The Courtauld's Dr. Rachael Sloan returns this year after a packed audience in 2017 to deliver a compelling talk on the origins of printmaking and how it has developed over the centuries into the fascinating and dynamic medium it is today.
During this workshop Cy Bernheim will demonstrate the intaglio printmaking technique using heavily etched zinc plates featuring imagery that has been inspired from our everyday surroundings. Learn how to get the image from the plate to the paper and at the end of the workshop take away your very own hand pulled print.
Katie Goodwin will be offering the chance to have a little fun and get your hands dirty, learning to make your own drypoint etching. Katie has been etching as a sideline to her video practice for the past few years and will be exhibiting examples of her work throughout the fair.
Hosted by Brocket Gallery London, learn how to curate contemporary print and other works within the home, gain confidence in making bold statements with your interior hang, and discover the importance a work of art can have in finishing a room.
Gill Saunders, Senior Curator of Prints, will talk about contemporary prints in the V&A collection, and the V&A’s collecting priorities. She will also explore some of the many reasons why artists choose to work in print.
Gill Saunders is Senior Curator of Prints in the Word & Image Department of the Victoria & Albert Museum, and an Honorary Member of the Printmakers Council. Her publications Prints Now: Directions and Definitions (V&A, 2006; with Rosie Miles and In Black and White: prints from Africa and the Diaspora (with Zoe Whitley, V&A, 2013). She co-curatedSurface Noise, a show of innovative contemporary printmaking at the Jerwood Space, London, in 2011. She has curated several V&A UK touring exhibitions – including Modern Masters in Print: Matisse, Picasso, Dali and Warhol, and most recently, Pop Art in Print. She writes, lectures and broadcasts regularly on 20th-century and contemporary art.
Damaris Athene demonstrates a la poupée printmaking with solarplate etching. Learn how she converted her oil paintings of bruises to print and how to use multiple colours on a plate. Damaris Athene graduated from Camberwell College of Arts in 2015 and now holds the Circuit Studio at Wysing Arts Centre.
Join Ruth Shaw-Williams in this session as she teaches how to make a folded book from one sheet of paper, with an option to stitch in a hidden page within the folds. Visitors will be folding, cutting, sewing, printing and exploring journeying through a book.
Ruth is an Artist who creates handmade Artists’ Books in her studio, which are exhibited both nationally and internationally.
Sessions last between 30 - 45 minutes and take place during the following times:
10:30 - 11.00
12.30 - 13.00
14.00 - 14.30
16.00 - 16.30
With Sophie Player, Barcelona
Soulove Flow is a Vinyasa based yoga fused with hip hop & soulful beats to awaken your body & soul. I teach a physical flow with full variations so all levels can flow with us and every student can build their personal practice. We will also shine light on pranayama (breathing technique) as well as dedicating time to look inwards and reflect with a guided meditation.
Mindfulness & equilibrium combine in this 1 hour art-filled class inclusive of a post-session tea & free fair entry afterwards.
A vibrant after-hours social event complete with drinks, food, DJ & workshops. Experience printmaking processes, discover over 350 artists, learn about the right pieces to establish or enhance your art collection; get advice from art curators and interior stylists. Meet the artists, demonstrators, have a go yourself and enjoy soaking up that end of the week atmosphere.
Phillips is a leading global platform for buying and selling 20th and 21st Century art and design. With dedicated expertise in the areas of Art, Design, Photographs, Editions, Watches, and Jewellery, Phillips offers professional services and advice on all aspects of collecting. Auctions and exhibitions are held at salerooms in London, New York, Geneva, and Hong Kong, while clients are further served through representative offices based throughout Europe, the United States and Asia. Phillips also offers an online auction platform accessible anywhere in the world, and is committed to supporting contemporary arts and culture through a worldwide programme of Arts Partnerships.
Visit www.phillips.com for further information.
Tagsmart will be holding a workshop during the New Collectors Evening. Participants of the workshop will learn how to protect their artworks with Tagsmart’s revolutionary certification and verification services.
The workshops will be hosted by the Tagsmart team who will showcase examples of Certificates of Authenticity, the DNA Tagging technology and their digital provenance platform: Certify and Connect as well as a demonstration on how to use them.
Daisy Billowes will be demonstrating the process of printing a copper etching plate. Taking you through the possibilities of the medium, she will be explaining the fusing together of the digital realm, the digital image, and the notion of painting within the age old tradition of etching. She will explain a range of intaglio processes used on her plate to create digital collages, raising questions about how we may perceive a digital print and the value they hold against more traditional methods.
Fiona Fouhy will be demonstrating her methods of monotype and drypoint printing.
Monotypes are unique prints created through using gestural, textural marks with oily printing inks onto a flat surface, then pressing and transferring this image onto paper. Monoprinting is a flexible, dynamic process and can be combined with other printing techniques such as drypoint etching. Drypoint prints are created by scratching marks and incisions into a flat surface with a sharp tool. When ink is wiped across the plate it catches in the indents, creating an image when printed onto paper. Fiona will be demonstrating both techniques from start to finish, producing original prints.