Monthly Archives: September 2014

East London Printmakers @ Embassy Tea Gallery


Celebrating another fantastic year of printmaking, East London Printmakers will be holding its annual exhibition at the Embassy Tea Gallery.





We are very proud to have British Abstract Expressionist painter and printmaker Albert Irvin OBE, RA opening the exhibition.


ELP has approximately 300 members and holds a large annual show each year. The exhibitions are open to members and 70 artists will be exhibiting with the collective. The Embassy Tea Gallery occupies an entire floor of the historic James Ashby Tea and Coffee Warehouse and is ideally positioned to entice art loving visitors to and from Tate Modern, Jerwood Space and White Cube Bermondsey.




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We’d like to say a special thanks to our sponsors this year, Five Points Brewing Co, Rabbit in a Frame and Printmakers Council.

Come along to The Embassy Tea Gallery for a printmaking bonanza!
17th – 28th September 10.30 – 6pm
16th September – Opening Reception 6.30 – 9.30pm
26th September – South London Art Map 10.30am – 9.30pm

Artist Talk with Marcelle Hanselaar


Artist Talk with Marcelle Hanselaar.

Dutch born painter and printmaker Marcelle Hanselaar will be speaking in the studio about . Marcelle travelled extensively in Asia and Europe before finally settling down in her studio in central London. Although she studied briefly at The Royal Academy and at The Hague in oil painting she is entirely self-taught. Hanselaar became interested in etching around in the early 2000s and was taught printmaking first at Morley College and later at Kensington & Chelsea College.

Marcelles work is held in numerous prestigious collections in the UK and has exhibited nationally and internationally.

Come along from 7.30pm on the Tuesday 23rd September.
Please RSVP to [email protected]

Artist Talk with Simon Goode


This September we are excited to welcome to the studio, Simon Goode founder of the London Centre for Book Arts!

The London Centre for Book Arts is the UK’s first and only open-access resource and education centre dedicated to book arts. Located in Fish Island, Hackney Wick the centre offers access to specialist printing and binding facilities, and run workshops on a variety of subjects related to book arts.


LCBA runs courses including various types of bookbinding, foil blocking, letterpress and paper making which you can find here.


This year East London Printmakers teamed up with LCBA, exchanging concessionary rates on all courses for both members of ELP and LCBA! To find out more about how to become a member click here.


Come along from 7.30pm on 9th September to hear about Simon’s adventures.


ELP @ Hackney Wicked

On a beautiful sunny weekend at the beginning of August artists from East London Printmakers exhibited their work at Hackney WickED 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.


2014 is the 7th year of the festival and has grown year by year. ELP was involved in a 3 day event celebrating all things creative, attracting thousands of visitors from all over.

Jairo and Nicola from ELP did a fantastically popular screen printing demo on the Saturday and ELP also had a print stall on Fish Island selling prints by ELP members

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Special Thanks to Jenni Allen and Cynthia Caroline Hotopf, Dena Schuckit, Eliza Southwood, Jamie Temple, Lavanja Thavabalasingam, Richard Roberts, Sisetta Zappone, Stephanie Glen, and Victor Matesanz for helping with the stall; and Jairo Zaldua & Nicola Green for their screen printing workshop.