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
  • 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.

  • March12th

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    We had a fantastic time at this year’s Hepworth Wakefield Print fair and showed work from 30 Hot Bed Press artists.

    Sales were very good and a huge thanks to everyone who made the journey and managed to catch the fair which featured some very beautiful work and some great galleries.

    If you are a Hot Bed Press member, (even an associate member which is just £25 for the whole year) you get access to submit for our exhibitions and Print exchanges. Call the office to find out more. Exhibiting with us is a great way to get your work seen by customers and galleries and to raise your profile.

  • 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.

  • 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)