24 Jan - 23 Dec 2022
24 Jan - 23 Dec 2022
Art & CultureExhibitions

A Collaborative Print for Hadrian’s Wall

Stepney Bank, Ouseburn, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 2NP

10 Aug 2022 - 10 Oct 2022

Delivered by Northern Print

A collaborative print for Hadrian’s Wall 1900 has bought together 60 printmakers from 3 studios for a truly unique exhibition. Each printmaker has responded to their own stretch of the wall, co-creating a print interpreting the full 80 Roman miles of the wall.

This project has been a great opportunity for artists to respond to a new challenge, to really get to know a section of Hadrian’s Wall and in doing so explore their own printmaking practice. It is fascinating to see how everyone has found something different to focus upon in their print – landscape, archaeology, nature – all the things that make a visit to Hadrian’s Wall such a special experience.

The exhibition includes almost every printmaking process you can think of including fine examples of linocuts, woodcuts, monoprints, screenprints, etchings and more with each artist giving an insight into how they approached their work.

The bringing together of 60 artists – professional, beginners or accomplished amateurs to make one large artwork – epitomises what Northern Print is about, bringing people together around a shared interest in printmaking – and what’s more we get to celebrate the wonderful landscape and heritage of the region.

The exhibition is a partnership between Northern Print (Newcastle), Florence Arts Centre (Cumbria) and Linden Print Studio (Carlisle) as part of the Hadrian’s Wall 1900 festival. Hadrian’s Wall 1900 celebrates the 1900th anniversary of the beginning of the construction of Hadrian’s Wall. It will commemorate 1900 years of history of the UNESCO World Heritage Site (WHS), recognised locally, nationally, and internationally, as a cultural and historical asset of Outstanding Universal Value to humanity.

The year long 1900 festival has been funded by Heritage Fund UK and North of Tyne combined Authority and is supported by Arts Council England, Historic England and Northumberland County Council.

Northern Print is the centre for excellence in printmaking in the North East of England. Based in Newcastle upon Tyne, our building is equipped with a studio, gallery and education space all dedicated to printmaking. Learning and participation are at the heart of what we do. We support artists who make original prints in their professional practice as well as working with school groups and running a programme of classes and events for everyone.

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