Sheffield Print Fair

Sheffield Printmakers are looking for artists from South Yorkshire and beyond to take part in a one-day Sheffield Print Fair in November.

Sheffield Printmakers are looking for artists from South Yorkshire and beyond to take part in a one-day Sheffield Print Fair in November.

The fair will take place at St Mary’s Church, Bramall Lane on November 16 and applications are open to anyone using digital or hand printed techniques.

“As far as I know, no-one has organised a dedicated print fair in Sheffield but there’s definitely a growing interest in printed art in the region,” says Sheffield Printmakers member and co-organiser James Green.

The group is looking for at least 32 artists to take part and is hoping to host live printing demonstrations throughout the day.

“A lot of people are interested in printmaking but don’t really know how the processes and machines work, so we want to show visitors a few different techniques,” adds Green.

Sheffield Printmakers is a group of 30 full and part-time artists formed after members took part in an exhibition for charity Water Aid last year. With no dedicated print workshop in Sheffield, group members work from their own homes and studios, but are planning to set up an open access space in the city.

“We’re in talks about opening somewhere that people can pay to use by the hour and attend print making workshops. We’d also like to curate more events and exhibitions – and run another art fair next year,” says Green.

Sheffield Printmakers will be accepting print fair applications until August 30. For details and to apply visit sheffieldprintmakers.com

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