Fiona Maher Artist in residence ..The People, The Paper , The Place ….

11th March 2022

Penicuik’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.

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.

Fiona has been delivering printmaking workshops at The Open House events in the Town Hall, with next one due on 19March from 11.30am to 1.30pm. This will be followed by two “micro residencies” – at The Storehouse, Penicuik from 29 March to 2April, 10am to 3pm and at Pen-Y-Coe press from 11to 15April, 10am to 4pm.

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! For more information, contact Fiona by email

Fiona Maher print making

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