Inaugurazione martedì 30 aprile alle ore 18.00
Galleria della Fondazione Il Bisonte
Via San Niccolò 24/rosso, Firenze
Tel. 055 2342585
Firenze, 30 aprile – 17 maggio 2019
Visions of a different nature from the one we are accustomed, exotic animals on one side but at the same time classic, friendly, almost familiar faces, all punctuated by landscapes of archaic, medieval cities, a fascinating intertwining that joins a storytelling that Il Bisonte already hosted: Australia. But this time the narrative voices are those of two sisters who have made printmaking their most vibrant expression. They have been visiting us in Florence for over ten years, bringing with them other artists, to immerse themselves in the sparkling spring atmosphere of this city and to work in our print studios. The story of printmaking is not new to unite the whole world with protean freshness. But the wonder of this exhibition comes from this mixture of exotic and familiar, which is perhaps one of the most distinctive traits of Australian culture.
Robin Ezra and Annie Day are sisters who grew up in an artistic household in Australia – their mother a creator of exclusive garments and their father a photographer.
Annie has been a practicing artist since gaining her painting diploma in 1974 from the National Art School, Sydney.
Robin first enrolled in Life Drawing classes at the ANU School of Art in 1985.
Printmaking Sisters are passionate advocates of safer, healthier and environmentally friendly printmaking techniques.
Over the past 14 years they have taught together these safer techniques in Florence, UK, New Zealand and in many locations in Australia. www.annieday.com.au
Summer is coming! Nurture your creativity on the Tuscan hills in a gorgeous ancient villa while doing prints in Florence in the historical printmaking studios of Il Bisonte.
In collaboration with Eletto Art Tour we are offering the opportunity to reside in this charming ancient tuscan villa at Impruneta, just 20 minutes by bus from the city centre for a very affordable price, that includes dinners and italian breakfasts and moreover a tutor always around at the villa. It is even possible to set up a visit to one of the main sculpture workshops in Carrara and a foundry specialized in sculptures casting.
The price includes 5 mornings of intaglio printmaking class at Il Bisonte, with a very personalized approach that allows to work on personal projects.
from the 7 to the 16 of July 2019
Villa “Casa per la Pace” Impruneta – Florence (Italy)
from Villa to bus stop (10 min walking)
from bus stop to city center, Santa Maria Novella (20 min by bus)
Fee 660 euro
included in the price:
lodging in a shared room ( 3, 4, 5 beds – with an extra fee you can reserve a single room or a two beds room).
Italian breakfast and dinner.
Printmaking class at Il Bisonte (Firenze) from the 8 to the 12 of July
Access to the Villa’s spaces (studios and garden).
the presence of a tutor from Eletto Art Tour during your stay.
Single room with bathroom (200,00 euro)
Double room with bathroom (150,00 euro)
Optional field trips:
Carrara – Studi d’Arte Michelangelo e all’Accademia di Belle Arti di Carrara (50,00 euro)
Pietrasanta – Mariani foundry and Favret mosaics (50,00 euro)
Saturday 4 of May, new Silkscreen Workshop, 7 hours of pure creativity squeezed trough the frame. Bring ideas because the material is included in the price!
May the 4th 2019.
from 10am to 5pm.
60€, material included
During this workshop we will explore an everyday material to produce a matrix suitable for hand printing.
This workshop is good for beginners but even for experts that want to explore the potentials of this versatile technique.
2 March 2019
Limited spots for the students
Ink and paper included
This workshop is for free
On Thursday 21 March we welcome the new professors of the Il Bisonte Foundation School with an exhibition.
Rodolfo Ceccotti remains firmly the director of our school, but new people with new energies and new faces are going to support him, “new” with roots firmly planted in our tradition.
We hope to see you on Thursday, there will be beautiful prints in the gallery and you will have the chance to talk with these new “legs” of the bison.
Rodolfo Ceccotti – Didactic director
Monica Franchini – Specialization Course professor
Luis Pardo – Studio manager
Giulia Seri – Silkscreen
Michela Mascarucci – Letterpress
Federica Rugnone – Photomecanical techniques
Cosimo Ermini and Paola Fortes – Studio assistant
Masterclass of Livio Ceschin.
Il Bisonte hosted an exhibition of Livio Ceschin prints few years ago, and another one soon, in the meantime we managed to lure him out of his mountains to come down here to hold a practical workshop. It will lead us to the use of his elective techniques (etching and drypoint), and to the discovery of his landscapes, of his poetry that he manages to find in the most humble ravines, of the lightest snow and the silence of the woods, of the trees.
Saturday 1 February 9.30 – 17
Sunday 2 February, 9.30 – 17
120 for those who have already attended our Workshops or Masterclasses
100 euros for the students of the Fine Arts Academies
basic material included in the price
Il Bisonte Foundation Via San Niccolò 24 / rosso, Florence
Screen printing workshop
1 and 2 December 2018
from 10.30am to 5pm
Everyone talks about it and you still do not understand how it works? It’s the right time to come to Il Bisonte and experience the thrill of sliding the squeegee on the frame!
