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25th – 30th May: Open Studio Online with Sat 29th & Sun 30th: Studio visits 11.00 – 16.00

Dover Studio Collective would like to welcome visitors to their virtual Open Studios, as part of a series of Print Fair events in conjunction with Future Foundry in Dover, celebrating the 9th Fête de l’estampe in France. An informal online event, this will be an opportunity to view a varied selection of prints while exploring traditional, experimental and practical printmaking processes with resident artists throughout the week. Covid restrictions permitting, we hope to open for studio visits for the final weekend. Entry to the open studio is free.

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Dover Printfest21

Dover Studio Collective

An artist collective and the Victorian factory transformed: A few years ago a group of South East Kent artists transformed a disused Victorian Dover factory into their creative studio workspaces. Dover based DAD (Dover Arts Development) artist Clare Smith discovered the vacant industrial unit and saw its potential as a much needed creative space within the town. Few traces remain of its previous industrial heritage dating back to 1900, except for an ancient wooden bench running the whole length of the ground floor studios. Spread across two floors, the spacious old building, which once manufactured, repaired and hired large marquee tents, now accommodates artists in light filled open plan workspaces

Artists at the Dover studios work with a variety of media and techniques, but some use print in multiple forms as part of their professional practice. These range from traditional lino-cut relief printmaking techniques, through collotype to fluid mono-print experiments, and also chemically reactive/resistive processes.

The Dover Studio artists are proud to join with artists nearby in France and Europe-wide to celebrate together this ninth Fête de l’estampe annual series of printmaking events. Against the backdrop of an era of political divisions, pan-European collaborations across borders are of value and more important than ever; with this being our fourth consecutive year participating.

Dover Printfest21 events:

Dover Studio Collective – Open Studio:

Saturday 25/5 – Sunday 30/5: Open Studio Online

Saturday 29/5 & Sunday 30/5: Studio visits 11.00 – 16.00

Dover Studio Collective would like to welcome visitors to their Open Studios, as part of a series of Print Fair events in conjunction with Future Foundry and Dover Arts Development (DAD) in Dover, celebrating the 9th Fête de l’estampe in France. An informal event, this will be an opportunity to view a varied selection of prints while exploring traditional, experimental and practical printmaking processes with resident artists throughout the weekend. Entry to the open studio is free.

Covid19 restrictions:

Currently in the UK public events or buildings are not permitted to open in a bid to slow the world-wide pandemic. Although restrictions are slowly being lifted and we emerge from lock-down, it is impossible at present to foresee how long certain emergency restrictions will continue for. If it still not possible to open our studios to the public, then the Print Festival event will be hosted across a number of virtual locations, enabling artists to continue to present their printmaking to the public.

Round Table / Table Ronde: Online (Virtual/Zoom)
24 may 19.30 – 21.30


A discussion focusing on how printed marks/printmaking can be integrated or incorporated into other processes: drawing, textiles, etc.
http://www.dadonline.uk
Free
Contact DAD at info@dadonline.uk for zoom link

Dover Print Fair in Dover Town Centre

Saturday 29/5 10.00-16.00

Future Foundry welcomes visitors to the Dover Print Fair in Dover Town Centre as part of a series of Print Fair events in conjunction with the Dover Studio Collective and Dover Arts Development, celebrating the 9th Fête de l’estampe. Future Foundry work with young artists and designers to help them build careers in the arts.

Dover Print Fair will bring young, old, new and experienced printmakers together to exhibit and sell their work. There will also be a chance for visitors to see printmaking demonstrations and have a go themselves. The event will be run in line with Covid-19 restrictions.
Free entry/ Entrée libre

Contact : Lisa Oulton – info@futurefoundry.org.uk
Site internet : www.futurefoundry.org.uk

Links:

www.doverstudio.uk

https://www.instagram.com/doverstudio/

@doverstudio #doverprintfest21 #fetedelestamp

Instagram @future_foundry / Facebook @FutureFoundry

www.futurefoundry.org.uk

https://www.fetedelestampe.fr/

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Three Monotypes

Three geometric experiments working towards a series of paper stencils for screen printing. Acrylic sheet monotype plates rolled with water-based inks and printed on A4 paper for Dover Printfest 2020 virtual Open Studios 30-31 May.

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Dover PrintFest 17

Dover PrintFest 2017 will be hosted by the Dover Arts Collective on 26th, 27th & 28th of May, and we are excited to be joining this year’s 5th Fête de l’estampe with currently 222 artist printmaking events taking place across France, Belgium, Italy and the UK.

Artists Clare Smith, Chris Burke, Louisa Love, Kate Beaugie and Mike Tedder will be opening up their Dover studios and presenting a variety of completed and in-progress print-based work across their active workspaces as well as a group exhibition in the expansive project space upstairs.

The exhibition will also include wall based, hanging displays and artist books by a number of invited local artists, including: Joanna Jones, Moyra Derby, Sam Capell, Philippa Wall, Marcia Teusink, Rob McDonald, Tania McCormack, Andy Malone and John Dargate. The event will bring together both contemporary print and artists’ books looking to present an expansive view/idea of what print can be.

The open studios and exhibition space will be open at the following times:

Friday/vendredi 26/5: 14.00-18.00h
Saturday/samedi 27/5: 11.00-18.00h vernissage/celebration 18.00-20.00h
Sunday/dimanche 28/5: 11.00-16.00h

Une collection d’artistes basés à Dover et leurs invités ouvrent leurs ateliers au public, présentant des œuvres imprimées, complète ou en cours, dans leurs espaces de travail individuels ainsi qu’une exposition collective dans le grand espace de projet. L’événement réunira l’impression contemporaine, les livres d’artistes et l’intention de présenter une vision / idée expansive des possibilités de de gravure. Tous sont invités à visiter cet événement gratuit et notre atelier, et la pré-réservation n’est pas nécessaire.

Although parking is limited on site, there is plenty of parking space available within 50 meters, just beyond the railway bridge. There is a bus stop near the end of Astley Avenue (routes 15/87/88/89/60), and the studio can be reached on foot 1-2km or taxi from either Dover railway station or ferry terminal.

Le stationnement sur place est limité, il y a plein d’espace de stationnement à moins de 50 mètres, juste au-delà du pont du chemin de fer. Il y a un arrêt de bus près du bas de Astley Avenue (routes 15/87/88/89/60) et le studio peut être atteint à pied 1-2km ou taxi depuis la gare de Dover ou le terminal de ferry.

http://visualartist.eu
http://fetedelestampe.fr/