Leeds Print Workshop has collaborated with printmakers at the Southwest School of Art in San Antonio, Texas to make a body of work which we’ll exhibit here in Leeds. The exhibition is built around a print exchange (one of the loveliest traditions in printmaking) where we’ll send prints to San Antonio and receive a whole set back. The theme of the exchange is “Arrivals and Departures”, and we’ll exhibit the results from both countries. Founder LPW member Mick Welbourn is a regular visitor to San Antonio, and cooked up the plan for this exchange on his last trip over. One of our goals for Leeds Print Workshop is to forge connections with a community of printmakers, so we’re pretty chuffed that we’ve hooked up with Texas!
Opening on the 7th July, our Leeds/Texas exhibition will be on display in the East Street Arts project space at 130 Vicar Lane. If you’ve ever set foot in Leeds Print Workshop, that’s the big bright show space on the other side of the wall from our workshop.
Come along to see what promises to be a fascinating range of printmaking techniques and concepts. Added bonus: Ham and Friends have generously offered their support by providing drinks and nibbles for opening night. International printmaking and delicious fare provided by a local business – what more do you need? The exhibition will be open every day between until July 21st, so make sure you catch it.