Let’s prepare an acetate together: if you are confident creatives, you will draw directly of it, otherwise bring a file and we will print it together on the acetate sheet. Then we will teach you to spread the jelly on the frame, to impress the screens with your work and to print them. If time will be available we will introduce more colors.
100 euros for those who have already attended our Masterclasses or Workshops and for the students of the Accademia delle Belle Arti.
Screen printing materials and some sheets of paper included (if you think you want to print several copies bring a few more sheets from home, and get even T-shirts, shoppers or other material if you want to use them).
For registration or more information write to: firstname.lastname@example.org
FIRESTATION PRINT STUDIO
31 artists printmakers from Australia
Opening Thursday May 17th – 6.00pm
Il Bisonte Foundation – via San Niccolò, 24r – 50125 Florence
Next Thursday, an exhibition will be inaugurated at Bisonte, with 31 works by as many printmakers from the Firestation Print Studio, Melbourne, Australia.
It is another exhibition added to the group of those collective shows that we have organized with the clear will and the sincere desire to discover the art graphics of other parts of the world, to know who, with their our own language, tell a story different, in this specific case just from the other side of the world: Australia.
These exhibitions are born under the name of Print-link and unlike other group shows are characterized by a parallel exhibition of Il Bisonte artists organized by the institution that we host. So far we have had exhibitions at Il Bisonte with printmakers from England, Finland, Mexico and we plan to have them from Japan and Argentina.
It seems extraordinary that the thread that unites two so distant realities is the same that is traced on the matrices, whether they are made of metal, wood or stone and that printmaker lovers from two opposite sides of the globe they themselves in front of the same prints, speaking different languages with their voices but the same one with their hands.
Il Bisonte Foundation Gallery, via San Niccolò 24 / rosso, Florence.
time: 9.00 – 13.00 and 15.00 – 19.00.
Saturday and Sunday closed.
The exhibition will remain open until June 15, 2018.
telephone: 055 2342585
Contemporary American Prints
Il Bisonte Gallery
San Niccolò 24/red
Exhibition Free and Open to the Public: September 9-23, 2016
Opening Reception: Friday, September 9, from 6-8pm
Gallery Talk with the Curator: Friday, September 9, from 7-8pm
Gallery hours: from monday to friday, 9am-1pm and 3-7pm.
saturday on appointment.
Tel. 0039 (0)55 2342585
Miguel Aragon, Staten Island, New York
Emily Arthur, Madison, Wisconsin
Janet Ballweg, Bowling Green, Ohio
Michael Barnes, Saint Charles, Illinois
Josh Dannin, Manchester, New Hampshire
Andrew DeCaen, Denton, Texas
Jeffrey Dell, San Marcos, Texas,
Amze Emmons, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Lari Gibbons, Denton, TX
Karla Hackenmiller, Athens, Ohio
Nicole Hand, Murray, Kentucky
Melissa Harshman, Athens, Georgia
John Hitchcock, Madison, Wisconsin
Michael Krueger, Lawrence, Kansas
Carrie Lingscheit, Chicago, Illinois
Beauvais Lyons, Knoxville, Tennessee
Kathryn Maxwell, Tempe, Arizona
Phyllis McGibbon, Wellesley, Massachusetts
Yoonmi Nam, Lawrence, Kansas
Ashley Nason, Eaton, Colorado
Kathryn Polk, Tucson, Arizona,
Andrew Raftery, Providence, Rhode Island
Jason Scuilla, Manhattan, Kansas
Hyeyoung Shin, Kansas City, Missouri
Tanja Softic, Richmond, Virginia
Jon Swindler, Athens, Georgia
Erik Waterkotte, Charlotte, North Carolina
Art Werger, Athens, Ohio
Koichi Yamamoto, Knoxville, Tennessee
Rina Yoon, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
This exhibition features contemporary printmakers of the United States of America.
American artist, Andrew DeCaen has curated this exhibition as part of his Artist in Residency during the month of September at the Il Bisonte Foundation for Printmaking.
The exhibition includes a selection of artists hailing from a variety of geographic regions in the United States and representing the status of the contemporary research, aesthetics and technical diversity in printmaking. These artists work in modes from figuration, surrealist trajectories, image sampling, naturalistic documentation, and lyrical abstraction, exploring current issues including environmental concerns, urban development and blight, feminism, desensitization of modern violence, and interruptions of conventionally held truths. The exhibition demonstrates the vitality and diversity of contemporary printmaking with a wide variety of processes and techniques including: woodcut relief, letterpress relief, relief embossing, acid etching, electrolytic etching, aquatint, metal engraving, photo-intaglio, stone lithography, plate lithography, screen print, layered digital printing, and other delicate and complex techniques.
English Language Links:
Andrew DeCaen: www.andrewdecaen.com