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EVENT09.02.202406.04.2024
FREE

Printmaking Studio

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

The printmakers operate an antique, working flatbed printing press from Wolverhampton School of Art: establishing a functioning printmaking workshop, producing original prints and filling the gallery walls as artwork is made in real time. Regional printmakers: Taiba AkhtarHaseebah AliSimon HarrisFae KilburnKaren McLeanLaura OnionsSatinder Parhar and Heather Peak.

This exhibition is supported by Freelands FoundationJerwood FoundationThe Saintbury TrustUniversity of Birmingham and University of Wolverhampton.

Start the Press! is presented as part of Ikon’s 60th anniversary year.

Schedule:

Simon Harris
Friday 9 – Sunday 11 February, 11am-5pm

Laura Onions
Thursday 15 – Saturday 17 February, 11am-5pm

Taiba Akhtar
Thursday 22 – Saturday 24 February, 11am-5pm

Haseebah Ali
Thursday 29 February –  Sunday 3 March, 11am-5pm

Fae Kilburn
Thursday 14, Saturday 16, Sunday 17 March, 11am-5pm

Satinder Parhar
Thursday 21 – Saturday 23 March, 11am-5pm

Heather Peak
Thursday 28 – Saturday 30 March, 11am-5pm

Karen McLean
Thursday 4 – Saturday 6 April, 11am-5pm

FREE

Event Details

Friday 9 February – Saturday 6 April 2024

First Floor

Free entry, donations welcome.

No need to book, just drop in.

Suitable for all ages. Seating available.

Information on Ikon Gallery’s accessibility is available here.

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

This event is being photographed and filmed. Please speak to the photographer or filmmaker if you prefer not to be included.

VENUE

Ikon Gallery

1 Oozells Square, Brindleyplace, Birmingham B1 2HS

Image Credits
1. Flatbed printing press, Wolverhampton School of Art. Photo by Tod Jones. Image courtesy Ikon. 2. Printmakers in Studio, Ikon Gallery (2024) Photo by Tod Jones 3. Fae Kilburn. Photo by Fae Kilburn 4. Karen McLean. Photo by Tracey Thorne
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