Invite to writers to respond to Belfast Print Workshop’s 40 years of archives

Belfast Print Workshop is inviting writers to respond to its archive collection, as part of its fortieth anniversary.

The archive is a vibrant and energetic collection of fine art prints, that includes artists working in Belfast in the 1970’s right up to the present day. A range of techniques and styles are represented in a collection of over 1000 prints. Over 400 pieces have been digitalised, and are available to view online, including etching, lithography, photo etching, screenprint and much more.

To coincide with their 40th birthday celebrations, BPW is inviting writers to choose one print or a selection to respond to. Writers can be coming from an art historical point of view or from a poetic/ creative writing angle. If you would like to look at a larger selection of work digitally before applying this can be arranged. To be considered or to make an appointment to look at the digital archive please email events@bpw.org.uk before Sunday 27th August with the following:

* Name and contact details
* Short example of writing
* Paragraph detailing why you would like to write about the archive

Six writers will each be commissioned for a piece up to 1000 words, with these writers will be paid a fee of £100 each for their work.

BPW was established in 1977 to welcome artists interested in the practice and promotion of the art of printmaking. It provides a fully equipped and purpose-built studio with year-round access for a capacity of 100 artists, as well as offering an extensive programme of practical courses, alongside open studios and demonstrations, designed to enhance public knowledge, understanding and appreciation of printmaking. BPW also provides opportunities for residencies, exhibitions, skills and professional advancement, to support the income, wellbeing and livelihood of its artists and the communities they work with.

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