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We received a warm welcome from the people of Dundee and the world-class Dundee Contemporary Arts gallery. The spiritual home of the Chip Shop (or ‘chipper’ as it is known locally), the people of Dundee were committed to local produce for their menu. Peely Wally, Glaikit, Bampot.. it seems there are more Scots words for idiot than the Eskimos have for snow. I’m glad they suffered us gladly! What an honour it was to be part of the opening of Sister Mary Corita Kent’s exhibition at DCA! A hero and inspiration to us as screenprinters, this show really refreshed our love of printmaking. Power Up! And it was a further honour to represent local print produce to the delegates of the international Impact print conference.

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The co-founder of Trykkeriet print studio, Bergen, seeks squeegee advice from the co-director of the HFP

The co-founder of Trykkeriet print studio, Bergen, seeks squeegee advice from the co-director of the HFP

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'sods' - a Heaney Homage

‘sods’ – a Heaney Homage

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We’re very proud to announce that we’ll be taking our Chip Shop to Dundee Contemporary Arts this summer as part of the international  Impact 8 conference. And proud for so many reasons! This is in conjunction with a DCA exhibition of art by Sister Corita (the screenprinting nun) called ‘There Should Be New Rules Next Week’, which focuses on her as an educator and protestor. For screenprinters like us it’s like being asked to play support for Nirvana. And DCA is a wonderful public institution, one of the best public galleries in the land with superb education and workshop programmes. And Impact 8 is something like a print Olympics. We can’t wait.

Dundee Contemporary Arts: ‘There Should Be New Rules Next Week.’

Impact 8 Conference

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If you want to visit, check with DCAs website or by phone to see which events are open to the public and which are open to Impact 8 delegates only. At the moment, I think Saturday 31st Aug is open to public, but the evening events on 29th and 30th may not be.

Chip Shop @ DCA:
Thurs 29th (eve)
Fri 30th (eve)
Sat 31st (tbc)

Dundee Contemporary Arts
152 Nethergate
Dundee
DD1 4DY

 

 

 

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A stripped down Chip Shop  session took place in Random Row Bookshop in Charlottesville VA last week.  What a great reception we had from the good people of Virginia! Every seat was taken as we did a quick presentation about our work before requesting words to be printed. The Virginians chose ‘y’all’ and ‘Kudzu’, giving the event a Southern feel. And just like with potato chips, ‘chipboard’ in the USA is a totally different substance. We were hoping it would be… Thank you Charlottesville, New City Arts, Piedmont and Virginia Arts of the Book Center!

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We have been invited to set out our increasingly battered Chip Shop in the British Library. We will be dipping into the National treasure-trove of language that is the BL, and the even bigger resource buried between the ears of the people of this great literate Nation!

Evolving English Discovery Day

FREE
11am-5pm

The British Library
St Pancras
96 Euston Road
London
NW1 2DB

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We have been invited to put on our Chip Shop show at the Black Rat Gallery, Rivington St on 10th Feb as part of their annual editions show opening night. They say:

“In Printmaking Today we will be exhibiting prints we have published from our represented artists alongside key works by other artists in the first decade of the 21st century.  The show will include works by Peter Blake, Banksy, Tracey Emin, D*face, Damien Hirst, Nick Walker, Grayson Perry, Know Hope, Shepard Fairey and Bridget Riley. In addition to this we have been working on a number of new prints to be released on the preview evening. These include special editions by Matt Small, Swoon, Brian Douglas, Gaston Francisco and Candice Tripp.”

Black Rat represent a lot of urban artists, so we agreed it would be most appropriate to make a menu of words that salute those often unacknowledged graffiti footsoldiers, armed only with a sharpie and thirty seconds to scribble obscenities on the walls of the loo or bus shelter. But this is a family show! So only safe-swears are allowed. So Black Rat punters, please bring a quid and queue up for a ‘cripes’, ‘crikey’, ‘deary me’, ‘bumhats’… and share with us what you say in front of your grandparents or nieces.

Black Rat Projects say invites are sent out via email, but I have no idea how you get an invite.

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We have been invited to keep a stall at the first ever contemporary print fair at Christie’s Auction House in South Ken.

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We shall be running our Chip Shop several times a day (listed below), this time taking your suggestions for a menu of Heroes. This seemed apt what with the West End being peppered with streets named after forgotten colonial governors and ignored statues of generals. So come with your suggestions and take home an ‘Orwell’, ‘Theresa’, or ‘Christ’ printed live on chipboard. And even help with the printing. No longer need your heroes be one of a kind, but a multiple!

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Also appearing with us will be Julie Rafalski and our ‘nth Convention (second edition)’, a deluxe screenprinted book. There will be a wide selection of our books and prints for you to buy.

Opening Times:
Friday 15 October 9am – 5pm
Saturday 16 October 11am – 5pm
Sunday 17 October 11am – 5pm
Monday 18 October 9am – 7:30pm

Live Printing Times:
15th: 1pm, 4pm
16th: 11am, 1pm, 4pm
17th: 11am, 1pm, 4pm
18th: 10am, 1pm, 3pm, 6pm

Free admission

(suggestions for prints are deposited at our stall inbetween printing times and we shall choose a selection for the menu. Printing lasts up to an hour).

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The London Word Festival team have put up loads of wonderful pictures from that seminal evening of entertainment, Keep Printing and Carry On at STK. Darren Hayman, Jo Neary, and Murray Macaulay all in collaboration with the Henningham Family Press. And if that wasn’t enough, Universettee with guest mini-lecturers Sophie Mackay and David Barnes…

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Chip Shop on stage before broadcast

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Making preparations with Ian McMillan and the producer

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Simon Armitage choosing his Chip Shop word; ‘homunculus’

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