Monthly Archives: March 2016

Etched Lino Course

Enter a new world of mark-making possibilities by learning how to etch the surface of lino with a caustic solution. As well as introducing printmakers to this exciting – and sometimes unpredictable – technique, Steve Edwards will share the techniques he uses to register the multiple plates used to create his dramatic large-scale landscapes.

Tim Southall

Tim Southall was born in Staffordshire in 1961 and grew up on the edge of the heavy industrial heartlands of the Black Country. He was based in London for twenty years, until in 2001 he moved to the beautiful countryside of the Costa de la Luz – the coast of light – in Cadiz Province, southern Spain.

Tim is a painter and printmaker who strives to make work which is delicate and shows a lightness of touch along with an eye for detail and nuance. At the same time he uses the language of drawing and mark-making in an attempt to describe emotional depth and atmosphere. He also delights in using visual devices or narratives to convey some of the great classical themes and hopefully create something new and fresh with a modern voice. The resulting works are rarely direct representations or specific places but distillations of various places and experiences and pose the two basic questions of metaphysics: What is ultimately there? and, What is it like?

1985 — Royal College of Art, M.A.
(Henry Moore Bursary)

1983 —École de Beaux Arts, Paris,
Stone Lithography Studio

1979 — University of Northumbria,
B.A. (Hons) Fine Art

Recent Solo Exhibitions
2016 — The New Ashgate Gallery, Farnham
2015 — The White Room Gallery, Leamington Spa
2014 —‘Landscapes’ Harborne Art Gallery
2013 — Millard & Lancaster, Shrewsbury
2012 —’Etchings’ Number Nine, The Gallery, B’ham
2011 — ‘Limited Editions’ The White Room Gallery
2010 — galeria la rampa, Vejer de la Frontera
2009 — el palomar de la breña, Barbate

Recent Mixed & Selected exhibitions
2015 PMC 50th Anniversary Exhibition, Bankside Gallery, London

SALON, Waterhall, Birmingham City Art Gallery

National Open Print Exhibition, Bankside Gallery, London

Affordable Art Fair, Hampstead

50:50, New Ashgate Gallery, Farnham

Work on Paper, the PMC at The Barbican Library

RCA Secrets, the Royal College of Art

Prints and Drawing, Art Mill Gallery, Plymouth

2014 Landmark Autumn Art Fair, Teddington

Manchester Art Fair

CMYK, Pie Factory, Margate

RBSA Open Print Biennale

The Affordable Art Fair, Hampstead

Affordable Art Fair, Battersea

Freshly Pressed, Craft Central, Clerkenwell

Works on Paper, The Science Museum, London
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Artist Talk Series Alan Kitching


Join us in the studio for an Artist Series Talk from Alan Kitching, one of the world’s foremost practitioners of letterpress typographic design and printmaking.

Tuesday 5th April 2016
at ELP

Maker Library Launch Exhibition

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An exciting new exhibition opportunity for ELP and its members.

East London Printmakers invites its members to participate in a public exhibition of work; consisting of original books and prints; coinciding with the launch of ELP’s Maker Library as an addition to the British Council’s growing Maker Library Network, a project established to connect artists, designers and makers around the world, enabling the sharing of knowledge and skills, and encouraging collaboration.

The exhibition will include: handmade books and zines in a range of formats and print mediums; copies of original prints from which these books are made, showing the processes used; simple bookbinding and finishing demonstrations from members, highlighting facilities and resources available in the studio; and a showcase of artists’ books alongside our newly constructed ELP Maker Library.

In addition to hosting an evening promoting ELP and its members, we will be encouraging those taking part to donate copies of their books, instigating a new ELP Maker Library Archive of works and projects. Artists’ submissions added to this archive will form the foundation from which we will build a collection of artworks and resources for sharing and promotion, in addition to documenting ELP’s involvement with the Maker Library Network.

We are asking our members to: make simple handmade books created using print processes available at ELP; using one, or more, of five provided templates, including: poster, trouser, stitched, and cross fold poster books. These books can be made from new or existing work and the templates are designed so that each book can be produced from a single piece of A3 paper, printed on one or both sides.

This exhibition is open to all ELP members, so join us to take part and start planning your books!

Become a Member


Submission deadline:

Delivery to East London Printmakers,19 Warburton Road, E8 3RT, by Friday 18th March. Please submit your books in an envelope marked with your full name, title and contact details, and address to ELP Maker Library.


Friday April 1st, 6pm – 9pm, East London Printmakers, 19 Warburton Road, E8 3RT.

If you are a member please email [email protected] to register your interest, and keep a lookout in your inbox, social media, and our website for further information. If not, follow this link to become a member for only £30 per year and start making the most of the benefits of being an East London Printmakers member.

Visit the Maker Library Network website for more information on this project, or please feel free to get in touch or chat to our Maker Library team to find out more about the project and how to get involved.