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