IMPACT 11 Hong Kong

We are into the third day of the global print conference that for the first time is virtual. That has not stopped the team at HK Printworkshop and CFPR at UWE curating a full programme from printmakers around the world. The exhibition programme features over 60 exhibits including the cluster ebook: Legends and Legacy Between, [...]

Call For Papers : Material Encounters Summer Colloquium | 7th July 2021 Uncertain knowledge(s)

An artist’s working process is a hidden yet significant journey: it is where ambiguous and uncertain knowledge(s) are given the opportunity to bediscovered through materiality and encounter. The artist’s process itself is also a highly valuable practice of research, actively enabling new yetpotentially slippery knowledge(s) to emerge through reflection, the synthesis of ideas and the [...]

Call for ‘Works in progress’

We are currently looking for contributions from cluster members to feature your works in progress on the Material Encounters website. It would be really helpful if you could let us know what you are working on at the moment by sending us some images and texts about your works. It may sound ambitious, but we [...]


From 10 - 17 December 2020, Jennifer Ng presented 'Peranakan Whispers' at The Substation Gallery in  Singapore. The "Blackboard Schemes" Exhibition featured artists of the Fertile Art Refinery (FAR), creating an experimental and process-centric platform to promote collective reflexivity and connectivity. This organic unity with a multiplicity of practices by 30 artists include themes such as society [...]

A Big Draw award

Remember Jim, Matt and Deb? Canadian Artists Jim Holyoak and Matt Shane shared their drawing experiences with the Cluster in 2019 as they took a day out from their immense all gallery drawings at Mac Birmingham. Debbie Kermode the CEO and Artistic Director of Mac shared with us the curation history behind the show and [...]


 From the Expression Editors: It is a pleasure to offer you a complimentary copy of EXPRESSION 30.    This issue, the fourth one to appear during the Coronavirus pandemic,    faces a crucial theme, that of identity, which bothers a large   percentage of the human beings, of societies and of nations. It also    concerns students and scholars, trying to define the [...]

Print Journal Published

The IMPACT Print Journal has been published online. In is the second edition of the journal borne of the IMAPACT Print Biennale that is in its twentieth year. Some ME members will know of IMPACT as they have participated in the international Conferences, most recently in Santander in 2018. The Journal is edited by Wuon-Gean [...]

Drawing is Free

There is a online event this evening at 5-6pm. It is a mix of discussion and drawing. It is hosted by the Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize 2020 and the Cooper Gallery at the University of Dundee. It is a launch of a series of free online events and will feature Chloe Briggs in conversation [...]


WRITING WORKSHOP : Peer-review, publishing and editorial roles Cluster members, PGR and ADM BCU staff are invited to join us for the first in a series of Cluster Writing Workshops that will take place over the coming academic year. This informal session will include feedback from two current doctoral students, Harriet Carter and Edward (Jonnie)Turpie, [...]