Fabrication by MJM Bespoke.
Gathering Press is a mobile screen-printing unit designed to open temporary messy, creative space through which the narratives of place may be translated through making together. Initiated in 2020 with support funding from Creative Black Country and the University of Wolverhampton, the press is a conduit for research into how a ‘social infrastructure for printmaking’ may emerge. Drawing upon ideas of social sculpture and feminist geographies and printmaking collectives, the press allows exploration into what might happen when printmaking is unhinged from a single location.
In May 2022, as part of the Bilston Art Project I will travel with the press to Bilston, part of the Black Country to deliver a series of workshops in public places to generate new work in connection with local histories and archival research.