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Introducing 2020 Editions

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26 November 2020

We're delighted to announce the launch of 2020 Editions, a portfolio of original prints by Christine Borland, Martin Boyce, Eve Fowler, Ilana Halperin, Hideyuki Katsumata, Toby Paterson, P. Staff, Alberta Whittle, Jane and Louise Wilson and Clare Woods.

This portfolio was created to mark an extraordinary, challenging year, and to support DCA’s recovery from a crisis that has gripped the entire cultural sector.

As the UK-wide lockdown that began in March 2020 drew to a close, we invited a group of artists who had participated in our programme to submit work to be developed with the team in the Print Studio and included in a portfolio. Some had worked with us recently; others had taken part in projects soon after the building opened in 1999, but all of them gave their time and work generously to support DCA, and we are incredibly grateful to them. 

The project came with some built-in specifications – shape, size, edition number – but the remarkable diversity of the finished works eloquently reflects the range of our programme, and the possibilities of working with the Print Studio.

Each print is an edition of 30, with a limited number of portfolios featuring all prints in a non-woven material bound archival box accompanied by a publisher’s certificate of authenticity available for £1,200. A number of individual prints are also available at £120 each.

"This portfolio of prints encapsulates DCA’s ethos, demonstrates our commitment to and relationship with the artists we work with, and showcases our wonderful Print Studio. We’re so excited to be able to share these with the public, offering affordable artworks while supporting our future programme. And to all the artists involved thank you – we are incredibly grateful." Beth Bate, Director of DCA. 

Full list of works
Follow the link to read more about each print and artist

Christine Borland
Sow (Dig, Rake, Riddle, Sow, Water, Weed, Pull), 2020
Screenprint on Somerset Textured White 300gsm paper
42 x 29.7cm 

"The fragile ecosystem of the Scottish art world without DCA is unthinkable; they have worked with so many artists to develop ambitious, timely projects for their beautiful spaces, just when we needed them – if making or buying a print can help then I’m definitely in and I hope you are too."


Martin Boyce
Telephone Drawing, 2020
Screenprint on Zerkall 225gsm paper
29.7 x 42cm

"DCA in its early years was the reason I got to know Dundee. It’s where you went if you wanted to see the best exhibitions in Scotland. In 2009 I had the great pleasure of collaborating with DCA on the Scotland and Venice project ‘No Reflections’ which became a milestone exhibition for me. Over the years I have worked closely with DCA Print Studio to produce a number of print editions and DCA continues to be a vital place for art, culture and community in Scotland. I am delighted to offer whatever support I can for this important institution." 


Eve Fowler
Let us wash our hair and stare stare at mountain ranges, 2020
Screenprint on Somerset Satin 300gsm
29.7 x 42cm

"I am pleased to be included in this project that supports DCA and its wonderful programming." 


Ilana Halperin
The Rock Cycle (From Coral to Limestone), 2020
Woodblock print with intaglio litho relief ink on Somerset Satin 300gsm paper
29.7 x 42cm


Hideyuki Katsumata
TEENAGE KICKS, 2020
Screenprint on Fabriano 4 220gsm paper
42 x 29.7cm

"DCA Print Studio is one of my best playrooms. I feel close to people in Dundee always - big hug." 


Toby Paterson
Exploring (for DS), 2020
Digital print with Epson Ultra Chrome k3 pigment inks and screenprint on Somerset Enhanced White 310gsm paper 
29.7 x 42cm


P. Staff 
Prince of Homburg (playbill), 2020
Screenprint on Zerkall Smooth White 145gsm paper 
42 x 29.7cm 

"I am a huge fan of DCA, its programme, and its role in providing film, books, and art to Dundee and the surrounding area. I am so grateful to have had my work exhibited there, and to have had the support of everybody who works there to produce the exhibition that we did. I would do anything I can to support DCA to continue."


Alberta Whittle
Invest in love, 2020
Screenprint with copper and silver powder lettering on Somerset Satin 300gsm paper
42 x 29.7cm

"I agreed to make this print for DCA because I believe in the supportive and critical work they manifest across the institution, from the Print Studio to the Galleries. When I had the wonderful opportunity to prepare for and present a solo exhibition at DCA, everyone in the building made me feel welcome and the atmosphere for thinking and making together was overwhelmingly positive and supportive. My time working in the Print Studio signified a shift in the ambitions of my practice which continues to affect my thinking."


Jane and Louise Wilson
Violet Dwam, 2020
Digital print with Epson Claria inks and screenprint on Canson Infinity Photo Lustre paper 310gsm
42 x 29.7cm


Clare Woods
THE OWNER, 2020
Screenprint on Somerset Satin 300gsm paper
42 x 29.7cm

"I am very fond of DCA, I exhibited in a group show in 2000 and had a solo in 2017, I love what DCA do and how it has changed the city so dramatically from how I remember it in the early 90s. It offers an amazing level of quality but manages to still be inclusive which I think is a very hard balance to achieve."


For more information on DCA Editions & Publications click here or contact editions@dca.org.uk. DCA Editions provide the opportunity to acquire affordable artwork by critically acclaimed contemporary artists while supporting DCA's future programme and helping us to continue to enrich people’s lives through art, culture and creativity.

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