Five BA (Hons) Painting, Drawing and Printmaking students have their work on show at the University of Guelph in Ontario, Canada as part of the UK/Canada Print Exchange.
The print exchange project takes the form of two exhibitions running simultaneously in Plymouth, UK and Ontario, Canada.
Prints created by students John Snell, Oona Wagstaff, Julia Langmaid, Sarah Gregory and Julie Ellis from the BA (Hons) Painting, Drawing and Printmaking programme were selected to send over to Canada to be exhibited from the 16 – 27 March.
Whilst work made by students from the University of Guelph are being exhibited here at Plymouth College of Art in our Link Corridor Gallery.
BA (Hons) Painting, Drawing and Printmaking programme leader, Stephen Felmingham commented, “This is a great opportunity to make an international connection with students working in the same discipline.
“Not being mediated by digital means but actually being present with the work in the same space gives richer levels of communication - let's do more of this!”
The show has an open theme with the only stipulation being that the technique used be printmaking or mixed media as long as printmaking is predominant.
Second year exhibiting student John Snell says, “Exchanging work with the University of Guelph has been an eye opener. I expected to see traditional printmaking, which I did, but I also found some of the students were working with more experimental ideas.
“It has been an inspiration and has widened the possibilities of what print has to offer. The process of sending my work out to an unseen audience has helped me to gain confidence and I will be more open to doing this again in the future.”
“This has been a unique opportunity to have an international exhibition as an undergraduate through the Canada Print Exchange, explains student Julie Ellis.
“It has been great to see photographs of our work on display in Canada and to view the print work students at The University of Guelph are exhibiting.
“Making connections internationally with other universities is a great way of developing our professional practice and something I hope to do more of.”
You can see the work by students from the University of Guelph in our Link Corridor Gallery until 27 March 2015.