Phoenix is collaborating with artist collective Juneau Projects on a new participatory exhibition that lets the public become designers and create original prints to order.
The New Incunable Print Shop combines traditional and cutting-edge processes with creative collaboration, and is the culmination of the Affective Digital Histories print project. This co-produced exhibition features 3D printed woodblocks designed by members of the public at free drop-in workshops held at venues across Leicester’s Cultural Quarter in September and October 2014.
A working print shop, the exhibition is named after one of the earliest forms of printed material – the incunable –and echoes the small scale industries for which the Cultural Quarter was known.
The New Incunable Print Shop opens its doors on Thursday 6 November and invites people to design their own woodblocks then use them to create original prints.
Throughout the exhibition, a unique collection of prints and posters will grow, recording events around the Cultural Quarter and further afield. The New Incunable Print Shop will create one-off designs on request – orders can be submitted online at facebook.com/newincunable. These designs will be created by members of the public and supplied as a digital file; they may also be displayed in the exhibition. There is no charge for this service.
The New Incunable Print Shop runs from 6-29 November at Lightbox Studios, LCB Depot, 31 Rutland Street, Leicester LE1 1RE. Opening times: 12-5.30pm on Tuesdays – Saturdays, and also 3.30-9.30pm on Sunday 16 November to coincide with the city’s Light the Night festival. Free entry.