Aya Shimamoto: Mezzotints / Play Indoors

For Aya, the work of making prints, spending time touching and observing objects and places, is also a way of touching and transferring these memories, and the sense of wonder they embody.

2019 April 20-21 & 25-28 / A special exhibition of mezzotint works at The Branch with Aya Shimamoto.

Kyoto-based artist Aya Shimamoto uses a copperplate printing technique known as “mezzotint.” Her works explore how spending time in a place (or with an object) creates embedded memories, not only within people, but also within the objects and places themselves.

For Aya, the work of making prints, spending time touching and observing objects and places, is also a way of touching and transferring these memories, and the sense of wonder they embody.

Exhibition Images

Mezzotint Workshop

April 28, 2019 / Learn how to make a copperplate print with a pasta machine!「銅版画をパスタマシーンで作りましょう!」

Join The Branch resident artist Aya Shimamoto and learn how to make a beautiful “copper plate” print using an ordinary pasta machine. Sounds weird? It will most certainly be weird, and fun. Participants will use a thin copper plate of 5 cm × 5 cm, cut in free form, to make a copperplate print. The workshop takes 1 to 2 hours.

Please come with clothes that you don’t care about getting dirty. There is also a risk of hurting your hands with a copper plate, so bring protective gloves with you. The Maximum participants for the workshop is 7 people.

Workshop Images

Thank you for those who joined the workshop with Aya. Below are a few images from the occasion.


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