The largest and most prestigious event for printmaking in the UK returned to the region last month, and is bringing print to life across the North East

Look out! The International Print Biennale is on until October 30, showcasing the best in new British and International printmaking.

The Print Awards are the centrepiece of the Biennale, which is running for the fourth year, and brings the very best of printmaking from all over the world to the North East to be judged by the highly esteemed judging panel.

hrhrrThe panel is made up of former director of the Baltic, Sune Nordgren, German artist Christiane Baumgartner, and director of the Alan Cristea Gallery, London, David Cleaton-Roberts. 

The winners were shortlisted from a list of 34 artists who have been selected to exhibit their works which can be seen at Vane, Northern Print and Gallery North.

The prize winners were: Lisa Andren, Hormuz Narielwella, Tom Hammick, Nif Hodgson, Manami Ito and Sun Ju Lee. All of the artists have their own unique take on the art of print making and highlight the diversity of print and the popularity of the art all over the world, representing the UK, Europe and America.

Art lovers can flock to 25 venues across the region involved in the International print Biennale – which attracted over 130,000 visitors in 2014 – to celebrate the role of print work in contemporary art.

As well as the exhibitions, visitors will be able to try the art of printmaking themselves at one of the 25 venues across the region, where you’ll be able to discover and immerse yourself in the world of printmaking, old and new.

Find out more about the IPB and their exhibitions and events at

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