Hot Bed Press
Hot Bed Press Printmakers' Studio | The Casket Works, Cow Lane, Salford. M5 4NB | Tel: 0161 743 3111 | Email: info@hotbedpress.org
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  • December13th

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    Hot Bed Press Winter/Spring courses are now live on the website!

    2019 marks the 25th Anniversary of Hot Bed Press, so we are pleased to be starting the year with a
    fantastic programme of courses, bringing guest tutors in alongside our popular in-house tutors, offering new and intriguing courses, such as textile Screenprint, Animated Letterpress, Thermofax, and Photo-Litho plus some popular favourites with Introduction to Screenprint, Expanded Etching, Wondrous Woodcut and Hard-Back Books. We are also bringing drawing to the fore with a 6 week Drawing course to enhance the mark-making skills to bring to print.

    E-mail the workshop at info@hotbedpress.org or call us on 0161 743 3111 if you are interested/want to book!

  • December5th

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    You can buy a Gift Voucher for any amount that can be used against pretty much anything we sell, from courses to materials, hours to membership. Simply call the workshop on 0161 743 3111 to buy a voucher and we’ll get it in the post to you. Last printing day before Christmas is Fri 21st December, so don’t leave it too late to get yours.

  • November22nd

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    We will be open to members for our monthly Saturday Printing session this Saturday 24th November from 10am to 5pm.

    Get them Christmas cards on the go early and tick them of your to do list!

  • October17th

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    We have a fresh exhibition of book arts launching this Saturday at Chapter One Books! The Manchester Artists Book Fair will feature over 20 stalls of fantastic limited edition hand-made artists books.

    We would love to see you there.

    Manchester Artists Book Fair
    Chapter One Books
    Saturday 20th October
    11am – 7pm

  • September26th

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    We’re really pleased to announce that we will once again be exhibiting work at this year’s Manchester Art Fair (formerly Buy Art Fair) which will be held for the second year at Manchester Central (Formerly GMEX) and run from the Friday 12th to the Sunday 14th October.

    If you are a Hot Bed Press member wishing to submit, there is just a £10 sumbission fee to get work in the browser and £30 if your work is selected to be shown on the wall. We are now open for submissions and all information is at the workshop. Submissions close on Friday 5th October at 5pm. No work submitted after this date will be considered.

    If you would like to come see the show you can apply for free tickets at the Manchester Art Fair website and we are Stand 435. We will also be giving print demonstrations over the weekend so come say hi!

    Visit : https://www.manchesterartfair.co.uk/welcome for full details

  • September20th

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    Dear Hot Bed Press members,

    We’re onto this year’s 20:20 Print Exchange and the workshop is starting to buzz with activity so don’t miss out! Get yourself signed up for this year’s exchange. It’s just £10’s to take part and it’s such a great opportunity to be part of a touring exhibition to add to your CV.

    This year the 20:20 2017 exhibition toured a number of studios including Neo, West Yorkshire Print Workshop, Highland Print Studio, The Art House and even travelled as far as Hong Kong!

    This year we have workshops signed up from as far afield as Iceland, Moscow and there’s even a Print Workshop from Colorado trying to get numbers together for the exchange. Fingers crossed.

    It’s going to be great so don’t miss out and get yourself signed up. Just £10 payable over the phone, or at the workshop to secure your place.

  • August22nd

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    We will be selling a selection of beautiful hand made prints at this week’s Carbooty at Plant Noma & Sadlers Yard in the Shudehill area of Manchester. 12pm – 5pm

    All prints £10! Come say hi, pick up a print and a course leaflet and chat to us about life and art.

    BY CAR:
    As there is construction work going on down both sides streets, cars can not access the outdoor site directly. However you can pull your vehicle up to the side entrance of PLANT NOMA at the far end of Dantzic street (past the Shudehill bus depot) solely for dropping items off, and either myself or Charlie will be waiting at the top of the stairs to Sadler’s Yard to welcome you.

    So the best place to pull up if you need to get really close to the venue with your stuff first is HERE
    Otherwise we recommend parking at the outdoor Euro or TOTAL carparks which are just off Shudehill and the main ring road. They can be found HERE and you can walk up from there.

    Either way we can help carry things into PLANT or down to the yard. There is also a lift which can be used for heavier items if going from the top of the steps down to the yard. Or if you want to leave stuff and go park you car elsewhere first then we can always pop your stuff at your spot whilst you go do this.

    BY FOOT/ BIKE:
    If coming by foot and are an INDOOR stall holder, then just come straight to PLANT NOMA via Dantzic street – you come to the very end of the street before it becomes pedestrianised and you will see the entrance on your left (if Shudehill bus station is on your right).

