Image courtesy of artists Lubna Ali, Claudia Alonso, Joey Collins and Gwilym Hughes. A combined print.


Artists: Lubna Ali, Claudia Alonso, Joey Collins, Gwilym Hughes

Challenging and questioning perceived constricts and rules around printmaking, four North West artists have been commissioned to create new work for this pop-up exhibition and the University of Salford Art Collection.

Graduate Scholars and current resident artists at Hot Bed Press Lubna Ali and Claudia Alonso were invited to produce new work for the exhibition. Ali challenges the notion of the value of a print, using geometric patterns inspired by her Islamic heritage, while Alonso explores sculptural forms as print.

Artists Joey Collins and Gwilym Hughes were commissioned following selection from an open call for submissions. Collins gathers source material from the streets and allows chance to play an integral part to the way he approaches his practice. Hughes abstracts anonymous faces found in Salford Museum’s stores.

Each artist was given a commissioning fee, free access to Hot Bed Press facilities and resources plus mentoring and technical support tailored the artists’ needs.

Accompanying workshops and talks:

One Day Pop-up Print Academy
Wednesday 30 May, 11.30am – 3.30pm

Private View of Exhibition
Wednesday 20 June, 5 – 7pm

Manic Monoprinting Morning
Wednesday 25 July, 10am – 12.30pm

Rauschenberg Screenprinting
Wednesday 1st August, 11am – 3pm

Striking Stencils
Wednesday 8 August, 10am – 12pm

Folded Books
Wednesday 15 August, 10am – 3pm

Electric Print
Wednesday 22 August, 10am – 12pm

Talk: A New Spirit In Printmaking
An illustrated talk by Sean Rorke, Artistic Director of Hot Bed Press.
Wednesday 5 September 6pm – 7.30pm

PRINT UnLtd Panel Discussion with the artists
Wednesday 10th October 6pm – 7.30pm


Print UnLtd. is an exhibition by Salford Museum and Art Gallery and Salford Community Leisure in partnership with University of Salford Art Collection and Hot Bed Press. Funded by Arts Council England: Grants for the Arts.

Exhibition dates: Saturday 26 May – Sunday 14 October 2018
Opening hours: Tuesday – Friday 9.30am – 4.30pm; Saturday – Sunday, 11.30am – 4pm
Venue: Salford Museum and Art Gallery, Salford
Admission: Free