Scrum Down, Print Forward

On Sunday 11 October 2015 a determined group of printmakers and rugby players gathered together in Newcastle upon Tyne’s Grey Street in order to attempt to break the world record for the longest single linocut print ever created.
The project was conceived to celebrate the Rugby World Cup 2015 and formed part of NewcastleGateshead’s conversion festival. Printing took place using a heavy roller used for rugby scrum practice and the design by artist Sara Ogilvie had been cut into the lino and embelished by eleven print studios and arts organisations representing the world cup host nations. A further twenty rugby ball shaped panels were created by artists, students and rugby players representing the competing nations.
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