East London Printmakers at Embassy Tea Gallery


For the second year running East London Printmakers is pleased to present its Annual Show at Embassy Tea Gallery.

The exhibition is open to all members and includes not just a range of styles, but experimental and accomplished work in most print mediums. Members are asked to contribute works made over the past year. It is a chance for fellow studio artists to see each other’s work in its finished state and for visitors to see the wide range of possibilities that printmaking allows. With a recently expanded studio and fantastic new equipment, the range of work this year is even more varied than previous shows.

Submitted works range from the imagined and intricate worlds of Jamie Temple and Belinda Chen, to the more fragmented and graphic cityscapes of Heather Fahy. Other works deal with more abstract forms, such as the colourful gestural drawings of Judith Symons or the linear works of Yann Brien. What these artists have in common is a passion for the possibilities afforded by print.

On Friday 25th September, Jairo Zaldua and Nicola Green will be holding screen printing workshops during the SLAM open event. Here you’ll have the chance to design, print and take away your own screen print.

The studio’s latest box set edition of prints, which is held in the print collection of the V&A Museum, will be on display at the exhibition.

With thanks to Rabbit in a Frame, Intaglio Printmaker, Printmakers Council & Westland Coffee and Wine.



Pop-Up Exhibition with Kei Imai

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We are pleased to present an exhibition of new works by Kei Imai.

Kei will be showing a suite of screenprints recently completed during her residency at our studio.
These works, though simple in form, demonstrate a complex experimentation with colour and texture. They are exciting in the ways that they fully exploit the potentialities offered by the screenprinting process. Based on architectural shapes of industrial areas, these prints are firmly grounded in the area in which they were produced. Their fragility and impermanence reflects the rapidly changing landscape of Hackney’s industrial past.

Join us on Thursday 20th August from 6pm – 9pm to support emerging creative talent.

For more information about the exhibition have a look here.

Pop-Up Exhibition with Kei Imai
East London Printmakers
Thursday 20th August

East London Printmakers at Visions


On Saturday 8th August, East London Printmakers will be a part of Visions Festival. Visions is a one day celebration of music, art, food and culture which is based across various sites in Hackney. East London Printmakers is offering Visions festival goers the opportunity to visit the ELP studio and gain an insight into the world of print.

East London Printmakers’ designers Narcsville & Pat Lunch will be running a class teaching you how to screen print. Here you’ll print special Visions artwork created with designers Heretic, Le Gun and Personality Crisis. The print will be on t shirts or paper depending on the slot chosen. This is a great opportunity to visit their studio in Space Studios, learn more about the screen printing process and view the artists work in their exhibition space.

Visions is now in its third year and returning with increased capacity. Space Studios Outdoor Courtyard is one of their most recent additions. There will be an art market in the courtyard on Saturday showcasing some of the great artistic talent in London. You’ll be able to find us there from 1pm!

To make sure you don’t miss your favourite bands you can book a slot in advance and work it around your festival schedule! Just email us at visions@eastlondonprintmakers.co.uk to book your slot.
You can choose from the following slots
Screenprinting on Paper : 2.30 / 3.30 / 4.30 / 5.30
T-shirt Printing : 3.00 / 4.00 / 5.00 / 6.00

Please note these classes are only available to those with a Visions Festival wristband.

Summer Open Studio

Our Summer Open Studio is here!


We’re opening our doors to celebrate the completion of our studio expansion and to show you all the fantastic new equipment we have at ELP!

On the night we’ll have four print demo’s on all our new equipment, a print sale where you’ll be able to snap up some bargains, Five Points Pale Ale and much much more! [space] Triangle studios will also be open so there will be loads more for you to get your teeth into. Now at ELP we’ve got a full suite of Kippax Vacuum Tables, a brand new Rochat Albion press, a new Rochat Etching Press and a Risograph printer! We’ll have demos on our new pieces of equipment from 7pm that evening.

Come and raise a glass on Thursday 30th July from 6pm and help us celebrate.

