Anthony Lee Martin - Grafica Sul do Save
New Media Room
Filmmaker turned printmaker, Anthony Lee Martin presents the intimate story of Grafica Sul do Save, a letterpress printing shop in Inhambane, Mozambique. Martin fell instantly in love with the medium of printmaking and knew that he wanted to help tell the story of the shop and the people who run it.
Making the prints was an intricate process. We initially needed to decided on the page layout, font and design. Once these were in place we made begun making test prints in order to set every individual letter at the correct depth for the best print result. In the end each of the final 50 A4 prints were passed through the press twice. This process took a full day and I believe we managed to create something timeless that holds much more weight than the mere paper it was printed on.
The quote I chose to print comes from a letter to the Philippians, that was written by Paul of Tarsus in 62AD. I decided to print this quote in both Portuguese and English to reflect both my home language and that of the printers. I have often reflected on this quote and have been enlightened and strengthened by its words.
My hope is that people may feel the same encouragement, strengthening and comfort as they interact with the film, and the prints. And who knows maybe a couple of people will want one of the prints we made to be with them in their homes.
Please join us for refreshments at the exhibition opening: Thursday 28 February 2019 at 6pm