Aine Scannell

Aine Scannell
Fife, Dunfermline Printmakers


I combine old and new technologies to make original prints, installations and artists books. I’ve exhibited in many international Biennials and Triennials – most recently, International Artists Book Triennial Vilnius, Krakow SMTG Print Triennial and Douro Biennial in Portugal. Works exhibited in S.S.A.’s Annual as well as at the Royal Academy’s ‘Open’, in Edinburgh, Scotland and in Fife.
I’m a featured artist in Richard Noyce’s “Printmaking at the Edge” book, published by A & C Black.


Unraveling Signatures

Creative ‘alteration’ of the POD (print on demand) book

The theme of ‘exploration’ and the multiple identity of print, are apt in the context of Impact 8. Since the recent creation of a P.O.D., I’ve had numerous ideas for manipulating this print technology. Surprisingly my research to date has elicited no evidence of this by other fine artists…  Through the act of ‘unraveling’ we ‘defrock’ the multiple of its identity and categorization. By a deliberate undertaking – the artist’s ideas and imagination – transform this potentially mass-produced item into a unique object.

Method: 20 invited artists each design a unique P.O.D. book. Thereafter, they ‘alter’ it using various materials and techniques. How these two stages ‘interplay’ will transpire according to the individual artists anticipation of this possibility.

Participating artists:

Aine Scannell (Scot), Anna Johnson (UK), Annie Woodford (UK), Denise Pelletier (Can), Eleanor Symms (Scot), Madeleine Samson (Can), Marilee Salvator (USA), Mary Hood (USA), Mary Taylor (USA), Sandra Winkworth (Aus), Sue Corr (UK), Sylvia Taylor (USA), Teresa Gomez-Martorell (Spain/USA)