Printworks Autumn Update

Over the past year, and thanks to some really vital financial support from indvidual donors and funders, Printworks has continued to maintain and upgrade the resources and creative environment we manage here in the Wivenhoe Business Centre.

This now includes improved screnprinting for both paper and fabric thanks to a generous grant from Wivenhoe Town Council, some much-needed additions to our Adana letterpress setup, re-stocking of lino and ply for our lino and woodcut relief work, enhanced UV exposure tubes to power-up our explorations into Photopolymer, photo-etch and related ‘printing-with-light’ processes, plus many more smaller improvements to our storage, space and practical facilities.

Over the past few months we have welcomed both new members and occasional users who come to beginner and intermediate courses. Throughout 2022 the fantastic ‘Wivenhoe Art Trail’ continued to be a valued and very stimulating opportunity for popup events here and we are very excited also to be working in close association with the ‘Old Grocery’ art space on the High Street to put on a number of shows and sales of work which have in turn brought new audiences and members through the doors.

Membership is a priority for 2023: it is Member subscriptions which provide most of our core revenue. It is also the exchange of practical and creative skills between Members which drives us forward to explore and improve our creative practice and to share it with a wider audience through our introductory and intermediate short courses. For more on the benefits of Membership and details of how to join please check out our FAQ page.


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