Archives for March 2016

Letterpress workshop at NLS

The Nation­al Library of Scot­land, in asso­ci­a­tion with Robert Smail’s Print­ing Works, is hold­ing a drop-in print­ing work­shop on Tues­day 5 April, 11am-2pm. Suit­able for any­one aged 6 and over, this is a drop-in event … but mind your ps and qs. See the Nation­al Library of Scot­land’s web­site for more details.

Printing ‘Walk and Talk’ in Edinburgh

The Trust is spon­sor­ing a joint event in asso­ci­a­tion with the Scot­tish Local His­to­ry Forum. Walk & talk — Edin­burgh Print Trail, is based at the Quak­er Meet­ing House, 7 Vic­to­ria Ter­race, Edin­burgh EH1 2JL, and takes place on Thurs­day 9 June. Book­ings can be made through the Forum’s web­site or by down­load­ing a book­ing form.

Comic Invention exhibition opens in Glasgow

The major new exhi­bi­tion, Com­ic Inven­tion, opened at the Hunter­ian Art Gallery on Fri­day 18 March 2016. Fea­tur­ing works by Licht­en­stein, Warhol, Picas­so and Rem­brandt, the show looks at how we tell sto­ries with pic­tures. Com­ic Inven­tion also estab­lish­es the Glas­gow Look­ing Glass of 1825 as the world’s old­est com­ic, con­firm­ing Scot­land’s place as the […]

Exhibition opens

An exhi­bi­tion cel­e­brat­ing 150 Years of Robert Smail’s Print­ing Works opens on Fri­day 25 March, and will run until the end of Octo­ber at St Ronan’s Wells Vis­i­tor Cen­tre, Wells Brae, Inner­lei­then. For full details of open­ing times, see the Nation­al Trust for Scot­land’s Robert Smail’s web­site. Admis­sion Free.

Workshops and courses at DCA

Cours­es and work­shops run­ning at Dundee Con­tem­po­rary Arts’ Print Stu­dio between April and June include tra­di­tion­al book bind­ing tech­niques, an intro­duc­tion to let­ter­press, etch­ing and paper­mak­ing, among oth­ers. Full details and how to book are on their website.

Exhibition of maps

The Nation­al Library of Scot­land’s exhi­bi­tion You are here: a jour­ney through maps is on dis­play at the George IV build­ing in Edin­burgh until April 2017. Vis­i­tors can wan­der through the maps on dis­play, zoom­ing out from the Library itself, to view the whole world. The exhi­bi­tion includes one of the finest plans of Edin­burgh, the […]