Thursday, 3 November 2011

Open Studio at Birmingham Printmakers

At Birmingham Pritmakers we are holding an Open Studio on Saturday 26th November from 10am to 4pm. Members of Birmingham Printmakers will there to talk about their work, some will be demonstrating print techniques and there will be items for sale such as original prints, cards, gifts, wrapping paper all in time for Christmas.
There will also be drinks and nibbles to get you in the festive spirit.

Birmingham Printmakers
90 Floodgate Street
B5 5SR

Tel: 0121 766 8545

Friday, 28 October 2011

New work by JO RUTH and SUE HALSTEAD

Jo Ruth is a member of Birmingham Printmakers. Both artists are exhibiting work that explores aspects of the natural world in the Midlands.

Jo's new images of urban and rural bird life are produced using a variety of stencilling and painting techniques. Once the stencil has been made the image can be recreated, or ‘reprinted’ in a variety of ways allowing her to develop and explore the image.

Sue’s most recent work is based on the geology and landscape of the area. Rock formations, strata, fossils and other geological features often occur in her work, although she also interested in the marks left on the land by man’s activities. Sue uses watercolour, inks, dyes, drawing, collage and sometimes even stitching in her work.

Tuesday, 21 June 2011

MATERIAL exhibtion, Bear Steps, Shrewsbury

MATERIAL exhibition at the Bear Steps in Shrewsbury is on until 2nd July and contains work by Birmingham Printmaker members Sophie Copage and Jacqui Dodds

Monday, 25 April 2011

More work from WAB

WAB showcases many of Birmingham Printmakers' talented artists and here are just a few examples:

Ann Taylor and Catherine Bowdler's decorative screen prints

Chris Doran's delightful showcase of domestic pets demonstrate his adept use of the waterless lithography medium.

Sharon Baker's stunning pieces 'Automaton 29' and 'Automaton 30' are amongst the varied show at We Are Birmingham

Jenny Escritt's intriguing monoprints

Victoria Linehan's household themed screenprints

More images to come

Saturday, 23 April 2011

Dick Clark

'Sweetcorn, Milk St, Digbeth'

'Roman oval bath, Bath'

'Edward Everard Printers, Bristol'

'Angel Facade, Paris'

Longstanding master printer Dick Clark is exhibiting four of his large original aquatint prints in the We Are Birmingham gallery until Friday 29th and unframed prints onwards.

Monday, 18 April 2011


Our show at the We Are Birmingham shop opened on Saturday and showcases the talent of some of the group's members.

As well as framed and unframed prints, there is a range of products to buy from greetings cards to wrapping paper, cushions and jam jar covers, many of which will be stocked in the shop when the main exhibition closes on April 29th.

Sunday, 3 April 2011

Magic Show Exhibition

Girls Who Draw invite you to their
Magic Show
4th April-11th June 2011
G1 Main Exhibition Space at Solihull Arts Complex

Magic Show is an exhibition of new art work created especially for Solihull Gallery
by Girls Who Draw, a group of women illustrators. They have printed, painted,
paper-cut, stitched and conjured up an array of unusual creations ranging from
large scale installations to small hand sewn characters.

Exhibition and Magic Book Launch Event Thurs 7th April, 6.15-7.30pm.
Meet the illustrators and join us to celebrate the Magic Show exhibition and new
limited edition Magic book at this free event. Exhibitors will have other publications and artwork
on sale and there will be a chance to win goodie bags.

Illustrator’s Afternoon Tea Thurs 14th April 3.45-8pm.
Tea and Cake
. With illustrators from Girls Who Draw, places limited so
please book a free place by calling 0121 704 6962.
Artist’s talk
Hear about the work direct from the illustrators.
Portfolio Review
Bring your work for an informal portfolio review.
Networking & advice
Networking and advice session with illustrators.
Illustration at Allsorts Art Fair Sat 4th June, 10am-3.30pm.
This Spring Allsorts Art Fair has a special illustrator area offering live
drawing, interactive events and a chance to buy work and meet some
of the Magic Show exhibitors. Entry is free.
Opening hours

Monday & Thursday 9am - 8pm

Tuesday & Friday 9am - 6pm

Wednesday 10am - 6pm

Saturday 9am - 5pm

Admission free. Disabled access.

We welcome groups/schools to visit the Gallery spaces at any time, please contact us to discuss any requirements.


Solihull Gallery

Solihull Arts Complex

Homer Road

Solihull B91 3RG

Driving: We are based on the top floor of the Solihull Central Library and Arts Complex building in Library Square, just next to the Touchwood shopping centre. Parking is available at Touchwood and at numerous signposted car parks.

Public Transport: Solihull train station is a ten minute walk away, with regular connections to Birmingham and further afield. There are regular buses to Solihull and Touchwood incuding buses number 6 and 37 from Birmingham city centre.

Wednesday, 30 March 2011

Birmingham Printmakers at 'We Are Birmingham'!

Birmingham Printmakers are exhibiting at the 'We Are Birmingham' shop on King's Parade in Birmingham from 16th April - 30th April. Come along and see a selection of original prints for sale by members of Birmingham Printmakers and here is your invitation to our private view on April 16th from 12.00pm to 2.00pm:

Monday, 21 March 2011

Emma Hardicker at Country Living Spring Fair

'London' an original screenprint by Emma Hardicker.

Emma's fabulous range of original prints and printed furnishings are on show at the Country Living Spring Fair at Islington's Business Design Centre from March 23-27.

Tuesday, 15 February 2011

Wednesday, 26 January 2011

Introduction to Bookbinding

The ever popular Simon Goode returns to BPM with the first of his bookbinding classes on February 19th.
Contact Simon to book whilst places are available!

Francis Bargman and Anne Crews at the RBSA

Former long time BPM member Francis Bargman has a display of his work on at the RBSA and Anne Crews has work in the StArt affordable which finishes this Saturday

Friday, 21 January 2011

Tessa Sidey R.I.P

Birmingham Printmakers would like to express their sadness at the death of Tessa Sidey earlier this month and convey our sympathy to her family and colleagues.

As well as curating a series of hugely popular exhibitions including several on aspects of Pre-Raphaelite artists, she was a highly regarded academic with a number of publications and lectured at The Barber Institute.

With a strong passion for original print, Tessa did much to promote the medium and was an enthusiastic patron and support to Birmingham Printmakers which was especially valued when we were threatened with closure.

Above all we will miss her energy, enthusiasm and fun.