Sustainability in printmaking

Hoskins, S. and Risseeuw, J. (2011) Sustainability in printmaking. In: Hoskins, S., ed. (2011) Impact 6 Proceedings. Bristol: Impact Press/LULU, pp. 70-76. ISBN 9781906501037 Available from:

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Using their research study on Sustainability in Print Media for this peer reviewed conference paper, John Risseeuw and Stephen Hoskins provided a framework for understanding the basic science of sustainability, relating it to art materials and practice. Risseeuw and Hoskins began with definitions: sustainability and different understandings of the theory; associated terms like carbon footprint and environmental burden; as well as current practices by industry and government. This paper was given at the IMPACT conference September 2009, panel 5 Print in the Social Sphere and published in the Impact VI Proceedings. IMPACT stands for 'International Multi-disciplinary Printmaking, Artists, Concepts and Techniques'. The idea for the first IMPACT conference was developed by Richard Anderton and Professor Stephen Hoskins based on their joint visits to the American Southern Graphics Council conferences in the early 90's. They realised there was no international forum specifically for printmakers and created IMPACT - initially based on the Southern Graphics concept but the increasing thrust of the IMPACT conference series has been to create an academic forum whilst maintaining a showcase for print practioners. With the theme of ‘celebration’ in mind, the 2009 conference returned to many of the original topics upon which IMPACT was founded in 1999, as well as looking at new areas of discussion that have evolved with the growth and development of the discipline. This publication is the edited proceedings of the 2009 Impact Conference held at UWE in Bristol. Previous Impact conferences have been held in: 2007 Estonia, organised collaboratively between the Estonian Printmakers' Association and Estonian Academy of Art, and was held at KUMU, a purpose built art museum in Tallinn. 2005 Poznan/Berlin, Unversität der Künste Berlin and the National Museum in Poznan coordinated by University of Tennessee. 2003 South Africa, Michaelis School of Fine Art, University of Cape Town. Co-hosted with: Rhodes University School of Fine Art. 2001 University of Art and Design Helsinki UIAH, Finland. 1999 UWE Bristol.

Item Type:Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords:sustainability, printmaking, print media, environmental health, responsible practice, renewable resources
ID Code:15247
Deposited By: J. Montgomery
Deposited On:25 Aug 2011 15:26
Last Modified:18 Nov 2016 06:59

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