Scottish Print Network (SPN) has announced the launch of Below another sky, an international residency initiative designed to facilitate the development of new work in print from artists from both Scotland and Commonwealth countries. It marks the first partnership between Dundee Contemporary Arts, Edinburgh Printmakers, Glasgow Print Studio, Highland Print Studio, Inverness and Peacock Visual Arts, Aberdeen.

The SPN has invited 10 artists from Scotland and 10 from Commonwealth countries to undertake research residencies during 2013 and 2014. Artists from Scotland are travelling to Antigua, Canada, India, Malawi and New Zealand; artists from Australia, Canada, India and Pakistan will be on residency in Aberdeen, Dundee, Edinburgh, Glasgow and Inverness.

Those who have already undertaken their residency include Claire Barclay, who travelled to the Banff Centre, Alberta, Canada; Jim Lambie, who spent time working out of the Caribbean island of Antigua and Michael Fullerton and David Shrigley, both of whom went to Auckland, New Zealand.

The artists from Australia, Canada, India and Pakistan are Sarnath Banerjee, Fahd Burki, Julia Dault, Rohini Devasher, Geoffrey Farmer, Emily Floyd, Janice Kerbel, David Noonan, Seher Shah, Shahzia Sikander. Each artist is working with one of the five print studios.

In tandem with the residency, a series of exhibitions and related events have been organised including a two-person exhibition at Edinburgh Printmakers with Louise Hopkins and Carol Rhodes (June-July 2014) and a solo exhibition of work by Michael Fullerton at Glasgow Print Studio (July 2014).

The launch will form part of the Glasgow 2014 Cultural Programme (work produced by the artists participating in Below another sky will be shown at Glasgow Print Studio during the Commonwealth Games in 2014), and also coincide with the inaugural Print Festival Scotland and Impact 8: the eighth Impact International Printmaking Conference.

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