4 Ateliers: Graveurs Ambulants/Printmakers on the Move
October 21 to November 17, 2018
Chapel Gallery, ARTsPLACE, Annapolis Royal, NS
4 Ateliers is collaborative travelling print exhibition featuring original prints by more than 40 artists from the four artist-run printmaking workshops in Western Nova Scotia. This will be the second stop for 4 Ateliers, a travelling exhibit – one in each communities of contributing printshops. As well as hosting the show, Elephant Grass Printmakers, the local participating printmaking collective, invite the public to try their hand at printmaking during open studio days on November 3rd and 4th , EGPC print studio, 30 School Street, Parker’s Cove.
The exhibition brings original contemporary art to the Western Nova Scotian communities where each of the workshops is located – Yarmouth, Annapolis Royal, Mahone Bay and Church Point – reinforcing the fact that printmaking is alive and well in this region.
Presenting the works in four different locations offers a greater number of people a valuable opportunity to see the work of local printmakers in context of a broader printmaking community and experience firsthand printmaking as an original avenue of creative expression. Printmaking is by nature an accessible art form due to its contemporary relevance, portability and relative affordability.
It is hoped that our exhibition will increase public understanding of the rich history of printmaking in the region and inspire other artists to explore its possibilities as a part of their own art-making practice.
The four contributing printshops are Elephant Grass Printmakers (Parker’s Cove), La Manivelle (Church Point), Mahone Bay Printmakers (Mahone Bay) and TH’YARC (Yarmouth).