Edinburgh Printmakers

Edinburgh Printmakers Edinburgh Printmakers is a centre for printmaking and the visual arts in Fountainbridge. It’s also home to one of the largest printmaking studio in Europe.

Edinburgh Printmakers is set in Castle Mills, a beautiful heritage building that used to be a rubber factory and a brewery complex. Castle Mills houses two galleries, with a changing programme of contemporary visual art exhibitions. It’s open to anyone who would like to join a course or become a member. It was established in 1967 as the first open-access studio in Britain. We provide space, expert

ise and support for artists to develop their practice, networks and professional experience, at different stages of their careers. We have a distinctive offer for printmakers and has developmental opportunities for both artists and the creative industries, supporting learning, production, presentation and exchange that will have a significant impact on their practice and profile. The gallery shop sells original prints and design-led handmade products, by artists in residence and providing a key outlet for Scotland-based artists and printmakers. Castle Mills has spaces for hire including a large board room seating up to 60 auditorium style, and a smaller room for meetings and events. It also has a learning studio for schools and groups up to 35 people, that can be hired by the community for learning activities and workshops. Our Creative Industries Hub has seven studios for creative use at Castle Mills, including art, architecture design and Craft Scotland. Edinburgh Printmakers also provides low-cost spaces for creative use across Scotland, with EP Spaces. The onsite café is a beautiful and vibrant space that makes the perfect place to enjoy delicious seasonal dishes and home-baked goods, inside or in the courtyard. Edinburgh Printmakers works in partnership with various organisations including UnLtd Scotland. Together, they run a programme of funding and support for creative social entrepreneurs to make a difference in the local community.

Toyobo Weekend: 20-21 April🌟 Two spaces remaining for this weekend's course 🌟https://edinburghprintmakers.online.red61.c...
17/04/2024

Toyobo Weekend: 20-21 April
🌟 Two spaces remaining for this weekend's course 🌟

https://edinburghprintmakers.online.red61.co.uk/event/7894:9/

An innovative new printmaking process that uses remarkable water-washable photopolymer plates which are both fast and safe, Toyobo produces results similar to the 19th century process of photogravure.

Although the course will be of interest to all artists, it is particularly suitable for those working with photographic and digital imaging who wish to produce high quality original prints. The course focuses on understanding the intricacies of the processes: exploring how to prepare images for the process and how to identify works best for each technique.

Beautiful new print series by Fiona Maher, who was the winner of the EP Members’ Show award 😍Posted  •  Prep paid off to...
15/04/2024

Beautiful new print series by Fiona Maher, who was the winner of the EP Members’ Show award 😍

Posted • Prep paid off today - creating banner length prints at a nice steady pace - burdz’n’wurdz

15/04/2024
New lithographs coming soon from Andrew Mackenzie Studio!
15/04/2024

New lithographs coming soon from Andrew Mackenzie Studio!

Beautiful monoprint by DeeOoshee 😍
15/04/2024

Beautiful monoprint by DeeOoshee 😍

Spent an absorbed day monotyping last week . It's always great to be in this airy, spacious studio but when the weather outdoors is as vile as it was then, it's even better to be nice and dry inside, working on a print.

This piece is based on a photograph from over twenty years ago, an expedition cruise in the Arctic. It was such a black and white mountainous landscape, except the patches of vivid blue in the ice on the water. Gorgeous memories and still providing much inspiration.

Exhibition Preview - Castle Mills: Then & Now | Whose Gallery is it Anyway? and This... I Like itThursday 18 April6:30-8...
13/04/2024

Exhibition Preview - Castle Mills: Then & Now | Whose Gallery is it Anyway? and This... I Like it

Thursday 18 April
6:30-8:30pm

'Castle Mills: Then & Now | Whose Gallery is it Anyway?' Anyone can add work and/or choose to co-curate the exhibition by moving artworks in the space in ways that make sense to them. We want to give people and communities agency to take over our large, light-filled, street-facing gallery space and reflect on our heritage and social role, encouraging people to rearrange and add to the exhibition as they see fit.

Everyone contributing work will receive a 10% discount on any purchase in our shop on the night of the preview.

