Exhibition09.02.202421.04.2024
UPCOMING
FREE

Start the Press!

Exhibition09.02.202421.04.2024
UPCOMING
FREE

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 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.  

Start the Press! includes a display of printmaking, including artworks by Lubaina Himid, David Hockney and Yinka Shonibare loaned from the Jerwood Collection. With funding from Freelands Foundation, Ikon Youth Programme and other educational groups will be introduced to the printmaking processes preserved in regional art schools. 

This exhibition is supported by the Jerwood Foundation and Freelands Foundation. 

This exhibition is presented as part of Ikon’s 60th anniversary year.

FREE

Exhibition Details

9 February – 21 April 2024

Open Wednesday – Sunday and Bank Holiday Mondays, 11am-5pm

Free entry, please consider making a donation

This exhibition is on the First Floor

Information on Ikon Gallery’s accessibility is available here

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

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Ikon Gallery

1 Oozells Square, Brindleyplace, Birmingham B1 2HS

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