We are very grateful to the following award givers for their overwhelming generosity in supporting the Derby Print Open. Please use this page to view details of the 2019 awards and more about their donors.

The recipients of these awards will be notified prior to the exhibition, and awards will be presented at our launch evening on: 7th June 2019 (5pm - 8pm).

Air Arts Award

Exhibition Opportunity

Air Arts is the hospital arts charity bringing a wide range of visual arts, music, poetry, dance, drama and creative activities for patients and staff to create a welcoming environment, support recovery and wellbeing. Our visual arts programme includes both permanent and temporary exhibitions covering over 50 locations throughout the hospitals.

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Derby Print Open 2018, Air Arts Award winner Katherine Rhodes

Banks Mill Studios Award

Exhibition Opportunity & Affiliate Membership

Banks Mill Studios is an innovation space for creative and digital industries, located in a landmark building within the heart of Derby City Centre. Banks Mill provides a nurturing and supportive environment for new creative businesses, increasing the potential for growth, success and sustainability. The vibrant creative community helps to build confidence and explore ideas and opportunities.


Banks Mill Studios, Derby

Dizzy Ink Award

Risograph Workshop

Dizzy Ink is a print, design and creative workshop studio based in the heart of Nottingham. The studio specialises in alternative print equipment, such as Risograph, mimeograph and screen printing. Going beyond print, Dizzy Ink develops artists, curates exhibitions and organises events around the theme of print and publishing.

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Dizzy Ink, Nottingham

F-L-A-T-5 Award

Residency Opportunity

Award Winner:
'Inches' by Chloe Hayward


Flat5 is a private flat and also an interdisciplinary research space in Nottingham run by Chiara Dellerba and Saria Digregorio.  We seek to create connections between artists, curators, neighbours and anyone interested in transforming our home into a place of encounters and enable unexpected practices to share intimacy.


Flat 5, Nottingham

Fleet Arts Award

Workshop Voucher

We are a community arts charity based in Belper, Derbyshire for over thirty years and committed to delivering quality and diverse creative workshops, projects and events both in our venue and across Derbyshire. We work with a wide variety of groups and organisations ensuring arts provision is engaging and inclusive. We have an accessible venue with a great view, plenty of parking, artist studios (currently full) and for hire we have two great rooms and a fully equipped music rehearsal space.


Fleet Arts, Belper

Hunt the Moon Award

Screen Printing Kit

'Everything you need to start screen printing'.

Here at Hunt The Moon, we don't just like screen printing; we're passionate about it. We've made it our goal to make this fascinating art-form accessible by everyone.

Hunt the Moon are a screen printing specialist supplier based in Devon.


Hunt the Moon, Devon

John Purcell Paper Award

Paper Award

John Purcell Paper continue to expand the extensive range of papers and boards that are available from stock from their south London warehouse.


John Purcell Paper, London

Lawrence Award

Art Supplies Award

Award Winner:
'Cumbria 6' by Sue Clegg

Lawrence Art Supplies (TN Lawrence & Son Ltd) is a family run business supplying printmaking equipment, materials and paper. Established in London in 1859, they are now based in the City of Brighton and Hove. Lawrences offer a very wide range of printmaking supplies including wood engraving, woodcut and linocut, intaglio, screen printing and lithography. Lawrence own brand printing inks (for relief printing, letterpress and etching), Lawrence brass framed rollers as well as Abig, Akua, Arteina, Awagami, Caligo, Cranfield, Gamblin, Gelli plates, Graphic Chemical, Lawrence, Lyons, Nerchau, Pfeil, Rhinds, Speedball as well as Tofko etching and relief presses.


Lawrence Art Supplies, Hove

St Cuthberts Mill Award

Paper Award

Situated in the southwest of England, this historic paper mill has been making paper since the 1700's, taking advantage of the pure waters of the River Axe. Their master papermakers carefully make beautiful mould made papers, using one of the few remaining cylinder mould machines left in the world, to produce beautiful papers with stunning texture and excellent surface stability. Specialising in making high quality archival papers, with their Somerset printmaking papers, Saunders Waterford and Bockingford watercolour papers, plus Bockingford Inkjet, Somerset Enhanced, Somerset Photo fine art inkjet papers.

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St Cuthberts Mill, Somerset

Surface Gallery Award

Exhibition Opportunity

Surface Gallery is the local, volunteer-led, Contemporary Art gallery of Nottingham. We operate as a social enterprise celebrating and supporting the talent in our city, with a focus on engaging our immediate community and broadening participation in the arts. We are led by a co-operative team of early-career professionals, who support each other in order to learn more about running a successful independent art gallery. Located within Nottingham’s burgeoning Creative Quarter, Surface Gallery’s three-story building welcomes visitors and exhibitors to its two gallery spaces, nine artist studios and open plan office area.


Surface Gallery, Nottingham

The Green Man Gallery Award

Exhibition Opportunity

The Green Man is an independent contemporary gallery and arts centre in Buxton, Derbyshire, managed and run by its artist members. It is a not-for-profit organisation and all of its staff are volunteers.

The gallery has been open since November 2012 and its current home is Hardwick Hall, a fascinating Victorian building in the centre of town. In the past five years The Green Man has established itself as an exciting creative hub for the local community and visitors alike with a varied programme of exhibitions, workshops, classes and performances.


The Green Man Gallery, Buxton


People's Choice Award

In addition to the awards listed above, there will also be a People's Choice award which will be voted for by the public. The recipient of this award will be announced at the end of the exhibition and the winner will receive free guaranteed entry to the 2020 Derby Print Open.