Interprint 2008

Seven students from the Departments of Fine Art and Visual Communication Design and Peter Jones, Lecturer and Anthony Collins, Print Workshop Technician from the DIT School of Art Design & Printing, represented Ireland at this years international event. The event involved each institution creating an editioned collaborative print with a theme of "Manifesto" and participating in a series of workshops and events at the University of the Arts London UK.

This was a great opportunity to meet and work with other students from around the world and will allow the participants to work in a variety of other print media and book arts techniques.

Interprint (DIT School of Art Design & Printing is a founder member), was hosted this year by The London College of Communication & Camberwell College of Art London UK. All the above Institutions were represented at this year’s Interprint Printmaking Symposium and it certainly provided a very useful networking opportunity for everyone involved in this international event. Peter Jones, Lecturer and Anthony Collins, Print Media Technician at the DIT School of Art Design & Printing, conducted an Innovative Photographic Printmaking Workshop based on DIT research. DIT Fine Art and Visual Communication Design students also participated at this exciting event, where they worked alongside other students from all around the world. A full and varied programme of workshops, events and lectures, focusing on various printmaking and book arts techniques, was organized for the participants. A portfolio of prints, based on the theme ‘Manifesto’, was also completed by all of the participating students and these are currently on exhibition at the LCC Gallery London. These prints will help fund the next Interprint, which will be hosted by Puerto Rico. Future developments will see the setting up of a video conferencing network and the development of a dedicated website.

The concept of Interprint was born in 1997 at a meeting in the USA. The idea was then conceived to make a connection between five key institutions that had a strong tradition in Print Media, including the Academie Sztuk Pieknych, Krakow, Poland the Academie Beeldende Kunsten, Maastricht, Netherlands, the London College of Printing, London, England the University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT, USA and the Dublin Institute of Technology, Dublin, Ireland.

Artists Involved: Andrew Carson, Serena Teehan, Gerard Erraught, Nicola Sergison, Dara O'Heafa, Emily Corrigan-Doyle and Louise Bowens.
Anthony Collins and Peter Jones from DIT were also involved.