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Royal Academy Appoints Epson Print Media Tutors

Royal Academy Appoints Epson Print Media Tutors - The Royal Academy has appointed its first Epson Digital Print Media Tutors.

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Left to right - Guler Ates and Barton Hargreaves, Epson Digital Print Media Tutors at the Royal Academy

The Royal Academy has appointed its first Epson digital print media tutors.

The Royal Academy Schools, the only independent three year postgraduate art school in the world, has appointed Guler Ates and Barton Hargreaves as its first Epson Digital Print Media Tutors.

The Royal Academy Schools has had a long and fruitful collaborative relationship with Epson including sponsorship of digital media with the RA Schools, and for the last 12 years, the unique luxury of its own purpose-built Epson Digital Media Suite.

The Epson Digital Media Suite is equipped with Epson’s full range of Stylus Pro large format inkjet printers, Epson inks and media and is used by students to produce high-end and experimental artworks using digital technologies, often in an unexpected or alternative ways.

Before becoming Epson Tutors, Guler and Barton both worked as Digital Fellows within the Academy, gaining valuable experience in advanced digital technologies and researching the potential of the Epson printers. Prior to this they both graduated from the Royal College of Art’s specialist MA Fine Art printmaking department and have since developed respected reputations as young professional artists.

“The close collaboration between the Royal Academy Schools and Epson has benefited us both on many levels,” says Nick White, Business Manager, Professional Graphics, Epson UK. “The experience of working closely with artists who continually explore new horizons using digital print technologies is valuable. They learn from us and we learn from them.”

For more information, visit the Epson website.

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