ELP Open Studio
Thursday 30th July
6pm ’til 10pm
Demo’s from 7pm

Look forward to seeing you there!

Artist Talk with Perrott Bespoke Printing


Next in our Artist Talk Series we’ll be welcoming Perrott Bespoke Printing to the studio.

On Tuesday 21st July, father and daughter team Stephen and Catherine Perrott will discuss the traditional printing techniques that their family have used for four generations.

Perrott have specialised in Print since 1926. They are based in Islington and have been in their current factory since 1971. Their experience and passion allows them to produce beautifully printed work and are celebrating four generations of Die Stamping. Die Stamping is a craft that they are extremely proud to offer due to its traditional process, distinctive finish and rarity within the printing world. As a family run business they value personal relationships and trust between clients. It allows them to produce work that not only reflects individuals but also creates a bespoke experience when working with them.

We are very excited to have them in the studio to discuss their work and the techniques that have been passed down through generations.

East London Printmakers, Tuesday 21st July, 7.30pm
Admission Free


To help us get an idea of numbers, please RSVP to talks@eastlondonprintmakers.co.uk


East London Printmakers @ The Indie Label Market


We’re very excited to be returning to the Independent Label Market at Old Spitalfields on Saturday 11th July.

Our artists will be getting together to showcase some of the freshest work coming out of the studio to date. We’ll have loads of screenprints, etchings, and relief prints up for grabs on the day and you’ll get the opportunity to meet the artists too!

The market is always a joyous occasion that celebrates the best in independent labels as well as other creative industries that make it all possible. The market is partnered with the London Brewers Market so you won’t go thirsty with loads of delicious independent breweries to choose from. Amongst them will be our mates from Five Points Brewing Co, their pale ale is especially our top tip!

Join us for a day you definitely won’t want to miss!

Independent Label Market
Old Spitalfields Market
Saturday 11th July
11am – 6pm

ELP at The London Illustration Fair


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

The fair brings artists and illustration lovers together to showcase the diversity of illustration in London and further afield.

We are excited to announce the ELP line up for this year will be :
Helen Ashton
Eleanor Rogers
Belinda Chen
Eliza Southwood
Dolores de Sade

For more info about the artists exhibiting have a look here

Come along to see brand new work from these fantastic artists! Get your tickets here.

The London Illustration Fair 2015
10th – 12th July
Hoxton Arches
E2 8HD

Coming Up at ELP


It’s going to be a jam packed summer at East London Printmakers! Here’s what’s coming up…

East London Printmakers is expanding!
That’s right, we’ve got a brand new space in our studio and with new space comes new opportunities! We’ve got new presses on their way including new screen beds and a new Albion press!
We’re excited to be able to open our doors at the end of July for you to check out the brand new space and see the new equipment in action.

A selection of ELP artists will be exhibiting at The Affordable Art Fair in Hampstead in June and at the Illustration Fair in early July. We’ll be making an appearance at the Independent Label Market at Old Spitalfields Market in July and our Annual Members Show will be held at the Embassy Tea Gallery in Southwark in September.

Continuing our 2015 Artist Talk Series, Perrott Bespoke Printing will join us on July 21st to discuss the almost dying trade that is die stamping. We’ll also be joined by artist and printmaker Rebecca Jewell on September 22nd

We have an exciting selection of courses for beginners and practicing printmakers alike. In the etching room we have courses ranging from Collagraph and Beginner Etching courses to Photopolymer Etching. In the screen printing room we have beginner courses focussing on paper or fabric printing, to more advance courses like Laptop 2 Screenprint.

You can also keep up to date with all our events through our Twitter, Facebook, and on our Blog.

ELP @ AAF Hampstead


Ten artists from East London Printmakers are exhibiting at The Affordable Art Fair in Hampstead this June!

East London Printmakers have been exhibiting at the fair since 2013, each time exhibiting with a different group of artists spanning a variety of printmaking practices. Have a look here for more information about the artists involved this year.

Come and visit us at stand L2!

Affordable Art Fair Hampstead
11th – 14th June
Hampstead Heath
East Heath Rd NW3 1TH