Pushing Print 2012

Dates:6 October 2012 to 20 October 2012



PV Fri 5th Oct 6-9pm

Fiona Thompson, Albertan Animal Series


This years festival is set to be the biggest yet with 70 artists work exhibited in The Pie Factory Gallery and the Margate Gallery.

The Pie Factory Gallery is open Tues – Sat 11am – 5pm, Sun 12 noon – 4pm (closed Mondays)

The Margate Gallery is open Mon – Sat 11am – 5pm, Sun 12 noon – 4pm

On Sat 6th and Sun 7th Oct we have the annual Giant Print event. We are very pleased that this years event will take place over two days and will include three very exciting opportunities to get involved in making giant prints with our trusty Steam Roller.

Throughout the Festival we have an exciting programme of talks and workshops, all themed around Applied Print.

We are also pleased to have a range of Fringe events also taking place, not just in Margate but across the South East of Kent.

For full details of exhibiting artists, Giant Print, Talks, workshops, Fringe events and much more then please click on the appropriate link on the right of this page.

You can download a festival programme here

We look forward to seeing you at Pushing Print 2012




The Potential of Print

Zoe Murphy
Saturday 13th October, 11am

Margate-based designer Zoe Murphy creates bespoke printed furniture and textiles. She will talk about her work and the wider possibilities of screenprinting onto different surfaces.

Print and Stitch on Textiles

Rosie James
Saturday 13th October, 12 noon

A talk looking at artist Rosie James’s work in terms of how stitch and print work together, bringing in other historical designers and contemporary artists.

Polychromatic Printing

Dawn Dupree
Saturday 13th October, 2-5pm

An experimental workshop on polychromatic printing, a screenprinting process involving reactive dyes which are manipulated in various ways with surprising and often unpredictable results.

Ceramics and Print

Fiona Thompson
Sunday 14th October, 10am-4pm

Learn how to create colour, pattern and line with ceramic slips and inks onto clay surfaces, using simple monoprinting techniques

Silkscreen printing on textiles

The Print Block, Whitstable
Sunday 21st October. 10am-2pm

This taster workshop run by Suki Hayes-Watkins offers students the opportunity to explore the possibilities of screenprinting using paper stencils onto textile swatches, bags, T towels etc.

Encountering Digital Print

Neil Bottle, Evelyn Bennett and students from UCA
Sunday 21st October, 11am

A talk about the possibilities and potential of digital textile printing methods

Traditional Japanese Woodblock, Contemporary Western Printmaker

Laura Boswell
Sunday 21st October, 2pm

Artist Laura Boswell makes beautiful images using the traditional Japanese woodblock printing. She will talk about her work and demonstrate this little known printmaking technique