Vane’s second presentation as part of the Northern Print Biennale, ‘The Kiss of a Lifetime (Part 2)’ is curated by Manchester-based artist and curator, Mike Chavez-Dawson. The exhibition features the work of over 100 artists, both internationally renowned and emerging, from the UK and abroad and examines what ‘the kiss’ signifies within contemporary culture – from the romantic to the lifesaving, from the prosaic to the violent.

Artists include: Monica Abiagioli, Mark Applegate, Magda Archer, Rob Bailey, Stratton Barret, Edward Barton, Paul Becker, Dave Beech, Divyesh Bhanderi, Simon Blackmore, Axel Bottenberg, Garth Bowden, Andrew Bracey, Brass Art, Lee Campbell, Paul Caton, Suki Chan, Jane Chavez-Dawson, Mike Chavez-Dawson, Billy Childish, Sandy Christie, Faye Claridge, Lucienne Cole, Philip Constable, Sophia Crilly, Antony Crook, Nick Crowe, Gordon Dalton, Gary Daly, Alexandra David, Jo David, Stephen Davids, Paul Davis, [deletia], Sarah Doyle, Stuart Edmundson, Sam Ely & Lynn Harris, Tim Etchells, Doug Fishbone, Freee, Bec Garland, Dom Garwood, Dave Gledhill, David Griffiths, S Mark Gubb, David Hancock, Shona Handley, Paul Harfleet, Richard Healy, Andy Hewitt, Stewart Home, Len Horsey, Rachael House, Hilary Jack, Mel Jordan, Naomi Kashiwagi, Mark Kennard, Serena Korda, Abigail Lane, Jean-Pierre Lapeyre, Wiebke Leister, Chara Lewis, Charles Lindsay, Katrin Lock, Cathy Lomax, Tessa Lynch, Rory MacBeth, Jo McGonigal, Mark McGowan, Emily Mackey, Jude Macpherson, Melanie Manchot, Jim Medway, Alexis Milne, Jason Minsky, Kristin Mojsiewicz, David Molloy, Franz Otto Novotny, Joerg Obergfell, Matthew Pawson, Gary Peploe, Vinca Petersen, Anneké Pettican, Harry Pye, Brian Reed, Katy Richardson, Heather Riggs, Isabel Rock, Kenny Schachter, Liam Scully, David Shrigley, Pamela So, Lisa Solminski, Paul Stanley, Chris Taylor, William Titley, James Topple, Sebastian Trend, Jessica Voorsanger, Wendy and her Friends, Christine Wong Yap, Simon Woolham, Charlotte Young, Kai-Oi Jay Yung, Andrea Zapp.

‘The Kiss Of A Lifetime’ is a touring exhibition and Part 1 took place at Rogue Project Space, Rogue Artists Studios, Manchester, 14-28 February, and Part 3 will take place at Bearspace, London, 4-12 September. Special thanks to Jack Jackson, Jane Chavez-Dawson, Dave Gledhill, Northern Print Biennale, Bearspace, Polite Company, Flux Magazine, and all the artists.

Initiated by Northern Print in partnership with culture10, Northern Print Biennale is the first major competition and exhibition of contemporary printmaking in the UK for almost 20 years. Newcastle Gateshead will celebrate contemporary and historical printmaking through a broad programme of exhibitions and events from 26 June to 4 October 2009.

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