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In 1965 a group of artists including Julian Trevelyan, Michael Rothenstein, Anthony Gross,
Stanley Jones and Agatha Sorel saw the need for a society that would promote new
developments within printmaking and formed the Printmakers Council.
Since then it has consistently promoted the place of printmaking in the visual arts.
In recent years, the Printmakers Council has organized exhibitions in London at the
Barbican Concourse Gallery, The National Theatre, The Mall Galleries and the Natural
History Museum and throughout the United Kingdom, for example in Scarborough,
Rye, Newcastle, Stockport, Weymouth, Chatham. Internationally there have been
exhibitions in Paris and exchanges with Landau, Germany and the Printmakers of
The Printmakers Council is an artist run, non-profit making organization the objectives
of which are to promote the use of both traditional and innovative printmaking techniques by:
• providing information on prints and printmaking to both its membership and the public
• encouraging co-operation and exchanges • between members, other associations and individuals
• holding exhibitions of prints
The selection process for exhibitions is carried out by a panel made up from varying
members of the committee. The membership is invited to submit up to three images
in the form of slides or digitally printed photographs for selection. This usually occurs
about four times a year. Selected work can be delivered to the PmC office or directly
to the venue by arrangement.
Office deliveries can usually be made on Wednesdays after 2.00pm and before 6.00pm
and on designated Saturdays. Galleries have varying hanging procedures and exhibitors
are asked to carefully follow framing instructions. Hanging can be carried out by the gallery
but is usually performed by volunteer members.
Exhibition costs will include a small submission fee, transport fee when applicable,
hanging fee and a variable commission on sales. These should be taken into
consideration when pricing your work.
Imprint is the PmC's news sheet which is circulated four times throughout the year and
includes regular membership participation such as 'featured artist' an opportunity for
members to write about themselves and show examples of their work. Supplementing
this there will be details on forthcoming exhibition arrangements.
The office is situated in Bermondsey at 23 Blue Anchor Lane, SE16. There is free roadsideA map is enclosed showing the route from Bermondsey Underground Station on the Jubilee Line
parking within the vicinity. Members are advised to first make contact by telephone on
Wednesdays between 2.00pm and 6.00pm.