17 - 20 November 2016
Building 10, Major Draper Street, Royal Arsenal Riverside, London, SE18 6GD
More than just a Print Fair...
The UK’s BIGGEST contemporary print fair runs 17-20 November 2016 at the Royal Arsenal Riverside in Woolwich.
Royal Arsenal Riverside
Royal Arsenal Riverside is one of the most historic riverside locations in London. Much of the recent history of the site is linked with the manufacture of arms for British troops fighting in the First World War. At that time, it covered 1,285 acres and employed 80,000 people. Today the area, so long a secret enclave, is open to the public and being redeveloped by Berkeley Homes as a thriving new community with over 4,000 homes and a host of new facilities including Crossrail.
Food & Drink
Drinks lounge and sushi
Bringing beverages from The Guard House, Royal Arsenal & Kitcho Sushi, Greenwich. Have a sit down in our bar or enjoy some exciting sushi celebrating Ed Adlington's ancient and sustainable printmaking techniques using fish and edible ink.
LIVING WITH CONTEMPORARY PRINTS
Visit our interior concept room designed by Interior Designer Elisabetta Filipello Robinson in collaboration with Paint Library London with paint supplied by Paint & Paper Library.
Get inspiration on curating art within your living space. Interior designers will be available for complimentary styling advice and discounted home visits.
See Ed Adlington at New Buyers Evening printing with fish using the Gyotaku method. Sam Hodge will also be presenting her drypoint techniques to as she explores the narratives behind broken iPhone screens.
Thames-Side Print Studio will be running Silk-screen demos throughout Friday - Sunday
Slaughterhaus and Intaglio Printmakers will be running an ongoing programme of talks and etching demonstrations in their respective boots.
Curated by Brocket Gallery London in collaboration with Berkeley Homes, Woolwich Contemporary Print Fair will sell original prints alongside demonstrations, interactive displays, artist tours and advice on starting an art collection.
With over 70 specialist artists and exhibitors, Woolwich Contemporary Print Fair will be the only print fair in London to deal solely in contemporary printmaking. It will draw on a rich historic relationship between the arts and old or abandoned military buildings. Venice uses the city's own Arsenale during their art Biennale and the Royal Arsenal will provide a similar extraordinary setting for a fair which is set to grow in size, ambition and popularity over the coming years.
The central London gallery, which specialises in supporting early to mid-career artists, is working with the capital’s most prominent developer Berkeley Homes, to create a new cultural venue at the Royal Arsenal in Woolwich. They plan to bring accessible and dynamic works of art to one of the capital’s hottest emerging districts. When Crossrail opens in 2018, Woolwich will be just 20 minutes from Bond Street.
The concept behind this venture is to celebrate every aspect of printmaking - from etching and lithography, to woodblock and screen-printing. Emerging artistic talent will sit alongside established practitioners with an incredible range of prints for sale and exhibitors with an unsurpassed knowledge of their craft. There will be prices to suit all pockets and original prints that appeal to both longstanding collectors and people looking to buy their first original artwork. Interactive demonstrations will also offer visitors the chance to learn about the practice of printmaking and what to look for when starting to build their own collection.
Framing advice and onsite services will be available at a special discounted rate for the duration of the fair.