    If you are an OUTDOOR stall holder (all food stall holders are outdoors) then come straight down where Hanover street meets Federation Street and you will come right up to Sadler’s Yard. You can find it HERE

    https://www.facebook.com/events/406675143171844/

  • July26th

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    Hot Bed Press Summer/Autumn courses are now live on the website!

    We are really pleased to announce the fresh new programme of courses starting in August. It has been a long hot Summer and things have really been warming up here. We are ready for another exciting set of weekend and evening workshops.

    There are some day taster courses in Monoprinting, Drypoint and Collagraphs following quite a few requests for these plus back by popular demand also Gelatine Plate Printing and Expanded Screenprint.

    We also have brand new courses such as Words & Pictures; Screenprint & Letterpress, and a special 2 weekend print extravaganza in the UnLtd Print School, which marks the end of the Print UnLtd exhibition at Salford Museum & Art Gallery, which has been such a huge success. Not the usual process driven fare this one; with 2 tutors and an art school approach to subject, content and context, with drawing and printing exercises, flash demonstrations and collaborative printing it is going to be exciting.

    E-mail the workshop at info@hotbedpress.org or call us on 0161 743 3111 if you are interested/want to book!

  • July3rd

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    We are now open for bookings for 2019’s Complete Printmaker course which runs from February – December 2019.

    The morning slots booked up in record time, but we still have places available on the evening sessions from 6pm – 9pm.

    The Complete Printmaker is tutored on Monday mornings from 10.00am to 1.00pm or Monday evenings from 6pm – 9pm with additional hours available through to 5.00pm on Mondays when there will be a dedicated Technician on-hand.

    The practical make-up of the course will be married up with contextual background and content driven assessment. It will give a good understanding of printmaking and will be the equivalent experience to a traditional fine art first year degree in print. Students will be supported through development of a portfolio and focused body of work.

    Comprehensive notes and instruction worksheets will be provided. These are sent out after each process is taught to serve as supporting notes and reminders to enable further independent development through each process. Extra reading material and other sources of inspiration will also be given.

    In addition to the 3 hours a week taught sessions each student can take up an extra 4 hours a week free of charge, [60 hours a term), with Technician support available during open access. Students can also take up as many hours as they wish over and above the 4 hours a week self-directed practice by purchasing a Studio Hours card for just £3.00 an hour, (sold in 6 hour cards). You are also given a year’s membership of Hot Bed Press running up to 31st January 2020.

    To secure your place we require a £300 deposit. Please call Andy on 0161 743 3111 to book your place on this very popular course.

  • May17th

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    A major exhibition at Salford Museum & Art Gallery
    26th May to 14th October 2018

    by 4 artists working at Hot Bed Press:
    Gwilym Hughes, Joey Collins, Claudia Alonso and Lubna Ali

    Print UnLtd is an exhibition of works celebrating, challenging and questioning contemporary printmaking.

    Supported by Art Collection; University of Salford, Salford Community Leisure and Arts Council England the exhibition was selected by a panel from an open submission call out for works that questioned pre-conceived ideas of what is a print and the conventions of how prints are made, displayed, interpreted and sold.

    The 4 selected artists have been working over the past three months to create new bodies of work. The work will be shown in a specially adapted gallery in Salford Museum & Art Gallery.

    There is a programme of accompanying workshops and talks at the gallery, starting with all 4 artists working in the gallery in a One Day Pop-up Print Academy on Wednesday 30th May 11.30am – 3.30pm, and available to discuss and show elements of how they created the works on display.

    Hot Bed Press is really proud to be involved in this project and to be working in partnership with the University of Salford, Salford Museum & Art Gallery and Salford Community Leisure. We hope that this will be just the start of more major projects with the university and gallery that shed new light on printmaking and serve to make people think about what is a print and how far can we go with printmaking in the modern age.

    Print UnLtd Workshops:
    One Day Pop-up Print Academy
    Wednesday 30th May (11.30am – 3.30pm)

    Manic Monoprinting Morning
    Wednesday 25th July (10.00am – 12.30pm)

    Rauschenberg Screenprinting
    Wednesday 1st August (11.00am – 3.00pm)

    Striking Stencils
    Wednesday 8th August (10.00am – 12.00pm)

    Folded Books
    Wednesday 15th August (10.00am – 12.00pm)

    Electric Print
    Wednesday 22nd August (10.00am – 12.00pm)

    A New Spirit In Printmaking lecture/talk
    Wednesday 5th September (6.00pm – 7.30pm)

    Print UnLtd Panel Discussion with the artists
    Wednesday 10th October (6.00pm – 7.30pm)