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

In 2017 we took a break from MABF. Having worked with Design Manchester to have a pop-up show at The Old Fire Station near Piccadilly the previous year we were working close with them towards potentially running a bigger event in 2017, but unfortunately it wasn’t possible.

We took over the running of MABF in 2010, (from MU and Righton Press who set it up and ran it for the first 5 years), and ran a successful and well attended event for 6 years held annually at MMU’s lovely Holden Gallery. However changes in programming commitments at MMU meant that they could not offer us the space and we had to look elsewhere, which is where in 2016 Design Manchester helped us join forces with Manchester Print Fair with the pop-up show of 20 stands, (smaller than the 43 stands we were used to putting on, but it was a really busy and vibrant event, which we had hoped to be able to repeat.)

However all is not lost. We do hope to bring back MABF. We will be looking for suitable venue/s and planning to re-emerge like a butterfly from a chrysalis.

For more information, please visit the special MABF website for the event. Bear with us as we will be updating this site too shortly.