Sorry - it's been a while since we've tracked the exhibition on its journey around the country. It started at Hot Bed Press, of course, and has since been to Neo: in Bolton, West Yorkshire Print Workshop and Liverpool John Moores University. The prints are now on show at the Sun Pier House as part of the Medway Print Festival in Kent - opening hours are on our 'Tour' page - where they remain until 3rd July.
After that it's back north again, as the show spends August at The Art House in Wakefield. These prints are getting to be pretty well-travelled!
The 20:20 tour has left Lancashire and travelled over the Pennines to West Yorkshire Print Workshop, where it will remain on show until 12th March. If you're in the area and you haven't seen the exhibition yet, we would (of course) recommend you take the opportunity! For more information, try here.
With the Hot Bed Press Christmas closedown, the 20:20 exhibition came down too. Lois did an amazing (and amazingly neat) job packing up all the prints into little parcels, one for each participating studio or print department. They're in that box. The carrier bag is stuffed with all the clips needed to hang them at each venue. And today, both were delivered to - well, see if you can guess!
That's right - Neo:artists of Bolton have taken delivery of 584 prints and many many clips (hopefully the 1168 needed to hang the complete set, but we have to confess that we didn't count them into the bag). They'll be spending a happy few days busy with hammers, nails, spirit levels and the odd sore thumb (surely) before the show opens in its new temporary home on Thursday 7th January. The preview is on Saturday 9th, 2-4pm, and provides something to sip while doing the rounds of the prints making all the appropriate ooo, ah and oh noises. Why not go along to support both Neo: and the 20:20 print exhibition and if you can't make it for the drinks and nibbles on Saturday 9th, the exhibition is in Bolton until the end of January.
The Market Place
Bolton BL1 2AN
(gallery hours 11am-5pm Thursday-Sunday)
The Under the Bed sale is over for another year. We launched the 2015-16 20:20 Print Exchange exhibition tour at the same time, and that remains on display at Hot Bed Press (Monday-Friday, 10am-5pm) until Friday 18th December. You're welcome to come and see all the prints (photographed above before the opening on Friday evening) - just let a member of staff know why you're visiting the workshop and they'll take you through or point you in the right direction.
The first few venues for the tour have now been confirmed and our on the Tour page - look out for more as dates are arranged.
Next Friday and Saturday Hot Bed Press will be holding its christmas Under the Bed Sale, along with the launch of this year's 20:20 Print Exchange. It's always a good do, the sale, with lots of lovely prints to buy at unbelievably reasonable prices, and tying it in with the 20:20 gives people an opportunity to see the size of the exchange. Nearly 600 prints, that sounds a lot - to see nearly 600 prints hanging together makes you realise it's bigger than that! Come along and enjoy with us, before the whole thing gets packed up and goes on tour.