Pete Clarke
Website Design by Tony Knox 2006 - 2011.
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Project 22: Printmaking Progrects




International Printmaking Triennial, Krakow, Poland 2015/16
Kunstraum 320 Cologne 2012


The landscape for Contemporary Printmaking continually changes; global communication has enabled much greater international collaboration for a wider community of Printmakers. Printmaking, both in its message and its means of production, remains a democratic and collaborative process and now play a more pivotal role in mainstream contemporary art.

Impressit [Latin: for ‘has printed’, Harris Museum & Art Gallery Exhibition, Preston 2013

Curated by Pete Clarke / Tracy Hill/ Magda Stawarska Beavan, University of Central Lancashire, Preston

Printmaking at UCLan in recent years has developed a significant reputation for collaborative and cultural exchange projects, notable examples are ‘Talking Prints’,& ‘Artlab Contemporary Printmaking Studios’, ‘Eight Days A Week: the Liverpool and Cologne artists’ initiative’ and ‘Triple and Global Echo’. UCLan has built on these creative initiatives by facilitating opportunities for artists to experience inter collegiate dialogue, residency programmes, creative collaborations and exchanges and professional exhibition opportunities.

‘GLOBAL ECHO’, ‘International Artists in Print’ 2011/12.

Global as a concept is not necessarily about nationality, geography or place but more a question of attitude, a political commitment, a strategy and ambition to explore significant social and cultural questions through creative practice, dialogue and forms of communication.

Artists from the following institutions:
University of Central Lancashire, Preston, Wirral Metropolitan College, Merseyside, Liverpool John Moores’ University, Sheffield Hallam University, Brigham Young University, Utah, USA,
Edith Cowan University, Perth, Australia, Indus Valley School of Art & Architecture, Karachi, Pakistan, Parsons School of Design / the University of New York, USA.

The Project’s intention was to give artists opportunities to develop high quality work and to showcase and exhibit their work internationally. ‘Global Echo’ created opportunities and new experiences by utilizing new and traditional technologies in Printmaking to demonstrate professionalism in the production and presentation of creative work.


‘GLOBAL STUDIO’, The Bluecoat, Liverpool 2010

Aspects of contemporary printmaking, graphic processes of communication
Pete Clarke curated the work of Roohi Ahmed, Wuon-Gean Ho, Georg Gartz and Carl Rowe, artists from various international networks - IMPACT 6 Printmaking, Bristol, UK 2009, Coast- the Liverpool International Artists Workshop 2007 and the on-going ‘Eight Days A Week’ artists from Liverpool and Cologne for this Printmaking Project as part of ‘Global studio.


A collaborative printmaking initiative between University of Central Lancashire, Preston, Liverpool JMU, and Wirral Metropolitan College, Birkenhead.