Edinburgh Printmakers is a centre for printmaking and the visual arts based in Castle Mills, a heritage building that used to be a rubber factory and a brewery complex in Fountainbridge.
Its home to one of the largest printmaking studios in Europe, open to anyone who would like to join a course or become a member. It was established in 1967 as the first open-access studio in Britain and is a registered charity.
Our two galleries are programmed with a changing international programme of contemporary visual art. We commission and produce new work with leading and emerging artists and develop and support new curatorial and artistic partnerships.
The gallery shop sells original prints and design-led handmade products, providing a key outlet for Scotland-based artists and printmakers.
We provide space, facilities and expertise for artists to develop their practice, networks and professional experience, at different stages of their careers. We promote printmaking practice and support learning, production, presentation and exchange.
Castle Mills houses a mix of artists, creative industries and the organisations Craft Scotland and Art in Healthcare in a central creative hub that includes a learning studio available for schools and community groups for learning activities and workshops.
In addition, our EP Spaces programme provides low-cost temporary spaces for artists and creative use in empty commercial property across Scotland.
Edinburgh Printmakers also works in partnership with various organisations including UnLtd Scotland. Together, we run a programme of funding and support for creative social entrepreneurs making a difference in the local community.