Banks Mill Studios
71 Bridge Street
Plan your visit


1 - 29 June 2018


Weekdays: 11am - 3pm
Closed Tues & Sun

Please note, we recommend phoning or emailing ahead if you are travelling on a Saturday to confirm that we will be open.


Fri 1 June 2018
5.30pm – 9pm

The Derby Print Open is an exhibition celebrating printmakers based in the United Kingdom.

Printmakers based in the United Kingdom were invited to submit work towards Green Door Printmaking Studio’s first ever Derby Print Open. The Derby Print Open is an exhibition which is open to all artists over the age of 16, based in the United Kingdom, working purely within the medium of printmaking.

Over 80 prints will be on display within Banks Mill Studios!


All prints submitted are original, hand-pulled fine art prints, produced using a recognised printmaking techniques and from artists all over the UK! Utilising a wide range of techniques and styles, every submitting artist will be guaranteed at least one print from their application. All showcased prints will be for sale and awards will be presented at the launch of the exhibition; from artist materials from St Cuthbert’s Mill, to further exhibition opportunities at Green Man Gallery, as well as a People’s Choice Award, the winner of which will receive free, guaranteed entry to the 2019 Derby Print Open.

Anna Johnson, Creative Director of Green Door Printmaking Studio commented, “We are delighted by the quality of submissions that have been received for the first Derby Print Open and hope to showcase the best that UK printmakers have to offer! We also wish to thank our award givers for their support of what we hope to be the first in a long line of successful Derby Print Opens.


Launch Event

Join us in celebrating the launch of the Derby Print Open on Friday 1st June (5.30pm - 9pm).

Our Awards will be presented on the night and a splendid buffet of home baked cakes will be available. Featuring live music by Derby-based acoustic singer/songwriter Jiji LaVolpe.