Curwen Press Now

Curwen Press was re-established by Alexander Hamilton in 2011.

Hamilton’s interests lie within the areas of Art, Ecology, Social Engagement and Environment Research across the traditional disciplines of visual art, landscape art, design and architecture. Having trained and qualified as an artist, he worked in the fields of education and community development leading to Local Authority Art Development and International Youth Work in the Eighties and then Urban Regeneration management in the Nineties.

Alex opened his own public art practice in 2000. Recent projects include delivery of art workshops in health care settings, presentation of papers on his art and ecology practice, most recently for the Edinburgh University Institute of Advance Studies, Sensory World Conference 2011. Public Art commissions include Threshold Perth, Dundee Science Centre and Dunbeath Heritage Centre. His art practice has developed through residencies and exhibitions, including in 2009 a Leverhulme Fellowship based at Brantwood Trust in the Lake District on a project called Sensorium, leading to exhibitions at Lancaster University and Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh. Current projects include a major commission for the New South Glasgow Hospital- Dignified Spaces - to be opened in 2015.


His involvement with Curwen began in 2010, acting as adviser to Curwen Chilford Prints Ltd.  For further information about his work, please visit

In May 2012, Rosemary Burnett was appointed as Editor, (Arts and Human Rights).  She was formerly Programme Director (Scotland) for Amnesty International and has a history of using the arts to promote human rights nationally and internationally.

The focus of the Curwen Press is to -

Engage with artist printmakers in collaborative projects exploring themes surrounding art and ecology; art and human rights; art and healthcare; and art and social justice.

  • Creating prints for healthcare projects.
  • Working with artists and children on education projects.
  • Collaborating with charities and companies in producing prints, installations and books.
  • Curating exhibitions.

Please note: The Curwen Press has no commercial links with the Curwen Studio, which operates as a separate company.