The 20:20 Print Exchange Take-over

Gallery Candace 2020 exhibition

West Yorkshire Print Workshop

2 March – 22 April 2015

Initiated in 2009 by Hot Bed Press, Salford and Red Hot Press, Southampton, the 20:20 Print Exchange grows bigger and better with each year. Having compiled a unique collection of 14,525 prints in 2014 – made by 581 artists at 42 print workshops – the project is now on tour around the country. We at West Yorkshire Print Workshop, in Mirfield, are delighted to be welcoming the arrival of such a large number of works from across the UK, and allowing them to take over our premises completely. Prints will adorn the walls of our print rooms, foyer, stairwell, and other communal spaces so that the great wealth of talent harnessed at workshops around the country can be seen throughout.

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Throughout the autumn of 2014, artists from workshops countrywide were asked to produce a new edition of 25 prints, each 20cm high by 20cm wide. A print from every participant gets kept by Hot Bed Press and joins this touring exhibition. In return, each artist receives a box set of 20 prints; one of their own plus 19 others, which are randomly selected. Each workshop also receives a randomly compiled set, along with a set of their own members’ work and a set from a ‘twinned’ workshop.

The 20:20 Print Exchange provides an opportunity for workshops like the West Yorkshire Print Workshop to share with others their members’ work. It also provides a platform for initiating further connections and collaborations between venues, whilst celebrating the diverse skills and styles of nearly 600 emerging and established artists UK-wide. The 20:20 exhibition will also help us to raise money towards the future success and sustainability of our workshop, with a selection of prints available to purchase at our PRINT FAIR on Saturday 2 May for £15.00 each. Three prints can be purchased for £40.00.

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Participating artists from the West Yorkshire Print Workshop are:

Amy Cooper | Ben Hellawell | Ben Whittington | Clare Grace | Fabian Osborne | Gavin Campbell Glynis Mills | Hannah Josey | Ian Wrench | Jenny Thomas | Julia Clegg | Karen Stansfield | Kathryn Desforges | Liadin Cooke | Miriam Trent | Neil Anderson | Saba Rifat | Scarlette Homeshaw | Stuart Brocklehurst 

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Opening hours

Monday – Friday: 10.30am – 6pm

Late night opening: until 10pm Tuesdays

Saturdays: 10.30am – 3pm