Monthly Archives: July 2010

Jairo Zaldua & Nicoela Green


Jairo and Nicola create imagery together through the mediums of print and three-dimensional art. Combining the appearance of the sculptural and the two-dimensional surface of the printed image. Observing the archaic qualities of neglected posters and derelict buildings where a sense of age and history has left its mark, they have assembled an ongoing exploration into themes that include old propaganda and billboard posters, typography, symbolism and German expressionist cinema. As old posters decay and the original meanings become irrelevant, they transfigure into something more suggestive. With the use of a blowtorch, acrylics, screenprinting and digital facilities, Jairo and Nicola seek to push this process further. From found objects (wood, scrap metal and old victorian doors) to site specific installation and interactive performance, they have embarked on work where layers reveal layers and a sense of age, time and texture are clearly present.

Jairo specialized in Fine Art Printmaking at the University of Hertfordshire and Nicola studied Ceramic Art at the Roehampton Institute.


Janet Wilson

Artist Bio

Janet Wilson lives and works in London.

She is a member of East London Printmakers and makes work based on the landscape.

The prints are collagraphs, etchings and monoprints which aim to evoke both a sense of place and the sublime character of the natural world.

Inspiration comes from the movement of weather and tides, in mapping, aerial views and the examination of scale – from the great to the microscopic.



MA Fine Art Printmaking 2005

University of the Arts, Camberwell

BA Fine Art 2003

Middlesex University



[email protected]

Amanda Taylor

Artist Statement

Amanda Taylor has been a printmaker since 2001 when she attended the London College of Communication.  Since then she joined ELP and has taken part in the annual shows and other exhibitions over the years.  She teaches collagraph printmaking there and gets involved in the demonstrations at the open studios.  She has also taught printmaking at a Medieval castle in Italy to a group of international students and has demonstrated wood engraving at the Bankside gallery for the last few years when the Society of Wood Engravers have their annual exhibitions.  
She was brought up by the sea in Hampshire and Sussex which has inspired her to create images of the natural world, landscapes, the sea, flowers and animal life. 
She works from sketches and photographs and enjoys the textures achieved by collagraphs, the fine detail achieved in wood engraving, and the layering of colour in her reduction linocuts.  She has more recently experimented with caustic soda to create texture in her linocuts and likes to continue to experiment and develop new techniques to improve her work.  

Jasia Szerszynska

Contact details
studio : 07765 116 889


  • Goldsmiths College London Post Graduate Course
  • Manchester Polytechnic BA Hons



  • Art London, London


  • British Art Now (three artists) The Planning Room, Tokyo, Japan
  • Collyer Bristow Gallery, London
  • 20/21 International, Royal College of Art, London
  • Modern Works on Paper, Royal Academy, London


  • Bridge Art Fair, London
  • Art London, London


  • Drawings, Box Gallery, Spitalfields, London


  • Teaspace Two Gallery, The Tea Building, London


  • Gallery Omotesando, Tokyo, Japan


  • Essential Space Gallery Maronie Kyoto Japan


  • Open Studio Exhibition, Hong Kong


  • Techno UK, New Bond Street, London

Group exhibitions


  • Eyeplay, Bankside Gallery, London
  • Summertime, Cambridge Contemporary Art , Cambridge
  • Contemporary Printmakers II, Rostra Gallery, Bath
  • Modern Works on Paper, Royal Academy


  • Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, London
  • Printmakers at Clifford Chance, Canary Wharf
  • Watercolour and Drawings Fair, Royal Academy
  • Original Print Gallery, Dublin


  • Images in the City , Geffrye Museum, London
  • Watercolour and Drawings Fair, Royal Academy


  • Drawings, Benjamin Hargreaves, Fulham, London
  • 2004 British Art Now, Tokyo, Japan


  • Whitespace Gallery, Auckland, New Zealand
  • A Journey Through East London, Royal London Hospital

2002 – 03

  • British Council Touring Exhibition – Scandinavia and Australia


  • Fresh Art, London


  • East, Pure Gallery, Leonard Street, London EC1
  • Diminishing Boundaries, Pearson Education HQ, Harlow


  • Art Futures, The Contemporary Art Society, Royal Festival Hall
  • 19th Mini Print International, Cadaques, Spain
  • Art and Architecture, Cotton’s Atrium, Southwark, London


  • Tracks,Lines, Circles and Grids John Batten Gallery, Hong Kong
  • Lodz 9th Triennale, Poland
  • My Journey Through Asia, Visual Arts Centre, Hong Kong


  • Galerie 141, Nagoya, Japan


  • Colour Light Surface, Cooper Hewitt Museum, New York

Work in public and private collections

Manchester City Art Gallery, British Council Japan, Courtaulds PLC, Curwen Studio Archive, Conquest Hospital Hastings, Bank of England, Galileo UK

Linda Simmonds

Linda is a Painter/Printmaker with a studio in East London. She gained a BA (Hons) Fine Art in painting from the University of East London and an MA Printmaking from Camberwell School of Art.

