West Yorkshire Print Workshop

West Yorkshire Print Workshop
75A Huddersfield Road
West Yorkshire
WF14 8AT






01924 497 646

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Based in Mirfield, the West Yorkshire Print Workshop is an open access printmaking facility and gallery.

We also run a regular programme of specialist printmaking courses and other related activities including arts and crafts activities and workshops for young people. We support artists and creative businesses by providing printmaking facilities, affordable studio spaces and exhibiting opportunities for members.

Venue Type:

Gallery, Artist studio or collective

Opening hours

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday 10.30am - 6.00pm
Saturday 10.30am - 3.00pm

Admission charges


Exhibition details are listed below, you may need to scroll down to see them all.
White and yellow Abstract reclining figures

WYPW Exhibition- GROUNDED: Henry Moore - John Piper - Graham Sutherland

  • 14 February — 4 April 2015 *on now

We are extremely pleased to announce the details of our forthcoming exhibition GROUNDED, which brings to West Yorkshire a carefully selected collection of prints by three of the most prolific and revered British artists of the last century- Henry Moore, John Piper and Graham Sutherland. The exhibition draws together lithographs, etchings and screen prints produced between 1950 and 1986, which expose the artists’ shared interest in metamorphosis and desire to fuse the characteristics of the human form with those of the natural landscape. Whilst striving to capture and distil the essence of human presence throughout the post-war period, printmaking became a way for these three artists to test their ideas, which often involved blurring the boundaries between anthropomorphic figuration and geological study. This display at West Yorkshire Print Workshop will serve to present the disparate outcomes of such trials, and celebrate the expressive potential they each found in cultivating ambiguity between figure and ground.

Suitable for

  • Family friendly
Abstract etching, black & White

WYPW Exhibition: Michelle Keegan - Still Navigating

  • 11 April — 16 May 2015

West Yorkshire Print Workshop is pleased to announce that our next exhibition- titled ‘Still Navigating’- focuses on the multi-plate etchings of Nottingham-based artist Michelle Keegan. A Slade School of Art graduate, and winner of last year’s Flourish Award- for excellence in printmaking- Michelle will be presenting her minimalist and monochromatic works in not just one, but two Yorkshire-based solo shows
this year- at the WYPW gallery this spring, and at Huddersfield Art Gallery in the autumn.

Michelle describes her artistic practise as a way in which to conduct conversations with the landscape and reflect on notions of belonging, identity, rootedness, liminality, and ‘home’. Though Nottingham- where Michelle teaches and runs a small print workshop- is seen as her ‘professional home’, she strongly identifies with Romney Marsh- where she spent much of her childhood and adolescence- as her ‘spiritual home’; it is a place, she says, whose desolate and minimal characteristics continually ‘haunt’ the aesthetic of her work. Drainage dykes, sea walls, and electricity pylons- structures of modernity that
traverse the flat expanses of the marshland- act as departure points for sketches that she makes on site during her visits to the South. These drawings are then playfully distorted into overlapping layers of line and texture on zinc and copper plates, the etching process becoming one of spontaneous transcription- of feelings and memories- both familiar and elusive- which come to her as she works. The results are
intricate and complex multi-layered prints that resist literal interpretation and lack referential scale, instead honouring a physically charged and deeply personal mapping of the environment. The collection of works on display at West Yorkshire Print Workshop will additionally serve to demonstrate a high level precision and skill in the medium, and demonstrate an attuned understanding of abstraction.

Suitable for

  • Family friendly
  • Any age



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.
A mountain range with snowy peaks, with a standing rabbit looking out towards them.

"It's cold up North" FREE Easter half-term, Disability Art activity.

  • 13 April 2015 1-4pm

"It's Cold up North" is our latest FREE Easter half-term, Multi-Sensory Art activity for Young People with a Disability.

“As we head to the mountains in search of a rare species of rabbit, join our adventure and help us make a documentary!”

Come along, have some fun and meet new people.

A safe, positive and well supported environment with fully accessible venue and facilities.

The activity will be led by artists Becky Newbould, Jan Benham and Andy Burton (musician)

All sessions are FREE but must be booked by contacting West Yorkshire Print Workshop...

Tel: 01924 497646
Email: info@wypw.org

Suitable for

  • 7-10
  • 18+