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We are an artist-run, not-for-profit organisation that provides educational resources in the graphic arts for artists, community organizations, education institutions and the public.

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Online Prints & Gifts Shop

Our Shop has a wide selection of prints from both leading international artists and studio members, as well as a selection of handmade gifts and books.
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Large Format Digital Printing

Our Digital Studio provides professional digital services such as archival inkjet printing, scanning, photography, design and retouching at highly competitive prices.
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Open Access Print Studio

Our Print Studio is fully-equipped and purpose built, offering facilities for Screenprinting, Intaglio, Stone Lithography, Relief Printing and Letterpress.
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Printmaking Courses

Our courses are ideal either as an introduction to printmaking or for those who wish to gain more in-depth knowledge of printmaking and are taught by professional printmakers.
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Current Exhibition

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‘Vanitas’ by John Phillips

Haunting hyperreality from Phillips, manipulating light and fading beauty in this experimental print series, a technical tour de force. At first glance, Vanitas looks back to the mid 19th century – the world of Baudelaire’s Les Fleurs du Mal, the …
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Featured Artist

  • L0035354 White magnolia blossom and seed pod, 1731
Credit: Wellcome Library, London. Wellcome Images
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Illustration showing white magnolia blossom (Magnolia altifima) and its seed pod.
This is the laurel tree of Carolina and displays its fragrant blossoms from May till November. On the surface of the fruit are many little protuberances, in each of which lies a single seed, covered with a red film. In August, when the fruit is ripe, the seeds are discharged although they do not fall immediately to the ground but hang suspended by small white threads. The tree is native to Florida and South Carolina.
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18th Century The natural history of Carolina, Florida and the Bahama Islands: containing the figures of birds, beasts, fishes, serpents, insects, and plants: particularly the forest-trees, shrubs, and other plants, not hitherto described, or very incorrectly figured by authors. Together with their descriptions in English and French. To which are added observations on the air, soil, and waters: with remarks upon agriculture, grain, pulse, roots, &c. To the whole, is prefixed a new and correct map of the countries treated of /
Mark Catesby
Published: 1731-1743.

Copyrighted work available under Creative Commons Attribution only licence CC BY 4.0 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
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  • L0035347 Parrot of Carolina on Cypress tree, 1731
Credit: Wellcome Library, London. Wellcome Images
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Parrot of Carolina (Psitticus Caroliniensis) perched on Cypress tree, from which it eats the seeds and fruit. This is the only parrot native to Carolina.
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The natural history of Carolina, Florida and the Bahama Islands ...
Mark Catesby
Published: 1731-1743

Copyrighted work available under Creative Commons Attribution only licence CC BY 4.0 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
  • L0035366 Land crab with Tapia trifolia plant, 1731
Credit: Wellcome Library, London. Wellcome Images
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Illustration showing a land crab (Cancer terrestris) feeding on Tapia trifolia fructu majore oblongo plant. This crab is abundant in the Bahama Islands.
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The natural history of Carolina, Florida and the Bahama Islands ...
Mark Catesby
Published: 1731-1743

Copyrighted work available under Creative Commons Attribution only licence CC BY 4.0 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

Botanical Prints by Mark Catesby

We are currently featuring Catesby’s original illustrations for Natural History of Florida, Carolina and the Bahama Islands in our Gallery Shop. Catesby, who was raised and educated in Sudbury, showed a passion for natural history from a young age.  After his …
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