Picturing the Word: Members preview event


Venue In the yurt on the Great Lawn



Next date 4th July 6:00 pm

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About this event

Dartington’s printmaking workshop presents a fascinating and unusual exhibition of handmade books, conceived and created here at Dartington Hall, and Dartington members are invited to join us for a very special launch event.

This exhibit runs throughout Ways With Words in a beautiful handmade yurt on our Great Lawn. The collection of works are primarily visual narratives, some with interrelated text which parallels with the illustrative elements of the books. The exhibition will showcase the works of beginner and established printmakers, exhibiting side by side – demonstrating the principles of collaborative and lifelong learning.

This invitation-only exhibition launch gives Dartington members the chance to physically handle and explore the books –  something not usually allowed during an exhibition of this kind. This participatory component of the exhibit will emphasise the haptic value of the books, and the important role touch and intimacy play in our relationship to both books and the visual word.

Print has long been one of the most accessible and democratic forms of art and craft, and Dartington Print Workshop maintains the essence and integrity of those values in its very constitution. Michael Honnor, who founded the workshop almost 45 years ago, will be on hand alongside his fellow printmakers to say a few words and introduce the exhibition, as will Dartington’s visitor experience director Urszula Kossakowska and CEO Rhodri Samuel.

You will be welcomed with a drink and be given a 70 page catalogue about the exhibition and the makers involved to take home.

We will also be holding an optional ‘lucky dip’ for handmade prints – and all funds raised from this and the event as a whole will go directly back to Dartington Print Workshop, our wonderful, non-commercial, educational institution at the heart of Dartington.

About Dartington Membership

As a Member, you’ll feel much more a part of our work. You’ll be helping us to build and nurture a thriving estate and, in a wider context, a more progressive and connected world.

Members receive:

– Invites to ‘future plans’ discussions, with opportunity to shape the debate
– Exclusive updates on what’s on and what’s changing plus ‘behind the scenes’ demonstrations and talks
– Preferential discounts as a thank you for your support.

Find out more about Membership here ⇒

Book now

Select a time below to begin your online booking. You can also contact our Box Office daily, 1–7pm.
Phone: 01803 847070 | boxoffice@dartington.org

Thursday 4th July

Visiting Dartington Hall

At our 1,200 acre estate, based in South Devon, there’s plenty to explore – from the natural beauty of the grounds, to our visitor attractions and year-round events programme. You can also make a stay of it with our historic hotel or campsite, and enjoy award-winning food and drink in our cafes and restaurants.


We are a charity, and over the past few years we have begun to revitalise our vision, purpose and impact as an experimental project. As a member, you’ll feel much more a part of our work, helping us to create a Dartington that is fit for the 21st century and is a model and test-bed for a sustainable society.