EVENT14.02.2024 / 11.00am3.00pm

Half term Workshop with Polly Brant

Join artist-educator Polly Brant for an experimental printmaking session, where families can explore the DIY side of print, from punk rock to its role in protest movements. Create your own mini-zines and posters using collage, stencil and monoprint techniques.

This event is organised to coincide with Ikon’s exhibition Start the Press!

Please consider making a donation for this free activity.

Ikon’s Learning Programme is supported by Cass Art.

About the artist:

Polly Brant is an artist-educator from the West Midlands. Led by curiosity and reforming, Brant is interested in what art education is, where it can happen and its meaning. Much of the time what she makes is created from collections of thoughts, notes and hopeful ideas informed by research to both champion and question what art/art education can be.

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Event Details

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

Events Room, First Floor

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. Polly Brant. Workshop Prompts. Commonplace Press. 2023 2. Duplicate Publishing Fair Scanner Publication. Commonplace Press. 2023 3. Family Saturday. Image courtesy Ikon


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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
As part of Ikon’s exhibition Start the Press! (9 February – 21 April 2024), eight West Midlands printmakers present a Printmaking Studio.

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