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Museums and Galleries to visit digitally - Bauhaus at Dessau

  Many galleries and museums are providing digital resources during the COVID- 19 crisis. Google has provided us with new digital experiences of major galleries. Not quite the same as visiting the real thing - but an escape route, nonetheless.  The Bauhaus Dessau Foundation in Germany is an exciting place to start our digital visits. It is difficult to underestimate the impact of Bauhaus on the worlds of art and design, with an extraordinary range of tutors and students during the scho...

March 31, 2020

Books we now have time to read

As part of our Creative BLOCK  / COVID 19 schedule, in each  Creative BLOCK edition we are featuring books recommended by our staff. John Phillips’ choice:- The Woman Who Discovered PrintingT H Barrett, Yale University Press, 2008 You won’t have wanted to have gotten onto the wrong side of Wu Zetian. She chopped her female rivals into small pieces and cast them into the Yellow River. But to give her due credit, she most probably invented printing seven hundred years befor...

March 30, 2020

Handprinting Relief Blocks at Home

If you’re thinking about new visual art skills and interests to pursue, relief printing athome is an option you might want to try. Unlike most other printing processes itrequires few tools, little space, and, so long as you persuade your pet cat not to getinvolved, it isn’t messy.The process is akin to potato printing. You cut away areas from a flat surface andprint directly from the raised surface that remains. Remember whatever you draw orwrite will flip horizontally when printed. So ‘HE...

March 30, 2020

Isolation and the Themerson Legacy

My friend Peter Mayer had a dual nature.  He was a poet and a hoarder. The poet championed ruthless eviction ‘if in doubt, cut it out’. The hoarder was beyond my league.  (And I’m someone who even stores the fallen petals of dead flowers - just in case…). His house was a miscellany of jewels and junk. One day, as I excitedly recalled discovering Gaberbocchus Press by stumbling upon a copy of Jarry’s Ubu Roi (illustrated by Franciszka Themerson), Peter dashed from th...

March 30, 2020

Interview with Susan Stockwell

Susan Stockwell is a contemporary British artist, described as a sculptor who makes subtly political work about materials and their inherent content and histories, with injustice and inequality as overarching themes. Her work addresses political, social, ecological and feminist issues, using her trademark motifs and metaphors of maps, stacks, dresses, money, recycled computer components and other everyday materials and products....

March 25, 2020

Studio Update Corona Virus

The next month of activity at the studio through to April is going to be disrupted by the coronavirus pandemic - and may be for longer. We need to suspend work in our studio and cancel courses to keep people safe. Where we can we will be operating online. We will be in touch with you to let you know what is happening through our newsletters and social media.  We know that some people urgently need to produce work and we apologise for any disruption this may cause you....

March 17, 2020

Andrzej Krauze - Mr Scalpel Series

Andrzej Krauze describes himself as a visual clerk. ‘Everyday for the past forty years’, he would tell visitors and friends, ‘I go to my office, and I make two or three drawings. By now I’ve made 20 to 25,000. They are in these drawers. They are my babies. I can never find the one I am looking for, I am a very bad parent.’ He is proud to have angered those who despise him. Prime ministers and Presidents have demanded his sacking....

March 17, 2020

Dora Maar at the Tate

Dora Maar developed her career as a photographer in 1920’s Paris. She was extremely close to many leading members of the surrealist movement - from Man Ray to Andre Breton. She set up a commercial studio in which she undertook top level fashion commissions, some of which reflected her interest in the surreal. As a surrealist, she exhibited her montage works in Paris and in London.   ...

March 12, 2020

Opportunity - Professional Development Residencies

londonprintstudio Professional Development Opportunity Starts late March 2020 Applications are now open! This is a free opportunity.  We are looking for 3 people to join our 3 month long residency programme which starts from end March 2020, (by arrangement). Designed for people wanting to sustain a career in the visual arts, we are keen to receive proposals from artists wanting to develop their work.  You should  either identify a well defined projec...

February 11, 2020

Art Fairs, A High Stakes Gamble?

With a number of  art fairs in crisis, it's been time to reflect. londonprintstudio is increasingly wary of going to Art Fairs, and we're not alone.  With high stand fees, transport costs and staff / time out to factor in,  more  artists and small galleries are confirming that Fairs no longer provide a viable return.  Even with well targetted high quality work at decent prices, it's very high risk.  We know that the majority of standholders  fail to break even,...

February 7, 2020

Boom or Bust?! Read this recent article: 'The Future of the Art Market' by Lucy Rose Sollitt

Image: Marshmallow Laser Feast, We Live in an Ocean of Air, 2018/19 Courtesy of Marshmallow Laser Feast...

January 23, 2020

How should you prepare yourself and your work for interview? -- Interview with Darren van der Merwe, our studio co-ordinator.

Darren van der Merwe, our studio co-ordinator advises on preparing for a post grad admission interview for fine art students.  How should you prepare yourself and your work for interview?  | Darren | It's important to realise what interviewers are looking for in a Masters student. I think that it's 3 different things. Firstly they're looking at what your proposed project is and the work you are planning to make. Secondly, they're looking at who they might approach to be your supervisor...

January 16, 2020

Come visit our Handmade Christmas Fair on Saturday 30th November!

Featured Image by Chisato Tamabayashi Saturday 30th November | 10.30am - 5.30pm Join us for mulled wine and mince pies and a very special Handmade Christmas Market day. Artists and makers will be selling their handmade gifts, cards and books in the gallery space with plenty of festive cheer.  Kick start your Christmas shopping with original prints for sale in our own shop, homemade candles, wrapping paper - everything you need under one roof.  Shop locally this holi...

