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Forthcoming Exhibitions and Events October to December 2012 Exhibition:

Feral Landscape
17 November to 23 December 2012

Our largest annual members’ exhibition where we celebrate the festive season with a themed showcase of some of Scotland’s best printmaking talent.
The prints in this exhibition explore the edgy domain of the feral landscape; where the natural and manmade, the tamed and untameable fuse.


Lecture by Murdo Macdonald
Printmaking and the Scottish Gàidhealtachd
25 October 2012, 6.30pm
Printmaking which refers to the culture of the Scottish Gàidhealtachd has been at the heart of Scottish art since the pioneering ‘Ossian’ etchings by Alexander Runciman in the late 18th Century. In his lecture Murdo Macdonald will explore this tradition up to the present, and through the prints made in 2002 for An Leabhar Mòr / The Great Book of Gaelic, by artists such as Norman Shaw and Frances Walker.

Halloween Stories: Bogles, Goblins, Ghouls & Other Creatures of the Night...
With Storyteller Owen Pilgrim
31 October 2012, 6.30pm, Price TBC
Tales of the strange, the unexpected, and of otherworldly beings who haunt our world during Halloween time.
For Children age 8+. Fancy Dress. Spooky snacks will be served.
This event is still to be confirmed, please contact us closer to the date.

Edinburgh Printmakers Open Day
17 November 2012, 11am - 5pm, all workshops £2
A fun packed day filled with hands-on events for all the family including printmaking workshops for kids and adults, printmaking demonstrations, studio tours, storytelling, a frame sale. We will be hosting the preview of Feral Landscape exhibition and there will be limited edition prints and artist multiples available for sale.

Lecture by Duncan Macmillan
Printmaking in the Enlightenment
29 November 2012, 6.30pm
Scottish printmaking began in the early eighteenth century just in time to play a key role in the Enlightenment. Scottish artists like Alexander Runciman and David Allan were early to exploit printmaking as a creative medium, but printmaking was also vital to the whole business of knowledge transfer. Indeed the first Encyclopedia Britannica was published by the engraver Andrew Bell who also engraved most of the thousands of illustrations. Without printmaking Scottish medicine could not have had the impact that it did have. Surgeons learnt to draw, but also to etch and to engrave. Some of the illustrated medical books produced as a result were outstanding examples of the printmaker’s art.

Edinburgh Printmakers Christmas Multiples Market
Sunday 02 December, 11am - 4pm, £1 entry for adults, under 5s free
Start the festive season at Edinburgh Printmakers by eating, drinking and being merry at our Christmas Multiples Market. Shop the stalls for those unique Christmas gifts you’ve been hunting for. Enjoy the festive atmosphere, sipping a mulled wine and munching mince pie or two, it is Christmas after all...

Feral Landscapes Family Workshop
Saturday 8th December, 10am-1pm
£35 for adult with 1 child
Create your own landscape print using collage and the hands on printmaking
technique of Collagraph.
For adults and children aged 10 years and up.

Lecture by Ruth Pelzer-Montada
Prints and Visual Culture            
13 December 2012, 6.30pm                                                
The term and study of ‘visual culture’ has emerged in the last twenty years. Its focus is the everyday world of images as opposed to traditional art history’s emphasis on ‘high’ art. Prints are, of course, a vital part of this image world, as in advertising and publicity material, for example. By the same token, artists make reference to and utilise images from this broader field of visual culture and, at the same time, they question or subvert the status and function of such images. This lecture will consider how artists using the medium of print in its widest sense engage with aspects of visual culture.

Where the Wild Things Play
Storytelling & Art Workshops by Owen Pilgrim
15 December 2012,
11am (1st workshop) and 2pm (2nd workshop), tickets £10 each per workshop
For Children. Aged 8-12.
These workshops will feature a story session based on a response to the gallery exhibition ‘Feral Landscapes’, followed by an art workshop exploring the theme of 'Where the Wild Things Play,' looking into the secret places children love to go and allow their imaginations to run wild. We will be using the techniques of mapping, drawing, and collage to create an image of the ideal place to play.  
Storyteller Owen Pilgrim delights in telling stories of the natural and supernatural, and of those places where these worlds meet. With folktales from around the world and many of the trees, as exploring the wild places & the forest is where he is most at home, Owen brings his bag of stories to wherever there is an ear to listen and a heart to hear.
Opening Hours:            Tuesday - Saturday 10.00am - 6.00pm
Images:                        Available on request
Interviews:                   Available on request
Access:                        If you require assistance with physical access or interpretation please contact us prior to your visit
Venue:                         Edinburgh Printmakers
Address:                     23 Union Street
                                    EH1 3LR
Telephone:                   0131 557 2479
Fax:                             0131 558 8418
Email:                          gallery@edinburghprintmakers.co.uk
Web site:                     www.edinburghprintmakers.co.uk
Contact:                       Sarah-Manning Shaw



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