat bookings have now been released to hear Dr Veronique Chance talk about a colloborative project from Anglia Ruskin University last year.

Dr Chance is the lead tutor for the MA Printmaking course at Anglia Ruskin University.

For more information on the talk please go  here or go straight to the booking page.

For more information on Véronique please go here.

Emma Mason Prints talks about Walter Hoyle

Seat bookings have now been released for the talk on the life and works of Walter Hoyle.  Emma Mason from Emma Mason Prints will be telling us about Walter and his extraordinary life. Hoyle taught at St. Martins School of Art from 1951-60, the Central School of Art and Crafts from 1960-64 and Cambridge School of Art from 1964-1985. Whilst at Cambridge he launched Cambridge Print Editions which produced limited editions of Artists prints.

To book this free talk please follow this link.

Old oak tree near Great Bardfield -

Image from http://www.mooregwynfineart.co.uk

Angie Lewin - tickets released

Angie's talk is on Sunday 25 September 2016 from 10.30 am - 12 noon.

Angie Lewin is one of our keynote speakers during the Biennale. Seat bookings are now open so be quick and make sure you reserve yours as they will go fast!

Angie will be talking about 'A Printmaker's Journey.

All tickets are free as part of our mission statement to promote hand-pulled original printmaking and all it's technical complexities.  To book follow this link.

 

Julia McKenzie - tickets released

A Sense of Place. Sunday 25 September 2016. 2.40 - 3.30 pm.

Julia McKenzie's work is about responding to what she find in her environment, she celebrates the lost, the broken and the beautiful. Her London garden, where she works, reveals a complex natural history that thrives in a man-made environment. The observance of life cycles, the remnants of plants and animals gives her a specific sense of connection to the world. The tiniest objects can forge a powerful impression, and trigger an intense emotional response. Julia doesn't just create vistas and landscapes, but uses the micro to convey them.

In her talk Julia will explore her work in the context of artists she looks to for inspiration.She will examine some individual and intense relationships to the environment. Artists such as Samuel Palmer, Graham Sutherland, John Piper and Durer are particular influences.

For more information about Julia please visit her website.

Admission is free but you do need to book your seat  - please follow this link.

New sponsor - Kate Sadler Interior Design

We are thrilled to announce a new sponsor for Cambridge Original Printmakers Biennale - Kate Sadler - Interiors and Project management. More details on Kate Sadler to follow.

We look forward to seeing Kate at the VIP evening on Thursday 15 September 2016.

If you would like to talk to kate about an interior design project please email her @

Kate@katesadler.co.uk

 

 

Pinterest

Why not set up your own Pinterest page and follow the Cambridge Original Printmakers boards?

 

 

 

 

 

New sponsor - Neale Associates

neale associates largeWe are very grateful to the Chartered Architects Neale Associates who are sponsoring Cambridge Original Printmakers Biennale for the second time.

Neale Associates are based within the heart of Cambridge and specialise in commercial, retail, hotels, offices and also a wide spectrum of residential work.

We look forward to seeing them our VIP evening on 15 September 2016.

 

 

 

Mohammed Djazmi

RIP.

The launch of Cambridge Original Printmakers 2014 was an amazing much-anticipated event for Printmakers - not only for the exhibitors based around Cambridge but for the wider printmaking community.

During our first exhibition the Cambridge University Press, the owners of the Pitt Building chose the best in show print. The winner was awarded with a prize from Intaglio Printmakers.

The winner of this coveted prize was Mohammed Djazmi.

It is now with such sadness that we have to tell you that Mohammed died on Sunday 6 March 2016.

Mohammed was known and loved by many within the printmaking and painting community and he will be sorely missed.

As Mohammed was the deserving winner of the Best in Show 2014 prize and to honour Mohammed, Cambridge Original Printmakers 2016 will be exhibiting and selling his work alongside the other selected exhibitors.

We send our condolences to his family.

 

 

 

Congratulations to the successful selected Printmakers

Here is a list of the exhibitors who have been chosen by our external selectors to exhibit at the 2016 Cambridge Original Printmakers exhibition.

Jan Ayton

Ramzieh Baj
Berry Birdsall AJ Blustin
Emma Buckmaster  Laura Chaplin 
Mohammed Djazmi Tania Durrant
Elizabeth Fraser Celia Hart
Alex Hirtzel Iona Howard
Alison Hullyer Kate Klinck
Ross Loveday Andy McKenzie 
Susan Mealing  Ruth Oinn  
Anna Perlin Ricardo Pimentel
John Piper John Preston
Patsy Rathbone Carol Gillian Robson
Louise Stebbing Danielle Stretch
Anna Pye Clare Crouchman
Jenny Sanders Annette Sykes   
Susan Tutton   Bren Unwin 
Daisy Wilson Clare Wood


New sponsor - Redmayne Arnold & Harris

We are delighted to welcome Redmayne Arnold & Harris once again as a sponsor for the 2016 Cambridge Original Printmakers Biennale.

