Start the Press! Ikon Gallery, Birmingham

Jerwood Foundation has awarded a grant of £10,000 to support Start the Press! at Ikon Gallery, Birmingham. The centrepiece of Start the Press! is a vintage, flatbed printing press from Wolverhampton School of Art. A cohort of West Midlands printmakers will operate the press, producing original prints and filling the gallery walls as work is made in real time.

The exhibition, which is open from 9 February until 21 April 2024, includes a display of printmaking on loan from Jerwood Collection including works by Lubaina Himid CBE RA, David Hockney RA, Yinka Shonibare CBE RA, and Catherine Yass. In addition, Ikon shows a series of prints by artist Pamela Scott Wilkie who first exhibited at Ikon in 1966. 

Start the Press! is presented as part of Ikon’s 60th anniversary year.

December 5, 2023
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