London’s favourite boutique art fair, the London Original Print Fair opens at the Royal Academy of Arts on 24 April, showcasing prints from 50 exhibitors. This year’s fair presents a dynamic programme of talks and events by artists, printmakers and collectors.
ANNUAL PRINTMAKING LECTURE
Harland Miller: An artist’s view of printmaking
Friday 25 April, 6.30-7.30pm £12 / £6 concessions
Artist and writer Harland Miller’s painterly screenprints combine his signature expressive abstract style with humorous, punchy text. Miller speaks candidly about his creative process, with an opportunity to see his latest prints on show in the Print Fair (Main Galleries).
TENNANT GALLERY TALKS SERIES
LOPF will run a daily talks series in the Tennant Gallery at the RA. Each talk will be followed by an exclusive tour of the Fair by the speaker.
Bob Saich from Advanced Graphics in conversation with Albert Irvin RA
Thursday 24 April, 12 noon
Royal Academician and celebrated printmaker Albert Irvin will be talking with his printmaker Bob Saich.
Marcus Rees Roberts artist and Pratt Contemporary printmaker, in conversation with Dr Ben Thomas
Thursday 24 April, 3pm
Practising artist and master printmaker Marcus Rees Roberts will be speaking with Dr Ben Thomas, Art Historian and founder of the Kent Print Collection.
John Mackechnie artist and Glasgow Print Studio printmaker
Friday 25 April, 12 noon
John Mackechnie, master printer, artist and Summer Exhibition LOPF Printmaking Prize winner will discuss the collaborative process of printmaking with one of the artists he works with at Glasgow Print Studio.
Mark Hampson ‘Inky fingers, Tidy minds: Printmaking at the Royal Academy Schools’
Friday 25 April, 3pm
Mark Hampson, Head of Material Processes for RA Schools, will discuss the development, history and current status of printmaking in the Schools and RA Editions.
Chris Orr RA Talk and Tour
Saturday 26 April, 12 noon
Chris Orr RA will discuss his printmaking methods and inspirations, followed by a visit to the Fair for a guided tour and a chance to see his latest work.
Mike Taylor, Paupers Press
Saturday 26 April, 3pm
Mike Taylor, artist and master printer, will explore the relationship between artists and collaborative print studios, both in relation to the contemporary and antiquarian artist.
Anne Desmet RA Talk
Sunday 27 April, 12 noon
Anne Desmet, Royal Academician printmaker, will discuss her work and its inspiration in the Old Masters, as well as her position on the RA Summer Exhibition Selection Committee.
Anita Klein RE ‘Why artists make prints. And why I am addicted to printmaking’
Sunday 27 April, 3pm
Artist Anita Klein will discuss the methods and inspirations of her printmaking practice, including the traditional chiaroscuro woodcut technique.
Places on the talks are reserved for LOPF ticket-holders at no additional cost. Spots can be booked ahead of visits by emailing email@example.com. Some places will be reserved for on-the-day visitors.
Young Collectors Evening
Friday 25 April, Main Galleries, 6.30pm – 10pm
The LOPF also offers several leading fine art print and publishing studios a platform to showcase works by contemporary artists. A number of galleries will be giving demonstrations of printmaking techniques during the Fair. Artist Tom Hammick will give a talk and demonstration at Flowers Gallery’s stand, and visitors to Jealous Gallery will be able to assist and print an exclusive print. There will also be guided tours aimed at the younger art buyer.
Tel: 020 7439 2000
Dates and Opening Times
The London Original Print Fair 2014
Thursday 24 April: 10am – 6pm
Friday 25 April: 10am – 10pm
Saturday and Sunday 26 / 27 April: 10am – 6pm
Main Galleries, Royal Academy of Arts, Burlington House, London, W1J OBD
Fair Admissions (tickets available on the door)
Ticket £12 (includes catalogue), Concession £8, Free to Friends of the RA
Harland Miller Talk, 6.30 pm, Fri 25 April, Reynolds Room
Tickets are limited – to book http://www.tickets.royalacademy.org.uk.
£16/£7 reductions* (price incl. exhibition entry) £12 (event only)