Derby Graduates Showcase Their Creativity

Artists from across the city are preparing for this year's Banks Mill Open Studios event where the public and arts community are invited to view a showcase of talent from fine art and fashion to jewellery and glassware.

Hand drawn illustration with hand set text on Cranes Crest 600gsm.

Hand drawn illustration with hand set text on Cranes Crest 600gsm.

Organised by Bondholder, University of Derby, the event runs from Friday 28th November until Sunday 30th November. The opening event on Friday runs from 5-8pm with the weekend events running between 10am-5pm.

University of Derby graduates Chris and Hannah Barker, the married team behind the Smallprint Company will be demonstrating their letterpress business. Visitors will get a chance to see their studio, vintage equipment and even have a go at printing their own name! There'll also be a stall over at the Artisan Market at the Enterprise Centre where you'll be able to buy letterpress printed paper goods such as greetings cards, prints and sketchbooks.

People will be able to chat to us about how we can help and you can see our recently restored large treadle press in action!
— Hannah Barker, Smallprint Company

The event will feature creative talents in fine art, glassware, jewellery, photography, fashion, weaving and many others.

Click here for more information regarding the Banks Mill Open Studios event.