Exploration and symbolic interpretation of alternative printing surfaces using the serigraphic printing technique.
MetadataShow full item record
The contemporary industrial world today provides a variety of printing surfaces, for example, glass, biscuit –fired clay slabs, stone slates, plastic, acrylic boards, and other synthetic materials which have not been effectively and seriously explored as alternative surfaces for printmaking. Yet many of them are in abundance and rich in terms of surface quality that can enhance the quality of fine art prints. As a trainer of teacher-trainees for secondary schools, and former trainee both at the Margaret Trowell School of Industrial and Fine Arts, Makerere University, and at the Department of Art and Industrial Design, Kyambogo University, it was my observation that whereas the course content in each of the two institutions of higher learning is open to the employment of various printing surfaces, the artworks produced in printmaking are predominantly being executed on conventional surfaces like paper, cloth and wood. This study practically explores how alternative surfaces like glass, clay slabs, stone slates, plastic, acrylic boards, and other synthetic materials can extend the printmaking experience, and the way of looking at prints in relation to societal needs and issues on identity. The themes explored in this study visually interrogate the lost moral values within society and attempt to address the unpleasant social and political life in Uganda, using the medium of serigraphy commonly referred to as screen-printmaking. An exploratory survey design was used for this study and the research data collection methods used included: library and archival survey, empirical observation, an d studio experiments. Major findings of the study highlight the potential of alternative surfaces, besides paper and cloth. With the current need for diversity in printmaking efforts to explore the potential of alternative surfaces is paramount.
Showing items related by title, author, creator and subject.
Challenges of print media in peace building in Northern Uganda: A case study of attitudes of the New Vision newspaper readers based in Kampala, 2000 – 2005. Mbabazi, Mwesiga Angelina (Makerere University, 2008-03)The research set out to analyse the challenges of print media in peace building in Northern Uganda: A case study of attitudes of The New Vision newspaper readers based in Kampala from 2000-2005. In this research Northern ...
Climate for evidence-informed health systems: A print media analysis in 44 low- and middle income countries that host knowledge-translation platforms Cheung, Andrew; Lavis, John N.; Hamandi, Ali; El-Jardali, Fadi; Sachs, Jonathan; Sewankambo, Nelson; Knowledge-Translation Platform Evaluation Team (BioMed Central, 2011)Background: We conducted a print media analysis in 44 countries in Africa, the Americas, Asia, and the Eastern Mediterranean in order to understand one dimension of the climate for evidence-informed health systems and to ...
Wasswa, Jamiru (2009-08-08)The study was intended to establish Government regulations of Press Freedom and how that affects the Effectiveness of the Print Media in Uganda. Four Media Houses were studied including The New Vision, The Monitor Paper, ...