©2019 Print Stuff

Print Stuff is a celebration of independent print and artists' publishing, taking place at the De Grey Rooms, York. 

We are interested in the interdisciplinary space that printmaking provides, reflected in the diverse range of practitioners and publishers exhibited at our events.

 

Crossing between illustration, textiles, graphic design, photography, poetry and comics, the curated event champions the authentic, the handmade, the emerging and established talent from across the UK working in the context of print and self-publishing.

The fair functions as an affordable space for artists and designers to exhibit and sell their work, start conversations and promote an interdisciplinary approach to contemporary print. The fair also features a free public programme of talks, discussions and workshops to engage, excite and promote collaboration.

Print Stuff 2019

4th - 5th May

10am - 5pm

De Grey Rooms, York

Free Entry

2019 Exhibitors

Saturday 4th May

Make Stuff

Free, fun, friendly, approachable, hands-on workshops

11:00 - 16:00

Zine-making with York Zine Fest

 

Zines are a bold, individual, provocative, silly, thoughtful, playful, engaging way of spreading ideas, sharing your passions, poking fun at things or inviting contemplation. Join Jade Blood, one of the co-founders of York Zine Fest, to come and make your own zine with us. You might have an idea in mind already, want to test something out or just want to have a go - this workshop is open to all ages and all abilities. This is a drop-in workshop and all materials will be provided (although you are always welcome to bring your own as well!)

Learn Stuff

Free, talks and discussions from practitioners, publishers and researchers 

13:00 - 13:45

Sarah Griffin

Petticoats and Presses: Ladies who print in 18th century York

 

York is unique in many ways, however did you know that it had four impressive 18th century business women?  Join Sarah Griffin, Rare Books and York Minster Librarian to celebrate the female entrepreneurs who printed the first newspaper in York and one of the 18th century's most famous novels.

 

14:00 - 14:45

Lizzy Holling of Thin Ice Press

An Introduction to Thin Ice Press: Preserving, Reshaping & Inspiring

 

Thin Ice Press is the newly-built in-house printing studio in the Department of English and Related Literature at the University of York. This talk will introduce the press and its role as a unique resource for teaching, practice-led research and publication. Our iron presses chart the evolution of print from 1838 to 1926 – offering students the opportunity to experience the relationship between writing and printing practices and respond to a resurgent interest in traditional printmaking methods. We are also currently working to extend the timeline of our presses back to the early 18th century by building a replica eighteenth-century wooden common press. The press, based on the deconstructed remains of one owned by the York printer Thomas Gent, will allow us to preserve and share this lesser known aspect of York’s history.

 

15:00 - 15:45

Caboodle Magazine, Bumble Magazine and Circulation Magazine

 

Join the creators and publishers of 3 York-based indie magazines for an informal discussion about the magazine as a printed artefact. They will be discussing their reasons for setting up their publications, ambitions for the future and the value of the printed format itself.

Sunday 5th May

Make Stuff

Free, fun, friendly, approachable, hands-on workshops

11:00 - 16:00

Visual storytelling with Joanne Coates of Lensthink

 

Joanne Coates is a award winning working class documentary photographer and storyteller from the North of England. Join Jo for this drop-in workshop playing and storytelling through collage and found imagery. What makes a story? How do you surprise or change perceptions of a narrative through pacing and image-making selections? This is a drop-in workshop and all materials will be provided (although feel free to bring along any old magazines or materials to play with!)

Learn Stuff

Free, talks and discussions from practitioners, publishers and researchers 

11:00 - 11:45

Graham Moss of Incline Press

The Teacher and the Taught

 

A study of contrasts through the lives and designs of E R Weiss and Elizabeth Friedlander.

 

12:00 - 12:45

Simon Morris

Reading as Art

 

Simon Morris (b.1968) is a conceptual writer and teacher. He is Professor of Art and Director of Research in the School of Art, Architecture and Design at Leeds Beckett University, UK. Reading as Art investigates the possibilities of reading as an artistic act. The discussion finds different means to foreground and to investigate the activity of reading: the forms it can take (silent reading, reading aloud, spontaneous reading, purposeful reading, and so on), the matter of reading (the book, the screen, the space of the page), the bodies that engage in it and the contexts in which it occurs. Simon will be discussing work which make reading manifest in some way; in so doing, showing – differently – how reading is its own form of making.


 

13:00 - 13:45

Anthony Ellis of Ayre Press

Living in a Material Word

 

Ayre Press is an ongoing art publishing project that investigates the practice of artists and writers who placed emphasis on the material properties of language, such as UK-based concrete poetry (Ian Hamilton-Finlay, Bob Cobbing, etc). Anthony Ellis will present ideas relating to this project and the broader trajectory of his practice.


 

14:00 - 14:45

Joanne Coates of Lensthink

Visualising Northern Spirit

 

Joanne Coates is a award winning working class documentary photographer and storyteller from the North of England. She works across the UK and internationally. www.joannecoates.co.uk. In this talk, Joanne will be showcasing a snapshot through photography, and cultural visuals of Northern Life. This will be a fun interactive short talk.


 

15:00 - 15:45

David Severn

Whitby Goth Weekend

 

Documentary photographer David Severn will be giving a talk about his new photobook, “Whitby Goth Weekend”, a witty observation of the annual Gothic pilgrimage to the traditional seaside town. He will discuss the process of making this work and producing the book in collaboration with publishes Beam Editions. David will also be talking about the photobook as a medium more broadly, and the significance of print within photography today.