Yearly Archives: 2018

Nicola Styan

Artist Statement

Nicola’s screen prints are a response to a changing cityscape in London, other locations involving recent constructions, historic buildings/structures and bridges. They are a celebration of past and present infrastructure that defines the identity of London’s historical buildings and icons. The documentation of changing structures in environmental conditions is ongoing in her work.

Nicola studied at Winchester School of Art where she obtained a BA (Hons) in Fine Art specialising in Printmaking, and an MA in Printmaking at the University of Brighton. She was a lecturer, head of department and moderator in London Further Education art and design colleges for over eleven years.

Nicola produces limited edition screen prints and has published books of her work. Her work is included in the collections of the Victoria and Albert Museum, Highgate Literary and Scientific Institution permanent display collection and the Scarborough Museum archive.

Email: [email protected]


This August East London Printmakers will be occupying a tent at the Makemore Fesitival debut event in Victoria Park.

Alongside an impressive line up of other creative makers from across London, ELP will be sharing what we do best and demonstrating a variety of printmaking processes from Textiles Printing to Kitchen Lithography!

Our workshop tutors will be running a selection of free and ticketed workshops throughout the 5 day festival. So, if you’d like to join us in which ever capacity you can, head over to the Makemore festival website to find out more information on what we and other maker spaces are getting up to.

If there is one festival to visit this year then this is the one. A completely fresh approach to bringing together like minded makers and embracing a simple love of making stuff!

Instagram – @makemorefest

Facebook – @MakeMoreFest

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Liz Bestic

Artist’s Statement

My work is largely abstract and tends to have a visceral, textural quality. I often used themes and narratives as a starting point particularly in my acrylic and watercolour paintings.

My printmaking practice tends to focus on etching and collographs inspired by landscape although recently I have been exploring urban landscape using Solar Plate etching with some good results.

I like to experiment with new techniques and recently was asked to contribute to a German exhibition in aid of refugees entitled Palimpsest. I used paper lamination to produce two 130cm long pieces of work on thin, white voile.

I love working outdoors and escape to the wilds of Northumberland when I can. Recently I have been working on a series of watercolours painted directly in the landscape.


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Summer Open Studio

What’s on?


Join East London Printmakers for their Summer Open Studio on the 30th June 2018 from midday to 4pm.


There will be a range of activities and print demonstrations/workshops going on throughout the day. All of which you are more than welcome to participate in or simply watch.


Screenprinting // Drypoint // Collagraph // Monoprinting


We will also have our popular £10 proof print sale. A great place to pick up some new prints for your walls or maybe a friend!


We will also have our annual box set edition on display and sale. Perfect if you’re looking to add to your collection of limited edition prints.


Our Open Studio is a great place to simply come and meet our artists, view the studio and ask as many questions as you like about how you can become more involved with our studio or just printmaking in general.


Everyone is welcome!


And its entirely Free!

Clare Humphries

Artist Bio

Clare Humphries is a Melbourne-based artist who works with printmaking, drawing and text. Her practice explores the notion of aura, often referencing experiences of loss, rituals of bereavement and perceptions of distance to propose a liminal space. Clare holds a Bachelor of Arts (Fine Art) and practice-based PhD from RMIT University. Her work is represented in many public collections including the National Gallery of Australia, the State Library of Victoria, Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery, Geelong Gallery, Grafton Regional Art Gallery, the Print Council of Australia and the Cities of Banyule, Maroondah and Whitehorse. She has received numerous awards and commissions including the Ursula Hoff Institute Award at the 2017 Geelong Acquisitive Print Awards, the 2017 John Denton Print Award, the 2014 Silk Cut Award for Linocut Prints, an acquisition prize at the 2010 Fremantle Print Award and an Australian Print Workshop Collie Print Trust Scholarship in 2007. Clare is a lecturer in Drawing and Printmaking at the Victorian College the Arts (The University of Melbourne) and sits on the committee of the Print Council of Australia.

Waheeda Qasim

Artist Bio

For me printing using the silkscreen is a way to explore the various colour harmonies through subtle change in colour choice and method of application through experimentation.

Artist Talk : Clare Humphries

Please join us at East London Printmakers on 22nd May at 7pm, to hear artist-in-residence Clare Humphries discuss her practice. Clare was born in Melbourne Australia and has recently moved to London to live and work. She will discuss her interest in the notion of aura and her body of work “Near Sighted” shown earlier this year at the Australian Print Workshop. Clare will also share insights into her methodology and discuss printmaking in Australia, drawing on her experiences as a lecturer at The University of Melbourne and RMIT University, as well as her role on the Print Council of Australia.

You can RSVP via our event bright page –

Or, email our studio co-ordindator at [email protected]