Soulisquoy Printmakers is dedicated to the promotion of printmaking and providing open access to traditional techniques for professional artists, individuals and groups.
The organisation was established in 1982 by a group of professional printmakers who wished to create a studio facility that would provide the opportunity for artists based in Orkney to continue their practice without having to travel to larger, city based print workshops in Scotland and elsewhere.
For over 15 years Soulisquoy Printmakers was based in a dedicated print workshop in a former war-time building on the Hatston Industrial Estate in Kirkwall. In the late 1990s a new purpose built Sports and Arts Complex was built more centrally in Kirkwall, which, through funding from the Scottish Arts Council, included a printmaking studio. Soulisquoy Printmakers used this facility up until 2013 when the space occupied by the studio was required for a further new development. From late 2013 until October 2016, a modest work area was established at the Orkney Museum store, where a limited range of print techniques including etching, relief, collograph and plate lithography was available. Soulisquoy Printmakers has an established record in providing residency opportunities and initiating printmaking projects. It organizes classes, workshops and regular exhibitions of members work.
For further information contact: Soulisquoy Printmakers Carol Dunbar email: firstname.lastname@example.org Soulisquoy Printmakers is a registered Scottish Charity no SC002529