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 2020 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: Fri 5th June 2020 (5pm - 8pm)
Banks Mill Studios offer space and support to businesses and individuals wanting to start a business in the creative industries. As part of this support we annually hold our Open Studios in November to showcase the diverse range of talent and creativity of our businesses.
Our award gives the winner an opportunity to exhibit up to five works during this well attended event.
Comprising of 38 clean and dirty studios and a ground floor gallery, Banks Mill offers stepped rent along with business support services and a connected community of peers. We have a diverse range of creative industry disciplines within Banks Mill – from jewellery makers to printmakers, computer games to fine artists. Our residents and members are both University of Derby students and graduates, and creative entrepreneurs not connected with the University.
Visit our gallery to see our rolling programme of exhibitions featuring our residents and members and come along to events such as the Derbyshire Open Arts festival in May and our Winter Open Studios in November where you can meet our creatives and buy original artwork and handmade products.
All works need to be digitally submitted by the deadline to be considered.
You will also have a listing on our Open Studios website as an exhibiting artist (all copy and images need to be uploaded by the deadline specified).
More than five works can be submitted however works selected will be dependant on available space.
Works need to be delivered by the artist by the deadline.
We cannot take responsibility for any damage whilst the work is at Banks Mill Studios, unless we are found to be negligent.
Banks Mill currently do not take a commission on sales so 100% of all sales will go to the artist
Unfortunately we can't take card payment for sales, if an artwork is sold we will take a 10% cash deposit on your behalf and then refer the sale back to you.
If a sale occurs and the buyer want's to take the artwork there and then we will take cash on your behalf and will package the artwork for the buyer.
Unfortunately we are not able to offer any alternative award if you are unable to submit or deliver your artwork.
£50 voucher to spend on coffee and other creative fuel at any BEAR store.
From our four midlands-based stores, we offer speciality coffee, signature cocktails and craft beer accompanied by fresh, all-day dining. From breakfast to brunch, and lunch to dinner, our food menus are tailored specifically to each store and updated regularly with seasonal goodies; no matter which store you visit, there'll always be something new to try.
Our first London venture comes in the form of a brand partnership with Global Fashion Retailer, Jack Wills, with a cosy coffee bar nestled inside their flagship store in Soho.
Whatever the time of day, pop in and see us. We'll take you seamlessly from coffee, to cocktails... and then back to coffee.
Get to grips with the basics of Risograph printing using our state of the art printers.
Dizzy Ink uses alternative - sometimes weird - printing methods such as Risograph, mimeograph, screen printing, lasercutting and letterpress to produce artist prints, books, packaging as well as educate people along the way through workshops, demos and talks.
You'll be a guest at our studio in Nottingham learning how to work with the process by creating your own edition of two colour A3 prints.
The opportunity to take over our walls for 6 months.
Rooted in our community, we want to provide a comfortable and welcoming space to think, relax and meet friends and family. Elements is inspired by our love of seeking out the best places to enjoy great food and drink.
Relax. Sip. Experience. Don’t miss out on a free drink! Download our free loyalty stamp card to earn a free tea or coffee, as well as access to exclusive offers. Search ‘Magic Stamp’ in your app store or click here.
At Elements, we are devoted to creating the best possible cup of tea and coffee. We are passionate that the essential elements of flavour, consistency, choice and ingredients all shine through in our drinks.
Our owners Pete and Stephanie have painstakingly sourced the very best house and guest varieties for our tea, coffee and even soft drinks, so you can look forward to trying something different every time you visit.
Enjoy beautiful blends of loose leaf tea from the Golden Monkey Tea Company, made from organic ingredients. Whether you’re into Camomile, Green or a classic English Breakfast, with 23 tea varieties, we have you covered.
Proud to be fast growing a reputation for the best coffee in Derby , our friendly baristas will lovingly prepare your perfect cup. After 6 months of deliberation, we selected the award-winning Monsoon Estates Enorga as our house coffee. Customers can also enjoy a variety of exciting guest varieties from the best roasteries in the UK.
Not just a coffee shop! To complement our delectable drinks, we offer a selection of satisfying and delicious food made using high-quality ingredients sourced from local producers and suppliers wherever possible.
Take your pick from our Breakfast/Brunch or Lunch Menu to satisfy your cravings. Our Scandinavian Waffles are a particular favourite amongst our regulars!
6 months from an agreed date. Content must be 'family-friendly'
Flat5’s award for Derby Print Open is a Sofa Residency, an informal artist residency opportunity to develop a personal project while exploring alternative uses and dynamics of the domestic space.
Our programme takes place in the domestic environment and explores alternative ways of living our home and sharing it with others.
