ReConciliations & A Ghostly Return

This exhibition, Reconciliations which was originally shown at the Museum of History in Sarajevo in June, opens at the Exchange, Bush House, 57 Aldwych WC2 on Thursday 1st November and runs until 2nd December. I have four pieces included in the exhibition which is part of the Art & reconciliation project between Kings College, UAL and LSE.


Opening on the same night, a selection of my work for the Freud Museum will be shown under the title A Ghostly Return at the International Psychoanalytic University in Berlin until the new year.

Krakow International Print Triennial- 10th Polish Print Triennial

My work has been selected for the main exhibition of the Krakow International Print Triennial 2018 which opens on 6th July. I have also been invited  onto jury for the 10th Polish Print Triennial in Katowice October 26, 2018 – until January 31, 2019.

Paul Coldwell in conversation with William Kentridge  

Print Quarterly Platform Series:

Paul Coldwell in conversation with William Kentridge

24th May, 6-8pm


Camberwell College of Arts

45-65 Peckham Road

London SE5 8UF


Tickets: £5/£3

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London Original Print Fair

I will be showing new prints at the London Original Print Fair, Royal Academy of Arts, 3-6 May 2018. These new prints are made from laser cut woodblocks,  made last summer at OBS, Oficina Bartolomeu dos Santos, Tavira, Portugal

These prints will be shown with Long & Ryle Gallery in advance of a solo show of my work in 2019



As a contribution to the AHRC funded research project Art and Reconciliation, between King’s College London and LCC (UAL) i visited Sarajevo in January to run some drawing workshops with teenagers and to do some research in the Museum of History. As a result of the visit i will be making some new work to be shown in a forthcoming exhibition at the Museum opening on June 29th.


Soane Museum

A reminder that you can follow the development of my project with the Sir John Soane Museum on

The exhibition, now named Picturing the Invisible, will be shown at the Museum from October 2019.

Sir John Soane Museum Blog.

A reminder that you can follow the development of my project with the Sir John Soane Museum on

The exhibition, now named Picturing the Invisible, will be shown at the Museum in March 2019.


Print Commission from the Swiss Graphic Society

For its centenary the Swiss Graphic Society has asked London based artist Paul Coldwell for a special print concerning memory and visual transmission. Coldwell combines in his prints relief printmaking, as one of the oldest printing techniques, with contemporary approaches, such as laser-cut and photo-based imagery. Printmaking is a changing artistic medium, which always considered new technologies. Therefore the Swiss Graphic Society is glad that Paul Coldwell accepted this commission. Not reduced to just technical discussions, this approach encapsulate perfectly the aims of the Society. Since its foundation in 1918, it publishes every year two or three prints by contemporary artists and distributes them to its 125 members. Most of them are private collectors, beside a number of museums. The number of members are limited from the beginning and the members agree not to sell the prints as long as they adhere to the Society. The prints are not available on the open market and therefore excluded of any kind of speculation.

Although at the beginning concentrated on Swiss printmaking or printmaking linked to foreigners with strong links to Switzerland, such as Nolde, Klee or Kirchner, it opened the range slowly after WWII to develop a proper international program from the 1980s onwards. Since then two Swiss artists and a non-Swiss artist get commissions for prints or multiples. Over the past years many important Swiss and Non-Swiss artists contributed to the Society editions, such as Alberto Giacometti (1954), Jean Arp (1956), Dieter Roth (1973 and 1994), Jean Tinguely (1977), Markus Raetz (1977 and 1991), Eduardo Chillida (1979), Meret Oppenheim (1980), Martin Disler (1982 and 1990), Richard Paul Lohse (1982), Bernhard Luginbühl (1983), ar penck (1984), Mimmo Paladino (1984-1985), Georg Baselitz (1985), John M Armleder (1986), Enzo Cucchi (1988), Pat Steir (1993), Katharina Fritsch (1996), Rosemarie Trockel (1997), Lawrence Weiner (1998), Raymond Pettibon (2002), Fischli/Weiss (2004), Christian Marclay (2005), Peter Doig (2006), Atelier (Lucy McKenzie, Beca Lipscombe, Bernie Reid; in 2009), Christiane Baumgartner (2011), Alain Huck (2012), Mai-Thu Perret (2015), Wade Guyton (2017).

Coldwell will be making the print at Camberwell College of Arts, London and anticipates having the edition printed by mid 2018.


Printmaking Today- Printmaker’s Diary

My ‘Printmaker’s Diary’ is featured in the forthcoming issue of Printmaking Today.