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Artist Talk : Lisa Lee & Jonathan Locke Hart

Lisa Lee poster

Monday 30th January
@ ELP Studio (E3 4RR)


Lisa Lee is the current Project Keyholder at East London Printmakers and will be giving a talk and exhibition of work that she has made during her stay in the studio and how her work relates to Jonathan Locke Harts Poems.

Lisa Chang Lee

Lisa Chang Lee (also known as Chang Li) obtained her BA from China Central Academy of Fine Arts (CAFA) in Beijing and MA degree from the Royal College of Art, both majoring printmaking. Her work, often conceptually inspired by printmaking, encompasses mix-media, moving image and video installation. She has internationally exhibited her work in the UK, Sweden, Austria and Mainland China, including her solo exhibition Print of Light in Cunshang Gallery, Beijing 2010; selected group exhibitions including The Masters in Bankside Gallery, London 2016; VOID in Gingko Space, Beijing, 2015. Lisa also curated several exhibitions such as “Sweden- China contemporary art” in Sweden, November 2014 and “Repeat / Spiral” International art exhibition at Impact 9 Printmaking Conference Hangzhou & Hangzhou International Printmaking Biennale, September 2015. “Far Few in Between” at the No Format Gallery in London in 2016 and Co-curated Yeats 150 anniversaries “Lonely Impulse of light” in China at the Irish Embassy 2016.
She lives and works in London and Beijing.

Jonathan Locke Hart

Jonathan Locke Hart, Chair Professor in Foreign Languages at Shanghai Jiao Tong University, studied at Toronto and Cambridge and is Life Member, Clare Hall, Cambridge and Core Faculty in Comparative Literature at Western University. He has collaborated on artist books, such as Darkfire and The Waiting Room (the Sean Caulfield and Susan Colberg) and Stow (with Nadezda Vashkevich). In addition to having his work as part of art exhibitions and artist book collections in Asia, North America and Britain, he has published six books of poems, Breath and Dust, Dream China, Dream Salvage, Dreamwork, and The Burning Lake. His poetry has been translated into Chinese, Russian, French, German, Greek, Estonian, Slovenian, Polish and Romanian. For many years, he has published in literary journals and magazines like Harvard Review, Mattoid and Quarry. He splits his time mainly among London, Shanghai, Edmonton and Toronto.

Lisa and Jonathan came across each other’s art remotely and electronically and were simply touched by each other’s work. Since 2015 the two have collaborated on 2 projects in the form of a combination of prints and poetry. Their first project Poem 91 has recently won the Royal Society of Painter-Printmakers Prize from The Masters Exhibition.





Adam Blencowe, Felting Workshop — 30.07.16


Join us for a free drop in workshop for ELP members on Saturday July 30th with an afternoon of felting and ‘textile printing’ with artist and designer Adam Blencowe. Adam will be taking us through his CNC process using woolen fabrics and vector images to create unique textiles and give members the opportunity to make their own.

To take part all you need to do is come along between 2.30pm and 5.30pm and if you would like to have a go feel free to bring along a simple A4 black and white drawing (or vector file) and any piece of woollen material (weave or knit) that you might have.

Example textiles will be on display in the gallery space with a brief introduction at 3pm from Adam on the process and his work.

RSVP to this free event HERE.

One Day Cyanotype Workshop — 17.07.16


Cyanotype is one of the earliest forms of photographic process, distinctive for its Prussian blue monochrome prints. It dates back to the mid-1800s and was later used as a simple and low-cost way for engineers to create copies of their drawing plans, hence the origin of the term ‘blueprint’. The process involves making contact prints with light-sensitive paper, either using photographic negatives, or photograms of objects and other materials. The process is easy to learn, ideal for experimentation, and can be done at home using daylight. Find out more about the workshop here.

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.

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