Category: Exhibition

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

Just Got Made Weekender | 27th—28th February 2016

Explore, learn, connect and discuss at this year’s Just Got Made Weekender which is celebrating the UK’s Maker Revolution. This two day show includes exciting craftspeople, micro-manufacturers and material specialists from around Britain, who will be showing off their skills, giving insight into their chosen professions and selling unique and original work. From heritage leatherworking to digital fabric printing, jewellery design to letterpress printing, the Weekender is a chance to meet like-minded maker enthusiasts and explore areas of contemporary making you may not have encountered before.


Join the fun and creative drop-in workshops, exciting demonstrations, insightful talks and delicious refreshments.

Professional makers can benefit from tips and Q&As in free business advice sessions, taught by experts including The Design Trust, The Crafty Fox Market and the Crafts Council Talent Development Programme. There will be an informal networking breakfast on Sunday, which is a great way to meet new production partners and collaborators.


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Where: Somerset House
When: 11am – 5pm, 27 and 28 February 2016
Cost: £5 day ticket, £7.50 both days.
Book: here.

Exhibitors confirmed so far:
Sugru / I Make Knots / East London Printmakers / K&K Quilting Machines / Bespoke Laser / Pinegrove Leather / Printall Studios / Print Me Pretty / London Sculpture Workshop / London Workshop Network / Inky and the Beast / Jacqueline Colley / Muva Design / Penelope Cream / Lara Gorlach

Free Advice Sessions:
Grow your Design Business in 2016Crafts Council Development Team
How to Sell at Craft MarketsSinead Koehler, Founder Crafty Fox Markets
Funding, Grants and Cash for Makers!Jo Bradshaw, Advisor
Manufacturing as a Creative PersonHelen Kemp, Founder Just Got Made
Topic to be confirmedPatricia Acker, The Design Trust
Pitch to the Press – expert tbc

Special events:
Panel Discussion: Who are our Artisans Now? Saturday 27th February, 5.30 – 6.30pm
Saturday Private View and Industry Party, Saturday 27th February, 7pm – 10pm
Makers Networking Breakfast with Design Nation, Sunday 28th February, 9.30 – 11am

‘A New Home’ Exhibition at The Art Pavilion: 1st — 23rd February 2016; Opening Night Thursday 4th February

Art Catcher, ELP and Tower Hamlets Council have joined forces to create a mixed media exhibition about the concept of ‘belonging’ which will have an opening night on the 4th February at The Art Pavilion in Mile End. The exhibition will be opened by Rita Chadha, CEO of the Refugee and Migrants Forum Essex and London (RAMFEL). It should be an eventful evening with dance by Vanessa Downie of Ajos Dance, dished with world food and of course the launch of our much anticipated Box Set 2016 which contains over 60 prints made lovingly by hand by individual artists and printmakers.

There will be several workshops running daily from 12pm – 6pm including ‘Print Your Home’, guided cab tours and a dragon making and performing afternoon. For a schedule of accompanying creative workshops and events, please visit

Annelene Schulte_European Qualifiers_Papercut of negative shapes into newsitems_30x40cm
Above: Annelene Schulte — European Qualifiers
Papercut of negative shapes into news items 30cm x 40cm

Beverley-Jane Stewart_The past and present of Brick Lane_Print, drypoint, carborundum and hand coloured_8.5x11.5”
Above: Beverley-Jane Stewart — The Past and Present of Brick Lane
Print, drypoint, carborundum and hand coloured 8.5″ x 11.5”

Emiko Kurokawa_15 Homes_hand cut paper_84.1x118.9cm
Above: Emiko Kurokawa — 15 Homes
Hand cut paper 84.1cm x 118.9cm

Ferha Farooqui_Cooperative (detail)_Acrylic glazes on wood panel_60x70cm
Above: Ferha Farooqui — Cooperative (detail)
Acrylic glazes on wood panel 60cm x 70cm

Gini Wade_Home 1_2 run lithograph on stone and plate_30x39cm_collaboration with Celeste Boulanger aged 7
Above: Gini Wade Home 1 (collaboration with Celeste Boulanger aged 7)
Two run lithograph on stone and plate 30cm x 39cm

Ian Scaife_Paper Structures_Grey Yellow Red_model_11x11x6cm
Above: Ian Scaife — Paper Structures
Grey, yellow and red model 11cm x 11cm x 6cm

Johanna Zhang_Mountains and Rivers_etchings_20x20cm
Above: Johanna Zhang — Mountains and Rivers
Etching 20cm x 20cm

Judith Symons_Pink Tag_digital print_A3
Above: Judith Symons — Pink Tag
Digital print A3

Katja Rosenberg (Wiesbaden)_Exodus_Diptych from acrylic paint, collage, drawing_35x47cm each
Above: Katja Rosenberg (Wiesbaden) — Exodus
Diptych from acrylic paint, collage, drawing 35cm x 47cm each

Lidija Antanasijevic_In Transit_leather and silicone_18x26x3cm
Above: Lidija Antanasijevic — In Transit
Leather and silicone 18cm x 26cm x 3cm

Louisa Jones_Spaceman_Etching_20x22cm
Above: Louisa Jones — Spaceman
Etching 20cm x 22cm

Above: LUCE — Tentes
Monotype 50cm x 60cm

Lucy Schofield_The Mobile Boozer_interactive experience with old London cab
Above: Lucy Schofield — The Mobile Boozer
Interactive experience with old London cab

Maggie Henton_I dream, home is another country_Screen printed cards, paper clips, thread, suitcase, tea cup and wooden stand_dimensions variable
Above: Maggie Henton — I Dream, Home is Another Country
Screen printed cards, paper clips, thread, suitcase, tea cup and wooden stand (dimensions variable)

Marcelle Hanselaar_Nobody is innocent anymore 1_Mixed Media Collage_70x60cm
Above: Marcelle Hanselaar — Nobody is Innocent Anymore 1
Mixed Media Collage 70cm x 60cm

Martin Adams_A New Home_11x14.5cm
Above: Martin Adams — A New Home
11cm x 14.5cm

Moving Patterns_Sumi Perera_cut and printed paper installation_variable dimensions
Above: Sumi Perera — Moving Patterns
Cut and printed paper installation (variable dimensions)

Yvette Malo_Asking butterflies for wings_Installations from multilingual selection of newspapers_dimensions variable
Above: Yvette Malo — Asking Butterflies for Wings
Installations from multilingual selection of newspapers (dimensions variable)