Call for Printed Works on Paper

Letterpress and printed works project. Virginia Woolf and the Hogarth Press@100

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 Press@100’.

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 5 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 @UniRdg_EngLit @UniRdg_SpecColl and use the hashtag #woolf2017

Please send work to HogarthPress@100, Special Collections, The MERL, University of Reading, Redlands Road, Reading, RG1 5EX.