Christmas comes to Northern Print next weekend and we hope that you'll join us for the launch our festivities with Ouseburn Open Studios. Take a glimpse at the working world ofover 200 artistsand designer-makers. There'll be a treasure trove of gifts and handcrafted homeware on offer to tempt you so why not make it part of your Christmas preparations? At Northern Print you'll find:
*If all the world were paper...our latest exhibition featuring over 50 different prints produced by our own talented studio artists. * Carefully selected hand-printed gifts to boost your Christmas shopping. * Hot coffee and tasty nibbles to enjoy while you browse * A behind-the-scenes glimpse of printmakers at work. * Have-a-go printmaking activities such as printing your own gift tags and screenprinting a handkerchief designed by popular (if sometimes rather rude) cartoonistsModern Toss.
Saturday 29 November Eunice Routledgewill be demonstrating monoprint and embossing on the electric press. Chris Dauntwill be giving us an insight into the intricate wood engraving process.
Sunday 30 November Vanessa Mansfieldwill be giving a demonstration on the Albion press. Frances Andersonwill be showing us how she creates her prints, beautiful lamps and miniature kites using solar plate etching.
With a free hop-on-hop-off bus to all venues and a variety of venues offering food and drink from cake and nibbles to three-course meals, why not make a weekend of it and bring friends/family along? For more info visit www.ouseburnopenstudios.org
Announcing Our Brand New Classes and Courses Brochure!
Whether you'd like to try your hand at etching, screenprinting, wood engraving, letterpress, gum Arabic or another form of printmaking we have it covered soclick here to find out what's on offerfrom Jan to June and don't forget you can give vouchers and courses as gifts too - just call 0191 261700 for details.
Our gallery shop is now full of lovely new items from giftwrap to potential presents and stocking fillers so why not pay us a visit the next time you're in the area?
Wed 3, 10 & 17 Dec 6pm-8pm
Late Night Delights
We're extending the cheer this year with our late night opening hours so why not recharge your batteries and pop along after work to take advantage of our free parking and relaxed, soothing atmosphere.
Sunday 14 December 12pm-3pm
Come along to this special shop-and-make event and create your own handprinted or embossed gift tags to adorn your presents whilst topping up on your Christmas shopping amid the piping hot coffee and stollen.
Saturday 20 December 10am-4pm
Late and Great Offers
Make the most of our last day of opening before Christmas and catch some splendid last minute offers subject to availability. Join us for free giftwrapping and festive fayre and we'll even keep the kids entertained!
*NB We are normally closed on Sundays but are opening especially for this one-off festive event
Don't forget to keep checking for new items on our online shop.
Glossary on Tour Glossary, our touring exhibition celebrating the best of contemporary printmaking will be travelling to venues south of the Tyne this winter. Follow this link for details of opening times. Python Gallery, Middlesbrough - Dec 2 - 24. Palace Hub Gallery,Redcar - Jan 10 - 26. DLI Gallery, Durham Jan 31 - April 10