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EVENT09.02.202411.02.2024
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Printmaking Studio: Simon Harris

Simon Harris presents a Printmaking Studio as part of Ikon’s exhibition Start the Press! (9 February – 21 April 2024).

Harris is one of eight printmakers who operate an antique, working flatbed printing press from Wolverhampton School of Art: establishing a functioning printmaking workshop, producing original prints and filling the gallery walls as artwork is made in real time. Full schedule available here.

This exhibition is supported by Freelands FoundationJerwood FoundationThe Saintbury TrustUniversity of Birmingham and University of Wolverhampton.

Start the Press! is presented as part of Ikon’s 60th anniversary year.

About the artist

Simon Harris is an artist and Senior Lecturer and Course Leader for BA (Hons) Fine Art at University of Wolverhampton. He was awarded his practice-based PhD: Deleuze and Painting: Rethinking the Formal, in 2016. Harris’ prints and paintings pursue a pictorial plane that has a relationship between printmaking, photography and painting, which references the cinematic surface as an abstracted image.

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Event Dates

Friday 09.02.2024 / 11.00am5.00pm
Saturday 10.02.2024 / 11.00am5.00pm
Sunday 11.02.2024 / 11.00am5.00pm

Event Details

Free entry, donations welcome

No need to book, just drop in

First Floor

Suitable for all ages. Seating available

Information on Ikon Gallery’s accessibility is available here

For additional access enquiries please contact education@ikon-gallery.org

This event is being photographed and filmed. Please speak to the photographer or filmmaker if you prefer not to be included.

VENUE

Ikon Gallery

1 Oozells Square, Brindleyplace, Birmingham B1 2HS

Image Credits
1. Simon Harris, Printmaking Studio at Ikon Gallery (2024). Photo by Tod Jones 2. Simon Harris, After Macdonald and Ibsen_ Unknown#003 (2022). Image courtesy the artist 3. Simon Harris, I thought the future would be cooler (2020). Image courtesy the artist 4. Simon Harris. Photo by Dan Collins
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