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Cambridge Original Printmakers Biennale is an exhibition of hand-pulled original prints that reflects the traditional, the contemporary, the adventurous, and the innovative styles that are alive in printmaking today.

This is an exciting and unique opportunity for Printmakers to exhibit their latest work in a wonderful location in central Cambridge. Following the acclaimed first show in 2014 and  successful second exhibition in 2016, the third show will be once again held at the Pitt Building in Trumpington Street, Cambridge, CB2 1RP.

Exhibition dates - Friday 21 - Saturday 29 September 2018. 10.30 - 5 pm daily.

Benefits of exhibiting

* 3 metres of hanging space on professional white screens and will include individual specialist lighting. The screens are 1 metre wide, and 2.5 metres tall.

* Space to have your own browser (a maximum dimension may apply) to sell unframed work.

* Space within the small works gallery area for greeting cards and handmade books.

* Gallery space on the COPB website from April 2018 until April 2019.

•  Your photo and biography in the exhibition catalogue.

•  Invitations to the Private View and exhibition for you to share.

•  Exposure in local and nationwide publications.

•  Extensive promotion of the exhibition on social media.

•  The opportunity to sell directly to thousands of visitors.

•  The chance to increase your client mailing list.

*  The opportunity to meet and network with other Printmakers.

•  The possibility to pay fee in installments (dates to be confirmed).

*  Packaging materials are provided for work sold during the exhibition. 

Cambridge Contemporary Art, Awagami Papers, John Purcell Papers, Hawthown Printmakers Suppliers and Intaglio Printmakers will be awarding prizes during the exhibition.


Participants must live or have a working studio within a radius of 35 miles from the marketplace in central Cambridge. Only hand-pulled original works printed by the artists themselves will be accepted. Digital prints, gicleé prints and photographs will not be considered.


In order to cover administration fees there will be a non-refundable fee of £25. This should be paid via BACS. The Account details are shown on the On-line Submission form.

If your submission is accepted, the cost to each individual Printmaker will be £225. A commission of 30% will be also be charged on all sales. A further 3% will be added on all credit card sales due to the banking charges occured.

Terms & Conditions

*Printmakers must submit hand-pulled original works, printed by themselves, and not editioned on their behalf by an editioning house or third party.

*Printmakers are responsible for hanging their own work on Thursday 20th September and taking down their display during late afternoon of Saturday 29th 4.00pm - 6.00pm.

*Printmakers are expected to label their own work in the format stated by the organisers.

*Printmakers are expected to commit to two sessions of invigilation, either mornings or afternoons.

*Printmakers are expected to attend the Private View 

*Printmakers must arrange their own public liability insurance.

*Prints must be suitably framed (no clip frames). Work in private browsers must be mounted and protected. The organisers will ask an exhibitor to remove badly framed work from the exhibition if deemed unsuitable.

*Entries that differ significantly from their digital images may be rejected. The decision of the selection committee is final.

*All sales will go through the sales desk. The organisers will arrange for the contact details of purchasers to be forwarded to the Printmaker concerned.

*The organisers reserve the right to reject work which is inappropriate or in poor condition.

*Any image submitted may be used for marketing and promotional purposes directly related to the exhibition. This may include publication in any printed materials, advertisements, or electronic media. Copyright and all other rights remain that of the Printmaker.

*Successfully selected candidates will be expected to provide at least one high resolution image for promotional material and website.

*Exhibition spaces will be allocated by the organisers and exhibitors will be notified of their allocated space and time slot for hanging prior to the exhibition.

*Exhibitors are asked to be respectful of their adjoining neighbouring exhibitor spaces.

Full Terms and Conditions

Important Dates

  • Exhibition Dates: Friday 21st September 2018 until 29 September 2018.  10.30 - 5pm daily.

  • For 2018 we have Wuon-Gean Ho, Paul Catterall, Jane Human, Serena Smith and Louise Stebbing confirmed as keynote speakers.  There will also be print demonstrations.