The Derby Print Open is an exhibition open to all showcasing contemporary printmaking from artists based in the United Kingdom.


The Derby Print Open was created in 2018, by Green Door Printmaking Studio, with a simple ideology; to promote printmaking and printmakers around the UK.

Over time, the DPO has developed, showcasing artists from all over the UK, partnering with local businesses to add to the cultural impact of the arts within Derbyshire.

Green Door Printmaking Studio is Derbyshire’s only open access artist studio dedicated to the art and craft of innovative and environmentally sound printmaking. We strive to raise the profile of printmaking as a primary art form with a long and distinguished history. We also host and organise the International Print Exchange.



Applications are open to all and there is no assigned theme. Printmakers are invited to complete a submission form for up to three prints, and (subject to available space) each entrant will be guaranteed to exhibit at least one of the submitted works provided all other guidelines are adhered to.

The exhibition takes place throughout June.


  • Call for entries open February 1st
  • Applications accepted online until March 31st
  • Shortlisted printmakers notified by April 10th
  • Work delivery week April 17th-23rd
  • Exhibition open June 1st-30th
  • Collection of unsold work July 3rd - 9th 


Pandora Johnson
Pandora (Pan) is an illustrator/printmaker/website designer born in Derby. Pan studied for a BA(Hons) Illustration degree at the University of Derby before setting up her own freelance website design business Applebox Designs, catering specifically to artists and small creative businesses.

Steven Allen
Steven is an illustrator/printmaker and cartoonist, originally from Wolverhampton. Steven studied at the University of Derby for a BA (Hons) Illustration for Animation degree before returning to his hometown to study for his Masters Degree in Illustration.

We have been greatly supported this year by our two wonderful volunteers Sandra O'Reilly and Lauren Phillips (pictured above with Steven) from the University of Derby.