'Imprint' was a collaboration between academic staff from ECA Graphic Design and Illustration with those from the Fine Arts Institute, Sichuan University, China. Each institution provided a set of prints, which were then exhibited in their home institution as an exchange. This exchange was facilitated by the Ricefield Cultural Centre, Glasgow. Imprint formed a part of the celebration of 500 Years of Printing in Scotland. Xiang Silou visited Edinburgh College of Art and the Printmaking workshop prior to this collaboration. An illustrated catalogue of all works was produced by Sichuan University. The project was a creative endeavour between ECA academics and technical staff, a rich mixture of ideas and processes. The portfolio demonstrates most methods of printmaking and resources used in this college. The Owl & Lion Gallery, Edinburgh, provided a bespoke portfolio for all the prints as an element of the project. Most of the Chinese participants employed woodcut, in a range of scales, with some large scale woodcuts, an apt visual complement to the Scottish work.
|Publication status||Published - 1 Dec 2008|