'This... I Like It' is a joint curatorial project between Edinburgh Printmakers and Tiphereth Print Studio. It is a statement of intent, kinship and belonging, a selection of what draws artists to the medium of printmaking throughout the centuries and still today.

This event is free, and all are welcome. We encourage booking online in advance via https://edinburghprintmakers.co.uk/events/62/

Availability on the evening will be dependent on capacity, refreshments will be served.

Image: Subject to change as the exhibition unfolds!

Castle Mills: Then & Now is made possible by the National Lottery Heritage Fund.

Gillian Mather, Love. Screenprint, 2023Gillian Mather's gloriously vibrant image sings of love and passion. In her own w...
12/04/2024

Gillian Mather, Love. Screenprint, 2023

Gillian Mather's gloriously vibrant image sings of love and passion. In her own words: "My painting, and subsequent print, expresses the emotion of love between two people. To achieve this, I incorporated elements of abstraction within a basic figurative form, using simple colours and brushstrokes. To emphasise the depth of emotion I avoided minute details that could be distracting. My approach is to experiment with new forms of figurative painting to try to convey a profound artistic pleasure to the viewer and to make their heart sing."

Available framed or unframed from our shop or online: https://edinburghprintmakers.co.uk/artworks/categories/1/10255-gillian-mather-love-2023/

Our ever popular Summer Courses are now online!Summer Courses, stretching out over 3 or 4 days, provide an in-depth oppo...
11/04/2024

Our ever popular Summer Courses are now online!

Summer Courses, stretching out over 3 or 4 days, provide an in-depth opportunity to develop your skills across a wide variety of printmaking techniques, or to dive into specific themes or techniques in more detail.

These are suitable for beginners as well as those who are looking to refresh their knowledge.

From Botanical Printmaking to the photographic Toyobo process, there’s something here for everyone!

Book now: https://ow.ly/uOg750R8lsc

Edinburgh Printmakers warmly invites you to participate in the launch of 'Castle Mills: Then & Now | Whose Gallery is it...
09/04/2024

Edinburgh Printmakers warmly invites you to participate in the launch of 'Castle Mills: Then & Now | Whose Gallery is it Anyway?' and 'This... I Like It'

Thursday 18 April
6:30-8:30pm

'Castle Mills: Then & Now | Whose Gallery is it Anyway?' Anyone can add work and/or choose to co-curate the exhibition by moving artworks in the space in ways that make sense to them. We want to give people and communities agency to take over our large, light-filled, street-facing gallery space and reflect on our heritage and social role, encouraging people to rearrange and add to the exhibition as they see fit.

Everyone contributing work will receive a 10% discount on any purchase in our shop on the night of the preview.

'This... I Like It' is a joint curatorial project between Edinburgh Printmakers and Tiphereth Print Studio. It is a statement of intent, kinship and belonging, a selection of what draws artists to the medium of printmaking throughout the centuries and still today.

This event is free, and all are welcome. We encourage booking online in advance via this link: https://edinburghprintmakers.online.red61.co.uk/event/7894:218

Availability on the evening will be dependent on capacity, refreshments will be served.

Image credit: Imprint, and Paul Moriarty, Tiger Lily, screenprint.

Castle Mills: Then & Now is made possible with The National Lottery Heritage Fund.

Dr. Alexander Moffat OBE RSA, known as Sandy Moffat, is a painter, author, philosopher, teacher and master of the fine a...
09/04/2024

Dr. Alexander Moffat OBE RSA, known as Sandy Moffat, is a painter, author, philosopher, teacher and master of the fine arts. He was also at one time a member of Edinburgh Printmakers!

These two prints depict his fellow artists and friends Peter Howson and Ken Currie. These prints are available from our shop or online: https://edinburghprintmakers.co.uk/artists/153-sandy-moffat/

Moffat emerged as one of the Scottish Realists, so-called because of their social awareness and rejection of the decorative principles that defined much Scottish art during the first half of the twentieth century. He is known for his portraits of major Scottish literary, cultural, and famous figures.

