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.
The 2018 20:20 has toured nationally and internationally throughout 2019 starting at at neo:gallery in Bolton in January, moving on Highland Print Studio, Inverness, and The Cube Gallery, Moscow. It is now heading to The Art House in Wakefield to open from 19th September until the end of October.
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