Whilst the glorious summer may be over, and along with it we said goodbye for another year to many of the wonderful Art Fairs in and around London. However this is one of the Art capitals of the world and there is always something new to explore.
This week the BAM! team braved the biting cold, and with hats and gloves firmly in place got out and about to visit London’s only contemporary print fair.
With over 350 specialist artists and exhibitors, Woolwich Contemporary Print Fair is the only fair in London to deal solely in contemporary printmaking, and the largest of its kind in the UK, set in the impressive former carriage factory at the Royal Arsenal, Woolwich.
Celebrating every aspect of printmaking – from etching and lithography, to woodblock and screen-printing, exciting and emerging talent sat alongside established practitioners and we were privileged to be able to see first hand the work of amazing creators such as Chris Ofili, Paula Rego and Norman Ackroyd RA.
There was an incredible range of prints for sale and we were able to chat with these talented exhibitors taking advantage of their unsurpassed knowledge to learn more about this unique craft. With a plethora of interactive demonstrations and workshops, and a programme of talks and tours we were able to take a peek into the incredible practice of printmaking. Check out the video below to see Ewa having her first go at print making! If any of our readers were considering starting a collection this would be a perfect platform to gain invaluable insight into what to look for. If you missed it this year, make a note in your diary to look out for it in 2019 – perhaps we’ll see you there!