We are interested in discussing homemade aesthetics, DIY ethic, the relationship between private and public, familial and class dynamics, economies of sharing and trust.
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.
The awardee will have the possibility to spend 2 hours to 5 days as guests on Flat5’s sofa and use the entire flat and the outdoor space for their practical or theoretical research. The residency can be completed all in one go, spread over time, or follow tailored arrangements.
Flat5 will not provide economic support to develop the personal project but will offer hospitality for the full length of the residency in exchange for a trace of the time spent together, with no restrictions in terms of outcome.
Dates can be arranged based on mutual availability starting from September 2020.
£100 towards Hawthorn Printmakers materials.
We manufacture a range of Stayopen Inks and etching presses and supply a wide range of printmaking supplies.
You will be given a gift voucher towards spending on your favourite Hawthorn Printmaking materials.
Paper to the value of £100
Hand made and cylinder mould made papers manufactured at the world famous European Mills are available from stock from our South London warehouse.
We have an unrivalled knowledge of these papers can offer a bespoke service including special makings for quite modest quantities.
These papers are made specifically for traditional techniques including etching, lithography and silkscreen printing. They are also used extensively for fine book printing using letterpress, wood engraving and linocut techniques. They are often used for more commercial applications including greetings cards and invitations.
You will be given a gift voucher towards spending on your favourite John Purcell papers.
£100 voucher for mezzotint plates.
Among the ever-growing number of printmaking techniques available, mezzotint continues to offer unique qualities of rich, dark tonal contrast unrivalled by any other process.
This will be awarded to the best intaglio print (as awarded by Martin Maywood).
‘British Bumblebee Queens’, Hand-coloured Mezzotint by Andrew Tyzack
An interview and feature on No Jobs in the Arts instagram, as well as an instagram takeover for a week of the printmaker's choice.
No Jobs in the Arts is a publication and creative project that promotes emerging and young artists - we would like to award a printmaker with an interview and feature that will be shared across our social media platforms as well as the chance to run a 'takeover' on our instagram for a week of their choice in 2020.
No Jobs in the Arts will be handing out copies of our brand new zine, networking and sharing upcoming opportunities and selling original linocut posters to fundraise for future emerging artist projects as part of the Derby Print Open Weekend.
A guaranteed four-week exhibition at The Green Man Gallery in 2020 with first choice of month.
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 seven 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.
There are extensive and ever-changing exhibitions of original contemporary art and craft by gallery members, and by guest artists and designer makers from across Derbyshire. These include paintings, photography, prints, mixed-media, textiles, jewellery, ceramics, hand-carved wooden items and a wide range of original artist cards and postcards. Several of our Resident Artists now have open studio spaces on the first floor.
Upstairs there is a large Workshop Room which is available for hire and the ground floor gallery can also be hired as a performance venue and for meetings, talks, presentations and receptions.
Entry is free and the welcome is friendly and warm. You can stay for as long as you like to browse and buy or relax with a coffee and chat to the artists on duty
There will be a 30% discount on the regular guest exhibition hire/event management fee.
The artist will be supported through the whole process of planning and hanging the exhibition. We will host a private view/launch party for them and give support with promotion before and during the exhibition.
The gallery is open and staffed 6 days a week. Our staff take responsibility for sales and for packing purchased work, much the same as any commercial gallery.
The award-winner will need to decide the date of their exhibition by the end of June 2020).
Commission on sales by guest artists is 30%.
Our full Terms & Conditions are available upon request.
The Smallprint Co offers a four week exhibition slot in the Gallery Space at the studio in Derby.
Based in Derbyshire, Chris and Hannah are co-founders of The Smallprint Co studio. With a background in fine art print and commercial print they create commissions for weddings, business and private clients, and offer workshops in letterpress using their collection of original presses and moveable type. They also offer an illustration service and decorative bookbinding workshops alongside a gallery space.
This is limited to a 4 week period and is subject to The Smallprint Company Terms and Conditions.
25 sheets of Somerset 250gsm printmaking paper worth over £90.
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.
Somerset is made with 100% cotton which is not only archival, when damp it is also flexible, malleable and conforms readily to the surface of the printing plate, allowing the ink to pass to the paper.
Somerset is a world leading traditional printmaking paper. Mould made from 100% cotton to high archival standards. The surface has a gentle texture, soft and good-tempered nature, and is strong and stable enough to ensure excellent printing. It remains flat after printing and offers durability and long life to finished editions of work.
Exhibition in Surface Gallery's alternative artspace, Le Loovre.
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.
Exhibition for a minimum 2 weeks to co-incide with main gallery exhibition.