Three universities engage for International printmaking project

The University of Brighton has teamed with Nagoya University of Art (NUA), and King Mongkut’s Institute of Technology, Ladkrabang, (KMITL) Thailand for a project culminating in an exhibition at Edward Street.

Methodology of the Edition: 50×50=75 is an international printmaking project consisting of a box set of 75 editioned original prints by 75 staff and students from three universities and three countries.

The project offered students and staff the same task; to produce a printed image on paper dimensions of 50x50cm using any print media from traditional, digital and hybrid processes. This opportunity to share creative learning, through creative approaches to printmaking and to engage with cross-cultural exchange has enabled student-staff interaction through professional educational opportunities and real world challenges. In keeping with ‘Practical Wisdom’ of Strategic Plan 2016-21 this is an example in which ‘our research and learning are informed by real world challenges and opportunities’.

In Brighton 25 graduates, students and staff from the School of Art are involved in the project and the collection includes prints made specifically for the exhibition by all participating artists. The exhibition has been shown in Nagoya and Bangkok (July – August 2016). Workshop activities exploring the theme of cultural exchange, collaboration and cooperation will take place on Thursday 16 March with a symposium taking place on Friday 17 March.

This exhibition celebrates twenty years of exchange between Brighton and NUA and anticipates the beginning of a new collaborative partnership with (KMITL).

 

Edward Street Ground Floor 17 March – 20 April.

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