The Swedish Print-makers' Association was founded in 1910 by a handful of young print-makers with the intention of furthering the interests of print-makers, arranging exhibitions and distributing information about fine-art print-making as an art form.
Today we number almost 450 members and strive
continuously with the same ambitions. Our artists live
throughout Sweden, and work in diverse artistic styles
using all possible forms of print-making techniques.
The Association has worked internationally from the
very beginning, exhibiting in many countries, and
arranging print exhibitions from abroad in Sweden.
The Swedish Print-makers' Association and
Gallery are centrally situated at Nr 6 Hornsgatan in
Stockholm. The gallery is presently run by Eva Cornéer
and Britt Krestesen, competent and loyal members
of staff who have been with us for over 20 years.
A small section of the gallery is devoted to showing
current exhibitions of Artists' Books. The house was
built in 1761. In 1927 the ground floor became
a Moorish coffee house and was decorated
accordingly. When we moved here in 1996 the
interior ceilings had been beautifully restored to
the original 1920's Moorish décor.
Our association publishes a magazine with articles
about print-making and exhibitions, often written
by our active artist members. Björn Bredström,
a print-maker himself, has been our enthusiastic editor
for many years. The magazine, Grafiknytt, Print News,
is sent to all of our active artist members and also to
our group of loyal supportive members. For a small
fee these supportive members also receive a yearly
portfolio of prints at a greatly reduced price.
In Sweden we are fortunate in having a great
number of collective print workshops, always founded
and run by enthusiastic print-makers (often funded
in part by local authorities), thereby providing
our artists with print studios where they can exchange
ideas and produce their own prints at a reasonable
cost. We have always had an important network
of contacts with other print-makers' collective
workshops and print-makers' associations in Sweden
The Swedish Print-makers' Association proudly
announces the celebration of its Centenary.
The main feature is a grand exhibition of fine-art
print-making. The exhibition opens on 26th October
2010 and finishes on 12th December 2010.
King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden, will inaugurate the
exhibition. The opening venue is at Konstakademien,
the Royal Swedish Academy of Fine-Arts gallery
at nr.12 Fredsgatan in central Stockholm.
The exhibition will then travel to several different
venues in Sweden during 2011.
The exhibition is divided into three categories:
1. HISTORISK ATERBLICK The history of our Association including a
rich selection from the archives of our published
editions throughout the years.
2. XIV GRAFIKTRIENNAL A jury-selected Swedish Print XIV Triennial open
to all print-making artists throughout Sweden.
3. MEDLEMSUTSTALLNING An exhibition of prints from all of our members
wishing to participate.
Whilst the main exhibition is at Konstakademien, the
Royal Swedish Academy of Fine- Arts gallery at
nr.12 Fredsgatan, we are showing Nordic print-makers
in our own gallery at nr.6 Hornsgatan at these times:
27.10 – 07.11
the Finnish Print-makers ' Association.
09.11 – 21.11
the Icelandic Print-makers' Association.
23.11 – 05.12
the Danish Print-makers'Association.
07.12 – 19.12
the Norwegian Print-makers Association.
26.10 – 12.12
Triennial and Jubilee Exhibition at Konstakademien,
the Royal Swedish Academy of Fine Arts gallery
at nr.12 Fredsgatan.