Leeds Print Festival 2012: Day 1

At the weekend, I ventured further up North to Leeds for a weekend of printing fun.

Held in Leeds Gallery at Munro House, this was the first ever Leeds Print Festival and hopefully not the last! With a print exhibition running from Fri 27th to Tues 31st, a print fair on Saturday and a talks from Generation Press, Si Scott and Anthony Burrill on Sunday, there was a lot going on(so I’ve split the weekend into 2 posts)!

At the print fair on Saturday there was around 10 stalls selling all sorts of printed goodies; from posters to cards and zines to notebooks. There was so much to look at that Jack and I went back about 3 times before eventually deciding on what to buy!

Jack browsing some of the books on sale in front of some striking prints by Anthony Burrill…

And I spotted someone familiar hiding behind a print…

… none other than Lestaret, my tutor from college. It’s a small world!Β Chris very kindly gave me this beautiful print (he had promised me one a while ago) and you can find other prints available to buy here.

It’s a linocut print and if you like the look of it, you can find out a bit more here.

I even got to do a bit of printing myself thanks to Gridula:

I printed this using an 8×5 Adana press – very cute! I also got a yellow pencil…

… on a badge πŸ˜‰

So that was my Saturday – great fun! I could have spent so much money, but my student budget wouldn’t really cover it so I was well behaved and super excited for Sunday. Look out for the next post to see what happened at the talks from Generation Press, Si Scott and Anthony Burrill.

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