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Leicester Print Workshop Studios and Resource

Leicester Print Workshop is the centre for fine art printmaking in the Midlands.  From its Leicester city base it promotes and sustains printmaking as a contemporary visual artform - as a craft, as a focus for exhibitions and commissions, in schools, with community groups, to artists and to the general public. Its studio is well equipped and staffed by a team of experts and it is open for use by practising printmakers.

Leicester Print Workshop also works in partnership with venues, artists and organisations to ensure fine art printmaking is practised, enjoyed and better understood by artists, students and audiences.

Funding awards

  • 2012-2013: £50,000
  • 2013-2014: £51,150
  • 2014-2015: £52,480

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Our Big Movie

Leicester Print Workshop has a great opportunity to create a new arts flagship, a thriving centre for printmaking, in the heart of Leicester.

We're currently fundraising for the remaining £24,800 we need to move to larger, better equipped facilities later in 2015. Read more about Our Big Move fundraising campaign here:

Our Big Movie was made by students from the BA Photography and Video course at Leicester's De Montfort University. Big thanks to Glenn Mallard, Henna lakhani, Ryan Oliver and Michaela Mullin for supporting Our Big Move! Music and narration by Lewis Gwinnell.

P2P 2014 SHOWREEL: The Swithland Wood Recordings - Lucy Stevens & Rishii Chowdry. A film by Bill Newsinger

Showing as part of P2P 2014.

P2P 2014 SHOWREEL: A Glimpse of Heaven, Short Film by Beate Dehnen

Showing as part of P2P 2014.

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P2P 2014 SHOWREEL: Lagging, a film by Sumiko Eadon

Showing as part of P2P 2014.

Made In Leicester - A feature on LPW Artist & Technician Sarah Kirby on BBC East Midlands Today

In October 2013 LPW Artist & Technician Sarah Kirby was filmed by East Midlands Today for the Made in Leicestershire series, spotlighting Leicester based artists and designers. Sarah was interviewed by Geeta Pendse at her new studio in Leicester as well as in the studio at Leicester Print Workshop, where she can be seen making her beautiful Leicester series of linocuts.

A Summer Alphabet

A Summer Alphabet is a four colour silkscreen print created by artist & printmaker Peter Clayton. It is assembled from images captured by LPW members, and has been printed in a limited edition of 27 to raise funds for Leicester Print Workshop. A Summer Alphabet will be launched on Wednesday 6th November, at our Christmas Printmaking Bazaar.

Peter Clayton: Words
Camera & Sound: Katharine Brown
Edit / Colourist : Gurdeep Sian

Film&Print: TracesAEHY, a film by Gurdeep Sian, Laura Wilkinson, Peter Clayton & Katharine Brown

Produced in collaboration as part of Film&print,

Film&Print: Screenprint Magic - a film by Thomas Tyrell & Barry Bulsara

Profiling illustrator and artist Barry Bulsara as he produces an edition of a new print.

Barry D. Bulsara & Thomas Tyrell

Barry is a graphic artist using a combination of hand drawn illustration, digital photo manipulation and traditional hand-pulled silkscreen printing. Inspiration for his work comes from his childhood and particularly the escapism offered by science fiction and fantasy films.

Tom is an independent filmmaker and music producer. Having studied visual communications and specialised in moving image, Tom continues to develop his skills and has particular interests in illustration, composition, photography, film, video and sound and music production.

Film & Print: Use Clean Hands

A film by Keith Allott & Katy Goodrich

Katy works with photo processes in print, mainly screenprinting and photo etching. More often than not her source materials are her photographs but more recently she has begun to draw and sketch to prepare for her prints. Katy is the Leicester Print Workshop Studio Apprentice and is half way through a four year scheme.

Keith is an award winning filmmaker of documentary, narrative and experimental film, having made over 100 films in the last 10 years. As well as previously being the manager of the community film studios he is the chairperson of Seven/Five Productions and his company Badshoes films undertakes commissions and delivers education and training.

Film&Print: What Strange Beasts Are We - An Exploration Into Printmaking

A film by filmmaker Alexzandra Jackson and artist / printmaker Soraya Smithson. Created as part of Film&Print - a creative collaboraton between Leicester Print Workshop & Seven/Five Prooductions which premiered at Phoenix Cinema & Arts Centre in Leicester on 15th May 2013.

Alexzandra Jackson is an award winning producer and director. Currently serving as the Education Coordinator at Phoenix Film and Digital Media, she is also working to fulfil her ambition to run an international film festival. Alexzandra draws inspiration from her own experiences, her found environments and her observations of the world.

Soraya Smithson's work uses drawing in its broadest sense, using pencil, pen, paint, ink, scissors, tin snips, thread and a plethora of materials and tools to produce lines and shapes. As a printmaker her preferred media are reduction lino and stone lithography.

More films to follow!

Kate Desforges - Stone Lithography, a film by Bill Newsinger

A study of visual artist, printmaker and current Lithogaphy Intern Kathryn Desforges working on a stone lithograph print at Leicester Print Workshop. Film & Music by Bill Newsinger, July 2013

Printing from Stone

LPW Tutor and Technician Serena Smith introduces Stone Lithography

The Bazaar

LPW volunteer Beatriz Sobrado prints letterpress invitations to the LPW fundraising Bazaar using our Britannia Press

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Contact details

St Stephens Road

52.627102, -1.11203

  • 52.627102 -1.11203

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