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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  • 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

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

  • November13th

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    As we have expanded the workshop, we are now planning to run an annual Print and Book Arts Fair in our ground floor space at Hot Bed Press.

    The Hot Bed Press Christmas Print and Book Arts Fair
    on Sunday 1st of December (11am – 5pm)
    at Hot Bed Press.

    If you are a creative, looking to sell your beautiful work we are offering up 50 tables on the ground floor of Hot Bed Press for the sale of prints, book arts, cards, posters, zines and printed goods.

    We are now taking bookings for tables which are £50 each. If you would like to book a table please contact Kate or Andy in the office on 0161 743 3111, e-mail info@hotbedpress.org or pop in to the office… as soon as you can.

    Tables will be allocated on a first come first served basis so be quick to avoid disappointment. Tables are 6ft x 2ft. A limited amount of spaces have wall space behind them, If you would like a wall space please specify. We will allocate on a first come first served basis.

    We will also have other events taking place on the day such as our annual  Under-The-Bed Sale, with bargain prints available for sale from £5 to £50, plus the launch of this year’s 20:20 Print Exchange exhibition. It will be a creative extravaganza to celebrate another fantastic year for Hot Bed Press!

    There’s lots more going on including the reveal of a newly commissioned mural for the front of the building, by Mexican artist/printmaker Raul Gutierrez.

    We are really excited to also announce and show off a huge new Rochat etching press that has been kindly donated to us. It’s a beast; a beautiful beast! More details to come.

    Tables can be paid for simply by calling the workshop on 0161 743 3111 and we can take credit or debit card payment over the phone and confirm your booking.

    Hope to hear from you soon,

  • 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.

  • 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