Themes & Topics

Journeys in Print

The theme of this years conference is ‘Borders and Crossings: the artist as explorer’ and is intended to celebrate the practice, concept and application of print and printmaking in its widest possible constituency.

The conference will be structured into a series of parallel sessions that will reflect this diversity of exploration and will accommodate a variety of approaches to presentation of academic papers, illustrated talks and panel discussions. These will broadly cover the following topics and suggested sub-themes which are intended simply as a guide and are by no means exclusive to other proposals.

Suggested themes from the organisers could include:

International Investigations in Print:
Networks and Nodes, Navigating New Territories/Connecting Traditions

Collaboration and Print:
Journeys across Disciplines, Dialogues in Print

New Technologies and Print:
The Work of Art in the Age of Digital Reproduction, Reproduction in Real Time

Print on the Peripheries:
Mapping the Unknown, Visualising the Invisible, Remote Environments: Land and Labels

Sciences in Print:
Life Sciences and Reproduction, Mathematics and Multiplication, Physics and the Physical

Books and Journals (Retrospective and Prospective):
Histories and Futures, What is a Book?

Beyond the Flatlands:
Print as Sculpture, Print and Film, From 3D to HD

Print and Publics
Print as Action/Performance, Print Environments, Policy and Political Press

Print Cultures:
Audio: Discs & Merch, Comic & Zine, Amateur and Enthusiast, DIY