Browse the latest exhibition and catch a glimpse of traditional letterpress in action in the studio to the rear of the gallery.
Exhibitions in 2020
**** IMPORTANT NOTICE ***
We are so sad to say that the studio and gallery is now closed to the public and we are not running workshops, including guest workshops, for the foreseeable future because of the COVID-19 coronavirus and the current lockdown.
We are continuing to design and print behind closed doors so please email email@example.com to discuss your ideas. Our cards, gifts and books are also available to buy online, or by the ‘click and collect’ service and your support in these very difficult times is hugely appreciated.
Please follow us on social media for up-to-date information and we very much look forward to welcoming you back to the studio in healthier times.
Alongside a series of co-ordinated events and exhibitions, the studio is showcasing work made in the studio by both The Smallprint Co, people who take part in our workshops and collaborations with other artists and practitioners.
To reflect this the Gallery Space has become the Studio Gallery. Please visit, and please do enjoy!
Modern Victorians: Recording and Classifying
6 March – 9 May
Winged by Clive Wheeler
Is my own personal collection of winged insects, but as a modern Victorian I have avoided the Formaldehyde. Starting with some experiments in watercolour painting to investigate shapes and colours I went on to create new photogram insects using colour photographic paper in the darkroom at Photo Parlour.
Preview Friday 6 March, 5-8pm
Open Day Saturday 18 April – CANCELLED
Variations (working title) by Rob Chapman
6 June – 1 August
Different workings of individual wood engravings.
Meet the Artist: Saturday 18 June, 12-4pm
Past Exhibitions in the Studio Gallery
The Essence of Trees by Gustavo Espinosa
7 September – 12 October
The essence of trees is wood; heartwood, sapwood and bark… These images are made from photographs of a wide variety of trees: growing trees, dying trees, trees cut down or fallen, rotting wood returning to the earth. The photographs were made on walks in the countryside, in ancient forests and once-landscaped parks.
To Have Lived a Life: Tully Crook – Prints
5 July – 10 August
Tully Crook is an English artist born in 1938 in Hampstead, London. He trained at the St. Martins School of Art and had an extensive career in advertising. Crook is best known for his prints of birds and nudes, and he has also exhibited as a sculptor, having a one-man exhibition of imaginary islands created from cork structures at the prestigious Institute of Contemporary Arts. From the late 1970s until the 1990s he was based in New York and he now resides in Derbyshire, concentrating on painting and printmaking.
Derby Print Open
7 – 29 June
The Derby Print Open, hosted by Green Door Printmaking Studio, showcases contemporary printmaking from artists based in the United Kingdom.
Backgrounds. New paintings by Rob Padley
26 April – 25 May
15 March – 14 April
The Office of Revised Futures curated by Rodrigo Orrantia: an installation of the work by five artists working with photography and collage.
Vessels and the Spaces We Keep Safe by Bernie Rutter
Once Upon a Time… by Pandora Johnson
Portraits: Daniel Dytrych
Prints and Bookarts: Peter Knight
Looking Beyond: Rob Chapman
Time and Motion by Gillan Paris
Post-Truth Mail Art Project – Various Artists (national and international)
WE R ALL SERVING TIME by Hal Wright
Floral Bouquets by Barbara Smith
Worn: Concealed Shoes by Chrissy Stangroom
Traces in the Void by Sarah Roach
Format International Photography Festival: Habitat
Works by Chris Barker
Seventy Years by Anna Johnson
Wood Engravings by Rob Chapman