Hot Bed Press
Hot Bed Press Printmakers' Studio | The Casket Works, Cow Lane, Salford. M5 4NB | Tel: 0161 743 3111 | Email: info@hotbedpress.org
  • Exhibitions
  • November2nd

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    Friday 16th November 6-9pm and Saturday 17th November 11am-6pm

    Thousands of original prints by members of Hot Bed Press in our Under-The-Bed Sale and sale of 20:20 prints.

    Monoprints, etchings, screenprints, collagraphs, relief prints, letterpress, waterless litho and much much more…

    All our first floor studios will be open with artists showing prints and printed products for sale. Ideal gifts for Christmas or just as a selfish treat!

    Plus free print demonstrations in our Print Lab Studios on Saturday betweeen 12.00pm and 4.00pm in solarplate with Lois Gilbert, stone lithography with Jeni Nuttall and screenprinting with Sean Rorke. All 3 of our special new Print Lab professional studios will be set up with demonstrations and expert tips.

  • 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/

  • 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)

  • February14th

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    Hot Bed Press in partnership with Salford Museum & Art Gallery, Salford Community Leisure and University of Salford Art Collection, supported by Arts Council England, are pleased to announce a major new printmaking exhibition taking place from May to September 2018.

    The exhibition will involve new work by 4 artists. There will be 2 new commissions selected from submissions with a further 2 commissioned artists currently resident at Hot Bed Press’s Print Lab studios, [Lubna Ali and Claudia Alonso, who are supported through University of Salford Art Collection’s scholarship scheme]. We are inviting artists whose work challenges and questions perceived constricts and rules around printmaking; such as material, scale, authorship, craft and the concept of the limited edition.

    The resulting work will be exhibited at Salford Museum & Art Gallery from mid 2018, (dates to be announced ), in a specially created space within the gallery. There is also a budget for gallery installation, framing, hanging and presentation, as well as full marketing of the exhibition, supporting events and private view/launch.

    We are looking for two artists either from Hot Bed Press membership or via our networks of printmakers. Work should be dynamic, challenge the norms of printmaking and open up new dialogues & debates on the nature of print. The selection process will consider how the artists’ work will be installed together and how the work will engage audiences, inspire debate and challenge traditional perceptions of printmaking.

    Each artist will be given £1,500 fee including materials, plus free access to Hot Bed Press facilities and resources plus dedicated time in our new Print Lab professional studios, where needed. There will also be mentoring and technical support tailored to suit the artists’ needs within Hot Bed Press.

    As part of the commission the selected artists are asked to gift artwork (or an element of the artwork) to the University of Salford Art Collection after the exhibition to be in the university’s permanent collection.

    Deadline for submissions is no later than 10.00am on Monday 26th February.

    Selection:
    Selection of the remaining two artists, to join the University of Salford scholars; Claudia and Lubna, is by a panel made up of Sean Rorke, Artistic Director of Hot Bed Press, Lindsay Taylor, Art Curator at University of Salford Art Collection and Amy Goodwin, Exhibitions Officer at Salford Museum & Art Gallery. The panel will meet on Thursday 1st March and applicants will be notified by 2nd March.

    The selected artists are expected to be available to dedicate enough time to research, develop and produce a new body work over the next few months leading up to the show, to be able to meet and collaborate with the other artists and the Director of Hot Bed Press to create a dynamic and thought-provoking exhibition of outstanding quality.

    Submission Details:
    Please send a description/explanation of the work you intend to make, outlining why you feel the work challenges the norms and expectations of printmaking. This should be no more than 500 words. Include your full contact details, your phone number, and any links to websites or social media that shows the nature of your work/artistic career.

    Please also include a current c.v. and up to 10 jpeg images of recent or past work. You may also wish to include drawings, sketches, digital images or photographs that illustrate the ideas for the work you intend to create for Print Unlimited.

    Please send all applications to sean@hotbedpress.org no later than 1.00pm Monday 26th February.

    More details
    Print Unlimited is a pilot project led by Salford Museum & Art Gallery & Salford Community Leisure in partnership with University of Salford Art Collection and Hot Bed Press. Highlighting the wealth of creativity in Salford it aims to engage new audiences, whilst celebrating and challenging contemporary printmaking.

    As well as the 4 new commissions there will also be a programme of workshops and talks at Salford Museum & Art Gallery. More details to be announced in the run up to the exhibition.

    What are we looking for?
    The brief is open. The content of the work may be abstract, literal, political, social or none of the above. We do not know what the work will look like or how it will be made. Digital print could marry up with traditional printmaking, traditional printmaking maybe subverted. New ways of making prints may be utilised, machinery and processes not usually associated with printmaking taken advantage of and/or alternative materials investigated.

    The work may be collaborative, individual, multiple, singular, open ended or closed and can be of any scale. Themes may overlap between artists or may be widely divergent. The linking thread will be printmaking and radical thinking.

    With thanks to Arts Council England; Grants for The Arts and University of Salford Art Collection for supporting this project. Thanks also to Salford Museum & Art Gallery and Salford Community Leisure [and Hot Bed Press] for facilitating and making it happen.

  • February8th

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    Reveal Printmakers group who make their beautiful work at Hot Bed Press have a forthcoming exhibition at the Old Parsonage, Didsbury, open 3rd – 25th March. Exhibition launch : Sunday 4th March 1-3pm. See image for full details. They would love to see you at the preview and the artists will be available to talk to on selected days throughout the show.

  • November16th

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    We will be opening up to the public for our annual Open Studios and Print Sale on Friday 24th 6-9pm and Saturday 25th November 11am-6pm. Please feel free to come along, invite your friends. Many of our resident artists will be here to meet and there will be the opportunity to buy directly from the artists themselves.

    We will also be running our Christmas Sale where you can pick up a bargain. There will also be print demonstrations over the weekend. You can keep up to date on announcements by subscribing to our mailing list on the right of the page.

    Look forward to seeing you there.

  • September7th

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    Calling all Hot Bed Press members,

    Time to book your place on this year’s 20:20 Print exchange. Just £10 to be part of our ever expanding annual print exchange!

    Pop into the workshop or feel free to call to book your place and set your goal to produce a beautiful edition of 25 prints which will go on to tour the country and be catalogued online forever!

    Deadline for submission of your prints is 1st of November, so don’t miss the boat!

    Submissions now open.