9 - 15 JUNE

ASC Gallery and Project Space

To coincide with Bainbridge Print Studios' 10th birthday, we are very excited to present the work of our 65 selected artists and showcase this hugely diverse and accomplished selection of contemporary print.

The exhibition will feature screenprint, etching, collagraph, linocut, cyanotype, digital print, photopolymer and more!



  • £150 towards paper from John Purcell Paper
  • 5 free sessions working in The Art Academy's open access print rooms
  • £50 towards materials from L. Cornelissen & Son
  • £100 towards the cost of framing from The Frame Library
  • Two mentoring sessions with the SPACE Artist Development team
  • A week-long solo exhibition at ASC Gallery 
  • Two open access passes for one year of unlimited access to the print rooms at Bainbridge Print Studio

Key dates:

  • Deadline for submissions - Sunday 22 April, Midnight - 

  • Artists are informed - Tuesday 1 May - 

  • Delivery of works - Sunday 3 June, 10 - 12pm and Monday 4 June, 10 - 12pm

  • Private View - Friday 8 June, 6 - 9pm

  • Exhibition open - Saturday 9 June - Friday 15 June

  • Collection of works - Friday 15 June 5 - 7pm and Saturday 16 10 - 12pm



We are very excited to have the wonderful and accomplished artists Johanna Love and Marcelle Hanslaar joining us this year as selectors for the Bainbridge Open 2018.


Ohne Strahlen VIII

Ohne Strahlen VIII

Johanna Love is an artist and academic living in London. She is currently Pathway Leader for MA Printmaking at Camberwell College of Arts and Senior Lecturer in Fine Art Printmaking at the University of Brighton. 

Her own practice explores images that sit at the intersection between traditional problems of perception and modern technology, images which are at the edge of visual representation, that provoke a number of paradoxical readings and that offer an arena within which to contemplate themes of perception, time, memory and mortality.

She completed a practice based PhD at Chelsea College of Art & Design, exploring the subject of dust, as generating new perceptions of viewing the printed photographic image. She is currently collaborating with the National History Museum at present in a project that uses an electron microscope to examine dust gathered from her grandparents’ home in Hamburg, Germany, a town heavily bombed during World War II.  

She exhibits widely both nationally and internationally. Recent exhibitions include Painting Drawing and the Digital, University of Northampton; Another Way of Telling, Vancouver, Canada; Johanna Love, GiG Gallery, Munich; Lichtlose Luft, ParcSpace, London College of Communication; A small constellation of photographic evidence, Cheng Art Gallery, Beijing; Behind the eyes: making pictures, Gallery North, Newcastle; Viewfinder, Artspaceh Gallery, Seoul, Korea; British Printmaking Japan, Kyoto Museum & Art Gallery, Japan.



The Crying Game 25 [of a series of 30 prints] Etching/aquatint, 20x25 cm, edition 30, 2017

The Crying Game 25 [of a series of 30 prints]
Etching/aquatint, 20x25 cm, edition 30, 2017

Hanselaar was born in Rotterdam in the Netherlands and attributes growing up in this protestant postwar country as being much of the inspiration for the recurring, often dark, subject matter in her work. Self-taught, she started out as an abstract painter before turning to figuration, whilst simultaneously becoming fascinated by etching.

In her most recent work The Crying Game, a series of 30 etchings based on Otto Dix's series Der Krieg, Hanselaar questions the fragility of how to remain human in an increasingly violent and displaced world. The acid bitten quality of etching amplifies the rawness of the subject matter with the aquatint adding that tender, painterly touch.

Hanselaar has exhibited widely across the UK and abroad, including at the Royal Academy of Art, Tate Modern, Flowers Gallery, Bankside Gallery, Mile End Art Pavilion, Royal West of England Academy, Arnolfini and the Science Museum UK.