By Beth Pratt, News Print Editor

Phoenix Art Space has announced a five-week celebration of contemporary printmaking to showcase “emerging and established makers” in November.

In an interview discussing the PRESS+PLAY Festival of Print, Jade Downer, production manager, said: “we’re really passionate about printmaking here at Phoenix Art Space and we’re delighted to be able to showcase some local talent in the gallery this winter”.

She added that the wider programme of workshops and demonstrations will give visitors the opportunity to engage with the art of printmaking themselves.

The Main Gallery will feature an exhibition of selected printmakers based in the Southeast, as well as work from local print studios and collectives including Marcelina Amelia, Will Mower, East Side Print and a group of students from Brighton University’s Printmaking BA.

The Window Gallery is a dedicated space for Phoenix studio artists. Luella Martin will present a series of solar etchings depicting the South Downs and Sussex coast while combining print and gestural painting on paper.

Taster courses from Draw Brighton are also included within the programme, which allows visitors to get inspired and create artworks of their own.

On the 21st and 22nd of November, the Tabletop Print Fair will allow visitors to browse and buy original prints, cards and items directly from makers. As well as this, there will be original artworks for sale throughout the entirety of the exhibition.

Jade Downer said: “there will be something for everyone to be inspired by and enjoy, including screen-prints, linocut, lithography, drypoint, monotype, letterpress and more. Perfect as a treat to yourself or a loved one”.

The winter PRESS+PLAY Festival of Print will take place at the Phoenix Art Space, 10-14 Waterloo Pl, Brighton, BN2 9NB from the 13th November to the 19th December, Wednesday – Sunday, 11:00 – 17:00.

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The Phoenix Art Space was established as a charity in 1995. Located in the centre of Brighton, the Phoenix Art Space provides and maintains a range of creative opportunities.The learning and community engagement programme at Phoenix Art Space offers everyone the chance to be creative. Activities include talks and presentations from artists & arts organisations, family fun days, short courses, one-day events & drop-in workshops. For more information:

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