James Harrison
Printmaking
Autumn | 2018

Sustainability and conservation, from the use of carbon-neutral paper and water-based ink, to work that reflects threats to ecosystems around the globe and benefits charities that protect endangered species, are the defining influences in screenprinter James Harrison’s artwork.

In 2015, with his brother Ed, James launched an interactive print series, Under the Skin: ultraviolet light exposes each animal’s phosphorescent skeleton, all that remains when a species becomes extinct. James applied to QEST to support a residency at the Glasgow Print Studio where he will collaborate with artists Alasdair Gray, The Wilson Twins and Sam Ainsley on speculative projects.

“This will be a chance to work with different materials, inks and techniques to the push boundaries of our printmaking practice, in particular engaging people in thought-provoking, sensory experiences at Under the Skin exhibitions."