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.
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.
The tour of the 2019 prints began at West Yorkshire Print Workshop. Unfortunately due to the outbreak of Covid-19 the 2019 tour has been postponed.
L to R: 2019 Kirstie Williams (The Art House), 2019 Louise Mcniff (Sheffield Printmakers), 2019Jason Lilley (John Howard Print Studios) , 2019 John NcNaught (Highland Print Studio), 2019 So Hiu Kwan Vera (Hong Kong Baptist University), 2019 Will Daw (Manchester School of Art)