Hot Bed Press
Hot Bed Press Printmakers' Studio | The Casket Works, Cow Lane, Salford. M5 4NB | Tel: 0161 743 3111 | Email:
  • Exhibitions
  • June8th

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    Launching Saturday 10th June, Proof is an exhibition of original prints from a selection of Hot Bed Press Printmaker, previewing this Saturday at The Art House in Sheffield. Featured artists include Angela Hutton, Barbara Helm, Barbara Johns, Barry Gillions,
    Charlotte Allen, Clare Phelan, Dorothy Ellin, Kaye Wilson, Jan Slater, Nicola Breach, Rachel Bakewell, Sean Rorke & Wendy North

  • March21st

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    An exhibition of contemporary letterpress art from North America
    7th April to 23rd June
    Preview: 6th April at 7pm
    Hot Bed Press, Salford

    SURFACE NOW is an exhibition of contemporary letterpress art from North America, collected by Hot Bed Press member David Armes (of Red Plate Press) on his visits to the US over the past two years. The exhibition highlights the variety and excellence of work being produced using primarily metal and wood type by a small sample of the multitude of printmakers and artists currently using letterpress as their primary printmaking medium.

  • December1st

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    We are proud to be launching this year’s 20:20 Print Exchange at Hot Bed Press. This year we had 39 workshops take part with over 500 artists submitting their editions of 25 prints!

    You can view the complete collection here on our flickr site and decide which ones you like the best!

    Just copy and paste the address into your browser.

  • October13th

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    Manchester Artists’ Book Fair
    Saturday 15th and Sunday 16th October
    Manchester Artists’ Book Fair is coming up!

    Dear friends and members of Hot Bed Press. This weekend we will proudly be running our annual Manchester Artists’ Book Fair at London Road Fire Station, by Piccadilly Station. Running as part of Manchester’s Design City Fair there will be lots to see and get involved in, including a great array of demonstrations and workshops. Have a read and hope that you can make it down to the event.

    Opening hours:
    Saturday 15 October 10am-6pm
    Sunday 16 October 10am-5pm
    London Road Fire Station, by Piccadilly Station

  • September8th

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    We’re super excited to be exhibiting this year’s Buy Art Fair where this year we are also going to be running print demonstrations again in a large project space which we will transform into a fully working print studio over the four days of the exhibition.

    We will be stand number 118 so come find us and maybe treat yourself to a beautiful hand made print from one of our very talented artists.

    Hot Bed Press members, get your work to us as soon as possible. The cut off date for submissions is 16th September. Framed work should be dropped into the office and we have paperwork for you to complete.

  • July6th

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    Hot Bed Press member and tutor David Armes was artist-in-residence at Huddersfield Art Gallery during June 2016. The residency was part of the gallery’s collaborative ROTOR series with the University of Huddersfield’s School of Art, Design and Architecture, with Leeds-based East Street Arts as a third partner.

    The work David produced was part of the Open House project and now forms an exhibition at the gallery that opens on 7th July, running until 27th August.

    Responding to the theme of ‘wayfinding’, the work takes interactions with people around the town and gallery as a starting point and explores notions of place, space and ‘the accidental conversation’.

    All the work was produced on three Adana 8×5 presses that David installed in the gallery space for the residency.

    Inspired by the show? David is running a workshop at Hot Bed Press in Expressive Letterpress on the 6th and 7th August. Call me at the workshop on 0161 743 3111 to book your place.

  • May10th

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    July to August 2016

    Hot Bed Press is proud to announce our latest print spectacular. This is our biggest Summer programme to date and incorporates a special summer school of print, taking over the workshop for 2 full weeks and 3 weekends with some incredible guest tutors and tantalising techniques, plus our own staff will all be offering some of their expertise in their particular fields for intensive week long courses giving a real opportunity to learn, explore and develop new work.

    Summer School of Print

    This summer we present you a very special school of print. We are really pleased to announce some special guest tutors invited from across the UK who are renowned experts in their chosen field of work and some print methods never seen before at Hot Bed Press

    We are taking over the whole of the workshop for the first 2 weeks and 3 weekends in August. As well as guest tutors our expert staff will be leading the 5 day/weekday workshops demonstrating the breadth of their knowledge and enthusiasm for printmaking. Suitable for beginners and those wanting a full refresher each course will go into more depth than ever before on each process and bring in more advanced and involved ways of working.

    Check the courses tab to book your place!

  • April21st

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    Exhibition Launch – Thurs 21st April, 6 – 8.30pm
    Exhibition continues 22nd April 11am – 4pm

    We are hosting an exhibition of final year students’ work from Manchester School of Art this week and would love to see you for the preview this Thursday evening at 6pm.

    Responding to the industrial past of the Casket Works, (the Victorian building which houses Hot Bed Press,) the exhibiting artists aim to stage a creative industry of their own exploring the relevance of analogue and non-digital production in the digital age.

    Taking into account the heritage of both the Casket Works and the soon to be developed land in front of the building, they will explore narratives suggested by the environment and play with this ingrained history allowing for past, future and social narratives to evolve.

    The exhibition is curated by Daniel Goodwin and James Mathews Hiskett

    The exhibiting artists include : Anna Glinkina, Ruth Wilson, Sinead Moakes, Sam Whitham, Sarah Thomas, Clare Soutter, Sian Leyshon, Bella Jones, Sumeyah Leyden , Cerys Thorne, Alex Manning, Joanna Haworth, Kim Robinson in collaboration with Phoebe Phillips, Sarah Dean, Sarah Wakefield, Lewis Toumazou, Daniel Goodwin, James Mathews Hiskett and Abbie Harris.

  • April13th

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    Previewing Thursday 14th of April 6 – 8pm at Kosmonaut, a collective of printmakers from Hot Bed Press will be launching an exhibition of work with a Monoprinting workshop. The exhibition runs to Sunday 8th May.

    All are welcome to attend the preview at Kosmonaut, 10 Tariff St, Manchester M1 2FF on the 14th or Kosmonaut is open daily from 12noon to midnight.

  • December8th

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    Thankyou to everyone who exhibited and submitted work for this year’s Under The Bed Sale at Hot Bed Press. It’s a great opportunity for the workshop to raise funds and an equally great opportunity for our members to get their work seen and sold.

    We sold over £2,000 of artwork at this year’s exhibition which will help us buy equipment for the workshop and overall it was a great success!

    Thankyou to all the artists who submitted work for the sale and the print exchange, the visitors who bought work or just came along to support the event.

    The exhibition of 20:20 Prints will be on show until Thursday 17th of December so please feel free to pop into the workshop and we’ll take you through to see the vast array of talented artists who took part in this year’s print exchange.