Belfast Print Workshop and Gallery

Belfast Print Workshop and Gallery
Belfast Print Workshop
Cotton Court
30-42 Waring Street
Belfast
Co. Antrim
BT1 2ED
Northern Ireland

Website

www.bpw.org.uk

E-mail

Studio Manager

studio@bpw.org.uk

Gallery Manager

gallerymanager@bpw.org.uk

Telephone

028 9023 0323

Fax

028 9023 0323

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Belfast Print Workshop is the longest established resource in Northern Ireland for artists wanting to work in the various printmaking media. The Workshop provides facilities for professional artists, and has strong links with the art teaching colleges and universities in the city. We also offer courses and tuition for artists that have no prior-experience of printmaking or want to refresh or extend their knowledge. The Belfast Print Workshop, initially known as Endhouse Print Workshop, grew from the activities in the early seventies of a group of artists and printmakers who were interested in establishing a workshop in Belfast. A constitution was drawn up, and an etching press purchased. Endhouse Print Workshop was taken under the financial wing of the Arts Council of Northern Ireland in 1977 and its name changed to Belfast Print Workshop. In addition to funding the purchase of equipment and staffing, the Arts Council also offered space in what was then its headquarters, Riddel Hall. The workshop was located in the former kitchen area at the rear of Riddel Hall, a former student Halls of Residence, built in 1913. During the late 1990s the Workshop decided to look for alternative premises that would allow for development. Eventually, the decision was made to move to Cotton Court, a former Bonded Warehouse, re-furbished for Arts usage by Laganside Corporation. Located in the developing Cathedral Quarter in central Belfast, it offered a considerable potential. The move took place early in 2003. Since the move, the Workshop has seen the beginnings of the re-vitalisation that was anticipated. A busy programme, new members, a new Director and Workshop Manager, and the first major Artist-in-Residence, David Mach, reflect the renewed energy of Belfast Print Workshop.

Venue Type:

Artist studio or collective

Opening hours

Gallery - Mon-Fri 9.30am-5.30pm
Sat 12.00pm-4.00pm

Closed: Sun

Admission charges

Exhibitions-no entry charge

Collection details

Fine Art

Events details are listed below. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all. For events that don't have a specific date see the 'Resources' tab above.

Colour-Reduction Relief Printing Spring Course

  • 13 April — 11 May 2015 *on now

In a reduction print the artist develops all colors from the same lino tile. For each color pass the artist removes more material from the lino. Each colour is printed on top of the previous. The artist must print the entire edition as he or she works, because the printable area of the single block is reduced with each pass.

Suitable for

Admission

£145 (concession rate £120)

Website

http://bpw.org.uk/printcourses/

Screenprint Spring course

  • 14 April — 5 May 2015 *on now

Screenprinting uses a woven mesh with an ink-blocking stencil. Ink is forced through the stencil using a squeegee. Notable artists who use this process include pop-artist Andy Warhol and Robert Rauschenberg. The image can be either autographic (hand-drawn) or photographic.

Suitable for

Admission

£120 (concession rate £99)

Website

http://bpw.org.uk/printcourses/

Copper-Plate Etching Spring Course

  • 15 April — 13 May 2015 *on now

Etching involves coating a copper plate with a waxy ground. The artist draws into this surface using an etching needle. The ground is acid resistant and when placed into a bath of ferric chloride, it ‘etches’ into the plate to create an incised line which holds the ink prior to being printed through a heavy etching press.

Suitable for

Admission

£145 (concession rate £120)

Website

http://bpw.org.uk/printcourses/

Collagraph Weekend Workshop

  • 16 April — 17 May 2015 *on now

Collagraph is a collage printmaking technique. Substances such as carborundum, fabric, acrylic texture medium and sandpaper are glued onto card or metal to produce a highly textured and intricate print.

Suitable for

Admission

£95

Website

http://bpw.org.uk/printcourses/

Photo-Polymer Intaglio Spring course

  • 16 April — 14 May 2015 *on now

This course is suitable for artists who either work with hand-drawn images or digital/photographic imagery. Artwork is output onto clear acetate and is transferred to a metal plate laminated with a light-sensitive film. The artwork is then exposed with UV light and developed in a solution which can then be 'inked up' and printed onto paper through an etching press.

Suitable for

Admission

£145 (concession rate £120)

Website

http://bpw.org.uk/printcourses/

Screenprint Weekend Workshop

  • 23 — 24 May 2015 10am-4pm

Screenprinting uses a woven mesh with an ink-blocking stencil. Ink is forced through the stencil using a squeegee. Notable artists who use this process include pop-artist Andy Warhol and Robert Rauschenberg. The image can be either autographic (hand-drawn) or photographic.

Suitable for

Admission

£95

Website

http://bpw.org.uk/printcourses/

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