Artlab Contemporary Print Studio – Group Show 2014

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Artlab Contemporary Print Studio’s members will show new works at ‘The Gallery at St Georges House’ in Bolton. This beautifully restored building opened last year as a creative space dedicated to celebrating the work of local and regional artists. Continue reading

AA2A exhibition opens at PR1 Gallery, Preston

An exhibition by Tiago Duarte, Leighton Bohl, Janet Minogue, Rema Salem and Denise Swanson opens at the PR1 Gallery in Preston from 2nd to 13th December, with private view on Wednesday 4th from 6-8pm. Continue reading

Signatus installation at Oxheys

Signatus

New installation at Oxheys Mill Studios

New printmaking installation at Oxheys Mill Studios

This new installation explores the leaf as a sign, highlighting it’s accepted role in identifying species coupled with an inherent spiritual significance; acknowledged by many cultures around the world.

Signatus is a showcase of original work, created in the past year, as a result of a residency in the print room at UCLan on the AA2A scheme, in which the artist developed a unique method of printmaking, fusing elements from eastern and western traditions. A visit to the installation gives visitors an opportunity for some quiet reflection and a chance to unwind

Denise Swanson is a resident artist and co-founder at Oxheys Mill Studios

The installation runs until November 3rd, open Wednesdays to Saturdays from 11am-4pm

Signatus: private view Oct 3rd

Signatus

New installation at Oxheys Mill Studios opens Oct 3rd

New installation at Oxheys Mill Studios opens Oct 3rd

This new installation explores the leaf as a sign, highlighting it’s accepted role in identifying species coupled with an inherent spiritual significance; acknowledged by many cultures around the world.

Signatus is a showcase of original work, created in the past year, as a result of a residency in the print room at UCLan on the AA2A scheme, in which the artist developed a unique method of printmaking, fusing elements from eastern and western traditions.

Denise Swanson is a resident artist and co-founder at Oxheys Mill Studios

The exhibition opens with a Private View on Thursday 3rd Oct between 6-8pm – light refreshments included. It is then runs until November 3rd, open Wednesdays to Saturdays from 11am-4pm.

20:20 print exchange exhibition

Last year saw Artlab contemporary print studios join the 20:20 project for the first time.

20:20 Print Exchange started in 2009 as a project between Hot Bed Press in Salford and Red Hot Press in Southampton. The format was so successful that it was decided to roll this out to more print workshops. In 2010 there were 120 artists from 10 print workshops involved, in 2011 257 artists from 19 print studios and in 2012 392 artists from 31 workshops producing a total of 9,800 prints!

Artlab contemporary print studios were twinned with Seacourt print studio, Bangor, The Print shed, Hereford and Oxford Printmakers co-operative.  This meant that we received a box set from each of our twinned studios as well as two random portfolios from the project.

Don’t miss the opportunity to see and buy any of the 115 original prints on show in this unique exhibition at Oxhey’s Mill Studios.

The exhibition previews on Weds 3rd July 6-8pm and continues until August 17th open 11-4  Fridays & Saturdays, other days, times by appointment please.

 All prints are on sale for £10 each making this a perfect chance to buy original prints – any work sold can be taken away immediately and when they are gone they are gone.

All money raised will be used to support Oxhey’s Mill Studios and Artlab contemporary print studios. Helping local artists to continue working and exhibiting their work in Preston.

Thank you for your support.

Pay on the day & take away – 20:20 original prints sale

20:20

Dont miss this opportunity to buy an original print at the 20:20 Print Exchange exhibition which opens on Wednesday July 3rd at Oxheys Mill Studios in Preston.

 All prints are on sale for £10 each making this a perfect chance to buy original prints – any work sold can be taken away immediately so when they are gone they are gone. Don’t leave it too late! Continue reading

20:20 Print Exchange

Last year saw Artlab contemporary print studios join the 20:20 project for the first time. 20:20 Print Exchange started in 2009 as a project between Hot Bed Press in Salford and Red Hot Press in Southampton. The format was so successful that it was decided to roll this out to more print workshops. In 2010 there were 120 artists from 10 print workshops involved, in 2011 there were 257 artists from 19 print studios and in 2012 there were 392 artists from 31 workshops producing 9,800 prints! Continue reading

Python Arts Festival – Open Submissions

This summer will see the first Python Arts Festival held at all four Python Galleries across the North East and North West of England from the 20 July to the 3 August 2013. The exhibition is open to all artists in the North East and North West whether professional, amateur or student. Continue reading