Recent Exhibitions:


  • AGIP – Exhibition with Jenny Blanchard
  • Summer Salon, Lubomirov/Angus-Hughes Gallery
  • Open Studios, Studio 208, 43 Dace Road, E3 2NG
  • ELP, Festival of Print, Arts Pavilion, Mile End E3


  • CPG Gallery, Southwark Park – Annual Open Exhibition
  • Open Studios, Studio 208, 43 Dace Road, E3 2NG
  • ELP, Festival of Print, Arts Pavilion, Mile End E3


  • Spaces in Between’, Jeannie Avent Gallery, SE22 9EU
  • ELP at The Embassy Tea Gallery, London SE1 OLN
  • Open Studios, Studio 208, 43 Dace Road, E3 2NG
  • CPG Gallery, Southwark Park – Annual Open Exhibition


Arts Council England bursary for Hackney Wicked Open Studios 2014


V&A Prints and Drawings – ELP Box Print set 2008-11

Contact via Web Site:

Katja Rosenberg


I am an artist printmaker and curator of themed group art shows in- and outside the UK.
Projects include
Wonderland, V&A Museum of Childhood, Bethnal Green 2010
A Suite of Lighted Rooms, Pushkin House, Bloomsbury 2010
Dreams, Freud Museum London, Finchley 2011
The Fishwick Papers, Forman’s Smokehouse Gallery 2011
The Art of Writing, CMR Gallery Redruth and Words over Waltham Forest Festival 2013
Why War, co-curator, Freud Museum London, Finchley 2014

Rachel Ramirez


Rachel Ramirez lives in Olhão, Portugal where she produces two and three dimensional works. These are informed by the aquatic life of the Oceans, seas and shorelines, particularly the local Ria Formosa and North Atlantic. Rachel has been a member of the Nature Printing Society since 2006 and a member of East London Printmakers since 1998.

Please note all specimens for gyotaku printing are acquired from sustainable fishing supplies,donated from scientific research projects or found already dead when beach combing.

Most recent exhibitions


  • Lessedra 11th World Art Mini Print Exhibition, Lessedra Gallery, Lozenetz, Sofia, Bulgaria.
  • New Gyotaku Prints at Côrte-Real Galeria, Paderne, Portugal.
  • Unidade Criativa, Group Show, Casa das Artes, Tavira, Portugal.
  • Arte Algarve VI, Galeria Arte Algarve, Única Adega Cooperativa da Algarve, Lagoa, Portugal.


  • 18th Annual International Gyotaku Exhibition, Higashimatsuyama City Culture Center, Saitama, Japan.
  • Print Out, Embrace Arts, Richard Attenborough Center, Leicester, UK.
  • Gyotaku Prints, Côrte-Real Galeria, Paderne, Portugal.
  • Travessa da Arte, Unidade Criativa Group Show, Casa André Pilarte, Tavira, Portugal.
  • Dreams, ELP Group Show, Freud Museum, London, UK.
  • The Sketch Book Project, Brooklyn Art Library, (touring the USA)


  • Gyotaku Prints (solo exhibition) Casa 5 Galeria de Arte, Tavira, Portugal.
  • 17th Annual Internationa Gyotaku Exhibition, Higashimatsuyama City Library, Saitama, Japan.
  • Artalaia, Quartel da Atalaia, Regimento de Infantaria Nº1, Tavira, Portugal.
  • 2nd Penang International Print Exhibition, Penang State Art Gallery, Malaysia.
  • Print Zero Exchange 7, Print Zero Studio, Seattle, Washington, USA.
  • The Visitors, E17 Art Trail, Vestry House Museum, London, UK. (Touring Show) 2011 Biblioteca Municipal Àlvaro de Campos, Tavira, Portugal.
    2012 Escola de Música, Cambrils, Catalunia, Spain.
  • 1º Aniversário da Casa 5, Galeria de Arte, Tavira, Portugal.

Private collections

Belgium, Cuba, Denmark, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Japan, The Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, UK, USA

Public collections

  • Alexandria Library, Permanent Print Collection, Alexandria, Egypt
  • Artists Books, Special Collections, Sir Kenneth Green Library, Manchester Metropolitan University, UK
  • British Library, London
  • Camara Municipal, Barreiro, Portugal
  • Cornell College, Mount Vernon, USA
  • Fundação Pedro Ruivo, Faro, Portugal
  • Permanent Print Collection, Eastern Oregon University, Oregon, USA
  • Sakima Art Museum, Ginowan City, Okinawa, Japan
  • Tate Library & Archive Collection, Tate Britain, London
  • The Americas Biennial Exhibition Archive, Iowa, USA


MA Fine Art, 1992-1994 
Royal College of Art
BA Hons Fine Art, 1989-1992 
Central St Martins College of Art

Recent short courses

  • 2012  Scientific Illustration Course taught by Dr. Pedro Salgado at the Faculdade de Belas Artes, Universidade do Porto, Portugal.
  • 2010 The Nature Printing Society Annual Workshop, The Oregon Institute of Marine Biology, Coos Bay, Oregon, USA.
  • 2009 Intensive Japanese Woodblock Printing Course (2.5 days duration) taught by Professor Hiroshi Maruyama at the Faculdade de Belas Artes, Universidade do Porto, Portugal
  • 2008 Intensive Scientific Illustration Course (40 hours duration) taught by Dr. Fernando Correia at the Universidade do Algarve, Faro, Portugal