The TD Vancouver International Jazz Festival is about more than just music! This long weekend, make sure to visit the Big Print Project to see how art and steamrollers combine for a harmonious whole.
Vancouver’s Big Print Project 2016 is a striking public event, drawing attention to the potential of large-scale wood-relief prints in a performance-like atmosphere. Taking place during The TD Vancouver International Jazz Festival on Granville Island, this project brings together a group of well-known local and national artists in creating and printing a suite of 4 ft. X 8 ft. woodcuts.
The prints, reflect the theme Music and the City, and have been created by artists Mariko Ando, Ben Bonner, Leonard Brett, Bobbie Burgers, Taiga Chiba, Ian Forbes, Saskia Jetten, Barbara Klunder, Arnold Shives, Kelly Shpeley, Tracey Tarling, and Richard Tetrault.
Big Print Project will culminate in a weekend of printmaking, incorporating an unusual press - a full size steamroller. Scheduled for July 1, 2 and 3, (with July 4 on hold in case of rain), the twelve blocks will be printed in a limited edition of four each, with materials including archival inks on paper and cloth. The completed prints will be displayed as they come off the press on site in a festive Granville Island atmosphere. Artists will be present to answer questions during the dramatic process of steamroller printing.
The finished prints will be available for purchase by auction, with dates to be announced.
Artistic Direction: Peter Braune (New Leaf Editions) and Richard Tetrault.
Big Print Project 2016 is a collaboration between Creative Cultural Collaborations Society, The Society for Contemporary Works on Paper and the 2016 TD Vancouver International Jazz Festival.