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 global 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-Method, 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 replicate 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 turned President in 2018 and previous to that was a member of the RE Council, which is a standard step in 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 continuously stunned and excited by the printmaking act nonetheless easy or technologically advanced. The alchemy of printmaking rests within the creativeness of the maker.


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

David: Just lately, 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 every thing in between. Printmaking is a endlessly 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 large 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 known as the Nationwide Unique Print Exhibition started in 2014, and this was the forerunner to our just lately revived open submission exhibition, which we now name the Worldwide Unique Print Exhibition. This renaming was to replicate 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 is going to you be on the lookout for the within the entries for the exhibition this yr?

David: We shall be on the lookout for originality, verve, risk-taking with a celebration of printmaking in no matter type 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 could have for anybody considering of submitting their work to be thought-about for the exhibition?

David: We settle for submissions from all printmakers, no matter their expertise in printmaking. Please don’t assume it’s important to be a grasp of course of to enter. We welcome an entire kaleidoscope of intent and manufacturing and are all the time on the lookout for the surprising and the completely different. This method is what makes the ensuing exhibition at Bankside Gallery a vastly numerous and eclectic assortment of pictures.


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 (Style Lecturers Creating Equality), Sharon Lloyd. They are going to be joined by RE President, David Ferry and Vice President Michelle Griffiths.

They’ll 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 type is eligible and the exhibition ceaselessly 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 provides a prize of a one-year Visitor Membership to the Society to 1 exhibiting artist.

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



Competitors deadline for entries: 3 July 2023

Exhibition of profitable entries: 21 September – 1 October, 2023 at Bankside Gallery, Thames Riverside, 48 Hopton Avenue, 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 Freshmen – What You Have to Get Began

Monotype Printmaking for Freshmen – What You Have to Get Began

Linocut Printmaking for Freshmen – What You Have to Get Began

Every little thing You Have to Know About Printmaking Paper


Store Printmaking on jacksonsart.com


Clare McNamara

As Weblog Editor, Clare oversees content material for the weblog, manages the publishing schedule and contributes often with options, evaluations and interviews. With a background in positive arts, her practices are illustration, graphic design, video and music.