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Calling all artists – BITE: Artists Making Prints

— April 2012

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Tom Hammick, Edgeland Reduction, woodcut

 Deadline for submissions: 21 June 2012, 12 noon

Building on the success of the first Bite exhibition, this year, a second Bite is being mounted this year, showcasing all that is best about printmaking in Britain today. It provides artists with an opportunity to exhibit their work in the newly redesigned Mall Galleries in the heart of London, plus the chance to win a great selection of artist prizes and awards.

Artists and printmakers may submit up to SIX fresh, innovative and exciting works for an exhibition held at the Mall Galleries in central London 3–15 September 2012. BITE’s selectors welcome all original printmaking methods (including lithography, etching, screenprinting, drypoint, woodcut, linocut, monoprint, aquatint, mezzotint) and a large number of artist prizes are available to be won. The best work selected from the open submission will be exhibited alongside a selection of work from artists invited by BITE’s panel of selectors.

And this year, a simple and convenient two-stage selection process has been introduced. Artists register online and upload images of their work for digital pre-selection. If their work is preselected, they will be invited to hand in the actual work to be shown to the selectors, who will decide whether or not to accept it for the exhibition.


Francis Tinsley (Chairman of Selectors)
Francis is a painter and printmaker. He was Course Leader in MA Printmaking at Camberwell College of Art, London and in 2009 was elected to the Royal Society of Painter-Printmakers.

Anne Desmet RA Artist
Anne Desmet exhibits widely, has won 30 national and international awards and has works in public collections worldwide. In 1998 she had the first of two major museum retrospectives. Author of several printmaking books, she is also editor of Printmaking Today.

Tom Hammick
Tom is a painter and printmaker. He is a Senior Lecturer in Fine Art Painting and Printmaking at the University of Brighton. He has been shortlisted for the Diawa Foundation Art Prize 2012.

Jane Hindley Co-founder of Frank/Hindley Art Consultants, advisers to corporate clients including the international law firm, Clifford Chance.
Jane has had long-term involvement with printmaking, including the development of the Clifford Chance art collection and associated printmaking exhibitions and awards, and previously as Director, Curwen Prints.

Lance Trevellyan
Lance is Chairman of the Trevellyan Group, incorporating CCA Galleries and Coriander Studio (Fine art publishers and print studio). Lance has been a British Heart Foundation Trustee since 2009, having organised several successful art fundraising events to benefit the Foundation.

Don’t miss your chance of a second Bite of this major exhibition in the heart of London!

Artists Making Prints, Mall Galleries The Mall (near Trafalgar Square), London SW1 Tel: 020 7930 6844 Open 3 to 15 September 2012, 10 a.m.–5 p.m. Closed 9 & 10 September. Closes 1 p.m. on final day. Admission £2.50, Concessions £1.50 (Free to Friends of the FBA, Art Fund Members, Westminster Res-card holders and Under-16s).

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