So the last event this summer for the UK-Mexico Cultural Print Exchange was the workshop. We had been promoting during our trike sessions the workshop and ended up with having a full booking. The interesting part of this workshop was that we would engage with a new audience that have never been involved in making art or prints. It was a great experience to have people coming into the University's facilities and having a look. It was easy to make them feel comfortable because
Orietta gave us a wonderful presentation of what TIR is all the projects they have done during the past 6 years and how it all works. It is inspiring to see the commitment from from the members to keep up the work and their importance of sharing that knowledge. Most touching projects for me are those with the children of Tlalpan and other areas from Mexico City where art only touches them thanks to their input. I was pleased that we had a full house event at Northern Print an
It has been a pleasure to show these exhibitions. The response has been very positive. We had both previews the same night June 10th and the weather could not have been more generous! The sun was out being part of our installations! We had wonderful comments about how diverse and strong the images were. It was nice to have a solo show of Humberto with strong black monochromes and then the collective of women together presenting their own perspective in contemporary printmak
Well at this stage we are half way with the activities. The first one was to host a residency with Humberto Valdez and Eduardo Martinez. For personal reasons Humberto cancelled his trip and sent in his place Orietta Aguilar. Both Orietta and Eduardo arrived to the TOON and have engaged in the activities proposed and hopefully will have some time to produce some of their own work in Newcastle Universities facilities. Another activity was the production and use of a trike/ prin
After an intense couple of weeks of research in Mexico, working on a project about Printmaking Workshops and its relation to social, political and community issues, I came back full of passion of what is happening there.One of this workshops was : TIR Taller Imagen del Rinoceronte. El TIR was established in 2006 with the objective of having a free, open space for education and workshop formation for children, young people and adults in printmaking and art in general. The idea
This project will host a cultural exchange between Mexico and Newcastle, to create dialogues and to make international print/art accessible to a wider audience. It includes: residencies, workshops, exhibitions and an exciting mobile press trike and gallery. With Newcastle University, Northern Print and the Vamos Festival as partners our participants and audience will be diverse and extensive. This high quality project will enrich my research through practice as one of the out
Today is a bright sunny day in Newcastle upon Tyne. I believe that the reason for it is that Eduardo Martinez is visiting the facilities at Newcastle University. We are preparing for two weeks of making, talking and promoting printmaking and Mexican print and culture.