Exhibitions Archive

Parallel Print Project

The concept behind Parallel Prints is to present the same exhibition simultaneously in the UK and New Zealand.

Using the uniqueness of the reproducible print allows for the same works to be viewed at the same time on opposite sides of the world. This highlights the democratic nature of printmaking and questions the aura of the unique. Which venue is showing the ‘real’ work? Which the reproduction?

Curated and coordinated by Mark Graver in NZ, Parallel Prints features the work of 12 diverse artists presented in a portfolio set with 12 framed prints for hanging.

Each artist has contributed one work on 300 x 300mm paper in an edition of 36 and the writer and critic Richard Noyce has been approached to write an introduction.


The portfolio will be presented to the Impact 8 international printmaking conference in Dundee on August 31st and will also be going to France for exhibition.

The V&A Museum has already agreed to take a set into its collection.

The artist involved are Anne Desmet,Chris Pig, David Ferry, Duncan Bullen, Gill Golding, Mark Graver, Jo Love, Margaret Ashman, Sandy Sykes, Stephen Mumberson, Timo Lehtonen, Weimin He