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Report on the 4:th International Lithosymposium
in Tidaholm, Sweden 2002.

Wednesday July 31


Grafic art in Dresden
The master printer Peter Stephan from Grafikwerkstatt
Dresden in Germany, made a lecture about his work-
shop and showed slides. The workshop is a commerc-
ial one but it also collects some support from the
city of Dresden.

Grafic art in Oslo
Master printer Kjell Johansson from Grafisk Stentrykk
as. in Oslo, Norway, talked over the situation for
graphic art in Norway today. Fortunately enough the
situation is positive. Graphic art is very popular on 
the market. This could be due to a stronger tradition
of buying graphic art in Norway than for example in
Sweden or maybe its due to the influence from Munch.
Today graphic art from Odd Nerdrum is very popular.
Besides the more traditional forms of graphic art
there is much experimental work going on. Grafisk
Stentrykk as. is a commercial workshop with a very
complete equipment.

Grafic art in Uithulzemeeden
The artist Wim Jonkman runs since many years a work-
shop called Obelisk in Uithulzemeeden in the north
of Holland. He was educated in lithoprinting in Paris
where he also had a workshop for some years.
Wim mainly works in large format which has forced
him to make some inventions to be able to handle
the big stones single handed. His inventions were
shown on slides. Wim also works with leasing graphic
prints to comanies and private persons. The artist
leaves his or her prints for one year. The customer
rents the prints for three months. The artist gets some
part of the rent and he or she can also sell the prints
after the leasing period.

Two graphic projects with Modhir Ahmed
Modhir Ahmed unfortunately had to leave the
symposium Tuesday evening but Lars Lundqvist
described and showed slides from the two projects
realized by Ahmed. One of the projects was a work-
shop made at Gerlesborg Art School in Sweden.
In this project Ahmed taught how to work with his
shellac method in large format. The other project
took place in Egypt. Ahmed and a collegue of his
made a workshop at the Academy of Fine Art in 
Alexandria where the students were taught different
printing methods.

Kjell Johansson from Oslo showed his method of turning positive images into negative images. With the assist-
ance of his collegue Snorre Kopperud he made an
interesting workshop with a very succesful result.

On wednesday afternoon artist Pawel Frackiewicz
made a workshop showing the so called Lou-sho
method. Pawel is a teacher at the Academy of Fine
Art in Wroclaw, Poland. For the Lou-sho method
gum arabic, water and salt is used to get the negative
washes. The method takes long drying periods and
Pawel continued the workshop on Thursday.

Support organization invites for party
Wednesday evening the support organization of the
Lithographic Academy, "Friends of Lithography",
invited all participaters for food and drinks at the
Marbodal Center. During the evening the guests were
entertained by the music group "Rough and Gorgeous".
At the Marbodal Center which is situated next to the
Graphic Workshop, a pub was opened all nights
during the first week of the symposium.

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Kjell Johansson shows slides from his workshop in Oslo. Photo: Mikael Käll.
Kjell Johansson shows slides from his
workshop in Oslo.

Norwegian turning exercise. Photo: Mikael Käll.
Norwegian turning exercise.

Friends of Lithography invites for party. Photo: Mikael Käll.
Friends of Lithography invites for party.

"Rough and Gorgeous" is playing.
"Rough and Gorgeous" is playing.

The party goes on.
The party goes on.




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