Green Door Printmaking Studio celebrates the 2nd year of the Derby Print Open!


Exhibition Launch: 7th June 2019 (5pm - 8pm)

Exhibition Open: 7th June - 29th June 2019


Contact:          Steven Allen, Communications Manager           




This year, Green Door Printmaking Studio is proud to present the second, annual Derby Print Open!

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 over 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 members of the public to follow. The Print Trail negotiates its way across the City Centre, with the aim to celebrate Derbyshire’s vibrant and creative community, promoting local independent businesses alongside artists. 

First stop on the trail is The Smallprint Company; Derby’s unique letterpress studio currently situated deep within the heart of Friar Gate, on Friary Street. We then have The Squashed Tomato cafe in The Strand, Derby’s upmarket shopping quarter, then followed swiftly by Elements Tea and Coffee House, located right in the city center on Victoria Street and - finally - concluding at Bear, located in Derby’s iconic Cathedral Quarter!

Awards have been generously donated by businesses within the cultural and creative industries. Participating selected 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 Friday 7th June (5pm - 8pm).

Anna Johnson, Creative Director of Green Door Printmaking Studio commented, “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 primary exhibition will be shown at:

Banks Mill Studios

71 Bridge Street



Additional venues are:


7 Iron Gate, Derby, DE1 3FJ


Elements Tea and Coffee House

6 Royal Buildings, Victoria Street, Derby, DE1 1ES


The Smallprint Company

Friary Villas, 2-3 Friary Street, Derby, DE1 1JF


The Squashed Tomato

16 The Strand, Derby, DE1 1BE

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