Ink-RollerA Brief history

The Fife Dunfermline Printmakers Workshop was formed in 1982 by a small group of artists including John Binning, Terry Keast, Ian Lindsay, Margaret Mathew, and Ann Smith.

We have charitable status; we lease the basement of the Dell Farquaharson Institute from Fife Council and within this area we provide etching, screenprinting, lithography and relief printing tuition and equipment to a membership from a huge variety of backgrounds, which encourages a lively mixture of approaches to the medium. No one style predominates and there is a great sense of achievement and exhilaration.

We feel that we have our own identity and priorities. The larger printmakers’ workshops have paid technicians and administrators and run galleries, whilst we remain exclusively run by volunteers, have no gallery facilities and, very importantly, we do not have the big budgets and local authority/SAC support that these organisations require but we do not have to submit to their conditions either.

We hold and participate in exhibitions throughout Scotland. Individual members contribute to galleries and exhibitions both national and international, many receiving recognition and awards for their work.

Our survival depends entirely on our own efforts. Yet we achieve much with our limited resources and operate very closely to the original ideals that gave birth to the Printmaking Workshop movement. Our aims are to promote the skills of printmaking in all its forms and to make our facilities available to all who may wish to acquire or practice those skills.

How to find us

Fife Dunfermline Printmakers Workshop
The Basement
Dell Farquharson Centre
Nethertown Broad Street
Fife, KY12 7DS

Fife Dunfermline Printmakers is a registered Charity

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