As part of Edinburgh's Christmas, experience the former Victorian washhouse and get behind the scenes of Edinburgh’s busiest print studio before Edinburgh Printmakers moves to Castle Mills at Fountainbridge in spring 2019.
The present Edinburgh Printmakers on Union Street was originally a washhouse for the local community. By 1971 all the public washhouses of Edinburgh were closed but many of the original features, including the impressive red brick chimney remain at Edinburgh Printmakers. A great visit for anyone interested in Edinburgh’s social history.
Visitors can enjoy:
Gallery tours at 1pm and 3pm. The current members' exhibition DELUGE is inspired by water, which is fundamental to the washhouse, many printmaking techniques and nods towards the new building Castle Mills by the Union Canal.
Studio demonstrations at 2pm and 4pm. A behind–the-scenes look at the Victorian print studio, led by Lord Zom at 2pm and Christine Sloman at 4pm who will demonstrate how they made their prints.
And if you haven't completed your Christmas shopping the printmakers shop will have the perfect present waiting for you to buy.
Image: Christmas - on the drying racks, work in progress by Philip Redfern