5-week Polymer Photogravure with Martyn Grimmer


Tuesday 1 November – 29 November 2022


Artist and master printer, Martyn Grimmer will run  an   inspiring and informative course on the versatile process of polymer photogravure.

Polymer Photogravure is an innovative process that uses polymer & steel backed plates with a light sensitive coating to produce remarkably rich tonal and linear intaglio prints, similar to the quality achieved in 19th century photogravure prints. During this 5 week course you will be introduced to photographic plate making and printing using drawings and photographs to achieve beautiful prints.


Grimmer is a visiting Lecturer at Bath Spa, Brighton and Newport and visiting tutor at numerous independent print studios in the UK. He is a studio holder at Spike Island, Bristol, working with a variety of printmaking techniques in conjunction with 19th Century Photographic Processes, in particular Photogravure, Cyanotype and Multi Layer Gum Bichromate.

In addition to making his own prints, Martyn Grimmer is a freelance Master Printer. He has worked with many major UK artists to produce limited edition prints including Albert Irvin, Peter Howson, John Wood and Paul Harrison. Selected Galleries Grimmer has exhibited at include, The Whitworth, Ingleby Gallery Edinburgh, De La Warr Pavillion and Stephen Friedman Gallery, London.

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