The Association Associação de Gravura Água-Forte arises from the meeting of a small group of artists, whose main goal is summed up make and disseminate the printmaking.
The story of the Association would begin with a small advertisement posted on the wall of the Cooperative of Portuguese Printmakers, in whose workshop often some of the members were to work. It was an announcement of the sale of a second-hand press.
Following the acquisition of such press, would be born this Association, in 2000. The space integrates today, in addition to the printmaking workshop, a small gallery where periodically there are exhibitions in the area of printmaking and graphic arts.
Are main goals the creation and dissemination of pintmaking in its main aspects, the exchange with Portuguese and foreign artists, the study and the dissemination of traditional techniques and experimentation in printmaking, including research and use of less toxic materials in your implementation.
By this Association passed since the foundation, twenty-one artists members, some of whom only temporarily.
Now has 11 members, four of whom, co-founders of the initial group, (Amélia Soares, Fátima Ferreira, Teresa Pato and Teresa Morgado) five members (Ana Galvão, Manuel Lopes, Manuela Cristóvão, Margarida Lourenço) and two temporarily members ( João Carvalho and Célia Bragança).VER MAIS