The first Handprinted Contemporary Print Fair launches in Canary Wharf on the evening of Wednesday 15 April 2015. This is a free, artist-led event set up to celebrate traditional hand printing processes and showcase talented London based printmakers. Curated by artists/printmakers Tiff Howick, Carole Villain and Justine Ellis, Handprinted Fair is an opportunity for local printmakers to share their enthusiasm for printing and promote their prints to a wider audience.
Handprinted Fair invites visitors to browse beautiful prints and chat with artists about their work. With over 20 artists, illustrators and designers participating, this is a chance to discover unique, original art from established and emerging practitioners. A wide selection of styles will be available: from Ben Rider’s edgy, punky screenprints; to sumptuous Showa-era palettes of Tamago Buddies’ NOIZU collection; gorgeous, watercolour-like landscapes by Emma Chambers and beautiful, exotic etchings by Louisa Jones.
Hosted in the upstairs bar of VIA, Handprinted Fair is easy to reach, it’s a 2 minute walk from West India Quay DLR station or a leisurely 10 minute walk from Canary Wharf Underground station. You’ll find VIA on the edge of the sparkling West India Quay, in one of only two remaining 19th century docklands warehouses.