He has works in significant collections including the Scottish National Portrait Gallery, Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Arts Council of Great Britain and Yale Centre for British Art.

1. Sandy Moffat, Untitled (Portrait of Peter Howson), Etching, 1987
2.Sandy Moffat, Untitled (Portrait of Ken Currie), Etching, 1987

Local artists: are you curious about joining our open access Printmaking Studio?Benefits of Studio Membership include: a...
06/04/2024

Local artists: are you curious about joining our open access Printmaking Studio?

Benefits of Studio Membership include: access to our world-class Printmaking facilities, discounts on courses, inclusion in the annual Members's Exhibition, promotion of your work, and invitations to regular social and networking events.

We are having an informal Open Evening on Wednesday, 24 April, from 5-6. There will be a 15 minute tour of our facilities and then you'll have the chance to speak to our Studio Staff and current Members to get a feel for what it's like working in the Studio.

Visitors will also be able to join in on our exclusive Members' event Print and Tell, which offers current Members the opportunity to share some of their work and stories relating to Print.

This event is free but booking is essential. We look forward to welcoming you to the Studio!

A riot of colour in these monoprints by Linda Newington 😍Posted  •  Working on a series monotype prints made on coloured...
04/04/2024

A riot of colour in these monoprints by Linda Newington 😍

Posted • Working on a series monotype prints made on coloured papers adding crayon and pastels to this set of six prints made around the idea of tapestry gardens think still more to do…

We are really loving this new series by Scott Baxter 😍Posted  •  My first work from a photo shoot with the lovely   Cont...
04/04/2024

We are really loving this new series by Scott Baxter 😍

Posted • My first work from a photo shoot with the lovely Continuing with black and white imagery that’s actually converted to four colour CMYK (cyan, magenta, yellow, black). The colours again are printed on a block of silver ink to give a pearlescent lustre to the piece. Swipe to see some detail shots.
Mike I, 2024. CMYK seperation and silver ink silkscreen print on 270g/m2 paper. Edition of 7.








Studio Member Kim Minuti is exhibiting with Hazel Frost at Upright Gallery from 13 April to 3 May. All of Kim's works in...
03/04/2024

Studio Member Kim Minuti is exhibiting with Hazel Frost at Upright Gallery from 13 April to 3 May. All of Kim's works in this exhibition have been printed here at Edinburgh Printmakers 😍

Kim's exuberant, colourful screenprints are a feast for the eyes; don't miss this exhibition!

Join us at Dovecot to get a taste of screenprinting:Posted  •  Join us on Saturday 4th May for a short introductory scre...
02/04/2024

Join us at Dovecot to get a taste of screenprinting:

Posted • Join us on Saturday 4th May for a short introductory screen-printing workshop with the Edinburgh Printmakers!🖌️

Try your hand at printing an Andy Warhol design inspired by our ‘Andy Warhol: The Textiles’ exhibition onto a textile of your choice!✨

Visit our website to find out more about this exclusive workshop!

Warhol Screen Printing Workshop | Sat 4 May | 45-minute slots from 10:15 to 16:30

Winter Sparrows by Helen Kennedy, printed here 😍Posted  •  Printing ‘Winter Sparrows’ at
02/04/2024

Winter Sparrows by Helen Kennedy, printed here 😍

Posted • Printing ‘Winter Sparrows’ at

Scenes from Kelly Stewart’s hugely popular course last weekend: Drawing, Screenprinting, and Bookbinding With Australian...
02/04/2024

Scenes from Kelly Stewart’s hugely popular course last weekend: Drawing, Screenprinting, and Bookbinding With Australian Flora 😍

Posted • Today was the final day of a 3 day workshop on Australian Flora . We screenprinted drawings onto lovely Somerset paper which were then stitched together to create a hard cover artist book. The results were stunning and the students were hardworking and an absolute delight. I baked Anzac biscuits to continue the Aussie theme which helped keep up our energy levels. Swipe right to see some pics from the weekend.
Thanks to Kat, , for bringing your all.

