Centre for Fine Print Research University of the West of England Centre for Fine Print Research


The Centre for Fine Print Research (CFPR) is committed to bringing contemporary print to a wide audience through arranging exhibitions, loaning artworks and the building up of print archives. Staff at the CFPR participate in many UK and International exhibitions each year and curate exhibitions for other institutions and galleries for full details please visit individual staff pages.


Follow the links below to find out more information about a selection of our past exhibitions. Please contact us if you would like further information about any of our exhibitions, or about loaning a collection.

Just Press Print, Northern Print June 2012 and Impact 8 Conference, University of Dundee  Aug 2013


'Drawing with Fire', Northern Print Biennale, November 2011

Follow-ed (after Hokusai), a touring exhibition from Tom Sowden, February - May 2011

BABE 2011, Bristol Artists' Book Event, Arnolfini Bristol, May 2011

'Book Arts': a full list of all artists' books related exhibitions

The Annual Miniature Print Exhibition: Miniprint

3D 2D: Object and Illusion in Print: an exhibition of prints from the CFPR, Edinburgh, Autumn 2010

Arnolfini Bookshop Showcase, Arnolfini, Bristol, Curated by Tom Sowden, June - August 2010


Showcasing a New Collection of Enamel Jewellery, Downstairs Gallery, Contemporary Applied Arts, Curated by Jessica Turrell, 18 June - 17 July 2010


The Enamel Experience - International Badge Exhibition, Curated By Elizabeth Turrel, Touring Exhibition, February 2008 - Janurary 2010

The Printed Reality, Curated by Paul Laidler, IMPACT 6, School of Creative Arts, Universityof the West of England, Bristol, 15 - 19 September 2009

New Wave : artists’ publishing in the 21st Century, Curated by Sarah Bodman and Tom Sowden, IMPACT 6, School of Creative Arts, University of the West of England, Bristol, 15 - 19 September 2009


Committed to Print, Touring Exhibition, Curated by Paul Thirkell, June 2007- September 2009


BABE: Bristol Artist’s Book Event, Arnolfini, Bristol, 4th and 5th April 2009


Sitting Room: An Exhibition of Artists’ Books, Touring Exhibition, Curated by Tom Sowden, May 2006 - February 2009

The Cover of a Book is the Beginning of a Journey, Arnolfini, Bristol, Curated by Arnolfini, CFPR, Performance Re-enactment Society, 22 November - 18th January 2009


Identity Books and Multiples, Exhibition for the Borders of Perception Workshop, Enschede, Netherlands 17 May - 19 June 2008

PLACE, International Print Exchange, UWE Bower Ashton Gallery, Bristol, January 2007



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Digital Archives

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Funding Awards

2.5 D Vector Driven Printing