Woolwich Contemporary Print Fair returns for its third edition

October 16, 2018

Woolwich Contemporary Print Fair is London’s only fair dedicated to contemporary printmaking. Now in its third year, the fair will present a curated showcase of over 500 artworks at its new venue, the former Artillery Museum in the Royal Arsenal. Visitors can expect innovative work from both new practitioners and acclaimed artists including Gary Hume, Tracey Emin and Langlands & Bell.

Following an open call attracting entries around the world from Turkey and Iran to Canada and the USA, prints by over 200 artists were selected by a panel of industry experts, representing a diverse range of techniques and processes including intaglio, relief, stencil and lithograph. These works comprise the best examples of printmaking practices today.

Highlights include prints from Neil Bousfield's series responding to the poems of Wilfred Owen, commissioned by the Folio Society to mark the centenary of the Armistice, and new hand-printed etchings from this year’s Woolwich Contemporary Print Fair Artist in Residence Emily Crookshank. The fair will also interrogate what we think of as prints, from Anna Arenstein's silk-screen printed costumes to Odilia Suanzes' large-scale works on paper.

In addition to the open call, leading individual artists, including Paul Coldwell and Jason Hicklin, and prominent galleries and institutions such as the Royal Academy of Arts, the Royal Society of Painter-Printmakers and JEALOUS have been invited to exhibit.

Woolwich Contemporary Print Fair was founded in 2016 as a vital forum to encourage contemporary printmaking practice by husband and wife team Jack Bullen and Lizzie
Glendinning, who also run Brocket Gallery London.

The fair offers the opportunity to buy directly from artists at the forefront of printmaking and discover more about their unique craft. Tickets include access to a programme of interactive demonstrations, workshops and talks, offering insights into new printing techniques and helping visitors to choose the perfect artwork.

Woolwich Contemporary Print Fair sits at the heart of the new Woolwich Creative District on the bank of the Thames, a historic site being transformed into a new home for leading cultural organisations.

For further information please contact elliot.thompson@flint-culture.com 

Wednesday 21 November
18.00-22.00 (Press Night)
Thursday 22 November
Friday 23 November
18.00-22.00 (New Collectors Evening)
Saturday 24 November
Sunday 25 November

Advance tickets are available to buy via www.woolwichprintfair.com (General Admission £7; Concessions £4.50; New Collectors Evening £14.00).
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