7 - 29 June 2019

Fri 7th June (5pm - 8pm)
at Banks Mill Studios
Plan your visit


Banks Mill Studios
71 Bridge St, Derby, DE1 3LB

Mon-Sat (11am - 3pm)
Closed Tues & Sun

7 Iron Gate, DE1 3FJ

Mon - Wed (8am - 9pm)
Thurs - Sat (8am - 11pm)
Sun (9am - 5pm)

Elements Tea & Coffee House
Victoria St, DE1 1ES

Mon - Thurs (8.30am - 4pm)
Fri - Sat (8.30am - 5pm)
Sun (10am - 4pm)

The Smallprint Company
2-3 Friary St, DE1 1JF

Mon - Sat (10am - 4pm)
Closed Fri & Sun

The Squashed Tomato
16 The Strand, DE1 1BE

Mon - Fri (9am - 3pm)
Sat (9.30am - 3pm)
Closed Sundays

Green Door Printmaking Studio is proud to present the second, annual Derby Print Open! The Derby Print Open is an exhibition open to all showcasing contemporary printmaking from artists based in the United Kingdom. A total of 82 printmakers submitted their work, and over 200 prints were shortlisted to be exhibited.

This year, the Derby Print Open will be hosted within Banks Mill Studios and across four additional supporting venues, encompassing a Print Trail for members of the public to follow. The Print Trail negotiates its way across the City Centre, with the aim to celebrate Derbyshire’s vibrant and creative community, promoting local independent businesses alongside artists.

First stop on the trail is The Smallprint Company; Derby’s unique letterpress studio currently situated deep within the heart of Friar Gate, on Friary Street. We then have The Squashed Tomato cafe in The Strand, Derby’s upmarket shopping quarter, then followed swiftly by Elements Tea and Coffee House, located right in the city center on Victoria Street and - finally - concluding at Bear, located in Derby’s iconic Cathedral Quarter!



Join us in celebrating the launch of the Derby Print Open on Friday 7th June (5pm - 8pm).

Our Awards will be presented on the night and a splendid buffet of home baked cakes will be available. Featuring live music by multi-instrumentalist Clef Skyers-Aakerstrom.

Awards have been generously donated by businesses within the cultural and creative industries. Participating selected printmakers will be presented with awards, such as exhibition and residency opportunities, art materials and creative workshops during the launch evening at Banks Mill Studios on Friday 7th June (5pm - 8pm).

Anna Johnson, Creative Director of Green Door Printmaking Studio commented, “We are delighted by the quality and quantity of submissions that we have received for our second Derby Print Open! We also wish to thank our award givers and venues for their support and we hope that everyone in Derby enjoys all the work exhibited throughout June, as well as each location on our Print Trail!