ELP at The London Illustration Fair


This July, a selection of artists from East London Printmakers will be exhibiting at the London Illustration Fair in Hoxton Arches!

The fair brings artists and illustration lovers together to showcase the diversity of illustration in London and further afield.

We are excited to announce the ELP line up for this year will be :
Helen Ashton
Eleanor Rogers
Belinda Chen
Eliza Southwood
Dolores de Sade

For more info about the artists exhibiting have a look here

Come along to see brand new work from these fantastic artists! Get your tickets here.

The London Illustration Fair 2015
10th – 12th July
Hoxton Arches
E2 8HD

Coming Up at ELP


It’s going to be a jam packed summer at East London Printmakers! Here’s what’s coming up…

East London Printmakers is expanding!
That’s right, we’ve got a brand new space in our studio and with new space comes new opportunities! We’ve got new presses on their way including new screen beds and a new Albion press!
We’re excited to be able to open our doors at the end of July for you to check out the brand new space and see the new equipment in action.

A selection of ELP artists will be exhibiting at The Affordable Art Fair in Hampstead in June and at the Illustration Fair in early July. We’ll be making an appearance at the Independent Label Market at Old Spitalfields Market in July and our Annual Members Show will be held at the Embassy Tea Gallery in Southwark in September.

Continuing our 2015 Artist Talk Series, Perrott Bespoke Printing will join us on July 21st to discuss the almost dying trade that is die stamping. We’ll also be joined by artist and printmaker Rebecca Jewell on September 22nd

We have an exciting selection of courses for beginners and practicing printmakers alike. In the etching room we have courses ranging from Collagraph and Beginner Etching courses to Photopolymer Etching. In the screen printing room we have beginner courses focussing on paper or fabric printing, to more advance courses like Laptop 2 Screenprint.

You can also keep up to date with all our events through our Twitter, Facebook, and on our Blog.

ELP @ AAF Hampstead


Ten artists from East London Printmakers are exhibiting at The Affordable Art Fair in Hampstead this June!

East London Printmakers have been exhibiting at the fair since 2013, each time exhibiting with a different group of artists spanning a variety of printmaking practices. Have a look here for more information about the artists involved this year.

Come and visit us at stand L2!

Affordable Art Fair Hampstead
11th – 14th June
Hampstead Heath
East Heath Rd NW3 1TH


Artist Talk with Heretic Studio


On 26th May, East London Printmakers will be hosting a talk by the fantastic Heretic Studio.

Heretic is an experimental screen printing studio comprising of Luke Frost, Jon Rundall and Therese Vandling. Their wide ranging activities have most recently taken the form of an ongoing and evolving body of work called
Spectral Nation: an exploration of screen printing as a medium and process, looking at colour interactions and the journey an image makes, from digital manipulation into analogue, and the transformations and distortions this journey can bring about, uncovering hidden complexities within simple compositions.

East London Printmakers, May 26th, 7.30pm


To help us get an idea of numbers, please RSVP to talks@eastlondonprintmakers.co.uk

Pop-Up Exhibition with Laurie Storey


We’re excited to announce, on Thursday 7th May, East London Printmakers will be hosting a pop-up exhibition of work by Laurie Storey.


If Ed Miliband eats a sandwich in the forest and no one is around to see it, does he still get lime pickle on his eyelid?

A one day exhibition investigating the relationship between British politics, the media and the cult of celebrity, which will take place on election day. This body of work constitutes the findings whilst participating in the Project Keyholder Residency at East London Printmakers in Spring 2015. Realised via traditional printmaking methods, this selection of work explores the appropriation and distortion of information via a variety of media outlets, focusing on the junction where considered documentation and fact is sacrificed for entertainment and titillation.

Laurie is an artist, printmaker living and working in London. He has spent the last two months completing a Project Keyholder Residency at ELP. Alongside producing his own work, Laurie runs Vulpes Vulpes; a project space in Bermondsey which hosts exhibitions, performances and workshops. You can read more about Laurie’s work and his time at ELP here.

Join us on Thursday 7th May from 6pm – 10pm to support emerging creative talent.

Independent Label Market: Bristol


East London Printmakers will be exhibiting alongside some fantastic labels next weekend at The Independent Label Market in Bristol.

The market will take place in the covered Glass Arcade at St. Nicholas Market, a bustling Georgian arcade offering a vibrant mix of independent shops and food stalls. This market with feature the cream of Bristol’s independent label scene along with some favourites and regulars from elsewhere in the UK.

We’re so excited to have the opportunity to take our artists work to a different part of the UK.

Bristol here we come!

Sunday 3rd May
11am – 5pm
The Independent Label Market
The Glass Arcade,
St Nicholas Market

If you missed us at the market in Old Spitalfields back in March, click here to see what we had on offer.

East London Printmakers is Expanding…


This Spring, we have increased our studio space by 25%! Our technician Helen is project managing the development and we’re looking at investing in new equipment.
We’re really excited to see the space evolve over the coming months.

Watch this space…

Artist Talk with Oscar Eaton


Next up in our Artist Talk Series 2015 we’ll be welcoming Oscar Eaton back to the studio. Oscar completed a residency at East London Printmakers at the end of last year.
During his residency at ELP Oscar Eaton produced a series of zinc plate etchings focusing on the heroic age of exploration at the turn of the 20th century.

Oscar has been searching the Royal Geographic Society’s photographic archives and isolating imagery from the original footage of Scott and Shackleton’s South Pole expeditions to gain source material from which to work. He has also been collection imagery from Mallory and Irvine’s 1924 Everest expedition and is beginning to work with footage from the Apollo 11 moon landing.

On 24th March, Oscar will be discussing his work, research, process and his residency at ELP. It’s free so come along from 7.30pm!

To reserve a place, please RSVP to talks@eastlondonprintmakers.co.uk


East London Printmakers @ Independent Label Market


This March, East London Printmakers will be making another appearance at the ever so popular Independent Label Market at Old Spitalfields Market.

The market is a fantastic event which offers record labels the opportunity to meet both their audience and their peers. The label founders will be present ensuring that it is a true opportunity to meet the people running the labels.
East London Printmakers is invited as a creative industry that supports the music industry! At the market you’ll get to meet the artists behind the work, giving you the opportunity to meet with the artists, discuss their work and their printmaking techniques.

There will be brand new prints up for grabs, including this one designed by narcsville especially for the market.

The London Brewer’s Market will be there on the day too, which will feature lots of local brewers including our friends Five Points Brewery.

Live music, inspiring artwork, delicious beer and lots and lots of records… we think this will make for a very exciting day!

28th March 11 – 6pm
The Independent Label Market
Old Spitalfields Market