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CONNECTIONS NORTH: MIRROR IMAGES - International Contemporary Celebration of Print

Scottish printmakers join artists from Yorkshire, Sweden and Finland to celebrate contemporary printmaking this October.

 

 

Featuring printmakers from Scotland, North Yorkshire, Finland and Sweden, the exhibition offers a reflection on printmaking from an international perspective, drawing upon ideas of place, identity and the environments in which the artists live and work and is the result of an international collaboration project, Connections North, between Chrysalis Arts (North Yorkshire, England), the North York Moors National Park, Ratamo Print and Photography Centre (Finland), Ålgården (Sweden) and Highland Print Studio (Inverness).

Caithness Horizons will be hosting the Mirror Images exhibition until 28 November - an innovative and ambitious printmaking project presenting new work by forty artists from four countries and drawing upon ideas of place, identity and environment.

Printmakers from Scotland, include:

Joanne Kaar (lives in Dunnet) Joanne works in a range of media inspired by journeys over land, sea and through time. For the past twenty years, she has been exhibiting and working around the world as both participant and instigator of arts and heritage projects and collaborations.  www.joannebkaar.com

Alison McMenemy is a professional printmaker as well as Director at Highland Print Studio in Inverness. Alison’s prints in the Mirror Images exhibition are stone lithographs reflecting land, sea, big skies and industry.

Katy Spong is a painter and printmaker drawing inspiration from the unique landscape and nature of the west coast of Scotland, in particular the theme of movement and change in activity within the environment of Loch Linnhe.

John McNaught is an artist working from Cromarty. He is a specialist in printmaking and photography, both freelance and as Studio Manager at Highland Print Studio in Inverness.

Bronwen Sleigh creates work based on urban and industrial architecture. She uses the processes of print, drawing and sculpture to twist, skew and abstract the order and form of the structures she studies.

“This project is essentially a collaboration designed to bring artists’ work to different audiences in different countries and to celebrate the quality and diversity to be found within contemporary printmaking”, commented organiser and Chrysalis Arts Director, Rick Faulkner.

For full details and information about artists linked with Connections North: Mirror images please visit www.connections-north.com or contact Chrysalis Arts tel 01756 749222 or email: rick@chrysalisarts.com