On Saturday I went to the fourth edition of the Woolwich Contemporary Print Fair which took place in a warehouse space in one of the buildings within the Royal Woolwich Arsenal. It was a wonderfully inspiring fair where you can discover, and buy, the best in contemporary printmaking from over 500 international artists. The exhibition had been curated using hand-picked emerging talent as well as world-renowned names, represented through a selection of galleries and studios. On top of this, there was a programme of talks, tours, workshops and demonstrations. And all of the art was available to buy!
'Make Time to Make' is a great phrase and very important! Making and creating things is so rewarding. There were several areas in the show where you could try your hand at printing.
I gravitated towards these map prints with their fantastic over-printed neon pink typography.
The print fair was held in a lofty space which was perfect for showing off the prints. The upstairs mezzanine meant that you could look down at all the lovely prints on offer.
I loved the colours and design of this print of Central London postcodes.
I also gravitated towards the Eastern-inpsired prints. I especially liked the simple black and white kimono print.
I love a bit of spattered neon pink!
It was great to watch the print makers in the process of creating their prints. The man on the right was screen printing a finely detailed map of London.
There was such a combination of styles and textures.
These two pieces were created on wood and included torn paper and collage.
Two fun prints included the mix tape print on the left, which took me back to my youth. And on the right, a cheeky take on the 'Chinese Girl' painting by Vladimir Tretchikoff - below.