About ENDEGRA

Endegra is a network of workshops at various organizational levels.
The network has no chairperson or board meetings, is without statutes and bank account. The activities that link the nodes in the network are conducted in the different workshops and today the network consists of 22 smaller and larger workshops in more than 10 European countries.

The 8th ENDEGRA meeting was held in 2016 in Imatra, Finland.
Plans are in the making for future meetings in Estonia 2018 and Germany 2019.

Since 2009, 8 ENDEGRA meetings have been held in Sweden, Finland, Denmark and Germany.
The meetings have between 30-50 participants and is an intensive week of work in various workshops, studies, conversations, discussions and lectures. Appreciated features during each meeting are the joint exhibition and Open Table Shows where individual participants show their own works, present working methods, experiments, ideas, etc. while interested colleagues take part and ask questions and contribute with comments and discussion. It is a nutritious concentration of advanced knowledge that is activated during the meeting week, the enthusiasm is great, contacts are made, exchanges are planned.
From these meetings, the idea of a Journeyman’s Walk has emerged. The project is about material-based art production, in the realm of printmaking, where artistic knowledge can be conveyed and developed in workshop-based partnerships by enabling opportunities for hands-on exchanges of advanced knowledge in the field.

Journeyman’s Walk is aimed at established artists and, not least, advanced art-students in printmaking who need to access the action spaces for the practical art-making, where the exchange of advanced knowledge can take place. The reason is to strengthen the art of printmaking and thus strengthening the public’s communicative content.

Tailwind for printmaking!

This Friday (Oct 28) KKV   (Artits´ Collective Workshops)*   in Gothenburg (member of ENDEGRA) opened a new printshop for stone lithography. All of us, with a heart for printmaking, are really happy that production terms for artists now get better. Tons of cred to KKV Gothenburg, that now shows other collective workshops and artschools the way to go!

* Collective Workshops for different materials and techniques: printmaking, casting, electronical sloyd, textile art, ceramics and so on.  They are situated in 21 places in Sweden, open for professional artists and co-financed by public funds.

http://kkvgbg.se/index.php/verkstader-pa-kkv-gbg/litografi/

 

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New Blog Opened

Dear friends of ENDEGRA,
Like we discussed in IMATRA, Simon has open now our BLOG. Here we have the possibility to share ideas, experiences, comments and offers for our work.
Harald have already posted documentarys about ENDEGRA and hope, everybody will start now to continue our discussion online 😉
It is easy to create a account, if someone has questions for that, please contact simon directly: office@simon-faulhaber.com

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invitation 8th endegra meeting 2016

Logo-8th-160428 Enroll is now closed.

i n v i t a t i o n

Dear printmaking friends and colleagues!

We are happy to invite you to the 8th ENDEGRA – meeting in Imatra, Finland.

This ENDEGRA-meeting is a continuation of the international printmaking development, research and co-operation project started in Mölndal, Sweden, in 2009.

The workshop is organized for professional printmakers and students of printmaking. It is a European network that unites printmakers – from Greenland in the north, Scotland in the west, Spain in the south and Russia in the east – to cooperate, study and develop printmaking in a joint forum that allows for different kinds of exchanges.

Several workshops, lectures, trips and demonstrations on prospective new trends and materials will be arranged during the week in Imatra.

Please bring 2-3 graphic works with you; we will arrange an exhibition on these together with results from the workshop productions at the Krim and Keskus galleries.

• Costs:
Travelcosts on everyones own expense. There is a fast train connection from Helsinki to Imatra. Please, check details at www.vr.fi. We are pleased to meet you at the railway station in Imatra.

• Practicalities:
The accommodation at a local summer hotel (only a few hundred meters from the workshop) offers you bed linen in a bedsit at 15 e/day. Other accommodation options can be found at www.gosaimaa.com.
Buffet lunch at the university restaurant costs 6 e/lunch. Materials (printing paper, ink, film) are provided by the workshop.

You are warmly welcome to exhibition openings, trips, sauna nights, networking, working and relaxing together and of course, the engaged open-table shows!

Enroll is now closed.

More detailed information will continuously be published on www.endegra.org .

 

Contact persons: ville.rossi@saimia.fi  and  jimberggren49@gmail.com