Monthly Archives: May 2015

East London Printmakers @ AAF Hampstead 2015

This June, a selected group of artists from East London Printmakers will be heading to the Affordable Art Fair in Hampstead.
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.

Here we’ll take a closer look at the artists taking part this year.





Eliza Southwood

Eliza was born in the UK but grew up in Northern Spain. Most of her current work is printmaking, with subject matter ranging from cycling themes and urban landscapes to large abstract paintings. She also works with collage, charcoal and acrylic.
She has been awarded the Bronze Prize Illustration and her work will be on display at the London Transport Museum as part of the The Prize for Illustration 2015 exhibition until September.

Eliza will also be joining ELP at The London Illustration Fair in Hoxton Arches in July.




Lynne Blackburn

Lynne’s work explores the memories and history embedded within objects and buildings – not just the visual human traces left behind, but also the subconscious and psychological ones.
The images begin as lowres camera phone photos. The unobtrusive nature of the camera phone allows the capture of quiet, private moments in time. By their nature these images are disposable, usually viewed then deleted. These impermanent images are taken through a lengthy process of digital deconstruction and reassembly, and then printed as multi-layered screenprints, often onto ‘found’ boards which bring their own history to the final piece.




Jamie Temple

Jamie is an artist printmaker from Scotland whose narrative driven works explore the physical and natural environments we inhabit.

Working predominantly with linocut and installation, his most recent projects allude to stories and the act of storytelling. They use a combination of unique objects and images that invites the viewer to construct their own narratives and conclusions.




Caroline Whitehead

Caroline’s prints originate in drawings made in natural history collections. As well as the specimens themselves, Caroline’s prints also investigate the environments in which the specimens are displayed which often result in unintended juxtapositions, provoking actual and metaphorical reflections.

Caroline is one of eight artists invited to contribute to Ghost[ed.], a stone lithography project (launch exhibition in 2015, She is currently experimenting with mokulito, a type of lithography that uses wood as its matrix instead of stone.
Caroline graduated with distinction for the Ruskin School of Drawing and Fine Art, University of Oxford and has an MA in Sequential Design from the University of Brighton.



Lorena Herrero

As a printmaker, Lorena works with several different media but is drawn to etching, reveling in its tones, textures and ‘quietness’.

She draws inspiration from various sources: street art, philosophy, nature, places she has visited, personal experiences… on many occasions the final image is the result of a combination of all these influences. Her work often represents a silent collision between the real world and a fantastic dimension.



Kit Boyd

Kit’s work concerns our relationship with landscape and our place in nature, ecologically, spiritually and emotionally. His recent etchings have been primarily influenced by Samuel Palmer and John Minton; they explore modern landscapes in an antique style and are sometimes populated with figures using modern technology.



Andy Wilx

Andy creates iconic imagery that are a fusion of colour; silver and gold, often including hand-embellishments of gold paint and gold leaf. He explores texture in his work by adding a subtle third dimension such as patterned layers of varnish or marks in coloured Gesso.

Andy is a storyteller; he introduces characters and places, sets a scene, but leaves the narrative open for interpretation. He asks the viewer to ponder the ‘how and why’. His work often explores the incongruous relationship between nature and man.
Andy is inspired by the worlds of children’s literature, the texture of medieval illuminated manuscripts, the romanticism of the Pre-Raphaelites and the graphic symbolism in Art Deco design. All of which result in very rich, romantic yet illustrative images that would not look out of place hanging on a wall, in a child’s storybook or as a ten foot tall mural.


Martin Mossop

Martin Mossop is an artist printmaker based in North East London.
His printmaking often originates from oil paintings.
He works in photopolymer etching, screen print, watercolour and oil paint.
The work is influenced by film, photography, dreams and music.

East-London-Printmakers-AAF-15Bunny_the_seventh_labout_of_hercules 45x70cm etching

Dolores de Sade

Dolores de Sade’s work is primarily focused on the landscape, but concerned with memory, nostalgia, myth and narrative. She is interested in what landscape means to us today, exploring our experience of such as an industrialised nation and how it is distilled through popular media. Influenced by eighteenth and nineteenth century book and periodical illustration, she is interested in ways that information is given the authority of knowledge and how knowledge is transposed through memory, nostalgia and archetype.

