Call for Printed Works on Paper

Letterpress and printed works project. Virginia Woolf and the #Hogarth Press100

To mark its centenary year, this exhibition at the University of Reading seeks to recognise the creative contribution made by the Woolfs and the Hogarth Press to printing, art, literature, and book culture. The exhibition of contemporary artworks will coincide with an  exhibition of Hogarth Press materials at Special Collections from June-September 2017, alongside the annual international conference on Virginia Woolf.

This is a call for letterpress and hand-printed work that engages with the broad idea of ‘Virginia Woolf and the #Hogarth Press100’.

Works may respond to a variety of themes including:

– hand-press and letterpress work in the first machine-age

– publishing in wartime

– art as therapy

– women’s writing

– modernist printing

– the author as publisher

– the book arts and aesthetics of the Hogarth Press

Deadline 13 May 2017.

Single sheet works may be submitted on any sized paper.

Artist’s name and any contributing designers, imprint, the location of press and other printing details may be included on the print.

Artists are encouraged to share work, in progress or complete, via social media: please tag @UoRHogarthAt100 and use the hashtags #HogarthPress100 #woolf2017

We will also be posting works we receive on our Twitter and Instagram pages, including works in the exhibition and those we were unable to display. We will be sure to credit all artists, however if you have access to either Twitter or Instagram and would like us to credit you via your account, please include details of your social media handles with any work you send in.

If you do not want your work published, please make us aware.

Please send work to Rachael Rogers, HogarthAt100, Special Collections, The MERL, University of Reading, Redlands Road, Reading, RG1 5EX.

For Enquiries, please email

Work will be returned to artists at the close of the exhibition, during September 2017, unless we are instructed otherwise.

Twitter: @UoRHogarthAt100

We are grateful for sponsorship and association from the following to help run this exhibition.