Browse artwork from printmakers across the South West and beyond, with the opportunity to buy art you fall in love with. 10am-5pm.
Come and browse handmade goods from a variety of printmakers. 10am-4pm.
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
Take in the wide variety of art, showcasing selected South West Printmakers, at the Hands On Exhibition. 10am-close.
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.
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.
Produce and install your own letterpress-printed posters to be displayed in the courtyard of Ocean Studios. 10am-4pm.
Join Colossal and Borrowed Parts Brewery for perfect social enterprise collaboration, pop-up screenprinting and beers! All day drop in.
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.
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.
Create prints from your poses! Think twister with paint. Wear clothes you don’t mind getting covered in paint (water washable). 10am
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.
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, 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
See a plankton drawing transformed into a Lino cut and the start of a copperplate etching. All day drop in.
Bring two artistic practices together at this fun taster workshop. Have a go at monoprinting on clay!
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.
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.
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.
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