print expo

Join us for a week-long festival of print from Saturday 9th – Saturday 16th July

Saturday 9th – Saturday 16th July 2022
Out of the Blue Drill Hall, Leith
Open 10am-5pm, closed Sundays

Print Expo is your chance to browse & buy zines, comics, tees and riso prints by some of Scotland’s most exciting young artists, catch a sneaky preview of artwork from our artist-in-residence, and try your hand at our 80s Japanese printing process!

We’re launching 8 new publications hot off the press, as well as dusting off some old favourites from the Drill Hall vaults. Come and have a rummage through our handprinted T-shirts, flick through zines and comics, browse limited edition prints, and get a sneaky peek of some never-before-seen artwork.

Feeling inspired? Book your place on our riso workshop and learn how to make your very own prints!

what’s on?

pop-up market

Open 10am-5pm, closed Sundays

Browse & buy fresh zines, comics, tees and RISO prints by some of Scotland’s most exciting young artists. Everything for sale has been printed right here at the Out of the Blueprint studio, and all profits will help us to support the next generation of creativity. Drop in, take your time and see what catches your eye!

Featuring work by: Cal Mac, Rebecca Sheerin, Joanna Blémont, Emelia Kerr Beale, koolkatwarner, Hazel Laing, Kenna Maskoet coocoora, Ot Pascoe, Gemma Gorton & Sarah Phelan

exhibition launch

Saturday 9th July

Print Expo marks the launch of featuring incredible brand-new artwork from our latest artist-in-residence Coocoora, alongside highlights from our past three residencies Feed Your Head by Ot Pascoe, A Time and A Place by Gemma Gorton, and a public fax forum by Sarah Phelan. We’ll also be taking advantage of the full length of the hall to display some of Sarah’s spectacular rolls of fax artwork for the first time – you won’t want to miss this!

Featuring work by:
Coocoora, Ot Pascoe, Gemma Gorton & Sarah Phelan

beginners riso workshop

Saturday 16th July
Learn how to print with our riso expert Bethany, who will teach you the basics of risograph and show you some fun & easy ways to create your own unique artwork. No experience necessary!

Tickets are £40, book your place online

Featuring work by: you!

Out of the Blueprint is a social enterprise in Leith. We reinvest the profits from our print service to support our core aim – to help young people. We do this through providing traineeships, residencies, exhibitions and educational projects, and supporting young people to pursue their own creative work.