Join London Original Print Fair Director, Helen Rosslyn as she offers advice to the budding collector and talks about the history of printmaking and how to identify the types of prints on display.
Helen will also be available after her talk for book signings of her latest book; ‘A Buyers Guide to Prints’ which is for sale throughout the fair.
Sarah & Georgie are London based printmakers who work primarily with etching. Join them to see how an etching plate is prepared for printing and put through the press.
Andy Hibberd is a contemporary Artist Printmaker, Sculptor and Carver. He will be demonstrating every day throughout the period of the Woolwich Contemporary Print Fair. Lino and woodblock carvings will be produced and printed on site using various techniques, the processes being fully explained in an interactive and visual manner.
A rare miniature Albion printing press on loan from the John Jarrold printing Museum Norwich will also be used by Andy to showcase letterpress printing.
After a packed evening talk at Eames Fine Art, Wendy Rhodes returns to ask, 'What are the experiential and material characteristics of British contemporary practice and how do they evidence reciprocity between drawing and etching?', referencing may of the artists exhibiting at the fair.
Join Stan Peach as he takes you through a brief history of mezzotinting, explains the tools used and to demonstrate the technique of grounding a plate, burnishing, scraping etc and other ways to create tone. Also be offering the chance to work on a plate along side him.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Printing Press Takeover: Etching Press
Emily Crookshank has explored many forms of printmaking. Her approach to making work is to be experimental and considered, bringing together multiple techniques in printmaking, painting and drawing. Recently she has been drawn back to etching in its purest form and will be printing etchings based around her current test plate series, 'Testing The Water'.
Printing Press Takeover: Silk Screen Press
Make-Ready will produce a 3/4 colour print of an artist's work, using water based inks, so members of the public can see the silkscreen printing process in it’s entirety (excluding exposure screens of course). Staff from Make-Ready will be on hand to answer questions and curiosities about the process that anyone might have.
Make Ready is a silkscreen printing studio for contemporary art and design, providing a consultancy-driven bespoke printmaking service.
Etching meets 3D Printing
Dekkle is demonstrating their new 3-D printed relief and intaglio plates: the only truly ‘safe’ Intaglio platemaking as it requires no chemicals or mordents to etch. They will have a selection of plates available showing visitors how both photographs and pen and ink drawings can be converted to this medium.
As Dekkle is also a traditional studio they will also be demonstrating Mezzotints, traditional copperplate and letterpress, boxwood wood engraving and a hands-on experience of a working Adana!