Talks and meet ups for printmakers and creatives in Utrecht

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Our EXCHANGE series of events take place at cosy Rabarber (Zadelstraat 20), a great little cafe in the middle of town. Get a taster of what you can expect by scrolling down to read about our past events.

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Past events

EXCHANGE #2: Process

The second edition of Utrecht Print Exchange’s event programme took place in January 2020 with designers and printmakers, Petra Verkade and Jorgen Koolwijk speaking about their creative processes.

There are certain unavoidable steps in printmaking. But there are many more steps that an artist or designer can take that make their work, and how they arrive at the (un)finished piece, creatively different and unique.

How important are these additional steps? Is it better to work with a set idea of what you want your finished piece to look like? How can experimenting with idea generation, exploring new methods and playing with colours help your work to evolve?

We discussed these questions and more at EXCHANGE #2: Process with our speakers Petra and Jorgen, as well as doing a literal print exchange with riso prints, etchings and screen prints swapped.

EXCHANGE #1: Productivity

Utrecht Print Exchange #1 event banner

Utrecht Print Exchange’s debut event, EXCHANGE #1, took place in September 2019.

We were joined at cosy Rabarber by prolific printmaker Barbara de Ru, founder of Bobbinhood, and Peter and Stephan van Meir , founders of Venster – an Utrecht-based platform connecting artists with locations to display their work.