Print perform present

  • 7–8 Mar 2020
  • 11am–4pm
  • Free, no booking required

The first ever Print perform present showcased exciting new work by emerging artists, performers and publishers based in Leeds and the North.

The event was a celebration of print and performance throughout our building, with a wide selection of independent artists displaying and selling new original artwork, from self-published zines, colourful screen prints, artist books, cards and more.

Alongside the stalls, there were a series of live performances, and attendees could chat directly with the artists, learn more about their practices in Spotlight talks and get hands on in a wide variety of creative workshops.

This event was generously supported by Leeds Inspired

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Featured artists and publishers

Anne-Marie Atkinson, Amelia Baron, Bobshaped, Ceremony Press, Claire Curtin, COPY, Ellen Burroughs, Emily Ryalls, Gordian Projects, Indio Willis-Okroy, Kim Hubball, Not A Sausage, Open Space Publication, Pennycress Magazine, People of Content, Pink Trolley, Pip Hibbert, Proximity Collective, Pyramid of Arts, RACE ZINE, Rosie McAndrew, Sam Hutchinson, Seanna Doonan, Stella Baraklianou, Tessa Norton, Tide Press, Village, Zine Dream Team, Fine Art – University of Leeds.

Performance schedule

11am: samOne samTwo
11am and 2pm: Lady Kitt
1pm: Benedict Phillips
1.30pm: K.P Culver 

1pm: Ro Hardaker
1.30pm: Okocha Obasi, Nivetha Tilakkumar and Axelle Nasah (RACE ZINE)
2pm: Nicola Singh
2.30pm: Fine Art Students, University of Leeds

Workshop schedule

Building better futures, RACE ZINE
1–4pm, drop-in, Learning Studio

How do we build a better future for everyone? In this workshop we looked at the idea of the future from the standpoint of diversity and inclusion. We built imaginary worlds, spaces and ideas through questioning our own current climate and experiences. Through using symbols and visual aids, alongside group and independent discussion, we created zines to bring these futures alive. In sum: speculative, wacky, fun, messy and of course, futuristic.

Movement, music & mark-making
11am–3pm, drop-in, Learning studio

We explored large-scale mark-making techniques in response to retro beats. We danced and drew all at once, filling the room with colour and energy: mark-makers on sticks, mark-making tails, arm extensions and shoes.