Amy Gardner, Behind Every Strong Woman…, Screenprint, Edition of 50, 42 x 59.5 cm
Woolwich Contemporary Print Fair, London’s only fair dedicated to contemporary printmaking, returns this week from 7th-10th November presenting a curated selection of limited-edition artworks. Featuring over 500 artworks for sale from celebrated artists such as Sir Peter Blake, Mat Collishaw and Stephen Chambers to the newest talent selected through an open call, the fair showcases the latest innovations in printmaking.
One highlight is the second screenprint edition ever created by the woman who designed the UK’s road signs, Margaret Calvert OBE. Calvert’s edition entitled ‘Bang Bang’, presented by JEALOUS Gallery, is printed on both sides to show both the front and back of the road sign.
This year’s open call attracted almost twice the number of applications as last year, and following a rigorous blind selection process by an expert jury, over 300 artists working across a whole range of techniques and processes were selected. These prints will be featured alongside artworks exhibited by specialist print galleries such as Atelier Rose & Gray and Pratt Contemporary.
As well as affording visitors the opportunity to buy artworks directly from practitioners on-site, a programme of interactive demonstrations, hands-on workshops and talks from experts takes place among the exhibited works over the course of the fair.
Also featured at the fair are Woolwich Contemporary Editions, an exclusive selection of 11 accessible, limited-edition works available to purchase online that have been produced by some of the most exciting international contemporary printmakers.
Tasha Gray, important man, Monotype, 26.3 x 35.4 cm
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Woolwich Contemporary Print Fair was founded in 2016 by husband and wife team Jack Bullen and Lizzie Glendinning, founders of Brocket Gallery, as a vital forum to nurture the ecosystem of contemporary printmaking. The Fair is held in the Royal Arsenal in the heart of the new Woolwich Creative District, a historic riverside site being transformed into a new home for leading cultural organisations including world-renowned theatre company, Punchdrunk, and Europe’s first majority black and minority ethnic orchestra, Chineke! Orchestra.