Derby Print Open launched tomorrow

The Derby Print Open is an exhibition open to all, showcasing contemporary printmaking from artists based in the United Kingdom. A total of 82 printmakers submitted their work, and more than 200 prints were shortlisted to be exhibited. 

This year, the Derby Print Open will be hosted within Banks Mill Studios and across four additional supporting venues, encompassing a Print Trail for people to follow. 

First stop on the trail is The Smallprint Company, Derby’s unique letterpress studio in Friary Street. Then there is The Squashed Tomato cafe in The Strand, followed by Elements Tea and Coffee House, in Victoria Street and finally Bear, located in the Cathedral Quarter.

Awards have been generously donated by businesses within the cultural and creative industries. Selected participating printmakers will be presented with awards, such as exhibition and residency opportunities, art materials and creative workshops during the launch evening at Banks Mill Studios on June 7, from 5-8pm.

Anna Johnson, Creative Director of Green Door Printmaking Studio said: “We are delighted by the quality and quantity of submissions that we have received for our second Derby Print Open. 

“We also wish to thank our award givers and venues for their support and we hope that everyone in Derby enjoys all the work exhibited throughout June, as well as each location on our Print Trail.”

The exhibition is on until June 29. For more details go to