South West Printmakers

25 May 2022 – 19 October 2022

Printmaking is alive and well in the South West and here we have an exhibition of printmaker artists working across the region from Bristol to Plymouth. The artists have been selected to represent the workshop studios where they work –

Spike Print Studio in Bristol

Atelier 21 Art Studio in Bristol

Albatross Print Studio in Watchet

Studio B Letterpress Workshop in Milverton

BAT in Frome

Dove Studios and Somerset Printmakers in Butleigh, Somerset

Double Elephant Print Workshop in Exeter

Tamar Print Workshop near Tavistock


The Printery in Plymouth

This is not by any means an exhaustive list – and there are many printmakers across the region working from home studios and other small collaborative workshops. There are of course printmakers working in other counties in the South West not included here The intention however has been to give a flavour and a snap shot of the art form both geographically and in the range of print processes at play.

In terms of print process, here we have – linocut, monotype, screenprint, letterpress, etching, photogravure, drypoint.

Printmaking is a broad, versatile, exacting and accessible art form. It is easy to make prints that impress even if you are someone who has little confidence or experience in art. Equally, there are many artists who specialise in print for a lifetime.

If you enjoy this exhibition and would like to understand more about printmaking – consider making contact with one of the workshops represented here and maybe try your hand at printmaking.

Images: Tilt by Jeremy Speck and Roma by Michael Gill