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Discounts

When you present your ELP Membership card to any of the following organisations you will receive a 10% discount. For Platform 39 ELP members receive a discount of £80 off the full list price of Adobe Photoshop, InDesign and Illustrator courses.

London Graphics Centre – 15% off with promo code ELP16
Cowling and Wilcox
Panopus
Rabbits in a Frame
Artwork Book
Platform 39
Matthew Booth Photography

Exhibitions and events

We organise an annual exhibition for our members. Recent venues include Embassy Tea Gallery, Shoreditch Town Hall Basement, Forman’s Smokehouse Gallery, the V&A Museum of Childhood, Bankside Gallery and the Brothers Grimm Museum, Kassel, Germany. We welcome input and energy from members who want to help curate and organise exhibitions. We also put on a series of events throughout the year, including open studios, visits and social events. For more information please visit our gallery page.

Every year ELP members have the opportunity to be part of the annual box set of prints. The set is held in the print collection at the V&A Museum and with John Purcell who donates the paper for the box set.

Artist’s Talks

Members have an opportunity to present their own work and see and discuss the work of others. We also invite a range of guest speakers from the printmaking and art world. Recent visitors include Heretic Studio, Victoria Browne, founder of Kaleid Editions, Phil Sanders of PS Marlowe, Simon Goode founder of the London Centre for Book Arts and Professor Tetsuya Noda. All our artists in residence give a talk about their work too.

Email newsletter

Members receive fortnightly email newsletters with ELP news, opportunities and exhibition updates.

Website

Members can have a page on our website with images and background information.

Courses

Members receive a concessionary rate for ELP Courses as well as priority booking for our Master Workshops. In the past we’ve had master workshops such as; Japanese Gampi and Chine Colle, Cyanotype and Mokulito.

As well as discounted rates on all courses at ELP, Members also receive discounted rates on courses offered by our friends at London Centre for Book Arts.

Keyholder waiting list

Members can join the waiting list to become a keyholder with 24 hour access to the studio.

For more information visit the facilities page.

Meetings

We hold regular meetings throughout the year. The meetings are a great opportunity to meet other printmakers, share ideas and discuss all matters relating to printmaking. Members can stand for election to the committee at the AGM in December. As an artist cooperative we rely on the time and energy of our members and we especially welcome members who would like to get involved in helping to run ELP as we continue to grow in size and stature.

Membership fee

  • £40 per year
  • £25 concessions (full-time student, recent graduate- within a year, job-seeker, over-60)
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For more information about ELP membership, send an email to ELP by filling the form on the contact us page.

Friends of ELP

Support us by making a donation

Since 1998, East London Printmakers has nurtured a creative space for artists and provided access to professional printmaking facilities. 2008 saw ELP celebrating 10 years of visual creativity and artistic engagement in Hackney.

East London Printmakers is run as a voluntary collective and responsibilities are divided amongst 50 core members. In order to continue developing our programme of exhibitions and market to a broader audience, ELP is seeking to raise development funds. In return for your support, ELP can offer the following benefits:

  • Exhibitions Private view invitations to group shows
  • Membership Attend meetings and receive e-newsletters
  • Credit Acknowledgement of support via ELP exhibition catalogues and website
  • Box Print Receive a complimentary limited edition print

Download Friends of ELP form (PDF)

For more information about the Friends of ELP scheme, send an email to ELP by filling the form on the contact us page.