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Arboretum by John Blakemore and Rosalind Pounder

Browse the latest exhibition and catch a glimpse of traditional letterpress in action in the studio to the rear of the gallery.

Exhibitions in 2019

The studio is taking a slightly different slant this year with the emphasis being placed on the 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!

We’re also very pleased to announce that we are supporting the Derby Print Open and the return of the international photography exhibition, Format this… details below!


15 March – 14 April

We’re welcoming the international photography festival back to the gallery space with The Office of Revised Futures. Curated by Rodrigo Orrantia it is an installation of the work of five artists working with photography and collage. The exhibition includes existing works and includes a workshop where new work is produced as a live event.


Backgrounds. New paintings by Rob Padley
26 April – 25 May


Derby Print Open
7-29 June

The Derby Print Open showcases contemporary printmaking from artists based in the United Kingdom. More details coming soon!


Prints by Tully Crook
5 July – 8 August (TBC)

Past Exhibitions in the Gallery Space

Beatrice Tailby-Hardstaff


Vessels and the Spaces We Keep Safe by Bernie Rutter


Once Upon a Time… by Pandora Johnson

Once Upon a Time…

Portraits: Daniel Dytrych


Prints and Bookarts: Peter Knight


Looking Beyond: Rob Chapman


In Print: Ralph McGaul


Time and Motion by Gillan Paris


Post-Truth Mail Art Project – Various Artists (national and international)




Arboretum by John Blakemore and Rosalind Pounder
About Rosalind


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