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Sunday Tickets Available Sat 22nd & Sun 23rd October
Pop-up Print Shop
Pressing Matters New released Magazine: 20th Edition just for Print in Action
Truth Wall Print your own Action with Kiss and Bite LetterPress
Print in the dome Transform your circular print
Hands On Submissions are open!
Market Stalls Exploring printmakers and suppliers
The Car Parks Project
Peter Ursem Fabulous Fables Taster Session
Bristol Print Collective Collaborative Demonstration
The Printery
Monoprinting on Clay with Tweeny Van Mierlo
Impact 12 Screenings Watch lectures from Impact 12
Talk with Peter Ursem Landscape in linocut
Talk with Anita Reynolds Printmaking, walking and working in the landscape
Fragments in Landscape Workshop with Sarah Gregory
A Plankton Linocut and Etching Demo with Debby Mason
Food with Hedgerow Hound
National Marine Aquarium Join the crew rock pooling or create a rock pool print!
Print your patch workshop with Ismay Berncastle

Day 1 Line Up – Saturday 22nd Oct

Included in the day ticket

Pop-up print shop

Browse artwork from printmakers across the South West and beyond, with the opportunity to buy art you fall in love with. 10am-5pm.

Market Stalls

Come and browse handmade goods from a variety of printmakers. 10am-4pm.

Bristol Print Collective

On a Roll- 10am-4pm

Come and help Bristol Print Collective carve a large-scale linocut on Saturday that will be based around their adventures in Plymouth and their research into marine biology and conservation. Alongside the large scale block you can also drop by their project space to create your own wonderful relief prints using their pre-carved lino cuts. Suitable for all ages and abilities… just drop in, roll up, and print! – Family friendly

Collaborative demo- 10am-4pm

Hands On – An exhibition showcasing selected South West Print Makers

Take in the wide variety of art, showcasing selected South West Printmakers, at the Hands On Exhibition. 10am-close.

Handprinting Spirit Animals with Theo Carter Weber

Make spirit animals from our handprints, and create detail with paint pens, give our animals names and list their qualities and what they may be wanting to communicate to you. Family friendly. All day drop in.

Fabulous Fables with Peter Ursem

Artist and writer, Peter Ursem, is preparing the publication of forty new ‘friendly fables’, animal stories full of wisdom and wit to make you slow your pace. On request, Peter will read you a fable of your choice, but… you’ll have to pay for it with a mono-print to be made on the spot. Family friendly. 10am-12pm.

Truth Wall/Print Your Action with Alan Qualtrough

Produce and install your own letterpress-printed posters to be displayed in the courtyard of Ocean Studios. 10am-4pm.

Colossal and Borrowed Parts Brewery

Join Colossal and Borrowed Parts Brewery for perfect social enterprise collaboration, pop-up screenprinting and beers! All day drop in.

Techno-Heritage Printmaking with Matt Holmes

Matt Holmes will be transplanting his work and practice into the Ocean Studios café space, where it will form an “open studio installation”, consisting of a mixture of static displays and live demonstrations in an open working space. Matt’s practice forms a link between modern digital technology and heritage craft practices. He has taken the traditional processes of letterpress printmaking, and remediated them with new techniques such as 3D printing. All day drop in.

Print in the Dome– Print in Action Digital Gallery

Down the road in Devonport, Market Hall is home to a state-of-the-art immersive dome! To celebrate Print in Action 2022, we will be hosting a digital gallery of circular prints that have been transformed to create a new fulldome experience. Come along to be truly immersed in the beauty of printmaking. Different time slots available. Book here.

Print your Yoga

Create prints from your poses! Think twister with paint. Wear clothes you don’t mind getting covered in paint (water washable). 10am

Letter Press Collective Demo with Nick Hand 

Hear from Nick Hand, one half of the Letterpress Collective. Nick’s collaborative printing practice often explores journeys across the UK and in Europe. Using his mobile press as a tool to engage and share knowledge through communities. 10am-4pm.

Print your patch workshop with Ismay Berncastle

Learn the basics of lino cutting and use your new skills to create unique sew-on patches to bring new life to your old clothes. Be guided by an experienced printmaker to help you make some great patches to take home, and have fun while you do it! 10-11am, 11am-12pm, 2-3pm, 3-4pm.

Minski Fashion Show

Minski, an handmade and upcycled fashion brand is joining forces with The Original Fruitcakes as part of Print in Action Festival, bringing together a creative fashion show with a selection of bold screen printed garments. 5-6pm.

The Dream that Came True – a talk with Mary Gillett

A talk that documents the evolution of my printmaking practice and the importance of its integral relationship to the dynamic and ethos of my teaching practice. 4-5pm.

Why collectives are so important- a talk with Bristol Print Collective 

Bristol Print Collective deliver printmaking workshops in pop-up venues in galleries, festivals and community spaces. Their aim is to keep the traditions of printmaking alive by offering accessible and engaging workshops for all members of society.

Food with Hedgerow Hound

The award-winning family business, Hedgerow Hound will offer a range of delicious vegan food to add to the enjoyment of the day. 2-3pm.

Fragments in Landscape- Workshop with Sarah Gregory

A relaxed and informal activity where you will have the opportunity to create an image using ink and roller. We will explore mark making, layering and techniques to build interest and depth within the image. 10am-4pm.

A Plankton Linocut and Etching of a Sprat- Demo with Debby Mason

See a plankton drawing transformed into a Lino cut and the start of a copperplate etching. All day drop in.

Monoprinting on Clay with Tweeny Van Mierlo

Bring two artistic practices together at this fun taster workshop. Have a go at monoprinting on clay!

The Car Parks Project Exhibition- Leadworks, 170 Rendle Street

An exhibition celebrating Plymouth’s multi-storey car parks – free and open to all. The show will explore, document and celebrate the significance of the concrete multi-story car parks of Plymouth, through the physical features and cultural value that is embedded in these often maligned or overlooked examples of radical design. The show includes soundscapes, photographic images and original hand-altered photopolymer prints. 10am-6pm.

Lectures from Impact 12 Screenings

IMPACT 12 comes to Print in Action. Join us to hear brilliant international printmakers – Davida Kidd from Canada; Jonathan McFadden from the USA; Judith Martinez Estrada and Matthew Newkirk from Australia – exploring Digital – the dark side of printmaking! Extraordinary work from amazing artists worldwide – don’t miss it. All day drop in.

Included in the evening ticket

Mad Dog McCrea

Mad Dog Mcrea blend a unique mixture of folk rock, pop, gypsy jazz, bluegrass and ‘shake your ass’ music. From self-penned songs of adventure, drinking, love and life, to traditional songs of gypsies, fairies, legless pirates and black flies – Mad Dog never fail to capture their audience with their infectious songs.

Add-on Masterclasses

Mezzotint Surgery Masterclass with Sarah Gillespie, at Arts University Plymouth 

Sarah Gillespie will be in the print room at Arts University Plymouth, printing mezzotints and answering your questions about the preparation of plates, engraving, papers, inks, timings, pressure, tool care and more