PUBLIC PICNIC TABLE PRINTS
Public Picnic Table Prints is an outdoor, collaborative printmaking project that brings together newcomers and other community members to explore places of exchange— uniting public space, picnic tables and the social discipline of printmaking. Over the course of 4 workshops, participants worked together to create large-scale woodcuts based upon their own unique experience with places and the site of the ISANS Community Garden— Glen Garden. Lead by artist and educator, Charley Young participants developed imagery and carved the woodblocks onsite. Woodblocks where inked up and printed slowly by hand during Nocturne: Art at Night festival at the MacPhee Centre for Creative Learning.
This project was a part of Welcome to this Place, a nation-wide arts initiative presented by Mabelle Arts in partnership with Immigrant Services Association of Nova Scotia.
This project involved many hands. Special thanks to all participants for their dedication and ethusiasm towards this project. Additional thanks to Eryn Foster, Melissa King, Heather Asbil and those who provided language interpretation. Thanks to Luke Smith, Freyja Caskie, Isa Wright, Hannah Drake, Chris Parsons, Alicia Hunt, Jenny Shi, Ericka Walker, Emily Hathaway, Nat Dow, Andrew Thorne, Will Vandermeulen, Michael Fuller, Kenny Kam, Art Bikers, Wonder’neath Art Society and the MacPhee Centre for Creative Learning.