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Programme for inaugural Print Festival Scotland announced 

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Staff and PhD students from the Centre for Fine Print Reseach will join thousands of visitors and hundreds of artists and academics in Scotland's biggest ever celebration of the medium of print.

The inaugural Print Festival Scotland (PFS) will take place in Dundee and at satellite venues across the country from 23rd August to 1st September. The Festival aims to confirm the cultural diversity, historical significance and future potential of print, as artists and writers adjust to the digital age. It will be anchored by the 8th biennial International Multidisciplinary Printmaking Conference (IMPACT 8) - the world's largest and most prestigious event of its kind.
A wide and exciting range of some 40 exhibitions, workshops and performances have been co-ordinated to celebrate the IMPACT 8 conference and mark PFS. Venues range from internationally recognised contemporary art galleries to local artist-run initiatives in alternative public spaces.
Taking 'exploration' as their theme, the joint programme of events will celebrate the multiple identities of print media, with a particular focus on Dundee - the City of Discovery - which has a rich tradition of print, printmaking and publishing, and is a hub of contemporary digital technology innovation.
Venues include Dundee Contemporary Arts, Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design (DJCAD), the University of Dundee, Abertay University, The McManus: Dundee's Art Gallery and Museum, Edinburgh Printmakers, Stirling Old Town Jail, Glasgow Print Studio and Peacock Visual Arts in Aberdeen. Partner organisations include DC Thomson & Co Ltd and the Scottish Print Network.

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