Accepting the challenge, and lacing up their boots, CFPR Editions invited a select group of UWE partners alongside staff and students from a range of creative disciplines within the Department of Creative Industries at the University of the West of England; from BA Illustration, BA Graphic Design, BA Fashion, BA Photography, MA Printmaking, Fabrications Department, Library, Epi Centre and members of the Executive, to respond to the theme: 'Football'. CFPR Editions' Paul Laidler was interviewed prior to the festival about the exhibition.
A very pleasing collection of 34 artists responded to the brief; the format for the prints was a set paper size of 20 x 25 cm, and a maximum image size of 10 x 8 cm. Each artist dictated the specific response to the theme of football, and the prints were produced in a limited edition of 11.
The individual mini-prints have since been on somewhat of a tour of Bristol...
From May 23rd - July 8th 2014 the football themed show was exhibited at the Beatroot Cafe, Lower Park Row, Bristol.
May 31st - June 12th 2014 the series of mini-prints were available to view at At-Bristol, where the lectures and performances were taking place.
June 14th - July 10th 2014, the exhibition then journeyed to SHOP (Vintage Lounge and Arts Venue) C.I.C where it was displayed in the the not-for-profit's community artspace.
The Victoria Park in Bedminster.
From July 7th - 1st September 2014, the exhibition returned back home to Bower Ashton in the F-Block Gallery. As part of the FOFI Bower Exhibition, CFPR Editions ran two open studio events for the public to come and find out about the Editions' practice and its artists.
The exhibition is currently on display at UWE's Bower Asthon Library. It has been there since September 21st 2014 and will remain there until a new venue presents itself.
You can view the full exhibition, complete with artist profiles at the FOFI Website.