Plymouth Print Social : Dreysa Collective

Ocean Studios Performing & Visual Arts
Join the Plymouth Print Social, a chance to meet, connect and make positive change through printmaking in the South West.

Date: Thursday 23rd March

Timing: 6-8pm

What to expect?

Following in the footsteps of Plymouths first print festival Print in Action, Plymouth Print Social aims to be a connecting platform for printmakers, collectives, organisations, spaces and suppliers. It’s an open space, no matter what stage of your creative journey.

Plymouth is filled to the brim with printmakers, knowledge, facilities, resources, talent and collectively we are stronger working together. We’ll fuel the night with a drink and some food on arrival to get creative ideas flowing.

Social Content

The March social will see the launch of our new exhibition ‘The Unsteady Now’ rolling from 21st March – 15th April, organised by a group of Cornish artists collectively named Dreysa.

The launch of the exhibition will be a moment to bring the creative network together and link with new artists from across the region. We’ll prompt conversations for future connections and projects through the evening.

The group have a wide range of practices, working across a range of media to explore diverse themes from pertinently contemporary perspectives. Whether untangling aspects of politics, environment, science and religion, or articulating concepts of place and the self, each artist operates with an awareness that in these times the ground on which we stand is inherently unstable: ideas must be challenged, histories unraveled and normality redefined.

The exhibition extends out from the Penwith Gallery, with a four-day installation at St Nicholas Chapel, on the Island, and a presentation of print work on show at Porthmeor studios from 2nd to 18th March, which will then tour to Ocean Studios in Plymouth.

Dreysa was formed as the result of a nine-month period of conversation, networking and creative exploration facilitated by Field Notes and made possible by Cultivator as part of their programme of Graduate Support, supported by the European Regional Development Fund, HM Government, Arts Council England and Cornwall Council.

We want to hear your voice!

During the social, we want to here your views so we can help enable meaningful outcomes and connections and prompt discussions around the following topics:


What do we want to do collectively?

What is missing in the city?

How do we grow events with the creative community, what do socials look like and what do we want to achieve?

How do we move forward?

Where is the social?

Ocean Studios Cafe, Royal William Yard.

Upcoming Dates

March 23rd 2023

April 20th 2023

This session is free and open to all.

Travel Information

Ocean Studios, The Factory Cooperage, Royal William Yard, Plymouth PL1 3RP.

We are an environmentally conscious organisation and encourage our visitors to prioritise green travel. Please consider getting the bus, cycling or walking to visit us. There are plenty of space for bikes within Royal William Yard to and lots of options to utilise public transport. More information on bus routes and car parks nearby can be found here –

If you do need to drive to attend your event then there are lots of pay and display spaces available.

When arriving at Royal William Yard you’ll need to look out for signage to Factory Cooperage, Ocean Studios can be found just a few meters away from the red telephone box situated opposite the Club House. Please enter the building via the courtyard space and through the glass doors.

When leaving the building at night please be respectful and consider residents living nearby.


Ocean Studios has an accessible entrance however some areas are uneven due to heritage restrictions. We have worked hard to create an accessible building, Ocean Studios has accessible toilet facilities and lift access to upper floors. Blue badge parking is available throughout the Royal William Yard – please advise us of any additional needs so we can make your visit enjoyable and comfortable.

Heritage Restrictions
Whilst we work to ensure the building is fully accessible to all, we are limited by the heritage building and land in which we work. The listed building and historic location have certain constraints which unfortunately we cannot avoid or adapt.

Where possible we have improved accessibility however please be aware that areas of Royal William Yard and our buildings has uneven ground and narrow steps with may limit access to wheelchairs and prams. For further information please contact us or whilst visiting Ocean Studios please speak to a member of staff.

Additional Information

Arrival and admission
Please make sure you have your ticket to hand ready for check-in. We cannot guarantee entry into the event for late arrivals.

This ticket gives you entry to the experience named on your ticket.