We are 100 UK printmakers creating prints on the theme of Animal Magic, to be sold in aid of two charities - Magic Breakfast, providing healthy school breakfasts to children at risk of hunger in disadvantaged areas of the UK, and Edible Rotherhithe, providing creative learning opportunities through gardening and printmaking sessions in schools. For more information about these charities and what they do, please visit www.magicbreakfast.com and www.ediblerotherhithe.org.uk.
Follow the hashtag #thoughtpressproject on social media to see the project in action and development of designs for final prints! Visit the Shop to order a print.
If you'd simply like to add to the funds raised, please click to donate here.
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The project theme FOR 2022 is 'Food Growing and Gardening' as this fits the two charities that the project will be supporting and fundraising for - food banks (Trussell Trust) and community kitchens and creative learning (Edible Rotherhithe).
By April 2022, all 50 printmakers will have designed and printed their interpretation of this theme, either by drawing on their own gardening experiences or looking at the wider meaning of the theme.
Please search the hashtag #thoughtpressproject to find out what our printmakers have been up to and see process sketches, designs, carving and in some cases finished prints, some of which are already available to buy in the shop part of this website!
So go on, have a look, buy a print and help raise some money today for Trussell Trust and Edible Rotherhithe!
linoprint by Rebecca Daniel
BRINGING PRINTMAKERS TOGETHER
This project began in 2021 - for more information you can go to https://www.essdee.co.uk/thought-press-project/ to find out more about the origins.
The organiser, Sanira Emon reached out to people over Instagram during lockdown.
This project is as much about building friendships, connections and artistic influences, and feeling like part of a bigger movement in creativity and kindness, as it is about raising money for charities - in 2021 the charities were Mind and Heart Felt Tips.
Here are some of the lovely comments from the printmakers involved:
Sharon Hiley @sonabeam said of her partnership with Allie Clubb @print.clubb "Thank you, it's nice to have arty contact in isolating times!"
Hannah Bigley @hannahelisabethbigley said of her new printmaking pal Rachel Lloyd @rachlloydpress, "I'm so glad to be a part of ... something so big, and for such a good cause...it's been so nice chatting to Rach... that's such a good idea to match people up."