Congratulations are in order to   Loraine and Chris Waites from Prospect Studios who  are delighted to have a print each selected for the 8th British International Mini print Exhibition. Around 200 prints were selected to exhibit from over 1,100 prints submitted by 420 artists from over 30 countries. The exhibition will begin its 2 year […]

Belle Vue Memories!

Artist Alan Birch has been working with elderly patients suffering with Dementia  at Manchester Royal Infirmary The project in conjunction with at the Whitworth Art Gallery,  and the Manchester Museum, will offer patients the opportunity to learn about objects from the museum collection, work with artists and members of the Whitworth’s education team. Patients were shown […]

Teachers Print.

Art teachers from over Lancashire spent a day working with artist Alan Birch at St Abmrose Barlow in Salford. Following a look at Alan’s work ,a range of  print techniques were covered ranging from monoprint to intaglio and perspex printing which will hopefully feed into the classroom. The day arranged by head of Art Bernie […]

Insects in print.

Year 11 pupils from St Gabriels High School in Bury, spent  a day transforming their drawings into prints with artist Alan Birch, as part of their arts week.The theme of insects was used for the day and  the excellent work  produced will certainly enhance their GCSE coursework. The pupils produced over 120 prints during the […]

20:20 Print Exchange.

Printmakers at Prospect Studio will soon be receiving their boxed prints from Hot Bed Press in Manchester as part of the 20 20 print exchange . Studios from around the British Isles have taken part and  hundreds of   prints have swapped hands. These will be on display at Hot Bed Press on weekend of […]

Hadfield Heritage.

Year 5 and 6 pupils have been busy over the last four weeks working with artist Alan Birch, investigating the history and wildlife of the local area. The project involving a number of schools and colleges in the area made possible by Heritage Lottery Funding and Front Room Arts Theatre, will see pupils producing bunting, […]

Back to the 50’s

Year 1 pupils from   in Manchester used the wallpaper collection at the Whitworth Art Gallery to inspire 5 colour relief prints . Pupils produced some wonderful drawings which were then transformed into printing plates and printed in the gallery. Visitors were keen to view their  colourful and inspiring work! A wallpaper strip of designs! […]

Dark Prints!

Students from Salford College worked with Alan Birch to produce atmospheric prints based on work currently on display in the Dark Matters exhibition at the Whitworth in Manchester. Students combined contemporary imagery with works from the permanent collection.                


On November the 19th, 18 printmakers from Prospect Studio will be showing and selling their work at the Winter Gardens in Blackpool. The stall will display a range of techniques and diverse subjects. So if you wish to browse, buy or pop by for a chat: you are very welcome. Alan Birch will be on […]

Gift Ideas!

Members of the print classes at Prospect Studio will be showing their work at two venues in the North west in the coming weeks. Put a date in your diary to pop along to the Winter Gardens in Blackpool for the Super Duper Fair on Saturday the 19th November or visit the Manchester Christmas Markets […]


Thanks to all the visitors 242 in all who braved the inclement weather to come to Reveal 2011. It was great to see friends and past visitors as well as numerous newcomers.  Pleasing to see that so many people had good taste, and will build on the positive feedback. The series of  Contemporary Monsters, 3 […]


The work is mounted and framed. The studio is clean! Alan Birch will open his studio to the public today from 10.30-4 and tomorrow Sunday the 11th same time, as part of Rossendale Valley Reveal exhibition featuring the work of over 40 artists.  Fellow  studio members JIll Randall and Liam Spencer will also be showing […]


Saturday and Sunday 10th and 11th September 2011. 11.00 am  -4.00 pm. Once again the studios of Rossendale Valley will throw their doors open to visitors as part of Lancashire Food and Drink weekend. Whilst Prospect Studios will offer nibbles and refreshments, the main course will be the tasty sculptures and prints  of Jill Randall, […]

Deep Bite!

Artist Jill Randall has been working in Wales over the last few years producing a body of work now on show   at the National Waterfront Museum, Swansea. the exhibition entitled ” Golden Venture ” runs until the 18th of September, 2011.  Its the culmination of her Artists Residency at Parys Mountain Copper Mine in […]

Book your place!

The new list of class dates for 2011-2012 are now out. Prices have been held at the same rates as the previous year, so take advantage now. Here are some examples of work produced over the years. Recent printmakers quotes: “Beth, my 15 year old daughter and I thoroughly enjoyed the day in your studio. […]