17 December - Edinburgh Printmakers, 11am -6pm

Located on Union Street, amongst Edinburgh’s beautiful Georgian architecture, Edinburgh Printmakers was originally a public washhouse. The washhouses of Edinburgh were all closed by 1971 but many of the original features, including the impressive red brick chimney, remain here. This creative hub is a must-see, especially for anyone interested in Edinburgh’s social history, art and creative practice. This is a fantastic opportunity to see behind the scenes at Scotland’s busiest print studio, learn about printmaking and pick up some bargains for Christmas.

Join us for Edinburgh Printmakers’ 50-year anniversary celebration exhibition, From Paper To Gold. To celebrate five decades of printmaking excellence, Edinburgh Printmakers has invited 50 artists to each produce an anniversary print to be included in an astonishing commemorative portfolio of exemplary contemporary Scottish printmaking. Artists have been invited to participate based on the quality of their practice and contributions to Edinburgh Printmakers studio throughout the years. 

At a significant milestone in the timeline of Scotland’s first open-access print studio, the exhibition and accompanying portfolio bear testament to the talent, skills and printmaking experience within the community of artists that has grown with the organisation.

To accompany the show, there will be gallery tours at 1pm and 3pm.

In addition to this, there will be very special studio demonstrations at 2pm and 4pm. As well as gaining an exclusive behind–the-scenes look at the print studio, which is not normally open to the public, you’ll be able to see the exhibiting artists in From Paper To Gold demonstrate the processes they used in the production of their prints and ask them questions about their arts practice.

Throughout the day there will be very special promotions in Edinburgh Printmakers’ shop, the perfect venue to pick up unique and locally produced gifts for loved ones – or to treat yourself!

23 Union Street, EH1 3LR.