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It’s that time of year again when we start planning our 20:20 Print Exchange which has grown over the past few years since setting it up in 2009.

Last year 257 artists from 19 print studios took part and produced over 6,400 prints.We are expecting at least as many artists this year!

Hot Bed Press members are invited to take part. We are looking for 10, 20 or 30 artists from Hot Bed Press and will take commitment on a first come first served basis.

Each artist is asked to produce an edition of 25 prints in any medium on paper 20cm x 20cm. Cost per artist is £10.00. Works have to be produced by October.

In return you will all receive a random portfolio of prints from artists across the UK and Ireland in a specially printed 20:20 box.

We have already heard from print workshops the length and breadth of the country wishing to take part again, so expect it to be another big event. The 20:20 Exhibition is currently up at The Bluecoat Studios as part of a tour of 257 prints – one from every artist from the 2011 exchange. It is hoped that this years exchange will tour throughout 2013 to various venues.

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  • Comment by Sean Rorke — June 11, 2012 @ 10:01 am

    We have 25 members already wanting to take part as of today, (Monday 8th June). We will have to restrict it to 30 members. It’s great to see so much interest.

    We are building up to perhaps exceed last year’s total of 6,400 prints from 257 artists, which will be great.

  • Comment by Angelika Ruckdeschel — June 24, 2012 @ 10:12 am

    Hello Sean, I want entry in your Print Exchange. Is that possible? and if yes, how can I announce and what are the conditions?
    best regards from germany
    Angelika Ruckdeschel

  • Comment by Andy Magee — July 3, 2012 @ 2:35 pm

    Hello Angelika

    It would be great to have you involved. Sorry, I hadn’t spotted this earlier.

    We are looking for an international partner workshop to take part in the 20:20 Print Exchange. We have had a number of confirmations from UK based print workshops this year already.

    I will send you an information pack by tomorrow.

    We would need 10, 20, or 30 artists to take part and the submission cost is £10.00 sterling per artist. Each workshop takes £10.00 from each participant and sends the £100.00, (£200.00 if it’s 20 artists etc.), to Hot Bed Press.

    Deadlines for confirming workshops involved is 1st August and the deadline for the prints to arrive in packages from each workshop is 1st November.

    I really hope that you can be involved and look forward to working with you.

    Best wishes

    Sean Rorke
    Artistic Director
    Hot Bed Press

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