On Tuesday 6th September, London Printworks Trust and a group of approximately 70 people celebrated the opening of Dawn Dupree’s new exhibition Print, Press, Process and the lauch of her new title Heat Transfer Techniques.
Wine was drunk, paper prints were sold and long discussions about the sample wall took place. Heat press techniques included embossing, fusing, sublimation prints, foiling, flocking and 3D structures.
Print, Press, Process is an exhibition of new work by textile artist Dawn Dupree and an instillation of work by other artists that compliment her current research.
Dawn has been experimenting with textile print processes since 1990.Her new series of blue prints created over the past six months are experimentations with a range of textile processes and mark-making applied to watercolour papers. The work is a log of exploration – questioning whether process or substrate defines or limits innovation within traditional textile print.
The installation wall accompanying Dawn’s work presents a miscellany of heat press technique samples created by leading artists and designers. Influenced by the research and development of Dawn’s new book Heat Transfer Techniques, the samples presented capture the spirit of investigation and scientific recording at the cutting edge of contemporary textile practice, combining materials from leather to plastics.
The installation will grow over time to keep the line of enquiry and experimentation open ended. Viewers are encouraged to investigate and interact with the samples, the processes and the materials to find, or create, something new.
The artists and designers include James Bosley, Rachel Philpott, Kitty Joseph, Elizabeth Mary Clay, Ann Yndestad, Lee Slack, Heather Belcher, Ricardo Matos, Bridget Bailey, Helen Truran, Susan Eyre, Hannah Yate, Wendy Edmonds.
Dawn has exhibited widely in the UK and internationally, and her work features in numerous collections including the Crafts Council, the Arts Council of Wales and the Victoria & Albert Museum, London.
The exhibition is part of a series of events to celebrate the release of Heat Transfer Techniques the new title written by Dawn Dupree and published by A&C Black. Copies can be found through most reputable bookshops.
For more information and photographs of the exhibition, please click here