Each year the whole print exchange goes on to tour nationally/internationally to print workshops or galleries connected to print workshops .
The touring show has the number one from every edition produced that year, and the complete collection can be seen in one show. It's great to see the huge array of prints, styles, methods and subject. It gives a great insight into printmaking, the diverse range of printmaking going on and regional and national styles and even trends.
Those workshops that would like to exhibit the collection can get in touch with us and a timetable is arranged, including as many interested workshops as possible.
It works a little like Pass the Parcel, in that each exhibiting studio will pack everything up and send the whole package on to the next venue - if all goes well, Hot Bed Press will only be in possession of the print collection at the beginning and at the end of the Exchange year.
This year's exhibition tour will start at neo:gallery in Bolton on Saturday 19th January, (preview 2-4pm). The show will run to 17th February 2019. You will be able to see all 577 no.1 prints.
The gallery can be visited at The Market Place, Bolton. BL1 2AL. See http://www.neoartists.co.uk/events.asp.
Other venues are still to be confirmed for full dates and details but expect to include Moscow in May to June 2019, followed by Highland Print Studio, Inverness, (July - August), Blackstack Studio in Kilkenny, (August - September).
More information to come when details are confirmed.
Any other studio wanting to take the show in 2019 please get in touch with Sean at Hot Bed Press.
2017 Michelle Gorst, University of Salford, 2017 Hong Kong Baptist University, 2017 Sarah Boulter, Hot Bed Press (Salford), 2017 Claudia Alonso, Hot Bed Press (Salford), 2017 Robert Russell, Graphic Studio Dublin