AUTUMN OPEN CALL
ARTIST RESIDENCY, KYPSELI PRINT STUDIO
10 Sporadon, Kypseli, Athens, Greece
KPS is a fully equipped screen printing studio in a central district of Athens and would like to invite applications from artists who have experience with silk screen printing to work in the space for one or two months across September - December 2021.
The residency fee is 380 Euros per month, which gives you access to a large silk screen workshop and a studio space on the mezzanine. Accommodation is not provided but KPS is happy to draw upon its local network to help you find somewhere to stay. You will potentially be sharing the space with another resident and local artists who are members. You are encouraged to host an open studio event at the end of your stay.
To apply please fill in the application form and send your CV along with a portfolio of up to 5 images that reflect the nature of the work you would like to make here. Include any links to online material: website, Instagram etc.
There are two rounds to the application process. Successful artists in round one will be asked to attend a Zoom interview to discuss their application some more.
Deadline: Monday 28th June 2021, midnight (GMT + 2)
Send all material to Eleanor Lines - firstname.lastname@example.org
Please feel free to get in touch if you have any questions.
• Natgraph screenprinting table (230x200cm / vacuum area 158x107cm)
(Note – due to technical damage, only half of this table area is suitable for printing at this given time).
• Smaller screen printing table with vacuum, print area, 50 x 70cm.
• Large exposure unit (210 x 190cm)
• Exposing light Metal Halide 1600 Watt
• Various sized screens & squeegees (43T, 90T and 120T)
• Washing unit, with appropriate chemicals + cleaning brushes
• Palette knives for colour mixing
• Drying rack for prints
• Plan chest drawers for storing work, 100 x 70 cm, 96 x 58 cm and 47 x 58cm
• You will be provided with a pot of photographic emulsion (1 kilo) and all the cleaning materials, but you must provide other consumables such as inks, tape and paper. There are leftover inks you can use and lots of scrap sheets of paper for experimentation and a drawer with lots of useful stationery. We only work with water based inks in the studio.
PLANT DYE & SCREEN PRINTING WORKSHOP
15th - 17th October 2021
Be inspired by the island’s flora, fauna, light and unique colour palette - join us in exploring the world of dyeing textiles and screen printing! In this 3 day workshop, participants will get an introduction into how to treat cotton and linen textiles with plant matter and learn about the basics for developing a motif suitable for screen printing. After going on an adventurous walk through Mykonos’ off-the-track natural beauty, we will dye and print your very own Mykonos Natural Dye T-Shirt together along with paper and fabric printing and some cyanotype too. All of this surrounded by gorgeous views of the Old Town and endless turquoise sea. A delicious vegetarian lunch will be served for you everyday!
Eleanor Lines & Theodor Anastasato
Eleanor received an MA in Fine Art Printmaking from the Royal College of Art in 2011. Since then she has worked as a practising artist and art educator undertaking various commissions and teaching at a variety of institutions across London. She relocated to Greece in 2017 where she has founded her own screen printing studio in Athens, Kypseli Print Studio.
Theodor studied Fashion Design at Central Saint Martins in London. He worked for Vivienne Westwood in both the UK and Japan, where he deepened his love of textiles and food. After having lived and worked for Zara in northern Spain, he is now based on Mykonos, designs for his own label and works with plant-dyes using traditional techniques.
Course cost - 350 Euros (all materials and lunches included)
Location Mykonos island (10 minute drive from the port & airport)
For more information with a full downloadable course click here.
For booking contact: email@example.com