Four relocations later, Seacourt Print Workshop is moving again, for what will hopefully be the last time. We have been busy packing up our workshop, uncovering lots of historic artefacts and reminiscing about how far Seacourt has come over the past 40 years.
We found a number of interesting things in the workshop whilst we rummaged through, such as this letter from Hilary Clinton, addressed to our co-founder Margaret Arthur following her Exhibition at the US Capitol Hall Rotunda, Washington DC 1998 (below). This is a very exciting time for Seacourt as we move into what will hopefully be our permanent home.
We have been very busy as we have had a mere 6 weeks to vacate our Balloo premises, and have had some huge logistics to compete with, such as how to relocate (safely) 40 years worth of printmaking materials, presses, furniture, artefacts, exhibitions and artefacts to our their new home. Our members have come across a few gems from the archive during the packing up, including an etching of Seacourt’s first home, by the late Jean Duncan, gifted to Emma Drury on her appointment as Director of Seacourt Print Workshop in 2018. Jean was one of Seacourt’s co-founders, alongside Margaret Arthur, as they set about to create a print workshop close to their home town of Bangor back in 1981.
We look forward to sharing our new location soon as we focus now on some essential maintenance and getting our presses sitting comfortably in our new home, which could not be more perfect for our artists and artistic community.
We are ambitiously working towards our Autumn programme of printmaking courses that will be released next week. Stay tuned as I am sure you will all want the opportunity to create in our beautiful new forever home!
See you on the other side!