Printopia- How and Why Artists Reproduce

Exhibition runs 31st July 2015 to 5th September 2015 

@ London Print Studio

Sarah Duncan from Spike Print Studio is one of the invited artists. She will be exhibiting her lithographic print, 1.3 seconds.

In 2014 Sarah spent two weeks at Kitt Peak National Observatory in Arizona, the largest collection of telescopes in the world. During this residency she was able to gain insight into the actual telescopes, astronomy, and collect visual references and data to inspire her practice.

”1.3 seconds is one of a series of works that has been inspired by the time I spent at Kitt Peak, exploring the delicate equilibrium that we live in.’’



Recently prints have become more accessible and affordable than before. Making prints is a central part of many artists’ activity. While the invention of lithography did not make woodcut and engraving redundant,  digital technologies have extended choice and capacity for printmakers. At the same time, long established processes such as woodcut and lino-cut are cheap, relatively easy to produce, and require  few studio facilities.

The show features prints by many leading UK and international printmakers including Therese Oulton, Lucien Freud, and other artists who have London Print Studio. There are prints by Rebecca BeardmoreSandra Blow, Meg Buick, Centre for Fine Print Research UWE , Sarah Duncan, James Faure Walker, Lucy Farley, Jo Ganter, Fiona Hepburn, Ron King, Anita Klein , Peter Klucik , Aoife Layton , Beauvais Lyons, Raul Martinez , Darren van der Merwe, Robert Miles, Frederic Morris, Paul Peter Peich, John Phillips, See Red, Paula Rego, Papa Shikongeni, Nicola Thomas, and Joe Tilson.