Red Hot Press

Events and Exhibitions

In addition to our programme of courses we also organise events and opportunities for our members to showcase their work. As well as Artists' talks and the occasional film night.

Take a look below to see highlighted events we have coming up, and also see our Events Calendar for dates of all events and courses.

Navigating a New World

Hand printed impressions of the Mayflower Story.

Our Cowprint Artists' group have been hard at work producing artwork and planning an exhibition entitled Navigating a New World, this project remembers the 400th anniversary of the Mayflower sailing from Southampton in 1620.

Inspired by the Mayflower’s epic journey in 1620 two print workshops, on opposite sides of the Atlantic, are remembering the 400th anniversary of the sailing of the Mayflower with an exciting international, cross-cultural print exchange project and exhibitions of contemporary printmaking.

As part of this year’s Mayflower 400 celebrations artists from our Members group, Cowprint in collaboration with Inky Hands Print Studio and Gallery of Plymouth, MA, will present an exhibition of prints at God’s House Tower titled ‘Navigating a New World’. Forty printmakers will showcase a wide variety of printmaking processes and technical skills as they draw inspiration from different aspects of the Mayflower’s voyage to the New World. As part of the Mayflower 400 project, both studios have created a series of original prints depicting the Mayflower story and its impact, along with two concertina books, which will cross the Atlantic as part of an international print exchange.

The books and original prints (which will be available for purchase) from both studios will form the content for the exhibition at God’s House Tower and a reciprocal exhibition at the Inky Hands Gallery in Plymouth, MA. Running alongside the God’s House Tower exhibition will be a tie-in workshop run by Red Hot Press in Southampton. Due to the current Covid situation dates for both exhibitions and workshop will be announced in August following the re-opening of the Galleries.

The exchange and exhibition venues are particularly fitting because God’s House Tower, and its 13th century historic gatehouse, would have been one of the last buildings the settlers would have seen as the Mayflower departed from Southampton on 15 August 1620 and Plymouth, Massachusetts was home for the first successful settlement of the Pilgrim Forefathers.

Exhibition Venue 

God's House Tower, Town Quay Road, Southampton, SO14 2NY

Exhibition Dates We hope that this exhibition will take place in October



Events Calendar