Sunday, 19 December 2010

No Glue Needed artists' book workshop

Simon Goode returned to our studio last weekend and despite the cold conditions gave another fascinating artists' books workshop, this time looking at bindings.

Jackie Rankin's photo shows a coptic stitch binding

Saturday, 11 December 2010

My RSC Gallery

Gill Russell's image

(Anne's cyanotype 'A Midsummer's Night Dream')

Congratulations to Anne Crews and Gill Russell whose artwork was chosen to as part of the Royal Shakespeare Company's My Gallery installation

Saturday, 4 December 2010

Open Day

Images courtesy of Jackie Rankin

Thursday, 2 December 2010

Some members of Birmingham Printmakers are at The Barber Institute of Fine Arts Christmas Craft Fair this Saturday 4th December 11.00am - 4.00pm.

Tuesday, 30 November 2010

Comic Landscape exhibition

BPM member Karoline Rerrie is part of the 'Comic Landscape' exhibition opening with the launch on Thursday December 2nd (till January 10th) at Solihull Gallery. All welcome.

Thursday, 25 November 2010

20/20 Print Exchange

Hot Bed Press have organised a print exchange between 10 workshops with the only criteria that the prints be presented on 20 x 20 cm square paper. Each individual artist had to complete an edition of 24 prints and their work was exchanged as a whole with another workshop, which in our case was Cork Printmakers . Each studio receives a random selection of prints from all the studios.

All 120 works can be viewed at

The other workshops involved are:

West Yorkshire Print Workshop Leinster Printmaking Studio

Prospect Studios Seacourt Print Workshop

Cork Printmakers

Black Church Print Studio

Our exchanged prints can also be seen at our open studio day this Saturday - see previous post.

Tuesday, 16 November 2010

Birmingham Printmakers Open Day

Saturday November 27th, 10.00 am - 4.00 pm, is our Open Studio day at Birmingham Printmakers. Items for sale include original prints, cards, books and gift wrapping.

Birmingham Printmakers
90 Floodgate Street
B5 5SR

Tel: 0121 766 8545

See map for directions

Monday, 15 November 2010

Birmingham Printmakers at Staff House Gallery

Members of Birmingham Printmakers are exhibiting at Staff House Gallery, University of Birmingham from 8th November - 17th December.

Taking part are:

Mike Allison
Liz Blades
Catherine Bowdler
Jacqui Dodds
Chris Doran
Fiona Humphrey
Kerry Phillips
Jackie Rankin
Ann Taylor
Phil Wilkinson

See map for directions

Thursday, 11 November 2010

No Glue Needed artists' book workshop

Simon Goode returns to Birmingham Printmakers for a one day workshop which will offer more creative ideas for creating artists' books.


I will be running a one-day workshop in non-adhesive bookbinding at Birmingham Printmakers on Saturday 11 December 2011, 10am - 4pm.

We will be learning how to make two different bindings: the Coptic stitch which originated around 200BC, and a range of Japanese stab bindings. We will also discuss how the bindings can be adapted to our individual needs: to hold prints, to develop into artists' books, and so on.

The course fee is £45 for the day, or £40 for members of Birmingham Printmakers and students.

If you wish to book a place please email me. There is a limited number of places, so please let me know as soon as you can.

Best wishes,


mac Christmas Craft Market

The newly refurbished mac in Birmingham is hosting a series of contemporary craft fairs in the run up to Christmas.

Some members of Birmingham Printmakers are exhibiting there, including Victoria Linehan (see above photo) who will be there on:

Saturday November 20 - stall 15
Sunday November 21 - stall 15
Sunday December 5 - stall 7

For more information about mac:

Cannon Hill Park
B12 9QHT
Tel: 0121 446 3200DL: 0121 446 3259F: 0121 446 3201

Tuesday, 9 November 2010

Victoria Linehan at the Purple Gallery, Bournville, Birmingham

Birmingham Printmaker member Victoria Linehan is exhibiting at the Purple Gallery in Bournville, Birmingham in the Original Prints Exhibition from Sunday 7th November to Sunday 5th December 2010.

Gallery Opening Hours:
Mondays/Tuesdays CLOSED
Wednesdays/Thursdays 9.15 am - 5.15 pm
Fridays/Saturdays 9.15 am - 6.15 pm
Sundays 2.15 pm - 5.15 pm

Purple Gallery
229 Mary Vale Road
Bournville Birmingham
B30 2DL England
Telephone: 00 44 121 459 0941

Saturday, 23 October 2010

Introduction to Bookbinding workshop: 13 & 14 November 2010

Due to popular demand Birmingham Printmakers are hosting another 'Introduction to Bookbinding' run by Simon Goode on November 13th and 14th.
The costs are: £85 for BPM members (and students), and £95 for non members, for both days: 10am - 4pm.
Numbers are limited to a maximum of eight participants.
Simon will teach the basics of bookbinding: you will learn how to use specialist bookbinders' tools, and how to correctly utilise them when creating books. He will also cover single-section bindings, single-sheet Japanese stab binding, how to incorporate your prints into a book, the accordion fold-book, a brief introduction to artists' books (with examples for participants to look at and handle), and how to create a multi-section 'case binding' (aka a 'hardback').

For more information or to book a place please contact Simon: 07734652438

Tuesday, 28 September 2010

Staff House Exhibition

BPM holds a yearly exhibition at Birmingham University Staff House. This year there were over 30 prints on display using a range of techniques, including, silkscreen, etching, monoprint and collagraph.

Tuesday, 29 June 2010

Andy Rouse New Print

This is my latest print 'Forward', anyone who uses Mail on a Mac should recognise the graphic.


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