We appreciate their continued support for the artitst-led biannual event.

 

 

A very difficult job for the external selectors

The external selectors - Jonas Almgren, Elizabeth Armstrong, Veronique Chance and Colin Wilkin have been hard at work studying applicants images and bios.  Cambridge Original Printmakers Biennale were nearly 50% over subscribed for the exhibiting places available so it has been a tough job for them.

Applicants will be notified by 28 February 2016.

Thank you for your submission

Many thanks to all the applicants who have submitted to exhibit at the next Cambridge Original Printmakers Biennale from 22 - 28 September 2016. The external selectors have a very hard job to do indeed.

Important dates

Notification Letter Date: 26 February 2016

VIP Event: Thursday 15 September 2016

Exhibition Dates: Thursday 22 September 2016 until Wednesday 28 September 2016.  10.30 - 5pm daily

Opening Reception: Thursday 22 September from 6-8pm

For 2016 we have Angie Lewin, Dale Devereux Barker, Neil Bousfield, Emma Mason Prints, Julia McKenzie and Dr Veroniqué Chance confirmed as keynote speakers.  There will be print demonstrations, and also the opportunity for visitors to take part in a collaborative print project.

Last day today - 31 January 2016 for submissions

The books will close at midnight tonight for submissions to exhibit at the pretigious Cambridge Original Printmakers Biennale. To apply please go to the submissions page.

The launch event in 2014 confirmed that Cambridge and the surrounding area is filled with some fantastic Printmakers.  The first show brought thousands of visitors flocking to see what the city had to offer in the way of contemporary printmaking.

This year, we have worked hard to create an even better show and we know it will be even more exciting that the launch event.  Our confirmed keynote speakers are renowned specialists within the printmaking world and we are very lucky to have them on board.  We will also be holding demonstrations during the weekdays that will be confirmed at a later date.

If you are a Printmaker, apply here.

VIP evening for sponsors and exhibitors

Our VIP evening for exhibitors and sponsors of Cambridge Original Printmakers Biennale has been confirmed.

A VIP evening of wine and canapes, hosted by Artfinder will be held on Thursday 15 September at Fitzbillies Restaurant, opposite the Pitt Building. 

This evening is for our exhibitors, keynote speakers, demonstrators, supporters and sponsors to meet one another in a relaxed and informal environment ahead of the opening of the exhibition on Thursday 22 September.

External selectors for 2016 exhibition

Information about our selection panel

Colin Wilkin BA, MA

Colin lives and works on the Suffolk/Essex border and is inspired by the surrounding landscape. Having studied at Brighton University for his BA and then the Royal College of Art for his MA, Colin has exhibited at the Britten-Pears Library during the Aldeburgh Festival, The Fry Art Gallery, Gainsborough’s House and the Curwen & New Academy Gallery.

Iris Weaver of The Fry Gallery has kindly written a few words about Colin’s work…

“Colin Wilkin is principally a landscape watercolour artist in the tradition of Eric Ravilious. He inhabits the same spaces which inspired Ravilious to paint a number of his early watercolours. He also lives, and has done since childhood, in the same part of rural north west Essex. So it is not surprising that when you look at Colin’s work one is reminded of that modern master of English watercolour.”

Véronique Chance PhD

Véronique is an artist whose practice is mainly photography and video based, but also maintains strong links with sculpture and performance practices. Her interests lie in the relationship between the physical presence of the body and its presence as a screen image, through which she examines the impact of visual media technologies on our perceptions of the body as a physical presence.

Véronique is based in London and her work has been shown across the United Kingdom and abroad including China, Canada, Korea, Italy, Spain, Belgium and France. 

Previously an Associate Lecturer at the University of the Arts, London, she passed her PhD in Art at Goldsmiths College, London in October 2012 and has recently been appointed as Course Leader of the MA Fine Art and MA Printmaking at Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge

Elizabeth Armstrong BA, MSc, MBPsS, FRSA

Elizabeth graduated from Sussex University where she studied History and History of Art. She founded and was the Head of Cambridge Arts & Sciences Independent Sixth Form College (CATS) and Cambridge School of Visual and Performing Arts (CSVPA) for 23 years and Co-Founder of Cambridge Education Group (CEG), global education specialists. 

During her headship Elizabeth designed and founded Cambridge's first independent Art Foundation Course and later went on to establish the town's first Independent Drama Foundation Course in conjunction with the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA).
Elizabeth has devoted her life's work to the education of teenagers and young adults, energetically pursuing her ideals and promoting art in education; she has been a teacher, mentor and remains a committed educationalist. 
Her specialist interests include the importance of art in education, approaches to artistic training and learning through art. She is a sponsor of local art, music and drama organisations and a member of the Royal Society of Arts.

