Independent artist, Bergen
Imi Maufe completed a Masters in Multi-discplinary printmaking at the University of the West of England, Bristol in 2004. Residencies have included sailing with the Tall Ships Races; a year in Northumberland with Visual Arts in Rural Communities; Bolwick Arts 3, Norfolk; The Booth, Shetland and Røldal Litteraturhus, Norway. Printmaking and bookart methods are used in residency projects often with limited equipment, or through the use of print studios such as Northern Print, Newcastle or Trykkeriet, Bergen. Maufe is a British artist based in Bergen, Norway.
LK243 UnderSail – a sailing residency
Imi Maufe was artist in residence onboard the Swan during the Tall Ships Races 2011, which sailed from Ireland to Sweden, via Shetland. After the voyage Maufe spent on month in North Uist and Shetland before returning to Norway to complete the project using the printing facilities at Trykkeriet Bergen. The result of the residency fits in a specially designed Bunk Box containing a series of 10 screenprints, two editioned books, laser-cut wooden postcards sent by sea, 500 boat drawings, screenprinted curtians, a short film and other artefacts. The Bunk Box can been seen in the bookart exhibition.