GAA druk MAken
Concept & Exhibition design
Work: concept & exhibition Design
Client: Graphic Workshop alkmaar
Location: Grote kerk, alkmaar, NL
Collaborators: Bureau Gras
Graphic Workshop Alkmaar celebrated its 40th birthday in 2015 with a manifestation about all facets of Graphic art. During this two-month event, the 'Grote Kerk' in Alkmaar transformed into a graphic workshop with silkscreen-tables, lithography presses, etching presses and more. It was providing the participating artists in residence to show the broad spectrum of graphic art to more than 70.000 visitors.
Graphic art is more than just a print. It is an art-form that provides a lot of technical skills on behalf of the artist. While the outside world would typically only see the end-results, the 'GAA Druk Maken' manifestation also showed the process behind the art. For two months the church transformed into a workshop celebrating all that makes graphic art special.
To show the techniques of rotogravure, letterpress and offset printing, an atelier was built in the choir area. Spread over the niches, choir aisles and in the consistory room, an exhibition was installed with paper and textile graphic art that changed daily. Children could try out different techniques in the children's workshops, while the adults could get inspired by several lectures on the topic of art and craftsmanship.
With 70.000 visitors and several press releases, the event marked as successful. Keep your agenda ready because another edition is coming up in the summer of 2018. By popular demand, we proudly present you 'GAA Drukt Door'.