‘Pop Art Prints’ workshops at Holyrood

Andy Warhol exhibition

‘Pop Art Prints’ workshops at Holyrood lift the veil on Warhol’s techniques
-Part of a festival of art and culture to mark Andrew Carnegie’s legacy –

The techniques behind Andy Warhol’s art will be demonstrated at the Scottish Parliament through a series of free weekend workshops in October. ‘Pop Art Prints’ will be run by the Fife Dunfermline Printmakers Workshop to coincide with the ‘Andy Warhol:  Pop, Power and Politics’ exhibition, which runs at the Scottish Parliament from 5 October to 3 November.

In using screen printing, Andy Warhol applied industry techniques of mass production to the making of works of art.  These short workshops, supported by the Carnegie Dunfermline Trust, will provide an insight into his technique and offer an opportunity to see and learn how these iconic images were produced.

The Presiding Officer, the Rt Hon Tricia Marwick MSP said:

“The ‘Pop, Power and Politics’ exhibition will give people the chance to view nearly 50 of Andy Warhol’s iconic works in the unique setting of the Scottish Parliament building.  These weekend workshops are the perfect addition to the exhibition as they will lift the veil on the techniques Warhol himself used in order to produce his most enduring images.

“I am grateful to the Carnegie Dunfermline Trust for supporting the workshops and to the Fife Dunfermline Printmakers Workshop for making them happen.  And who knows, perhaps the workshops will help inspire some budding, young artists of today.”

Martyn Evans, Chief Executive of the Carnegie UK Trust, who were instrumental in bringing the Warhol exhibition to the UK, said:

“Andy Warhol is one of the most celebrated artists of our time, inspiring and entertaining a generation. This unique collection forms an integral part of the Andrew Carnegie International Legacy festival and the screen printing workshops are testimony to the Andrew Carnegie philosophy; that art and culture should be accessible to all.

“What many don’t know is that Andy Warhol received his first formal training in art through free classes offered by the Carnegie Institute in Pittsburgh. Wouldn’t it be wonderful if these free workshops educated and inspired the next Warhol!”

Booking information for the workshops
The workshops will take place on the weekends of 19, 20, 26, 27 October and 2, 3 November.  They will be run from 11.00 am – 4.00pm.    The free demonstrations will last 30 minutes each.   Booking is recommended as places are limited to 30 people for each demonstration.    To book telephone 0131 348 5454, stating required number of places.    The workshops are open to all ages.

Booking information for the exhibition
Booking for ‘Andy Warhol: Pop, Power and Politics’ exhibition is recommended as tickets will be administered by a specific start time to the viewing (unrestricted end time) and can be done via:
•       the online form via the Parliament website www.scottish.parliament.uk/warhol
•       a dedicated telephone line on 0131 348 5454 – the telephone number references the famous New York nightclub, Studio 54, which Warhol frequented regularly during the 70s and 80s
•       emailing  warhol@scottish.parliament.uk

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