The People, the Paper, the Place

Penicuik printing workshopsPenicuik’s papermaking history is to be celebrated in a series of participative community-based workshops, to be held in the town during March and April.

Heritage project

Part of the Penicuik Heritage Regeneration Project, the workshops are being organised by recently appointed Artist in Residence printmaker, Fiona Maher. The finished work will be collated and installed in The Cowan Institute as part of the project’s legacy.

Micro residencies

Fiona has been delivering printmaking workshops at The Open House events in the Town Hall, with next one due on 19 March from 11.30am to 1.30pm. This will be followed by two “micro residencies” – at Pen-Y-Coe press from 11 to 15 April, 10am to 4pm and at The Storehouse, Penicuik from 18 to 22 April, 10am to 3pm.

Drop in and join in!

During these sessions, Fiona will be creating work for the project using letterpress, drypoint etching, collagraph and monoprinting. She is inviting anyone who is interested to drop in to the workshops and join in. And if you have stories of the papermaking industry to share, even better!

Find out more

For more information, contact Fiona by email at:

11 Mar 2022