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Printmaking Studio

Ikon Gallery, 1 Oozells Square, Brindleyplace, Birmingham, B1 2HS

Tel: 01212480708

Flatbed printing press, Wolverhampton School of Art Photo by Tod Jones. Image courtesy Ikon (1)


As part of Ikon's exhibition Start the Press! (9 February – 21 April 2024), eight West Midlands printmakers present a Printmaking Studio.

The printmakers operate an antique, working flatbed printing press from Wolverhampton School of Art: establishing a functioning printmaking workshop, producing original prints and filling the gallery walls as artwork is made in real time. Regional printmakers: Taiba Akhtar, Haseebah Ali, Simon Harris, Fae Kilburn, Karen McLean, Laura Onions, Satinder Parhar and Heather Peak.

Start the Press! is supported by Jerwood Foundation, Freelands Foundation and The Saintbury Trust. It is presented as part of Ikon's 60th anniversary year.


Friday 9 – Sunday 11 February, 11am-5pm
Simon Harris

Thursday 15 – Saturday 17 February, 11am-5pm
Laura Onions

Thursday 22 – Saturday 24 February, 11am-5pm
Taiba Akhtar

Thursday 29 February – Sunday 3 March, 11am-5pm
Haseebah Ali

Thursday 14, Saturday 16, Sunday 17 March, 11am-5pm
Fae Kilburn

Thursday 21 – Saturday 23 March, 11am-5pm
Satinder Parhar

Thursday 28 – Saturday 30 March, 11am-5pm
Heather Peak

Thursday 4 – Saturday 6 April, 11am-5pm
Karen McLean

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Opening Times

9 Feb 2024 - 21 Apr 2024

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IKON Gallery exteriorIkon Gallery, West MidlandsIkon is Birmingham's leading contemporary art gallery. Located in a dramatic Victorian building - formerly a boarding school - Ikon presents a regular programme of exhibitions, events, learning workshops and seminars.


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