Archives for 2011

Exhibition at Edinburgh Printmakers

Edin­burgh Print­mak­ers are hav­ing an open day on Sat­ur­day 12 Novem­ber 2011 to mark the open­ing of their exhi­bi­tion ‘Hid­den City: Edin­burgh Uncov­ered’. The open day which lasts from 10–30–4 will include print­mak­ing work­shops for chil­dren and adults, and print­mak­ing demon­stra­tions, as well as stu­dio tours and artists talks. The exhi­bi­tion itself runs from 12 […]

Printing Apprenticeship at Smail’s

The Nation­al Trust for Scot­land is to offer an appren­tice­ship in print­ing, in part­ner­ship with His­toric Scot­land. This has been made pos­si­ble by Skills for the Future, a UK-wide project financed by the Her­itage Lot­tery Fund, which offers work-based train­ing for peo­ple from all walks of life to gain voca­tion­al skills in the her­itage sec­tor. […]

Exhibition at Edinburgh Printmakers: ‘The Writing on Your Wall’

17 Sep­tem­ber to 29 Octo­ber 2011 ‘The Writ­ing on Your Wall’ is an exhi­bi­tion that looks at print­mak­ing as a social­ly con­cerned, demo­c­ra­t­ic media designed to dis­sem­i­nate rad­i­cal ideas. The exhi­bi­tion, fea­tur­ing con­tem­po­rary com­mis­sions and his­tor­i­cal exam­ples and arti­facts, looks back to a his­to­ry of polem­i­cal, icon­o­clas­tic and satir­i­cal print­mak­ing. The exhi­bi­tion will be accom­pa­nied […]

Courses and workshops on printmaking

Cours­es and work­shops on print­mak­ing around Scot­land this autumn: Print­mak­ing work­shop at New Lanark 10 Sep­tem­ber, 12–4pm Cours­es at Pea­cock Visu­al Arts, Aberdeen, includ­ing screen­print­ing and book­bind­ing Screen­print­ing and paper­mak­ing cours­es at Dundee Con­tem­po­rary Arts Cours­es at Edin­burgh Print­mak­ers includ­ing lith­o­g­ra­phy, etch­ing and wood­block print­ing. Click on ‘Cours­es 2011’ Christ­mas crafts at Robert Smail’s Print­ing […]

Did you work for the Govan Press (Cossar)?

The Trust is cur­rent­ly work­ing to save and pre­serve a Cos­sar Press invent­ed by John Cos­sar of the Clyde­bank firm which oper­at­ed from 1778 until 1983 at 577–581 Gov­an Road, Glas­gow. This print­ing machine com­bined the sim­plic­i­ty and econ­o­my of a flatbed press with the speed and con­ve­nience of print­ing on a reel of newsprint, […]

Merchiston Publishing

Mer­chis­ton Pub­lish­ing, the pub­lish­ing imprint used by stu­dents on the pub­lish­ing cours­es at Edin­burgh Napi­er Uni­ver­si­ty, recent­ly launched a new edi­tion of The Kelpie’s Pearls by Mol­lie Hunter at the University’s Craig­house Cam­pus in Edin­burgh. There is more infor­ma­tion about the project here, togeth­er with pic­tures from the launch event.

Workshops and introductions to printing techniques

A num­ber of print stu­dios and oth­er attrac­tions run work­shops and intro­duc­tions to print­ing tech­niques: Events at Roberts Smail’s Print­ing Works Cours­es at Dundee Con­tem­po­rary Arts Edin­burgh Print­mak­ers class­es and cours­es, includ­ing their sum­mer pro­gramme Glas­gow Print Studio’s cours­es Make your own Hand­made Book at the Muse­um of Edin­burgh

New Trustees

At the Trust’s AGM in Feb­ru­ary 2011, two addi­tion­al Trustees were appoint­ed. Camp­bell White, the Hon­orary Trea­sur­er and Helen Williams, the Hon­orary Sec­re­tary, bring the num­ber of trustees up to six. The full list of cur­rent Trustees is giv­en on the Con­tacts page of the web­site.