Prints & Inks is a celebration of print and graphic arts in Canada's capital city.
This year, we're taking a different approach to the graphic art show. With the opening of our pop-up space, Possible Worlds, and Spins & Needles 10-Year Anniversary in 2015, we'll be bringing multiple shows to you this year and featuring creative talent from Canada and beyond.
PRINTS & INKS 2015: RISOGRAPH EDITION
What: Prints & Inks 2015: Risograph Edition presented by Spins & Needles
When: Friday, June 5, to
Sunday, July 12, 2015 EXTENDED TO JULY 30, 2015
Opening Party: Friday, June 5 from 8 p.m. to 12 a.m.
Where: Possible Worlds (Spins & Needles micro experimental space) (708G Somerset St. W., Ottawa, Canada), (on the top floor of the Humphrey Plaza, between Arthur and Cambridge Streets)
Hours: Wednesdays x Thursdays 6-9 PM | Saturday x Sundays 12-6 PM
Curated by: Melanie Yugo, Spins & Needles Creative Director
Our first gallery show this year at Possible Worlds is focused on the Risograph printing machine. Although the Risograph is a relative newcomer to the print world, it is quickly becoming a definitive creative tool in today’s art, design and publishing milieus. A global network of artists, designers, publishers, studios and institutions are using it to produce creative content in multiples which exhibit a handmade, silkscreened aesthetic, from zines to art books to posters to album covers.
For the last few months, Spins & Needles Creative Director Melanie Yugo has been researching the past, present and future of this print machine, interviewing several Risograph leaders around the world, as part of an article written for Issue 25 of Uppercase Magazine, the Printmaking Issue.
This exhibition presents leading international artists, designers, publishers and studios who have pioneered and are producing experimental work using the Risograph, pushing the boundaries of the machine, and disseminating ideas through print in a democratic and accessible way. We're excited to bring them together for the first time here in Ottawa.
Original, affordable artwork, limited edition prints, artbooks and zines will be available for purchase during the entire show.
:: FEATURED ARTISTS x DESIGNERS x STUDIOS x PRESSES
- Clay Hickson | Tan & Loose Press (Chicago, US)
- Colpa Press (San Francisco, US)
- Gabriella Marcella | Risotto Press (Glasgow, Scotland)
- Ink Cha Cha (Hong Kong)
- Issue Press (Grand Rapids, US)
- JP King | Paper Pusher (Toronto, Canada)
- Knuckles & Notch (Singapore)
- Knust | Extrapool (Nijmegen, The Netherlands)
- Sigrid Calon (Tilburg, The Netherlands)
:: OPENING NIGHT
Opening night is at Possible Worlds on Friday, June 5 from 8:00 p.m. to 12:00 a.m. Resident DJ Jason Skilz will be spinning underground beats. We'll be talking about our newly acquired Risograph.
:: CLOSING NIGHT
Closing night is at Possible Worlds on Thursday, July 30 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Resident DJ Jason Skilz will be spinning underground beats. We'll be launching our first Risograph publication, Noise in NYC.
:: ARTIST PROFILES
We'll be posting interviews on the blog with participating artists leading up to and throughout the show, from how they got started to their inspirations to perspectives on where they live to their future projects.
To find out more about past shows:
- Read our recap of the Prints & Inks 2014 show on the blog.
- You can check out more photos on our Facebook page, and through our Instagram and Twitter feed using #PrintsandInks.
- Read profiles of past participating artists.