Green Door Printmaking Studio is proud to present the second, annual Derby Print Open! The Derby Print Open is an exhibition open to all showcasing contemporary printmaking from artists based in the United Kingdom. A total of 82 printmakers submitted their work, and over 200 prints were shortlisted to be exhibited.
This year, the Derby Print Open will be hosted within Banks Mill Studios and across four additional supporting venues, encompassing a Print Trail for members of the public to follow. The Print Trail negotiates its way across the City Centre, with the aim to celebrate Derbyshire’s vibrant and creative community, promoting local independent businesses alongside artists.
First stop on the trail is The Smallprint Company; Derby’s unique letterpress studio currently situated deep within the heart of Friar Gate, on Friary Street. We then have The Squashed Tomato cafe in The Strand, Derby’s upmarket shopping quarter, then followed swiftly by Elements Tea and Coffee House, located right in the city center on Victoria Street and - finally - concluding at Bear, located in Derby’s iconic Cathedral Quarter!
Awards have been generously donated by businesses within the cultural and creative industries. Participating selected printmakers will be presented with awards, such as exhibition and residency opportunities, art materials and creative workshops during the launch evening at Banks Mill Studios on Friday 7th June (5pm - 8pm).