Jonas Almgren

Jonas is the CEO of Artfinder, a curated marketplace for art where art lovers can buy directly from independent artists and galleries. Before becoming CEO at Artfinder, Jonas started the VIP Art Fair and Oneartworld in New York. Before this Jonas had a professional background in Silicon Valley, where he helped technology startups through the early stages to exits. He is a computer engineer by training, and spent a couple of years at SICS (Swedish Institute of Computer Science) after graduating from The Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm.  Jonas is also an avid long distance runner, and a passionate art lover and collector.

The clock is ticking...applications to exhibit to be in by 31 January 2016

Check out the long list of benefits for exhibiting at the next Cambridge Original Printmakers exhibition from 22 - 28 September 2016.

 

Benefits of exhibiting

* 3 metres of hanging space on professional white screens and will also include individual specialist lighting

* Space to have your own browser (a maximum dimension may apply) to sell unframed work

* Space within the small works gallery area for greeting cards and handmade books

* Gallery space on the COPB website from April 2016 until April 2017

Your photo and biography within the exhibitors catalogue

* The opportunity to sell directly to thousands of visitors

• Private invitation to the promotional VIP evening for exhibitors, sponsors and press only at Fitzbillies Restaurant

* Invitations to the Private View on 22 September for your client list

* Exposure in the local and nationwide press

* The opportunity to meet and network with other Printmakers

* Free entry to the ticketed demonstrations and keynote talks for all exhibitors

* The possibility to pay fee in installments (dates to be confirmed)

* Packaging materials for work sold during the exhibition

* The chance to increase your personal client mailing list

independent-cambridge

The 2016 independent-cambridge book is now out and you will find a lovely two page spread about Cambridge Original Printmakers Biennale.

 

Submissions for 2016

We are now open for submissions to exhibit at the 2016 Cambridge Original Printmakers Biennale.

To apply and information follow the link here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

New sponsor - Artfinder

We are delighted to confirm that Artfinder are one of the sponsors for the Cambridge Original Printmakers Biennale 2016 exhibition.

Artfinder is the global online marketplace for affordable original art, connecting art buyers directly with artists. They have 6,000 artists and galleries internationally listed on their website with thousands of customers around the world. They specialise in painting, printmaking, sculpture and all artworks are signed by the artist. They only collaborate with artists who produce original work which is in keeping with the Cambridge Original Printmakers Biennale ethos.

Artfinder’s mission is to breakdown the established boundaries of the art industry by giving a voice to emerging artists and selling a wide choice of affordable quality art that everyone can enjoy. They support local artists and galleries by giving them an international sales platform, offering access to the community and pop-up galleries and events.

Artfinder’s Swedish CEO, Jonas Almgren was a founding partner of New York based art companies, VIP Art Fair and Oneartworld, and comes from a background in Silicon Valley technology. For more information please go the Artfinder website.

 

External selectors confirmed

The Open Call for the Cambridge Original Printmakers Biennale is nearly here.....another few weeks to go...

 

 

 

 

 

 

Introducing a COPB sponsor - Cooleraid

Cooleraid logo.jpgWe are delighted that Cooleraid will be sponsoring Cambridge Original Printmakers Biennale for the second year running.

 

 

 

Keynote Speaker - Dr Véronique Chance

We are delighted to confirm Dr Véronique Chance has confirmed as a Keynote Speaker at the Cambridge Original Printmakers Biennale in September 2016. Véronique is a Senior Lecturer on the MA Printmaking course at ARU University.

A brief summary taken from her website -

'Véronique Chance is an artist whose practice is mainly photography and video based, but also maintains strong links with sculpture and performance practices. Her interests lie in the relationship between the physical presence of the body and its presence as a screen image, through which she examines the impact of visual media technologies on our perceptions of the body as a physical presence'.

More information will follow shortly.

Guest speakers confirmed for 2016

We are delighted and thrilled to confirm the following guest keynote speakers for the Cambridge Original Printmakers Biennale event from Thursday 22 September until Wednesday 28 September 2016.

Angie Lewin

Neil Bousfield

Julia McKenzie

Dale Devereux Barker

First guest speaker booked in...

Our first guest speaker for Cambridge Original Printmakers Biennale 2016 has been booked in. More details to follow.

Here is Chloé Cheese who was one of our special guests at the launch event in September 2014. Chloé talked about Her Mothers Influences. The talk was fully booked and was held in the Oriel Room - a majestic, light filled beauty of a room and you could hear a pin drop while Chloé was talking. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ALMA quartet booked to play!

We are delighted to announce a Cambridge-based quartet will be playing in the Minstrels Gallery above the reception area on Sunday 28 September between 3.30 - 4.30 pm.

Many thanks to them for joining us for the afternoon.

The John Purcell Paper Prize

We are delighted to announce to our exhibitors that John Purcell Paper, a company that stocks a range of wonderul printmaking papers will be awarding a prize during the 2016 Biennale exhibition.

Many thanks for your support John Purcell Papers!