Glasgow Science Festival: The James Watt Print Show

Glasgow Science Festival: Celebrate the legacy of James Watt's innovation through this exciting new exhibition by some of Scotland's leading artists, pushing the boundaries of the process.

Glasgow Science Festival: The James Watt Print Show

About Glasgow Science Festival: The James Watt Print Show

James Watt is famed for his world-changing work on steam engines. But did you know he also invented a letter copier?

The exhibition will coincide with a talk by curators, engineer and printmaker Roger Farnham and papermaker Jacki Parry RSA. Discover how they made ink and copy paper conditioner using Watt's 1780 patent recipes and the special copy paper required using ingredients available in the late 18th century.

The exhibition, The James Watt Print Show, curated by Roger Farnham and Jacki Parry, will include work by experienced fine art printmakers, who have been invited to explore the letter-copier printing process. The list of participating artists is as below, however there is a risk that the medium will just not work for them, and their work will not be there.

John Mackechnie RSA, Director of Glasgow Print Studio

Claire Forsyth, Workshop Manager at Glasgow Print Studio

Ciara Phillips, 2014 Turner Prize nominee, recently commissioned for the V&A Dundee

Claire Barclay, who represented Scotland at the Venice Biennale 2003, with exhibitions at Tate Britain, Tramway

Elspeth Lamb RSA, former Head of Printmaking at Edinburgh College of Art, with residencies in Japan focussing on traditional papermaking

John Taylor, painter and printmaker with a career spanning over 60 years, whose major retrospective was exhibited at The Briggait in 2016

Jim Pattison RSA, innovative printmaker with work featured at the Royal Scottish Academy and Glasgow Print Studio

Jacki Parry RSA, founder member of Glasgow Print Studio, former Head of Printmaking at Glasgow School of Art and internationally exhibited artist.

And more:
Alastair Gow
Aiofe McGarrigle
Dominic Snyder
Murray Roberstson
Jo Ganter
Bronwen Sleigh
Fiona Watson
Harry Magee
Roger Farnham

With contributions from Nuala Watt, Liz Lochhead and Alasdair Gray.

Spoiler alert
This is written before the artists have faced the Watt-challenge; the artists are trying out a new medium for the first time: for some it will work; for some possibly not. To find out what happened next, come and see the show.

While we take every opportunity to ensure the details for Glasgow Science Festival: The James Watt Print Show are accurate, we always advise that you contact the event organiser before setting out for the event to avoid disapointment.

Exhibitions Events you might like...

Unconditional Being
Unconditional Being
19th Jun 2019 - 23rd Jun 2019
Centre for Contemporary Arts Glasgow, Glasgow City Centre
Refugee Festival Scotland: For this five-day discursive workshop project, OOMK will be working in collaboration with the artists to produce a publication.
Refugee Festival Scotland
Refugee Festival Scotland
20th Jun 2019 - 30th Jun 2019
NA, Various Locations Glasgow
For two weeks in June, the Refugee Festival Scotland offers people from different backgrounds the chance to meet and get to know each other better.
Claiming Back The Narrative: A Photo Voice Exhibition
Claiming Back The Narrative: A Photo Voice Exhibition
20th Jun 2019 - 25th Jun 2019
Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, Glasgow West End
Refugee Festival Scotland: Claiming Back The Narrative is a photo voice project in which refugees produce and control the narratives of their everyday experiences of living in Glasgow!
Find Exhibitions events in Glasgow

Find other events in Glasgow

Sponsored Links

Popular Events

Glasgow Mela
The Glasgow Mela, Scotland's biggest multi-cultural festival of music, dance, arts and food, returns to Kelvingrove Park on Sunday 23rd June!
Oor Wullie’s BIG Bucket Trail Glasgow
Oor Wullie's BIG Bucket trail will be taking to the streets of Glasgow this summer with life-size, individually decorated Oor Wullie sculptures waiting to be discovered, for everyone to enjoy!
TRNSMT Festival
TRNSMT Festival will return to Glasgow Green in 2019 from 12th – 14th July featuring headline sets from Stormzy, Catfish and the Bottlemen and George Ezra!
Summer Nights at the Bandstand
The Summer Nights at the Bandstand festival returns to Kelvingrove Park in July and August and includes performances from Bloc Party, Teenage Fanclub, Burt Bacharach, Suede and more!
Calendar Girls
Gary Barlow and Tim Firth's hit musical Calendar Girls is heading to the King's Theatre Glasgow with the one and only Karen Dunbar playing Cora in June 2019!

Popular Venues

King's Theatre Glasgow Theatre Royal Glasgow The Pavilion Theatre Glasgow The Glasgow Royal Concert Hall The SSE Hydro

Advertise With Us

Advertise With Us

Looking to reach new customers? We offer a variety of advertising options with prices starting from just £30 per month!

Click here to find out more »