Love these colour combinations 😍 Silkcsreen experiments by Nicky Sanderson Posted  •  Still experimenting with the shore...
02/04/2024

Love these colour combinations 😍 Silkcsreen experiments by Nicky Sanderson

Posted • Still experimenting with the shoreline and the moon jellies…does it need more…or less?

Hannah Lim, Eight Eyed Fish in Flames. Screenprint and digital print with spot varnish and metallic finish.Available in ...
30/03/2024

Hannah Lim, Eight Eyed Fish in Flames. Screenprint and digital print with spot varnish and metallic finish.

Available in our shop or online: https://edinburghprintmakers.co.uk/artists/252-hannah-lim/

Hannah Lim’s work explores parts of her cultural identity as a woman of mixed Singaporean and British heritage: she explores the relationship between these two cultures, and looks to how this has been reflected historically in furniture design, objects and architecture.

This has come to focus largely on the 18th-century trend of ‘Chinoiserie’, through which elements of Chinese design and culture were recreated and imitated in relation to European aesthetics and tastes. Lim’s work attempts to reclaim and re-imagine this practice in a more conscientious and culturally appropriate way. Her sculptures often draw inspiration from specific cultural styles or processes, with both ornamental and functional designs blended together in her large and small-scale works.

Speaking on her work artist Hannah Lim said: "As a person of mixed Singaporean and British heritage both my research and practice has come to engage with the colonial connotations of the relationship between the East and the West. These connotations are most evident in themes such as Orientalism and its relationship to Chinoiserie; an 18th century aesthetic trend in which elements of Chinese design were recreated in relation to European aesthetics and tastes. I attempt to re-imagine and reclaim ideas and designs associated with Chinoiserie, which have in the past had problematic colonial undertones. Cultural designs are shared as opposed to appropriated, it is no longer about one culture being moulded to the demands of another."

Our Galleries and Shop will remain closed on Tuesdays and Sundays until further notice.🖼️ The Galleries and Shop will be...
28/03/2024

Our Galleries and Shop will remain closed on Tuesdays and Sundays until further notice.

🖼️ The Galleries and Shop will be open from Wednesdays to Saturdays.

🎨 The Print Studio is open from Tuesday – Saturday (and some Sundays for courses). When the front door is closed, access to the studio is via our Gilmore Park historic entrance (please ring the bell), or the courtyard at the back of the building via the cafe.

☕ .lounge will be open Wednesday – Saturday 10am-6pm | Tuesdays & Sundays 10am-4:30pm, accessible via Gilmore Park through the courtyard on Tuesdays and Sundays. Please ring the Gilmore Park bell if you require assistance.

Our online shop is open 24/7. View our beautiful fine art prints by Scotland's exceptional artists via the link in our bio > shop, and purchase for home delivery worldwide.

You can find up to date information on our opening hours and about access on our website under 'Visit'.

Really intriguing screenprint by Scott Baxter, printed here at Edinburgh Printmakers. It looks black and white from a di...
28/03/2024

Really intriguing screenprint by Scott Baxter, printed here at Edinburgh Printmakers. It looks black and white from a distance but when you zoom in you see the colours. Kind of a metaphor for people you might meet 🧐 😍

Posted • Another work with . Although it looks like a black and white image it’s actually converted to four colour CMYK (cyan, magenta, yellow, black). On closer inspection all four colours are revealed. The colours are printed in a block of silver ink to give a pearlescent lustre to the piece. Swipe to see some detail shots.

Joe II, 2024. CMYK seperation and silver ink silkscreen print on 270g/m2 paper. Edition of 4.









Anupa Gardner is one of the artists featured in Detail Gallery’s current exhibition 😍Anupa is a longstanding Studio Memb...
28/03/2024

Anupa Gardner is one of the artists featured in Detail Gallery’s current exhibition 😍

Anupa is a longstanding Studio Member and Course Tutor at Edinburgh Printmakers, and has exhibited worldwide. Don’t miss this brilliant exhibition!

Posted • Print 24 continues from Tuesday to Saturday this week!

The show highlights the work of 18 printmakers using a variety of media and techniques.

Anupa Gardner was born in India but is now based in Scotland, and works mainly in the field of printmaking. She studied at Srishti School of Art, Design and Technology, in India, followed by a Masters at Edinburgh College of Art.

