I contacted the Press Office at Leeds College of Art to get permission to speak to someone running letterpress printing workshops for the documentary. They managed to connect Brian and I.
From the Leeds College of Art website: Brian Hindmarch initially trained as an apprentice commercial artist, trained at Northampton School of Art, Leicester Polytechnic, North East London Polytechnic and St Martin’s School of Art (post graduate advanced Printmaking). He has worked as a technician at the University of Wales, Trent Polytechnic and the then taught Graphic Design, Typography and Printmaking on degree programmes at Bournville College of Art, Limerick College of Art, Bradford College, School of Arts & Media and recently on the BA Graphic Design course at Leeds College of Art. He has exhibited as a printmaker and had a photographic book published titled, ‘Colonsay- Elements of an Island’ (2003). He is currently working from a studio base in Ilkley producing editions of prints.
Brian also works for Bradford College in their art school and is an independent printmaker, being shortlisted for this year’s Flourish Award, awarded by West Yorkshire Print Workshop. Measuring the Leeds and Bradford printshops against each other, Brian suggested we met in Bradford (see photos).
Bradford has a wonderful Letterpress resource and it would be wonderful to both print and film there.
Brain’s knowledge of letterpress print and his connections and training lineage encompasses many of the key figures I’ve been looking at in my research. I initially wanted to speak to him solely to give an educational prospective on letterpress, but I shall expand my line of questioning to make proper use of him as a key resource on the subject.
Lots of notes were taken, and provided.