November 14, 2019

Opportunity to hire out our spacious gallery!

Our gallery space is now available for hire! Situated on the busy Harrow Road this is the ideal highly visible venue to showcase art exhibitions. The gallery is part of an arts centre with print studio and shopcomplex run by londonprintstudio, a well established arts charityproviding educational facilities. The proceeds from our gallery hirego to support our charitable work.We welcome:-Artists, printmakers, illustrators, photographers and designersGalleries and independent curatorsInte...

October 24, 2019

Handmade Christmas market at londonprintstudio - Application details here!

We are repeating last year's successful Handmade Christmas Market in our gallery on 30th November 2019. We're making use of our gallery space - and you can use your talents in producing beautiful things to sell! Artists and makers are invited to apply to join us at this Christmas event. We will select individuals whose planned stalls meet our criteria which are:- * sale of handmade gifts, cards and books and other handmade artefacts* sale of photography and individually made jewellery Our shop w...

October 12, 2019

Stopped Drawing? Here is how to get back in to it!

Have you given up on drawing? In a world dominated by machines will this conundrum diminish or increase?There needs to be a resurgence of drawing. Not only is drawing an art form but a powerful learning tool. So switch off, put your phones away and join us this November for our Return to Drawing Course!  'Return to Drawing’  is like no other drawing course in London. Everyone has experience of drawing – as a child. Yet we often give up. Open to anyone interested in drawing, this co...

October 5, 2019

WEEDS, LEAVES, LICHEN & WATER Exhibition by Artist Caroline Younger | 2nd October - 12th October |

In October Artist Caroline Younger brings to us an exhibition of printed Weeds, Leaves, Lichen & Water! Caroline Younger is from the peninsula in the West of Scotland where she lives. The prints use weeds from the vegetable garden, lichen from the trees, shapes from the sea and colours from the weather to build a response to this particular place. 'My practice is rooted in the landscape of my home on the the West Coast of Scotland. A place of wind and water and rock, but also of trees and w...

September 14, 2019

Join us at our studio for the Exhibition and Book Launch of Posters From Paddington Print Shop by John Philips on the 12th September! | 6.30pm-8.30pm |

London Print Studio & Four Corners Books invite you to an exhibition and book launch of Posters From Paddington Print Shop by John Philips Exhibition Dates:  12th - 28th September  Admission is free. This exhibition will open as follows:- Thursday 12th             6.30pm - 8.30pm           Opening and book launchFriday 13th            &nb...

September 6, 2019

6-month Print Studio Traineeships!

It's that time of year again! We are making some traineeships available, ideal for recent art graduates or current students, based in greater London, who are interested in gaining experience in our print studio. The trainee will develop their technical, training and teaching skills by working alongside our professional team who coordinate the running of our open access studio. The person we are looking for: an enthusiastic, hardworking, motivated and ...

August 3, 2019

Our 2019 Summer Members Exhibition is now on!

Our 2019 Summer Members Exhibition is now on and running until the 31st August. It is always interesting to see the variety of work that is produced by our members. The show features a range of printmaking techniques  including lithography, etching, screen-printing, woodcut, linocut and digital prints.  A special thanks to Darren our studio technician who has done a brilliant job to curate a show that is both unified and coherent!  This years prize winner was Chisato Tamabayashi a...

August 2, 2019

Summer Members Show Opening Party: Thursday 25th July

**SAVE THE DATE** We look forward to welcoming you all to our 2019 Summer Members Show! - Come and join us at the opening party on Thursday 25th July 6.30 -8.30 (free entry) The exhibition will feature a full range of contemporary fine art prints produced by current londonprintstudio members, including lithographs, etchings, screenprints and woodcuts to digital prints. Image by Maurice Moeri - Catch of the Day [2019] Artists: Alan MckenzieAlison Low MadiganAlon Gershtein&nbs...

July 18, 2019

18 exciting new opportunities at the Centre for Fine Print Research!

18 exciting new opportunities at the Centre for Fine Print Research have now become available! The Centre for Fine Print Research at UWE Bristol is a distinctive centre of research excellence whose key strengths are embedded in the crossover between art, craft, design, technology, science and engineering.  The Centre is exploring how we can ensure our cities are more welcoming and navigable, engaging and informative for people with visual impairments and disabilities, as well...

July 6, 2019

STIR IT UP | An exhibition of Paddington Printshop Posters 1974-1990

UPCOMING in September at Londonprintstudio as part of London Design Fesitval is an exhibition of Paddington Printshop Posters [1974-1990]  This show features work by one of the first and most acclaimed print studios active in 1970's and 80's London, in an area famed for its rich cultural mix. Founded in 1974 by John Phillips and Pippa Smith, Paddington Printshop produced some of the most vibrant activist posters of the time. Working from a small studio, the artists made poste...

July 6, 2019

Professional Development Opportunity

londonprintstudio Professional Development Residency  This is a free opportunity. We are looking for 3 people to join our 6 month long residency programme which starts from September 2019, (start date by arrangement). Designed for people wanting to sustain a career in the visual arts, we are keen to receive proposals from artists wanting to develop their work in drawing, print or photography.  Artists should came from lower income / non professional backgrounds. T...

May 2, 2019

Free Evening Talk - Drawing in Printmaking

Darren van der Merwe, print studio co-coordinator and master printer at LPS, will present a talk on drawing within Fine Art printmaking. Looking at both the historical and contemporary use of printmaking, we will explore how different artists have made use of drawing within the four different ‘families’ of printing techniques – relief, intaglio, lithography and screenprinting. In the talk we will consider aspects such as: Characteristics of different printing techniques and the drawn ‘ef...

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