BROCKET GALLERY @ BUILDING 10
MAJOR DRAPER STREET, ROYAL ARSENAL RIVERSIDE, WOOLWICH SE18 6GD
Thursday 17 – Sunday 20 November 2016
The UK’s biggest contemporary print fair is set to run from 17-20 November 2016 at the Royal Arsenal Riverside in Woolwich, London. Curated by Brocket Gallery London in collaboration with Berkeley Homes, Woolwich Contemporary Print Fair will sell original, affordable prints alongside demonstrations, artist tours and advice on how to start an art collection.
Brocket Gallery are proudly supported by London’s leading award-winning property developer, Berkeley Homes, to deliver a vibrant destination for London’s art scene. Berkeley Homes create designer lifestyles for contemporary living, and Brocket’s contemporary artists featured at the print fairs perfectly compliment this ethos. When Crossrail opens in 2017, Woolwich will be just 20 minutes from Bond Street.
With over 50 specialist artists and exhibitors including printmakers from Slaughterhaus London and Thames-Side Print Studio, the Woolwich Contemporary Print Fair will be the only print fair in London to deal solely in contemporary printmaking in 2016. It will draw on a rich historic relationship between the arts and old or abandoned military buildings. Venice uses the city’s own Arsenale during their art Biennale and the Royal Arsenal will provide a similar extraordinary setting for a fair which is set to grow in size, ambition and popularity over the coming years.
The concept behind this venture is to celebrate every aspect of printmaking – from etching and lithograph, to woodblock and screen-printing. Emerging artistic talent will sit alongside established practitioners with an incredible range of prints for sale and exhibitors with an unsurpassed knowledge of their craft. There will be prices to suit all pockets and original prints that appeal to both longstanding collectors and people looking to buy their first original artwork. Interactive demonstrations will also offer visitors the chance to learn about the practice of printmaking and what to look for when starting to build their own collection.
Framing advice and onsite services will be available at a special discounted rate for the duration of the fair.
Brocket Gallery are hoping to raise an initial £5000 in order to pay for key building and installation materials and printed literature.