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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  • April13th

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    We will be closing for Easter from 4.00pm Thursday 14th April and reopening at 10.00am on Tuesday 19th April.

    The next Saturday opening will be 23rd April; (opening times 10.00am – 4.00pm).

    Wishing everyone a happy Easter.

    We will be back with more news and plans afoot…

    We are also building up to Sounds From The Other City which will be taking over the ground floor on Sunday 1st May. Visit the SFToC website for more details including live printing and special one off goods and ‘merch’. Access to these printing events only via the ticketed event.

  • February11th

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    Hot Bed Press is looking for a new Exhibitions, Events & Marketing Officer (22.5hrs /week)

    Working hours:                           Wednesdays, Thursdays & Fridays 9.30am – 5.00pm

    Pay:                                                   £12.00 per hour        £14,040p.a.  (£24,960 pro rata)

    Applications in by:                    Monday 14th March

    Interviews:                                  w/c 28th March (dates and times tbc.)

    Start date:                                   Wednesday 20th April 2022

     

    Length of Employment

    This position is a 2year post and is funded by Arts Council as part of organisational development of Hot Bed Press and planned expansion. It is intended that the post will continue past the 2 years and become a permanent position. The continuation of the role of Exhibitions, Events & Marketing Officer past 2024 is intended to be part-funded by income generated through increased sales & income through events and increased capacity of Hot Bed Press as a whole. Further funding may be sought to supplement increased income to enable roles to continue.

    About this part-time post

    We are looking for a skilled and enthusiastic person keen to add their energies, experience, and knowledge to the team at Hot Bed Press at an exciting time of development and planning for the future. The post-holder will be responsible for strengthening and expanding the exhibitions programme, working on existing annual exhibitions and events; The 20:20 Print Exchange, (including annual international touring show), annual open studios and external art/print fairs such as Manchester Art Fair and The Hepworth Print Fair.

    The Exhibitions, Events & Marketing Officer will also research new opportunities to represent our print members, promote printmaking and the work of Hot Bed Press at print & art fairs nationally. New exhibition space and display areas installed at Hot Bed Press in 2021 add the capacity to programme 4 exhibitions upstairs in the print studio annually and a programme of events and hired exhibitions on the ground floor.

    The post-holder will also be tasked with promoting exhibitions and events through bulletins, social media and targeted leaflets and posters. They will be responsible for helping develop the Hot Bed Press website online gallery representing members’ work and to work in liaison with other staff to promote the new Hot Bed Editions initiative which aims to promote and sell specially commissioned and editioned works by invited artists and designers.

     

    Please click here for an application form:

    Exhibitions Events Marketing Officer – Application Form – April 2022

     

    Please note this is a re-advertising of the position. Previous applicants need not apply.

  • January18th

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    Hot Bed Press is very pleased to announce that we return to running Complete Book Arts. Over a total of 30 weeks this course is aimed at anybody looking to learn how to make books and explore and develop ideas through the form of the artists’ book. The course is not accredited, but students will ‘graduate’ with a Hot Bed Press certificate in Book Arts.

    Complete Book Arts will be tutored on Tuesday evenings between 6pm and 9pm. The course fee includes an additional 4 hours access to the workshop throughout the week where you can work independently. [Open hours are Mondays to Fridays 10am – 5pm plus Thursday evening to 9pm and the last Saturday of every month 11am – 4pm.] All students wanting more than 4 hours access per week will also be able to ‘top-up’ their hours with usage in the workshop at any time during open access throughout the week at the hourly rate.

    Complete Book Artist 2022 – Tuesday Evenings – 6-9pm

    Call the workshop on 0161 743 3111 to book your place.

  • October22nd

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    We are really pleased to announce that we were awarded an Arts Council grant towards 3 new posts at Hot Bed Press; 

    An Exhibitions, Events & Marketing Officer 22.5 hours  a week

    An Education Officer (15 hours a week)

    and a Technician for (22.5 hours a week)

    These 3 new posts will enable us to strengthen and grow Hot Bed Press and create opportunities for members, expand our reach to a wider audience, get more young people to discover the wonders of printmaking and to support members more, but opening more hours, being on-hand for advice and tips and to maintain the workshop to the highest professional standards, creating a welcoming and encouraging environment for everyone to work in.

    This is just part of our work towards reaching our ambitions and fulfil our long term plans to create a world class print workshop that is accessible and welcoming to all, and to push the boundaries of print.

     

    Deadline for applications is Monday 15th November

    The jobs will all start early January 2022

     

    Click on the links below for the job adverts:

    Exhibitions, Events & Marketing Officer job advert

    Education Officer job advert CH

    Technician job advert – Nov 2021

     

    Click on the links below for Job Descriptions and Application Forms:

    Exhibitions Events Marketing Officer – Job Description – Nov. 2021

    Education Officer – Job Description 2021

    Technician – Job Description Nov 2021

     

     

  • April23rd

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    There has been lots of work on in recent months, over 14 months in fact. We have new benching for more inking spaces, a new water bath and new acid cabinet, and now 5 new screen beds replacing some old and tired and quite honestly, quirky, some would say frustrating second hand screen beds we did have.

    The ceilings and beams have all now been painted and the floor is on the last sections, which would mean that virtually every bit inside Hot Bed Press has had a revamp. We are hoping that everyone sees a bit of the wow factor when they come back in and start using the new kit and benefit from a brighter and better workshop.

