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The work of 18 artists from Birmingham Printmakers is showing in the basement gallery of We Are Birmingham until April 29th (see site for times)

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Birmingham Printmakers at We Are Birmingham


BIRMINGHAMPRINTMAKERS WAB A3 POSTER

Birmingham Printmakers will have a varied collection of original prints framed and unframed plus many smaller items such as cards and cushions in the We Are Birmingham shop and gallery from April 16th to April 30th.
Please come along to the opening on Sat 16th between 12 and 2 to meet artists over a drink.

Birmingham Print Makers


l'm pleased to report that we have pretty well got things settled and sorted in Floodgate St and will be having an official opening on April 4 @ 6pm.

There is a list of courses being run over the next few months, details of which can be found on the website

New press and RBSA Winter Exhibition



Last week Birmingham Printmakers bought a very lightly used Bewick and Wilson etching press. This is a superbly engineered machine and is a fantastic addition to our facilities and will be greatly appreciated.

Here are a few pictures of the Bewick. Peter is the last owner and Carl and Anne are BPM members.




On till the 16th of this week is the RBSA Friends Winter exhibition which is well worth a visit over in the Jewellery Quarter.

First member working in Floodgate St!


Earlier this week, Edgar Neblett turned up to work on his screens and became the first of the BPM membership to use the new Floodgate premises. Here's a few pics of Edgar in action :





Taking shape in Floodgate St


This is a recent view of the workshop after the move of all the equipment. We are completing the decoration and getting down to sorting out all the small equipment and finding a home for stuff still in boxes.

Moving to Floodgate St


Over the last month Birmingham Printmakers has been in the process of relocating to new premises in Floodgate St (see posting 5/12/07 for map). This has involved much work by members in packing and moving gear as well as redecorating the new place.
Special mention should be made of Freddie and his daughter Victoria who very patiently and skilfully brought over our presses and heavy equipment and to Dan who undertook the building and plumbing work.
The vintage Albion press took some doing to get into and out of buildings owing to it's height and weight but as Freddie told us, it was so engineered as to separate into pieces that could be carried up stairs and reassembled like a construction kit!
Here are a few pics to illustrate the above:



Farewell to Lee Bank





Moira Wright took a picture of those of us gathered for BPM's last get together on December 15 at the Lee Bank Business Centre.