Anupa has worked in a number of roles – as a designer, illustrator, educator, technician and printmaking editioner. She now focuses on her own practice as well as teaching at and . Many artists in Scotland have had the benefit of Anupa’s amazing printmaking expertise and patience while working alongside her!

Anupa has a beautiful screen print and relief work in Print 24 – we have one remaining print from the edition available. you can come and see it and the rest of the show in the gallery before April 27. You’ll be very welcome!

Print 24
March 21 – April 27
Featuring: .gardner .haxworth .art .scot .wallace

📸 .gardner, Noon Hum, Screenprint & Relief, £345 (unframed)

📍 Detail Framing & Gallery, 11 Lochrin Place, EH3 9QX
⏱️ Tues to Fri, 10-5; Sat 10-4
✉️ [email protected]

Gorgeous delicate lithograph in progress by Sheila Chapman 😍Posted  •  I’ve been back at  recently, creating a new litho...
27/03/2024

Gorgeous delicate lithograph in progress by Sheila Chapman 😍

Posted • I’ve been back at recently, creating a new lithography print. This time it is based on some drawings of long tailed t**s I saw in Blackford Hill nature reserve earlier in the year. I’ve got the initial two layers printed so far, final layer still to go. Lithography continues to be a very time consuming endeavor with frustrating results at times, as I’m still learning and building up experience, but I am keeping going as I’m determined to master it one day! 💪



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Really beautiful prints in progress from Clare Grossman 😍 We can’t wait to see the final prints!Posted  •  Work in progr...
27/03/2024

Really beautiful prints in progress from Clare Grossman 😍 We can’t wait to see the final prints!

Posted • Work in progress . An incredible studio. So much space to lay things out and see what l’m doing. It’s been wonderful to work at this large scale and be able to see several pieces at the same time..

Very impressive first photo etchings by  on last weekend’s course 😍 Posted  •  First time doing photo etching 🥳The origi...
26/03/2024

Very impressive first photo etchings by on last weekend’s course 😍

Posted • First time doing photo etching 🥳The original photo is from my oil painting art “Plastic love” can will be exhibited at .

Finished all the process at Teacher is very patiently and helpful. She explained every steps for us.

Also thanks for the gift from my classmate

Absolutely beautiful new screenprint by Jenny Martin, printed here at Edinburgh Printmakers 😍Posted  •  New screen print...
25/03/2024

Absolutely beautiful new screenprint by Jenny Martin, printed here at Edinburgh Printmakers 😍

Posted • New screen print finally finished!
On to next one now...

Christine Sloman, Adrift. Etching, 2017.This print is available in our shop or online: https://i.mtr.cool/pfqdzvsxmiIn 2...
23/03/2024

Christine Sloman, Adrift. Etching, 2017.

This print is available in our shop or online: https://i.mtr.cool/pfqdzvsxmi

In 2017, to celebrate 50 years of printmaking excellence, Edinburgh Printmakers invited 50 artists (among studio members, residency artists and technicians) to each produce an anniversary print to be included in an astonishing commemorative Folio of exemplary contemporary Scottish printmaking.

At a significant milestone in the timeline of UK’s first open-access print studio, the Folio bears testament to the talent, skills and printmaking experience within the creative community of artists that has grown with the organisation. During the development of Castle Mill, as their new site which opened in 2019, From Paper To Gold acted as a snapshot of this important moment in the history of Edinburgh Printmakers and printmaking in Scotland.

Gorgeous coffee lift etching by Hazel France 😍Posted  •  Detail of a copperplate etching made in a class  learning the c...
20/03/2024

Gorgeous coffee lift etching by Hazel France 😍

Posted • Detail of a copperplate etching made in a class learning the coffee lift technique. For this process you paint onto the plate with... instant coffee! The coffee resists the applied ground, leaving it exposed for etching in the corrosive salt bath. Etched and aquatinted areas are left with this nice rough texture to pick up the ink for printing. I then scanned the print and played around with colours, so here is a very orange edit 🧡 I love all the texture and accidental noise and scratches from this process.

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