EVENT09.03.2024 / 10.30am4.30pm

Drypoint Etching Workshop

With Stirchley Printworks

Join Stirchley Printworks at Ikon Gallery for a one-day drypoint etching workshop.

The workshop includes a unique opportunity to activate a traditional flatbed printing press, on loan from Wolverhampton School of Art, which forms the centrepiece of Ikon’s exhibition Start the Press!

Get inspired by the prints on display, including works by Lubaina Himid, David Hockney, Yinka Shonibare and Catherine Yass, alongside new artwork by regional printmakers, made at Ikon during the exhibition.

Find out more and book your place here.

Ikon has also collaborated with Stirchley Printworks to create a limited edition screen print, celebrating Ikon and Wolverhampton School of Art.

About Stirchley Printworks

Stirchley Printworks is an artist-led community print studio based in South Birmingham. Founded in 2022, their goal is to support artists to further their practice and offer people the opportunity to learn about printmaking. Stirchley Printworks is a community for printmakers, where people can share skills and ideas in a supportive and inclusive space.

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Event Details

£90 per person

Events Room, First Floor 

This event is suitable for 18+ and all abilities 

Please note this workshop has limited availability

Book online

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. Drypoint Etched. Image courtesy of Stirchley Printworks 2. Drypoint Plate Inked. Image courtesy of Strichley Printworks 3. Drypoint Plates. Image courtesy of Stirchley Printworks 5. Start the Press!, Ikon Gallery (2024). Photo by Rob Harris. 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.

1 Oozells Square, Brindleyplace
Birmingham, B1 2HS

GALLERY: +44 (0)121 248 0708
SHOP: +44 (0)121 248 0711

Ikon is supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England, and Birmingham City Council.

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