East London Printmakers @ Independent Label Market


This March, East London Printmakers will be making another appearance at the ever so popular Independent Label Market at Old Spitalfields Market.

The market is a fantastic event which offers record labels the opportunity to meet both their audience and their peers. The label founders will be present ensuring that it is a true opportunity to meet the people running the labels.
East London Printmakers is invited as a creative industry that supports the music industry! At the market you’ll get to meet the artists behind the work, giving you the opportunity to meet with the artists, discuss their work and their printmaking techniques.

There will be brand new prints up for grabs, including this one designed by narcsville especially for the market.

The London Brewer’s Market will be there on the day too, which will feature lots of local brewers including our friends Five Points Brewery.

Live music, inspiring artwork, delicious beer and lots and lots of records… we think this will make for a very exciting day!

28th March 11 – 6pm
The Independent Label Market
Old Spitalfields Market

Coming Up at ELP


Have a look at what we have in store at East London Printmakers this Spring!


There’s lots to get involved with at ELP this Spring. We have our Members Box Set Edition on display at Xylonite Arts until March 22nd. We will also be taking our members work to the Independent Label Market in late March.

Continuing our 2015 Artist Talk Series, Oscar Eaton our Artist in Resident last year will be giving a talk about his recent projects and his work at ELP on 24th March. We’ll also have the pleasure of talking to Heretic Printmakers about their print practice in May.

We have a fantastic selection of courses coming up this Spring including a brand new Etched Lino course with Steve Edwards and a Pop Up Paper Architecture Course with our newest Artist in Resident Hilary Powell.

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

ELP Annual Box Set Exhibition


This February, East London Printmakers will be exhibiting ELPs 2014 Box Set at Xylonite Arts.

The edition showcases a wide variety of printing processes and paper is kindly donated by the paper merchant, John Purcell.
This year was the largest ELP Box Set to date 59 prints, and to celebrate we are exhibiting it in all its glory at Xylonite Arts in Highams Park.

East London Printmakers Box Set Exhibition
18th Feb – 22nd March
Xylonite Arts
12 Winchester Road
Highams Park
E4 9LN


The edition is held in the V&A prints and drawings collection and is now featured in the V&A online collection which you can view here.


Artist Talk with Kaleid Editions


To kick off the year we’ll be hosting a talk by Victoria Browne, founder of Kaleid Editions this month.

In 2009, Victoria Browne established an ambitious artist-led programme of exhibitions, participatory events and book launches. KALEID is an annual open submission, a networking event attracting artists from across Europe and an exhibition showcasing the best artists’ books. KALEID editions further represents an exclusive collection at The London Art Book Fair, winner of nine Birgit Skïold Awards for excellence and tours internationally to art book fairs and public collections, including the V&A Museum’s National Art Library, MoMA, Brooklyn Museum, MACBA and the Pompidou’s Kandinsky Library.

On the 27th January Victoria will present a selection of artists’ books to discuss the makings of a good read and offer guidance for the open submission to KALEID 2015 London. It’s free so come along!

To reserve a place, please RSVP to talks@eastlondonprintmakers.co.uk


For more info click here

What a year!


Hurrah! Christmas is approaching and what a year it’s been!
We’ve been really busy here at ELP with loads of events, artist talks, workshops and more
Huge thanks to everyone that got involved at the studio this year and made the year so fantastic.
We’re excited to have seen so many people wanting to come and get stuck in to print.

Bring on 2015!

ELP Box Set 2014


Every year ELP members have the opportunity to participate in the ELP Annual Box Set.

This year is the biggest to date with 59 artists participating and two box sets! Each year the box set is donated to the V&A Print Collection and is gradually being added to their online archive! Keep an eye out here

We’d like to say a big thank you to every one who participated and helped organise it!

You can see some of the fantastic work made this year on our galleryclick here.

Christmas Open Studio 2014!


YES it’s that time of year!

East London Printmakers is opening its doors on 4th December from 6pm ’til late for an evening jam packed with loads of fantastic hand made work, £10 prints, Artists Books, Five Points Ale and much more!

We’ll be taking a closer look at ELP artists who will be showcasing their work on the night. Keep an eye out here.

Come along and join us for an evening of festivities

Christmas Open Studio
First Thursday
4th December
6pm ’til late

We look forward to seeing you there


Artist in Residence – Upcoming Deadline


Calling all Artists!

Get this date in your diary!

December 1st is the deadline for both our Artist in Residence and Project Keyholder opportunities at the ELP.

We offer practising artists and designers the opportunity to gain access to our printmaking facilities in order to develop their printmaking practice. Our residencies encourage and promote the professional development of creative individuals and provide a platform to engage with other artists working in the field of print.

If you are interested or have a project in mind, we want to know! For more information and to apply click here.

Deadline: December 1st

To have a look at what our last Project Keyholder Irene Podgornik Badia got up to, click here.


Coming up at East London Printmakers


Here’s what’s coming up at East London Printmakers in the run up to Christmas and 2015!

Every year ELP’s members make a box set edition of prints! Over 60 artists signed up to take part so this year there will be two boxes each with just over 30 prints. The box lid will be designed and printed by one of our members. On the 25th November participants will be taking over the whole studio to collate all the prints! See last years box set here! Keep an eye out for updates.

On First Thursday, December 4th, we’ll be putting our Christmas hats on and celebrating another fantastic year of printmaking with our Xmas Open Studio! It will be prints galore with the forever popular £10 print sale, beer, artist books, designer maker stands and of course a ton of Christmas spirit! Come and join us from 6 ’til late. More info to follow.

We’re calling for Artist in Residency and Project Keyholder applications for 2015! Deadline 1st December – follow this link for more info.

We’ll be starting the new year with a bang! We’ve got a new calendar of courses for 2015, you can check it out here.
And Vic Browne founder of Kaleid Editions will be the first in our Artist Talk Series 2015!

You can keep an eye out for more updates on all of our events and print based shenanigans on our Twitter, Facebook and on our Blog.

Designed by Helen Ashton

Artist Talk with Phil Sanders


On Tuesday 14th October we’re excited to be welcoming artist and Master Printer Phil Sanders to the studio!

Phil Sanders is the founder of PS Marlowe Inc., a consulting firm and publisher of fine art projects based in Brooklyn, NY & Asheville, NC. He was the COO of The Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts and Director of Robert Blackburn Printmaking Workshop, NYC from 2006-2014. He was the former Master Printer for Universal Limited Art Editions (ULAE), has taught at Stanford University and San Francisco State University, and lectured extensively on the art of collaboration and the business of art (The Museum of Modern Art, NY and Christie’s of London). In addition to his creative services consulting, Sanders exhibits his own artworks internationally with works in the collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art and Yale University Art Gallery among others.

Phil will be sharing his recent projects with us, along with processes developed for specific artists. Phil has been a professional printer for almost 20 years and has printed with hundreds of artists. His work as a printer is in collaboration which has led him towards the consulting work he does today.
In the past few years Phil has been more focussed on sculpture as well as artist books. He is exhibiting at Multiplied Art Fair 17 – 20th Oct and will be releasing a few new publications at the event.


If you would like to hear more about Phil’s many endeavours please come along to ELP on the 14th October at 7.30pm

Please RSVP to admin@eastlondonprintmakers.co.uk