20:20 Print Exchange

29th February – 4th April 2020

West Yorkshire Print Workshop is again delighted to be hosting the 20:20 Print Exchange during February and March. The 20:20 Print Exchange started in 2009 as a project between Hot Bed Press in Salford and Red Hot Press in Southampton, and has grown each year as other print workshops have been invited to take part. Well over 50,000 prints have been created and exchanged in the past 10 years.

Each participating artist, from over 50 Print workshops, is asked to produce a new edition of 25 prints on paper size 20cm x 20cm. In return each artist receives a box set of 20 randomly selected prints (including their own print and 19 others).

Each workshop also receives one set of randomly selected prints and one ‘twinned’ set whereby workshops are randomly matched to another print workshop, each receiving a set of 10 of their own members’ prints and one set of the ‘twinning partner workshop’.

Our exhibition will include over 500 prints made as part of the 2019 exchange. Viewers to the exhibition will see a snap shot of printmaking practice from across the UK and beyond – a rich variety of print processes and techniques; and a wealth of visual styles and content.