HISTORIC SUNNY BANK MILLS HOSTS MAJOR PRINT FAIR
30th March 2023
Sunny Bank Mills is reopening the doors of its iconic 1912 Mill over the weekend of 1st-2nd April for the second instalment of Printed Bound, the annual Artists’ Book and Print Fair.
Printed Bound, which enjoyed a very successful launch last year, will feature over 40 printmakers, bookmakers, collectives and studios ready to sell their work as part of a weekend celebrating traditional and contemporary print and bookbinding techniques.
Expect to see screenprints, monoprints, risographs, collographs, zines, hand-bound books and more. There will be a wide range of stallholders from Yorkshire and beyond, including Angela Hall, Russell Hughes, Hattie Clark, West Yorkshire Print Workshop and Henshaws Arts & Crafts Centre.
Natalie Kolowiecki, Arts Events Co-ordinator at Sunny bank Mills, explained: “We’re very excited that our Artists’ Book and Print fair is back for a second year. Printed Bound 2023 is sure to be bigger and better, as the fair is being relocated to our iconic 1912 Mill to make space for over 60 UK based print and book makers over the two days.
“There will be 100s of prints and books to see from a wide selection of artists, from early career zine makers, to traditional printmakers with over 40 years’ experience under their belts. Visit the fair’s craft café for our homemade cakes and hot drinks and enjoy a pint from Amity Brew Co’s pop-up bar.
“We are also running a range of workshops throughout the weekend, including linocut taster sessions with Jenna Foster from Henshaws Arts & Crafts Centre, zine making with Louise Press and tote bag screen printing in the Spinning Mill Studios with El Riordan.
“There will be plenty going on around the rest of the site, including Open Studios in both the Twisting and Spinning Mill, and the Gallery’s 10th year of its Ones to Watch exhibition, showcasing the work of over 30 Yorkshire-based emerging artists. Head up the hill to our Archive on the Saturday for an interactive talk with book binder Brian Cole and explore the Mills’ unique textile heritage.”
Sunny Bank Mills, where Yorkshire Television’s Emmerdale and Heartbeat were once filmed, is now one of the most exciting and respected cultural hubs in the Yorkshire region and this year is celebrating 10 years of arts and culture at the mills.
Please visit www.sunnybankmills.co.uk for further information.