East London Printmakers at Embassy Tea Gallery


Celebrating another fantastic year of printmaking, East London Printmakers will be holding its annual exhibition at the Embassy Tea Gallery. Seventy artists will be exhibiting their latest work, showcasing a wide variety of printmaking techniques.

We are very proud to announce that this year, British Abstract Expressionist painter and printmaker Albert Irvin OBE, RA will be opening the exhibition.

With one month to go we’ll be looking more closely at some of the artists who will be participating in the event on our blog.

Embassy Tea Gallery
17th – 28th September 10.30 – 6pm
16th September – Private View 6.30 – 9.30pm
26th September – South London Art Map 10.30am – 9.30pm

With thanks to Five Points Brewery, Rabbit in a Frame and Printmakers Council.

ELP at Hackney WickED


This Summer East London Printmakers will be making their first appearance at Hackney WickED Art Festival.

Hackney WickED was initially set up in 2008 as a series of local art events to highlight and celebrate the diversity of artistic practise and creativity in the area. It allowed visitors to explore artist studios, live-work spaces and up-and-coming galleries.

Hackney WickED is now in it’s 7th year and has grown year by year. ELP will be part of the Hackney WickED Art Festival, a 3 day event celebrating all things creative, attracting thousands of visitors from all over.

On 2nd & 3rd August from 12pm – 6pm ELP will have a Print Stall where there will be £10 prints up for grabs along with other fantastic print related bargains.

We’ll also have a fantastic FREE workshop with ELP artists Jairo Zaldua and Nicola Green in Forman’s Yard from 2 – 4 pm on Saturday 2nd August.

It will be a fantastic event jam packed full of exhibitions, open studios, workshops and live performances.

For more information about the event click here – Hackney WickED

Look forward to seeing you there!

East London Printmakers @ The Independent Label Market


This weekend East London Printmakers will be returning to the Independent Label Market, making it our third appearance at the event!

There will be brand new £10 prints up for grabs, including this one (above) designed by narcsville especially for the event.

The market is an event which offers record labels an opportunity to meet both their audience and their peers. The label founders will be present to gain a stall, this ensures that it is a true opportunity to meet the people running the businesses. In keeping with the spirit of the market our artists will manning the stall this Saturday which will give you the opportunity to meet with the artists and discuss their work and printmaking techniques.

The London Brewer’s will be returning as well, including our friends Five Points Brewery, their will be live music and loads of exclusives up for grabs.

Saturday 12th July
Independent Label Market
Old Spitalfields Market

We look forward to seeing you there!


East London Printmakers @ London Illustration Fair


This July, a selection of artists from East London Printmakers will be exhibiting work at the London Illustration Fair in Hoxton Arches!

In it’s second year the fair is geared towards bringing artists and illustration lovers together to celebrate the diversity of illustration, print and design that plays such a fundamental role in contemporary culture.

We are excited to announce the ELP line up for this year will be :


Eliza Southwood

Dolores de Sade

Pat Lunch

Eleanor Rogers

Belinda Chen

Come along next weekend to see brand new work from these fantastic artists!


They will be exhibiting along side a selection of the hottest illustrators, collectives, creative agencies, publications and print studios working in the UK and Europe right now. Including our Made In Arts London, Campaign for Drawing and out friends over at Hello Print Studio and Hato Press and many more!

For more information about the illustration fair visit their website!

Tickets for the fair are available NOW online at a reduced price. Please use the promotional code ‘tropicana’ to receive your discount. CLICK HERE TO BUY TICKETS!

Artist Talk with Tetsuya Noda


Next in the ELP Artist Talk Series – Artist Talk with Professor Tetsuya Noda, June 8th

Professor Noda is one of the world’s pre-eminent printmakers and a leading figure in Japanese contemporary design.
He is well known for artworks that capture moments in daily life; neighbourhood scenes, his young daughter or vegetables in the kitchen.
His ongoing series of diary entries spans almost 50 years of his life and is made up of approximately 500 works. The series combines photographic silk screen and wood block or lithographic prints.
Noda currently has an exhibition of prints at the Japanese Gallery in the British Museum. He is visiting the UK for a short time in June and we are honoured to have him visiting the studio to talk about his work and current exhibition.

Everyone welcome, please RSVP to admin@eastlondonprintmakers.co.uk

4pm, June 8th
19 Warburton Rd, Hackney
E8 3RT

Artist Talk with Douglas White


This May ELP will be hosting a talk by sculptor Douglas White whose explores themes of material and bodily transformation.

Since graduating from the RCA in 2005 Douglas has worked and exhibited across the world in locations as diverse Belize, Malta, Abu Dhabi, Tel Aviv and, most recently the Carribean island of St Barth.

The talk will take a poetic journey through these material landscapes and explore a personal mythology of elemental forces that inform his work- fire, water, earth and air.


Tuesday 20th May, 7.30pm

19 Warburton Rd, Hackney, E8 3RT

Please RSVP to admin@eastlondonprintmakers.co.uk


Master Workshop with Sarah Lawton


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Collaborative Printmaking

East London Printmakers current Artist in Residence, Sarah Lawton, will be teaching a Master Workshop that demonstrates how communal and collaborative printmaking with other artists can enlighten your own independent creative processes.

Sarah organises collaborative exchanges with craftspeople all over the world. She has worked with Peruvian, Cypriot and Gujurati artisans to design make and print beautiful fabrics and garments.


Using block printing as a starting point students will develop drawn motifs and have the opportunity to design and carve a wood block to print onto hand spun Indian Khadi cloth and other materials.

For more information and to book please click here.

ELP Open Studio


Hurrah for ELP’s next Open Studio!

ELP Summer Open Studio! At this open studio we’ll be showing you how to print repeats patterns onto fabric. The evening will be filled with demo’s by our fantastic artists who will give you an expert insight into using different printing processes to create repeat prints.

Come along from 6 ’til late for an evening full of print demo’s, £10 prints, Five Points Pale Ale and much much more!

East London Printmakers, May 1st

19 Warburton Rd, E8 3RT


How I Work. A talk by Nick Scott

As part of ELP’s 2014 Artist Talk programme Nick Scott presents ‘How I Work’


Nick will be here at the studio discussing the process of print & its impact on creative decisions, regardless of production techniques.

Nick has been producing artwork for the past ten years under the name narcsville, working with a wide variety of clients across the arts. His experience in print stems from his time studying graphic art & communication at Leeds Metropolitan University.


Everyone welcome. Please RSVP to admin@eastlondonprintmakers.co.uk

Happy New Year – New Opportunities at ELP


This year East London Printmakers and London Centre for Book Arts have collaborated and are offering an intergalactic deal! We are offering reduced rates for members of ELP and LCBA on courses at both studios.
So now there is no excuse not to immerse yourself in a variety of traditional printing and binding techniques.

Here at ELP our aim is to support artists practicing printmaking. We provide professional and affordable facilities for screen printing, etching and relief printing and offer open access and courses in a variety of techniques.

London Centre for Book Arts in Hackney Wick has similar aims but as the name suggests in the world of books! LCBA is an open-access educational and resource centre dedicated to book arts, supporting artists working in book form and self-publishing. They run workshops in letterpress printing and various book binding techniques. Follow the links to their website for more info on their fantastic workshops.

So if you’re an ELP or LCBA member looking to expand your skills, check out the courses on offer and enjoy the concessionary rate!

To become a member of ELP and take advantage of reduced rates for courses at both ELP and LCBA click here.