Exhibition: 20:20 Print Exchange

2 March – 17 April 2020

West Yorkshire Print Workshop is again delighted to be hosting the 20:20 Print Exchange during March and April. The 20:20 Print Exchange started in 2009 as a project between Hot Bed Press in Salford and Red Hot Press in Southampton, and has grown each year as other print workshops have been invited to take part. Over 70,000 prints have been created and exchanged in the past 10 years. This year sees 45 print workshops, universities and collectives from the UK and Ireland taking part, with international guests from Russia, Denmark, Iceland and Canada. 18,300 prints have been exchanged by 732 artists.

Each participating artist is asked to produce a new edition of 25 prints on paper size 20cm x 20cm. In return each artist receives a box set of 20 randomly selected prints (including their own print and 19 others).

Each workshop also receives one set of randomly selected prints and one ‘twinned’ set whereby workshops are randomly matched to another print workshop, each receiving a set of 10 of their own members’ prints and one set of the ‘twinning partner workshop’.

Viewers to the exhibition will see a snap shot of printmaking practice from across the UK and beyond – a rich variety of print processes and techniques; and a wealth of visual styles and content.