Entries Open for The Worldwide Unique Print Exhibition 2023

Jackson’s is proud to be the lead sponsor of The Worldwide Unique Print Exhibition 2023. Established by the Royal Society of Painter-Printmakers (RE), is a world open submission exhibition celebrating one of the best of up to date printmaking. As an artwork organisation run by artists, the RE is continually working to create long-term alternatives for artists and promote printmaking to a wider viewers.

Above picture: Nuclear Sands, Theadora Ballantye-Manner, Polymer photogravure


Worldwide Unique Print Exhibition 2022 at Bankside Gallery


Formally the Nationwide Unique Print Exhibition, in 2021, the present was renamed the Worldwide Unique Print Exhibition (IOPE) to mirror its ever growing inclusion of entries from worldwide artists enriching the ensuing exhibition.


As much as 200 prints on show on the Worldwide Unique Print Exhibition 2022 at Bankside Gallery


Q & A with David Ferry, President of the Royal Society of Painter-Printmakers


How lengthy have you ever been the President of the RE? Are you able to speak about your path to getting there? Are you a printmaker your self?

David: I grew to become President in 2018 and previous to that was a member of the RE Council, which is a standard step in the direction of Presidency. I studied Printmaking at each undergraduate and postgraduate ranges and was privileged to have as my mentors, Agathe Sorel, Stanley Jones and Peter Daglish amongst others. Their real enthusiasm for printmaking was infectious and life-long, and their legacy is a vital and magical one. I’m continually shocked and excited by the printmaking act nevertheless easy or technologically complicated. The alchemy of printmaking rests within the creativeness of the maker.


What’s the most predominant type of printmaking you see because the president of the RE?

David: Not too long ago, I’ve seen a joyous return to narrative picture making, with a celebration of color coupled with a large spectrum of printmaking course of from woodcut to digital and all the things in between. Printmaking is a eternally evolving artwork course of, there aren’t any actual guidelines, solely the originality of the picture. This has been confirmed all through our earlier Worldwide Unique Print Exhibitions. Myself and our invited selectors are amazed by the big selection and voracity of spirit inside the artists’ submissions.


Amy Van den Bergh
Risograph print


Are you able to inform us concerning the historical past of the exhibition? How lengthy has it been operating and the way has it advanced?

David: The preliminary idea for what was referred to as the Nationwide Unique Print Exhibition started in 2014, and this was the forerunner to our not too long ago revived open submission exhibition, which we now name the Worldwide Unique Print Exhibition. This renaming was to mirror our growing international attain and we’re delighted to have an growing variety of submissions from the world over.


As a member of the choice panel, are you able to inform us what’s going to you be on the lookout for the within the entries for the exhibition this yr?

David: We might be on the lookout for originality, verve, risk-taking with a celebration of printmaking in no matter kind the submission takes. Every year the appear and feel of the exhibition modifications as a result of we invite selectors from many fields of tradition to be our selectors. This yr we’re proud to announce our visitor selectors; Rob Ryan, Sharon Lloyd and Mark Golder who carry with them a private dynamic and flavour to the entire combine.


What recommendation do you have got for anybody considering of submitting their work to be thought of for the exhibition?

David: We settle for submissions from all printmakers, no matter their expertise in printmaking. Please don’t suppose you must be a grasp of course of to enter. We welcome an entire kaleidoscope of intent and manufacturing and are at all times on the lookout for the surprising and the completely different. This strategy is what makes the ensuing exhibition at Bankside Gallery a massively various and eclectic assortment of photos.


This years winner will obtain a £250 Jackson’s Artwork Voucher.


Worldwide Unique Print Exhibition 2023


Choice Panel

This yr’s choice panel are Artist Rob Ryan, Collector & Educational Dr Mark Golder, Co-Founding father of FACE (Trend Teachers Creating Equality), Sharon Lloyd. They are going to be joined by RE President, David Ferry and Vice President Michelle Griffiths.

They may choose the exhibition of works that can then happen at London’s Bankside Gallery from 21 September – 1 October 2023. This often contains as much as 200 works. Printmaking in each kind is eligible and the exhibition often pushes the boundaries of what folks count on from a printmaking present, with the inclusion of 3D work and digital animations and super-sized items.



Worldwide Unique Print Exhibition is supported by quite a few prizegivers, providing editorial and exhibiting alternatives, studio time and artists supplies. The RE offers a prize of a one-year Visitor Membership to the Society to at least one exhibiting artist.

The winner of the Jackson’s Artwork Provides Award will obtain a £250 Jackson’s voucher.



Competitors deadline for entries: 3 July 2023

Exhibition of profitable entries: 21 September – 1 October, 2023 at Bankside Gallery, Thames Riverside, 48 Hopton Road, London SE1 9JH

Personal View and Prizegiving: Wednesday 20 September 6.00 pm – 8.00 pm


Candidates can discover out extra info and enter on-line here


Fiona Fouhy
Monotype print



Additional Studying

Woodcut Printmaking for Novices – What You Have to Get Began

Monotype Printmaking for Novices – What You Have to Get Began

Linocut Printmaking for Novices – What You Have to Get Began

All the pieces You Have to Know About Printmaking Paper


Store Printmaking on jacksonsart.com


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