Croeso - Welcome
Welcome to Aberystwyth Printmakers….
Aberystwyth Printmakers was established in 2004 by a group of artists who employ a range of printing techniques in their work.
The principle aim of the group, which currently has about 50 members, is the promotion of printmaking through talks, demonstrations and exhibitions of their work and through the provision of printmaking workshop facilities.
Our print workshop, located at Penrhyncoch on the IBERS Campus near Aberystwyth, has good facilities for etching, relief printing and lithography. The workshop provides supervised and open workshop sessions for all registered members.
The group also runs introductory workshops and classes on most printmaking techniques led by internationally known printmakers. The group has exhibited widely throughout Wales, England and Scotland and in the USA, Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong and China.
Recent exhibitions include a collaboration with scientists at IBERS, Aberystwyth University ‘The Miscanthus Project’, ‘Aberystwyth Printmakers in the City’ at the Royal Birmingham Society of Artists and Bestiary Book in collaboration with the Print Council of New Zealand.
In Spring 2024 the group will be holding their 20th Anniversary Exhibition at the Mid Wales Art Centre, Caersws near Newtown.
To use the studio your membership must be up to date, you must attend an induction session to familiarise yourself with the new layout and protocols before you try booking time slots using our new online system.
If you are intending to work in the studio unsupervised, you will be issued with a keycard, providing that we feel confident that you are competent to use the facilities without need of assistance.
Those wanting to work with a supervisor - will be able to contact one of our supervisors to arrange a time that is mutually convenient as was the case when we were in Old College. We are still in process of putting together a list of supervisors – and this will be posted on the website in due course. If you are interested in becoming a supervisor – please let us know.