Opportunity: A Show of Hands

Deadline: 31st May 2019

Details: An invitation  to letterpress printers to submit a piece of work inspired by  the manicle or printer’s fist.

A Show of Hands an exhibition of posters and ephemera to be held by Bath Spa University at Corsham Court from 27th September to 13th October 2019.

This celebration of the manicle, or printer’s fist, offers participants a forum for exploration, creativity and fun. The brief is simple: your work should employ at least one manicle, as much text as you wish, and be printed letterpress from blocks and movable type. It can be something you have already created or a fresh piece of work.

A caption about your letterpress activities and ideally a photograph of the lock-up is required. (We cannot guarantee that your work will be chosen for display.)

An illustrated catalogue – and, subject to sponsorship, a boxed set of postcards recording all of the chosen works – will be given to each exhibitor as a thank you for joining us.

Other events are being planned, including talks and workshops by scholars and practitioners, and we hope to show the exhibition at other locations, including the University of York.

For logistical reasons this invitation is restricted to those based in the UK.

For further details, and to register your interest, please contact curator and visiting research fellow Tim Jollands at t.jollands@bathspa.ac.uk

Image credit: Tim Jollands