Leeds Print Festival 2014

Leeds Print Festival is back for its third year, celebrating contemporary and traditional printmaking processes, for a week of events at venues across the city later this month, including opening night celebrations, a print fair, exhibitions and a series of talks.

Leeds Print Festival is back for its third year, celebrating contemporary and traditional printmaking processes, for a week of events at venues across the city later this month, including opening night celebrations, a print fair, exhibitions and a series of talks.

The opening night, on Friday 24 January, will be held at Leeds Gallery, also home to this year’s main exhibition. There will be a chance to get inked up and create your own prints, with Bradford-based The Print Project and Nomad Press. There will also be a showcase of work, Colours May Vary, exhibited at Café 164.

The full line-up for this year’s Print Talks is yet to be announced, but so far speakers include illustrator Mr Bingo and CR editor Patrick Burgoyne. Your paper ticket for the talks can also be exchanged on the day at the venue, Leeds College of Music, for a beautifully letterpress-printed ticket.

A variety of exhibitors will be at the Print Fair, including Dust, Papercut Bindery, Print For Good, The Print Project, Nomad Press, Caroline Pratt, Leeds College of Art Graphic Design course, Futile Vignette, Caroline Rerrie, Esther Mcmanus and Ditto.

For 2014, organiser Amber Smith wanted to do more to support and encourage the involvement of creative indusdries at a local level.

“This year we have adopted a more in-house approach by attempting to keep all the design and production within Yorkshire,” says Smith. “Leeds has changed a lot in recent years with so many independent studios, events and spaces opening that we have benefited greatly from being part of that community.”

Opening Night Celebration
Leeds Gallery
Fri 24 Jan
6pm – 9pm
To attend please email: info@leedsprintfestival.com

Print Exhibition
Leeds Gallery
Fri 24th – Fri 31 Jan
(Free entry)

Leeds Print Festival Showcase
Café 164
Fri 24th – Fri 31 Jan
(Free entry)

Leeds Print Festival Prints
Colours May Vary
Fri 24th – Fri 31 Jan
(Free entry)

Print Fair
Leeds Gallery
Sat 25 Jan
10am – 6pm
(free entry)

Print Talks
Leeds College of Music
Sun 26 Jan
10am – 5pm

Tickets on sale now for £20 leedsprintfestival.eventbrite.co.uk

www.leedsprintfestival.com

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