During Lockdown 1.0, I desperately missed working with Spike Print and Borderlands, facilitating fine art print sessions with refugees and asylum seekers once a month.
Roll forwards to now, and we have a home print project! Having collaborated with Spike Print Studio and Anna Haydock-Wilson, we secured some funding from the Quartet Community Foundation to deliver 50 home print packs to some of the most vulnerable in our commmunities. The aim of the project is to reduce isolation, create community, provide an outlet for expression and support new skills. The work will be exhibited via a few different mechanisms a little later in the year.
Teaming up with Borderlands, the Refugee Women of Bristol, the Refugee Festival and the Carers Support Service, we will be distributing packs to participants, providing everything they need to create drypoint, monoprint and collograph prints at home.
We have spent the weekend collating the materials into the many boxes and getting all of the materials ready to support our participants with their creations. We will be providing support via multiple platforms, including infographics, basic translations, short process films, whatsapp, private facebook groups and zoom workshops.
We're so close to distribution now - I can hardly wait to see what our participants create!
Below are some stills from the films we have made, exploring monoprint, collograph and drypoint printmaking as well as a few images of the boxes getting ready to post. To find out what happens next, stay tuned and follow #homeprintpacks