Artist Almudena Romero will be explaining her wet collodion projects, focusing on her tintype work, as well as on the commissions she has received to set up pop- up collodion darkrooms at institutions such as the V&A, the National Portrait Gallery and the University of the Arts London. Almudena will be explaining the history and the technicalities of the wet collodion process and how museums and galleries might approach the subject of teaching early processes in-house.
Born in Madrid in 1986, Almudena Romero is a visual artist working with a wide range of photographic processes from early printing techniques such as cyanotype, salt printing or wet plate collodion, to new technologies including 3Dscanning and printing. Since 2015, Almudena has shown and explained her practice at TATE Modern-TATE Exchange, TATE Britain, The Photographers’ Gallery, the Victoria and Albert Museum, the Whitechapel Gallery, the London Art Fair and the University of the Arts London, and delivered courses and lectures at National Portrait Gallery, the Mitsubishi Ichigokan Museum, the Mapfre Foundation, the Sotheby’s Institute of Art, University of Westminster, Kingston University and Southampton Solent University. She has also received commissions to produce installations in public spaces from Team London Bridge, Southwark Council, Emergency Exit Artist, Wellcome Trust and University College London. Her work has been published in TimeOut, DUST magazine, Uncertain States and Photomonitor.
Almudena’s practice uses photographic processes to reflect on issues relating to identity, representation and ideology; such as the role of photography in the construction of national identity, or the link between photographic archives and colonialism. Her work focuses on how photographic processes and technology transform the notions of public, private, individuality, identity, memory, and, in general, the concept of the individual. Almudena’s works touch on how perception affects existence and how photographic processes contribute to organising perception.
Location : East London Printmakers
Date : Tuesday 27th March 2018
Time : 7pm
How would you like to start 2018 off by learning something entirely new. Check out our next Collagraph and Carborundum workshop with Amanda Taylor, starting on the 28th February and running for 3 consecutive Wednesdays from 10am – 4:30pm.
Here at East London Printmakers we are delighted to announce our latest course beginning on January 31st. We are joined in the studio by Caroline Whitehead who will be guiding students through the process of Mokulito (Lithography using wooden plates).
Like traditional lithography, Mokulito relies on the fact that water and oil do not mix and the image is drawn using greasy inks and crayons onto the printing matrix or plate. For mokulito, the image is drawn on a plywood plate, offering the opportunity to make large prints relatively economically. Because wood is an organic substance, the image changes slightly each time the plate is printed, meaning that editions are small and variable, with results depending on factors such as the species and age of the particular piece of wood and the weather.
As the printing session progresses, the grain of the wood gradually becomes more dominant, often producing the evocative veils of colour that are so characteristic of this technique. A particular advantage of using wood as the printing matrix is the possibility of combining Mokulito with woodcut, which can be used to produce contrasting sharp lines and textures that would otherwise be impossible to achieve.
To find out more about the course and book your place, take a look at this…
ELP is delighted to announce its latest festive open studios…
This 9th December please invite your family and friends to visit our lovely canal-side studio for our festive opening. From 12-4pm we will be running printmaking demonstrations in both the screenprinting and etching rooms. We will also have artists’ stalls, a £10 print proof sale, and of course, there will be mulled wine and mince pies.
Our open studios are always lots of fun and offer a chance to catch up with friends, drink a glass of wine, buy a print, and wander up through the park and catch the Annual Show before it ends the following day. Everybody is welcome and we very much look forward to seeing you there.
We are very pleased to announce that our calendar highlight, the annual show returns. The Festival of Print exhibition will be taking place at the Art Pavilion, Mile End this 1st – 10th December. The exhibition will showcase over of 90 of ELP’s artists work, as well as be an interactive experience with workshop days, printing demos and a late opening First Thursdays event.
We would be delighted for you to join us for the launch night, 30th Nov, from 6pm, where Shezad Dawood will be opening the show and we will also be revealing our Prize winners, from our generous sponsors. Please join us for a glass of wine as we celebrate this very special occasion.
Please see below for more dates and details about the events running throughout the show…
Festival of Print 2017 –
The Art Pavilion, Mile End Park, London E3 4QY
Exhibition open daily December 1st – 10th, 11am -6pm
Family drop in print workshop
Saturday December 2nd, 2-4pm run by Ann Norfield and Fiona Fouhy
First Thursday Event
Thursday December 7th, 6-9pm including drop-in screen print workshop by Jairo