Stepney Bank, Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom, Tyne and Wear
Detailed Information
  • Northern Print.
  • Took place in 2009, 2011 and 2014.
  • Top prize of ¬£6,000. The scheme also hosts an open exhibition that takes place across multiple venues in Newcastle and Gateshead.
  • Eligibility is a loose interpretation of ‚Äò‚Ķall artists whose work encounters print‚Äô. Since this is an international award, there is no restriction on applicant nationality.
  • Focus of the award is to encourage, recognise and reward artists making prints.
  • Selection for the exhibition and subsequent prizes is managed by a panel of three, which is comprised of a curator, artist and master printer. Selectors are also each permitted to invite one artist to display work.

Printmaking has always been referred to as the most democratic of artforms due to its unique ability to share information and ideas. The invention of print heralded a new age of sharing knowledge and ideas across many peoples and cultures Рits arrival no less a revelation in mass communication than the advent of the Internet.