She draws parallels between the challenges brought about by the sudden plethora of images and information that new printing techniques and the early beginnings of mass media in the eighteenth and nineteenth century brought about, and those of our own digital age.



Steve Edwards

Steve is currently interested in landscapes, and in particular cityscapes of London. Living in London for 30 years has given me many opportunities for observing the city and its multi-various moods. As this thematic series has grown, he has become interested in the dialogue between the sky and the buildings beneath. The etched lino technique that Steve uses has lent itself to representing natural elements such as water and clouds, and so many of his prints incorporate those elements.




The Affordable Art Fair runs from 10th – 14th June 2015. There will be a fantastic selection of work on display and you can find East London Printmakers at stand L2.

You can purchase tickets for the event here. You can use the code GreatArt when purchasing tickets to get them half price!

Lower Fairground Site
East Heath Road



Trip to Rochat

As you know East London Printmakers is expanding!

The new space has meant that the studio has been redesigned by our very own Helen Ashton. The space is currently under construction and we’re making way for new equipment.

With this in mind we went on a road trip up north…to Barnet, to proof some potential presses.
Situated just of Barnet High Street, is Harry F Rochat. A family run press makers that has been going since the early 70s. It is truly in a world of it’s own….















We visited the workshop on twice and proofed some beautiful presses.
A large Albion press is currently being built from scratch by the guys at Rochat.
It’s fair to say we’re extremely excited!

Keep an eye out for more expansion updates.

Taster Printmaking


Get stuck into printmaking with our Taster Course!

This course is a fantastic introduction to the studio and offers a quick taste of four different printmaking techniques.

Starts 14th October, for more information please click here.

Artist Talk with Heretic


The formidable Heretic Printmakers will be joining us at East London Printmakers next week to discuss their work and printmaking practice.

Heretic is an experimental screen printing studio comprising of Luke Frost, Jon Rundall and Therese Vandling. The trio are based in Space Studios just down the road from London Fields, Hackney, in the creative hub that is The Triangle! This hub comprises of; Le Gun, illustration collective; Modern Activity graphic design studio; East London Printmakers; and of course Heretic. After long admiring their work and being lucky enough to see them producing some fantastic prints first hand over the past year (ever since they moved into Space) we’re so excited for them to come and chat about what they get up to and how they do it.



Heretic are responsible for producing some of the most exciting prints in London today. Their wide ranging activities have most recently taken the form of an ongoing and evolving body of work called Spectral Nation: an exploration of screen printing as a medium and process, looking at colour interactions and the journey an image makes, from digital manipulation into analogue, and the transformations and distortions this journey can bring about, uncovering hidden complexities within simple compositions.

The trio are a design and screenprinting powerhouse, their eye for design is impeccable and the translation into print is what any printmaker would aspire to. Their psychedelic use of line and form along with their exploration of colour is truly hypnotising and each piece is rich with visual wonders. Again and again Heretic produce work that looks fresh and exciting, which is so refreshing in a world saturated with imagery.




It’s such a privilege to have them joining us later this month to chat about their work.
We do hope you can join us too

Come along from 7.30pm on May 26th to see and hear about their current projects.

To help us get an idea of numbers, please RSVP to [email protected]





Artist Talk with Heretic Studio


On 26th May, East London Printmakers will be hosting a talk by the fantastic Heretic Studio.

Heretic is an experimental screen printing studio comprising of Luke Frost, Jon Rundall and Therese Vandling. Their wide ranging activities have most recently taken the form of an ongoing and evolving body of work called
Spectral Nation: an exploration of screen printing as a medium and process, looking at colour interactions and the journey an image makes, from digital manipulation into analogue, and the transformations and distortions this journey can bring about, uncovering hidden complexities within simple compositions.

East London Printmakers, May 26th, 7.30pm

To help us get an idea of numbers, please RSVP to [email protected]