    We have even had new fencing and a new gate put on the front car park with the help of X1, who are renting some space in the yard and back carpark… and a new temporary mural now adorns the front. We have been hit by coronavirus, but over coming weeks the virus will gradually disappear as we hopefully start winning and eradicating much of the virus, or at least it’s spread.

    We will start The Complete Printmaker courses on 10th May. That’s the first thing back after the latest lockdown, as we needed to fit in 30 weeks, and quite frankly, need the money. A few weeks after that once all has settled we aim to reopen to members. It will still be a gradual reopening. Like last time we will have a booking system and limit numbers to ensure all is safe.

    The next thing is to catch up on missing courses; with a number postponed from 2020 we will look to honour all those people who kept their bookings and are in credit. We will plan and deliver those courses first before announcing new weekend and evening courses, and will be in touch with everyone who still has credit with us.

    Some sense of normality is on the horizon.

  • November2nd

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    With the announcement on Sunday 1st November that England is to be put into national lockdown from Thursday 5th November until Wednesday 2nd December, Hot Bed Press will close it’s doors to members once again for a month.

     

    We are really sorry for any inconvenience. It had been so good to have members coming back in and seeing new prints being created, and just as importantly having the community of artists together and a buzz around the place again.

     

    We will continue to run the Complete Printmaker and Book Arts courses as for this we fit under the educational facilities allowed to carry on through lockdown like colleges and adult education centres. We stay committed to fulfilling these year-long courses.

     

    Unfortunately we cannot run the weekend and evening courses as we have already had too many people pull off the courses, even before lockdown, meaning that we were running courses at a loss. We will postpone all weekend and evening courses until further notice and look to announce courses next year. (For those booked on the already rearranged Copper Sulphate courses we will be in touch.)

     

    Sorry to all members who had got back into the swing of coming in and producing new work. We will keep all screens for an extra month.

     

    Please look out for announcements on our re-opening which will be Wednesday 2nd December as long as lockdown is not extended.

     

    All the best

    Stay well.

    Sean and the team at Hot Bed Press

  • April29th

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    We are pleased to announce the launch of Hot Bed Editions a new scheme to promote the best in fine art prints and raise money towards special projects.

    The first print is a 5 colour screen-print from artist Raul Gutierrez who designed and painted our lovely mural.

    You can see more of Raul’s work on his website: www.loya.co.uk

    We will be selling this limited edition of 50 prints for £50 each. All money will go towards Hot Bed Press and help keep us afloat during this tricky time. The prints are now available to pre-order and will be available to collect when Hot Bed Press re-opens.

     

    To purchase print head to our shop

    hotbedpress.bigcartel.com

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

  • July11th

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    Presenting for the very first time for your delight and delectation, Hot Bed Press will be opening up our huge ground floor space for a print fair like no other. A veritable extravaganza of printed paraphernalia. Over 40 stands of hand-printed cards, bags, book arts and much more in the large ground floor pop-up gallery/print fair. Thousands of screenprints, etchings, woodcuts, collagraphs, lithographs, bags, aprons, tea towels and all manner of printed goods at affordable prices direct from the artists.

    Saturday 20th July
    11.00am – 6.00pm

    Hot Bed Press Printmakers
    The Casket Works
    Cow Lane
    Salford
    M5 4NB

    Plus free demonstrations and have-a-go sessions. All under one roof; you can also go upstairs to see our amazing print workshop where all the printed goodness is created.

    More stalls and events to be announced in the build up to the Wayzgoose. See website and social media for further details.

  • May10th

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    Our latest programme of courses is now open for bookings.

    There’s so much on offer. This is the biggest programme of courses we have run and there are some really special courses on offer like Stone Lithography, Copper Sulphate Etching, Botanical Print, Making It, and Condensed Bold letterpress.

    Courses will inevitably book up fast…some faster than others, but there’s so much to choose from.

    Look at our courses in the Upcoming course section of the website, and give us a ring or e-mail straight away to book your place/s.

    We have expanded and improved the workshop, built a new aquatint room, extended the relief area and created even more space in our amazing workshop, so that we can do more, do it better and create great experiences for everyone who comes here. the tutors and guest tutors are fantastic. That’s why people keep on coming back for more.

  • January15th

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    Exhibition Opportunity – Bury Art Gallery

    Print: A Catalyst for Social Change
    9 February – 27 April

    Printed material is used to communicate important information and as a catalyst for change. The ability to reproduce something has been essential in the dissemination of knowledge and ideas. But, is print still relevant in the digital age? This show will include work from Bury Art Museum’s collection and also contemporary printmakers.

    Exhibition opportunity at Bury Art Museum

    We are seeking artists working in print on the theme of social commentary and change to be included in the exhibition Print: A Catalyst for Social Change.

    Submission deadline: 11 January 2019

    Please email no more that 3 jpegs/digital images with following details:

    Artists name:
    Title:
    Medium:
    Date:

    Address:
    Email:
    Tel:

    Send submissions to:

    artgallery@bury.gov.uk

    Artists will be notified of acceptance by email on 16 January 2019. All selected work needs to be delivered to Bury Art Museum by 26 January 2019. The delivery and collection of work is the responsibility of the artist.