Belfast Print Workshop and Gallery

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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.

Drypoint and Carborundum

  • 4 — 5 June 2016 10am-4pm

Join long-time member Coby Moore on this weekend workshop in Drypoint and Carborundum technique.

From 10am - 4pm each day you will learn to work directly on the plate, creating rich and colourful imagery, with a variety of tone and texture. Come prepared with your ideas, sketches and photographs to explore this printing process. Every print pulled from the press is an original image created by the artist. This course is suitable for beginners and those with some experience.

Suitable for

  • Not suitable for children

Admission

This course includes all materials for £125. Payment secures your place. Book in person, via email: studio@bpw.org.uk or by calling 02890231323.

Website

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

Textile Screenprinting

  • 4 — 5 June 2016 10am-4pm

Eco-warrior Julz Marulina is on hand to teach fabric design on this weekend workshop in Textile Screenprinting.

From 10am - 4pm each day you will learn to work with hand-drawn and digital imagery, creating multiple screens for colour layering and repeated patterns. Participants are invited to bring plain coloured cotton fabrics and design images, producing an edition of unique cloth for a variety of fashion and crafts projects.

Suitable for

  • Not suitable for children

Admission

This course includes all materials for £125. Payment secures your place. Book in person, via email: studio@bpw.org.uk or by calling 02890231323.

Website

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

Mokulito

  • 18 — 19 June 2016

Raquel Amat brings this exciting new course of Mokulito - blending the principles of Stone Lithography with the qualities of woodcut and relief techniques.

It was introduced by Seishi Ozaku in Japan during the 80`s. His method replaces traditional limestone for finely grained plywood, allowing the printmaker to create uniquely detailed drawings alongside carving and sharp, expressive marks.

Participants will learn how to prepare and use different materials and tools for their different artwork needs.

Suitable for

  • Not suitable for children

Admission

This course includes all materials for £125. Payment secures your place. Book in person, via email: studio@bpw.org.uk or by calling 02890231323.

Website

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

Cyanotype

  • 25 — 26 June 2016

Donal Billings brings the original Cyanotype process to the Belfast Print Workshop for the creation of unique prints using photographic imagery.

Cyanotypes, also known as blue-prints, would prove invaluable for architects and engineers – employed extensively for copying architectural plans until made obsolete by photocopying and computer printers. Come prepared with your photographs and inspirational images, and recreate an original work or an edition of prints to give away as presents.

Suitable for

  • Not suitable for children

Admission

This course includes all materials for £95. Payment secures your place. Book in person, via email: studio@bpw.org.uk or by calling 02890231323.

Website

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

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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