September 22, 2023


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Entries Open for The Worldwide Authentic Print Exhibition 2023

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Jackson’s is proud to be the lead sponsor of The Worldwide Authentic Print Exhibition 2023. Established by the Royal Society of Painter-Printmakers (RE), is a global open submission exhibition celebrating the most effective of latest printmaking. As an artwork organisation run by artists, the RE is consistently working to create long-term alternatives for artists and promote printmaking to a wider viewers.

Above picture: Nuclear Sands, Theadora Ballantye-Means, Polymer photogravure


Worldwide Authentic Print Exhibition 2022 at Bankside Gallery


Formally the Nationwide Authentic Print Exhibition, in 2021, the present was renamed the Worldwide Authentic Print Exhibition (IOPE) to replicate its ever rising inclusion of entries from worldwide artists enriching the ensuing exhibition.


As much as 200 prints on show on the Worldwide Authentic Print Exhibition 2022 at Bankside Gallery


Q & A with David Ferry, President of the Royal Society of Painter-Printmakers


How lengthy have you ever been the President of the RE? Are you able to speak about your path to getting there? Are you a printmaker your self?

David: I grew to become President in 2018 and previous to that was a member of the RE Council, which is a traditional step in direction of Presidency. I studied Printmaking at each undergraduate and postgraduate ranges and was privileged to have as my mentors, Agathe Sorel, Stanley Jones and Peter Daglish amongst others. Their real enthusiasm for printmaking was infectious and life-long, and their legacy is a vital and magical one. I’m continuously shocked and excited by the printmaking act nonetheless easy or technologically complicated. The alchemy of printmaking rests within the creativeness of the maker.


What’s the most predominant fashion of printmaking you see because the president of the RE?

David: Lately, I’ve seen a joyous return to narrative picture making, with a celebration of color coupled with a large spectrum of printmaking course of from woodcut to digital and every part in between. Printmaking is a without end evolving artwork course of, there are not any actual guidelines, solely the originality of the picture. This has been confirmed all through our earlier Worldwide Authentic Print Exhibitions. Myself and our invited selectors are amazed by the big selection and voracity of spirit throughout the artists’ submissions.


Amy Van den Bergh
Risograph print


Are you able to inform us in regards to the historical past of the exhibition? How lengthy has it been working and the way has it advanced?

David: The preliminary idea for what was referred to as the Nationwide Authentic Print Exhibition started in 2014, and this was the forerunner to our lately revived open submission exhibition, which we now name the Worldwide Authentic Print Exhibition. This renaming was to replicate our rising international attain and we’re delighted to have an rising variety of submissions from internationally.


As a member of the choice panel, are you able to inform us what is going to you be in search of the within the entries for the exhibition this 12 months?

David: We might be in search of originality, verve, risk-taking with a celebration of printmaking in no matter kind the submission takes. Every year the feel and appear of the exhibition adjustments as a result of we invite selectors from many fields of tradition to be our selectors. This 12 months we’re proud to announce our visitor selectors; Rob Ryan, Sharon Lloyd and Mark Golder who carry with them a private dynamic and flavour to the entire combine.


What recommendation do you will have for anybody pondering of submitting their work to be thought of for the exhibition?

David: We settle for submissions from all printmakers, no matter their expertise in printmaking. Please don’t suppose it’s important to be a grasp of course of to enter. We welcome a whole kaleidoscope of intent and manufacturing and are all the time in search of the surprising and the totally different. This method is what makes the ensuing exhibition at Bankside Gallery a vastly various and eclectic assortment of pictures.


This years winner will obtain a £250 Jackson’s Artwork Voucher.


Worldwide Authentic Print Exhibition 2023


Choice Panel

This 12 months’s choice panel are Artist Rob Ryan, Collector & Tutorial Dr Mark Golder, Co-Founding father of FACE (Vogue Teachers Creating Equality), Sharon Lloyd. They are going to be joined by RE President, David Ferry and Vice President Michelle Griffiths.

They may choose the exhibition of works that can then happen at London’s Bankside Gallery from 21 September – 1 October 2023. This normally consists of as much as 200 works. Printmaking in each kind is eligible and the exhibition often pushes the boundaries of what individuals anticipate from a printmaking present, with the inclusion of 3D work and digital animations and super-sized items.



Worldwide Authentic Print Exhibition is supported by quite a few prizegivers, providing editorial and exhibiting alternatives, studio time and artists supplies. The RE provides a prize of a one-year Visitor Membership to the Society to 1 exhibiting artist.

The winner of the Jackson’s Artwork Provides Award will obtain a £250 Jackson’s voucher.



Competitors deadline for entries: 3 July 2023

Exhibition of profitable entries: 21 September – 1 October, 2023 at Bankside Gallery, Thames Riverside, 48 Hopton Road, London SE1 9JH

Personal View and Prizegiving: Wednesday 20 September 6.00 pm – 8.00 pm


Candidates can discover out extra info and enter on-line here


Fiona Fouhy
Monotype print



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Woodcut Printmaking for Newbies – What You Have to Get Began

Monotype Printmaking for Newbies – What You Have to Get Began

Linocut Printmaking for Newbies – What You Have to Get Began

All the things You Have to Know About Printmaking Paper


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