SLAUGHTERHAUS runs a series of studio events throughout the year - including exhibitions, artists’ talks, film nights, open studio weekends and community workshops.

Our classes, exhibition programme and associated programme of talks and film nights in 2019 take the theme of Place as a starting point.

We have invited artists to exhibit this year who are exploring this theme, and will have a series of talks and events as part of this exhibition programme. Some of our courses will also encourage participants to explore this notion of place in their work.


16 September- 29 September 2022

Periphery, an exhibition of recent prints made by Rob White over the last two years, is presented over two floors of SLAUGHTERHAUS.

The work sits on the edge of landscape and abstract, the prints are a window out to another world. Rob's use of colour is sometimes apocalyptic, hot and fiery and sometimes cool and calm -a satisfying place to inhabit.

Featuring spit bite and chine colle etchings and carborundum prints, the prints explore the painterly qualities of these processes.

Rob thinks of the work as a place for reflection. A place to breathe and contemplate.

Like a photograph, the prints are a snapshot of time- but an imagined moment. Some are like moments of calm before or after the storm, others are reminiscent of the recent forest fires and the hopelessness one might feel during or after these horrible events. A number of the works reflect the peace and quiet of a country walk or a tranquil walk along the cliffs accompanied by the power of the sea.

Rob’s work explores feelings of hopelessness or the powerless that many of us feel in the face of inaction on climate change. It has a political intent- it is made in the luxury of growing up and living in a democratic and fair country. They are made as a necessary action for the survival of the artist.

Rob supports and brings attention to mental health issues -and will be donating 10% of all sales to the charity, Mind.

“Mind the mental health charity. Fighting for mental health - for support, for respect, for you”

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In Conversation, Thursday 29 September 7pm

Rob White and Lois Oliver discuss Rob's work and ideas. Dr Lois Oliver is a Curator at the Royal Academy, Professor of Art History at the University of Notre Dame (USA) in London, and Visiting Lecturer at the Courtauld Institute ( and also a Morley printmaking student!).

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1 September- 4 September 2022

That Girl Has No New Ideas, an exhibition of recent prints and animations by Mia Thomson.

SLAUGHTERHAUS will host an exhibition of young illustrator, filmmaker and printmaker, Mia Thompson, at the beginning of September. Mia has worked in monotype and etching, and will also be showing a selection of her stop motion animations.

The exhibition is a visual record, a diary of sorts, of Mia’s incredible journey away from crippling artistic silence. “About a year ago, I found that I’d lost part of myself…it was really scary” she said. This exhibition documents the pathways to her recovery from that sense of loss.

Unsurprisingly, the focus of the art - raw, unrestrained, nakedly honest - is entirely autobiographical. This is Mia making art about, and as a result, of being Mia. The prints externalise the artist’s private, intimate conversations with herself…her own “monologue interieur”.

They’re visualizations of feeling and thought.

The result is work that is both memoir and catharsis. For each print offers a double-sided perspective: both an image of agony remembered and a statement of joy rediscovered…the joy of an artist finding her ‘voice’ once again.

The question that always arises with an exhibition such as this one, is whether the work is purely esoteric and self-centred, or whether viewers will see in her images, reflections of themselves.

One way to find out.


Mia Thompson ‘In Conversation’ with studio director Michelle Avison, Thursday 1 September, 6.30pm.

The exhibition runs September 2 – 4th at SLAUGHTERHAUS Print Studio.

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Watch Now... Zoom Presentation

As part of our ongoing HAUSPRINT Artists' Talk Series, Michelle Avison, Director of SLAUGHTERHAUS, discusses how printmaking has informed her art practice over the last 30 years.

See the full list of Artist Talks here...