Printmaking Studio: Fae Kilburn

Fae Kilburn presents a Printmaking Studio as part of Ikon’s exhibition Start the Press! (9 February – 21 April 2024).

Kilburn is one of eight printmakers who 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. Full schedule available here.

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.

About the artist

Fae Kilburn is a Midlands based artist and arts facilitator. She uses a variety of printmaking techniques including monoprint, silkscreen, collagraph and etching. Kilburn’s work is inspired by history, identity and disability, often including or referring to the lived experiences of other disabled people in her work; this becomes a collaboration of their narrative and her artwork. Creating disability awareness is an important part of Kilburn’s practice.


Event Dates

Thursday 14.03.2024 / 11.00am5.00pm
Saturday 16.03.2024 / 11.00am5.00pm
Sunday 17.03.2024 / 11.00am5.00pm

Event Details

Free entry, donations welcome

No need to book, just drop in

First Floor

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.


Ikon Gallery

1 Oozells Square, Brindleyplace, Birmingham B1 2HS

Image Credits
1. Fae Kilburn. Photo by Fae Kilburn 2. Fae Kilburn, Beyond the curve (2022). Silkscreen print. Image courtesy the artist 3. Fae Kilburn, Breaking Barriers (2022). Etched steel. Image courtesy the artist


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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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