EVENT02.03.2024 / 11.00am3.00pm

Family Saturday

Screenprinting with Laura Onions

Families are invited to learn the basics of screen printing with artist and printmaker Laura Onions and Gathering Press, her fully-equipped, roving print studio designed to “open temporary messy and creative spaces”.

Have your ink and squeegee at the ready to print an original poster, t-shirt or tote bag. Choose from a range of designs, or create an experimental ‘open-screen’ print, where ink is painted or marbled directly through the screen.

Paper is provided – please bring your own t-shirt or tote bag to print onto and customise (1 per family).

Laura Onions is one of eight printmakers who operate an antique, working flatbed printing press from Wolverhampton School of Art as part of Ikon’s exhibition Start the Press!

About Family Saturday

Family Saturday takes place on the first Saturday of every month – join us for a drop-in creative activity, led by a local artist. Open to all ages.

Ikon’s Education Programme is supported by Cass Art. Please consider making a donation for this free activity.

About the artist

Laura Onions is an artist based in Wolverhampton. Her work addresses ideas of place and placemaking from an educational and feminist perspective. Onions’ artwork grows from context specific and archival research resulting in a wide variety of forms including print-based objects, painting, writing and workshopping.

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Event Details

Events Room, First Floor

Free, suggested donation £5

No need to book, just drop in

This event is open to all families and aimed at all ages. Children must be accompanied at all times

Information on Ikon Gallery’s accessibility is available here.

For additional access enquiries please contact education@ikon-gallery.org


Ikon Gallery

1 Oozells Square, Brindleyplace, Birmingham B1 2HS

Image Credits
1. Family Saturday. Image courtesy Ikon 2. Gathering Press Close Up. Photo by Multistory 3. Gathering Press Mono Print. Photo by Multistory 4. Laura Onions, Gathering Press, Bilston Market. Photo by Laura Onions


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Start the Press!
The centrepiece of Start the Press! is a vintage, flatbed printing press from Wolverhampton School of Art, taking its position in the gallery as a form of protest or occupation in the tradition of the student art-school sit-ins of the 1960s, and in response to the current challenging economic landscape. A cohort of West Midlands printmakers will operate the press, producing original prints and filling the gallery walls as work is made in real time.
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Printmaking Studio: Laura Onions
Laura Onions presents a Printmaking Studio as part of Ikon’s exhibition Start the Press! (9 February – 21 April 2024).

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