Print in Action Festival

22nd October 2022 to 23rd October 2022 Ocean Studios Event Art Culture, Print In Action
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Join us for Print in Action Festival, a three-day event running from 21st – 23rd October 2022.

Visit us at Ocean Studios, in Royal William Yard and additional Print in Action hubs across the city from 10am each day to explore exhibitions, collaborations, demos, talks, workshops and masterclasses from local and national printmakers to celebrate print in all its inspiring forms!

Ocean Studios will act as the main hub for Print In Action activity across the weekend dedicating all corners of the building to printmaking in all shapes, forms and sizes. Driven by Real Ideas Members and collaborators from across the South West Print in Action aims to celebrate the talent of Printmakers from across the South West.

During the festival you’ll get a chance to rummage through our pop-up print shop, view exhibitions and explore and meet upcoming printmakers, suppliers, initiatives and organisations, including Pressing Matters, G.F Smith and IMPACT 12.

Whether your an experienced printmaker or having a play with print for the first time, visitors to the festival will have the opportunity to take part in some community collaborative printing with Bristol Print Collective, Colossal Screenprints as well as have the chance to #PrintYourAction on our live ‘Truth Wall’ spanning across the Ocean Studios courtyard.

Whilst the Truth Wall is evolving, across the weekend Alan Qualtrough will discuss Print and Protest, plus independent printmakers including Mary Gillet will be shedding some light on her inspiring practice in the Tamar Valley.

Join us in conversations with Double Elephant discussing their research project ‘Mapping the South West’ and meet Nick Hand as he talks about his printmaking journeys on a portal bike press. Bristol Print Collective will also be on hand to share what’s important about being in a collective and the spirit of collaboration.

As we head into the evening you’ll be able to refuel and reset with some delicious coffee and 100% vegan street food by local family fun Hedgerow Hound, whilst listening to some of the South West’s finest musicians.

Come and join the fun, book now to avoid disappointment!

More information about opportunities, collaborators, artists and festival line-up will be announced on the Print in Action Festival Page :

On Arrival

Come and find us at the Print in Action box office at Ocean Studios Cafe, where you will be able to sign up for taster sessions, workshops and demos included within your ticket prices and book additional masterclasses across the weekend.

Don’t forget our included ticket workshops are on a first come first served basis, so don’t delay!

Ticketing Information

Day Pass

£10 per day

Each day pass is valid for the day selected, during 10am – 6pm.

Day passes include access to explore Ocean Studios exhibitions, collaborative projects, talks, demos, market area and music throughout the day. Experiences will span across the day at different times to compliment the programme.

Masterclasses will be at an additional cost.Tickets will be available to buy before the Festival or on the day depending on availability.

Evening Pass


Evening passes are for Saturday 22nd. Evening only, 6.30pm until late.

A chance to bring the creative community together at Ocean Studios. Expect some collaborative printmaking fun, demos, plus we’re working with a special collaborator, a stone’s throw away from Ocean Studios to bring you a Print in Action headline performance.

Evening passes sold separately are £10 per ticket/ £5 when bought with a Saturday day pass.

Day & Evening Pass



Interested in both our Day and Evening pass? Get a combined ticket, which includes a £5 evening pass!


A range of masterclasses will be available to buy across the weekend, ranging in price from £45 – £50 per session. These can be booked separately through the website.

These tickets will be sold separately.

Information about our cancellation policy can be found here:

Event Dates

Date Time Venue Info
Sat 22nd Oct 10:00am Full Building Session Available
Sun 23rd Oct 10:00am Full Building Session Available

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.

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