The 2014 20:20 print exchange exhibition was another hugely successful event – opening night again saw a steady stream of visitors, with some starting to arrive before the official opening time and at the end of the evening we had to draw things to a close as many just did not want to leave.
The range of prints on display was even more diverse than last year and the standard of work, everyone agreed, was even higher. Visitors were once again queuing up to buy prints they had selected, with quite a few buying two or more. Everyone commented on how much they enjoyed the competitive nature of the event as prints were snapped up quickly whilst some folk were still trying to decide which ones to buy! All in good fun however.
Prints were displayed throughout the Project Space, on the walls, between the girders and even in the loading bay with many more in print bins. Those in the bins were quickly used to replace the ones bought in the buying frenzy. We would love to thank Tracy Hill and Magda Staworska-Beavan from ArtLab Contemporary Print Studio at UCLan for their help in installing the exhibition and to printmaking students Alex and Suzanne for their help in wrapping and replacing prints and Tracy for help in handling the sales. We could not have managed without them!
The 20:20 show closed on May 31st, raising an incredible £500. All of the funds raised from the sale of prints are split between Oxheys and ArtLab and used to help provide future opportunities for local artists.