Europe’s largest art fair dedicated to highly collectible print works, Woolwich Contemporary Print Fair continues to be the pioneer in the world of contemporary original print, pushing the boundaries of this diverse medium and situating it within the wider context of contemporary art. This October visitors can look forward to exclusive prints from the likes of David Shrigley, represented by specialist print gallery Jealous, alongside emerging talents in WCPF’s annual Curated Hang, selected by a panel of industry experts. The Fair creates a curated and accessible platform for all types of collectors to engage with the very best in original print from living artists. Located at London’s historic Royal Arsenal, the Fair is now easily reachable from Central London via the Elizabeth Line.
‘This is the place to find exciting and affordable work’ – Elle Decoration
In their attempts to democratise the contemporary art landscape, WCPF has launched Patrons of Print, enhancing the experience of collectors all year round. Enjoy unique and intimate opportunities to go behind-the-scenes with exhibiting galleries, artists, and museum partners; take advantage of exclusive discounts on original art, access to the Fair’s recommended supplier list, free UK-wide delivery; and get ‘first look’ access to Woolwich Contemporary Print Fair, opening parties and events. Further projects include The Young London Print Prize, encouraging creativity in young people and challenging the way we view contemporary art from the grassroots up and their up coming UK-wide residencies with partners and prize winners.
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The annual Curated Hang is comprised of artwork by successful applications from an international artist open call. It brings high quality new and unexpected work into the Fair, while platforming independent, up-and-coming, global artists. To keep the selection completely democratic and fresh for each edition, the selection panel of industry experts changes annually, and the works are carefully reviewed individually and anonymously on a piece-by-piece basis.
‘From major names (think Tracey Emin, Grayson Perry, David Shrigley, Paula Rego, and the Chapman Brothers) to rising stars, there are a host of inspiring prints to peruse and purchase – many at accessible price points for budding art enthusiasts’ – Tatler
As well as the highly anticipated exclusive original print debut from David Shrigley courtesy of Jealous, TAG Fine Arts will present the launch of a new limited-edition work by David Spiller and Atelier Rose and Gray will showcase Gavin Turk’s latest egg works. Pauper Press celebrate the 20th anniversary, and coinciding book launch, of the Mark Tanner Sculpture Awards with limited-edition lithographs in collaboration with the winners of the past ten years. Alongside Oliver Project’s wall-based presentation, they will be exhibiting a floor-based work with a printed element by Germany-born artist Liane Lang made especially for the Fair, this work will combine a natural found object with photographic imagery of the body, drawing attention to historical representations of the female, and humankind’s relationship with nature.
Further participating artists and galleries include: Adam Dant, Tobias Till, David Eason and Brigitte Williams presented by TAG Fine Arts; Rabley Gallery will offer works by Neil Bousfield, Ian Chamberlain, Eileen Cooper, Paul Furneaux, Sarah Gillespie, Katherine Jones, Sara Lee, Natasha Michaels, Nana Shiomi, Emma Stibbon and Sadie Tierney; Atelier Rose & Gray will bring Sir Michael Craig Martin, Julian Opie and Christopher Le Brun to the fair; Oliver Projects represent South East London-based artists Suzanna Moxhay and Joseph Goody; Julian Page Gallery will bring Marcelle Hanselaar, Alexander Massouras, Kate McCrickard, Bridget Riley, James Rogers and Dasha Shishkin. Plus a rich line-up of forty artists represented by East London Printmakers including Susan Vera Clarke, Georgia Green and Qinlin Yang.
Further artists are to be confirmed from Bonhams, Anise Gallery, Blue Shop Gallery, Paul Stolper, Thames Side Gallery, Brocket Gallery, Rhodes Editions and Pratt Contemporary.
Established by gallerists Jack Bullen and Lizzie Glendinning, WCPF presents a truly distinctive art fair environment, as accessible as it is specialist, catering to budding art enthusiasts and seasoned art collectors alike. Follow @woolwichcontemporaryprintfair for the latest news.
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