Category: Artist Talk

Artist Talk Series Nica Harrison

Join us in the studio on Monday the 27th February for one of our Artist Talk Series with current ELP Artist in Residence, Nica Harrison.

Sam Nias Exhibition and Artist Talk

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Over the past 3 months, our Artist in Resident, Sam Nias, has been developing a series of Screenprints inspired by the visual technical glitches and malfunctions that we see in todays new technologies.

Come and join us in the studio to see an exhibition of Sams’ new Screenprints and hear what he has to say about his project.

Who : Sam Nias

Where : ELP Studio, 19 Warburton Road, E8 3RT

When : 5th July 2016 – 7pm

Pop-up Exhibition — Amrita Saraogi

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Who : Amrita Saraogi

When : Friday 10th June 2016 7pm – 9:30pm

Where : East London Printmakers (RSVP)

Amrita, a printmaker from Calcutta, India, and our current resident Project Keyholder, is going to present  her work on reflective self-portraits, and her experiments with ‘cracking’ effects for etchings which she has been working on while at ELP. She has explored the relationship between the ‘self’ and space, and how space can trigger self-reflection and new ways of looking at oneself.

Amrita has trained closely under a master printmaker in Calcutta for 2 years. Her recent work largely deals with memories, and associations with private spaces such as bedrooms.

The exhibition will include a display of linocuts and etchings, amongst other media.

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Artist Talk with Paddy Molloy

Paddy Molloy Artist Talk

Who : Paddy Molloy

When : 31st May 2016 7pm – 8pm

Where : East London Printmakers

Paddy Molloy is an illustrator based in London. He has worked extensively for theatre and print publication. Operating as an editorial illustrator his images appeared regularly in the Guardian, New York Times and Globe and Mail.

For many years he has produced animation and video for theatrical productions that project into sets engaging with and developing character and narrative. Paddy’s work for theatre has been shown at the Young Vic, Barbican Pit and Abbey Theatre. His first production as designer was Breaking The Ice for the Unicorn in 2015.

His recent commission for House of Illustration saw him take this process into the realm of public art with Crossing Time. Funded by the Arts Council, it was a four-meter high projected installation in Granary Square that ran from February to March this year.

Paddy is currently senior lecture in Illustration Animation at Kingston University.

Pop-Up Exhibition: ‘The House of Refuge’: Constructing Fictional Architecture in Print

Imogen Humphris Pop Up Exhibition

Who : Imogen Humphris

When : Friday 20th May 2016 7pm – 9:30pm

Where : East London Printmakers

This year Imogen Humphris has been working on the project key holder residency at East London Printmakers; working with a variety of etching techniques, she has explored the translation from her ‘conglomerate drawing’ method to ‘conglomerate printing’, producing new pieces constructed from multiple plate printing and paper cut out. As part of the ELP pop-up exhibition she will present some highlights in the journey from research to the creation of ‘The House of Refuge’.

Imogen Humphris is an illustrator and printmaker bringing together themes of conflict and poverty in the context of architecture and the built environment. From travel, formal research, and informal conversations she creates fictional buildings that represent real life experiences of communities in the throws of change. Her current project ‘The House of Refuge’ brings together spaces of hostility and sanctuary throughout the migration paths across Europe in a discursive exchange.

An Illustrated Talk by Edward Twohig on The Joys of Collecting, Creating and Living with Original Prints

Join us on Tuesday 23rd February at ELP for an illustrated talk by Edward Twohig on ‘The Joys of Collecting, Creating and Living with Original Prints.’ Twohig is a practicing intaglio printmaker and a collector of original prints. He trained at the Crawford College of Art and Design in Cork before specialising in etching at Chelsea College of Art, London where he was the first student from Ireland to receive a British Council Scholarship.

Collecting prints can be an obsession, indeed a way of life. Printmaker, director, curator and connoisseur; Edward Twohig started young. Aged 22 he purchased “St Eustace” by Durer, 14 Durer’s later his love of printmaking has certainly not diminished and spills into all the main mediums and styles. He is bravely going to bring along some examples from his 7,000+ collection for us to see and intends to explain his collecting journey with some amusing anecdotes.

In his own practice Twohig is a firm believer in Ruskin’s maxim “You will never love art well until you love what she mirrors better.” Taking his inspiration directly from nature, he then distils the essence of the places that resonate with him through painting, photography and particularly drypoint etching, which is especially suited to his fluent mastery of line. His etchings, while acknowledging the influence of Blake, Ravilious and Samuel Palmer in particular, are a vital and sustained contribution to the English pastoral tradition in their own right. Edward Twohig’s work is represented by a Eames Fine Art in Bermondsey, London.

Twohig currently combines his art practice with his role as Director of Art at Wellington College.

RSVP to the talk here, limited spaces.


Above: Picasso, “Vollard Suite”, line etching, c.1932

Above: John Craxton, “Poetic Landscape” coloured lithograph, 1945.

Above: Rembrandt, “The Three Trees”, etching & drypoint, 1642

Above: Jeffery Edwards, “The Cortina of Dr Calaigari” screenprint, 1991.

Above: Sir Francis Seymour Haden, PPRE, “The Boat House” drypoint from observation, 1877.

Above: Roy Lichtenstein, “Haystacks # 3”, lithograph, 1969.

Above: Middleton Todd, “Jean Caught In A Moment In Time”, drypoint, 1942.

Above: Edward Twohig, “Evening’s Allegro”, etching and aquatint, 2015.

Read more about Edward Twohig here.
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