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Week 5: Enrichment Week (ART717)

Updated: Feb 1, 2023

Week beginning: 31st October 2022

Woolwich Contemporary Print Fair 2022- (Friday 4th & Saturday 5th November 2022)

Woolwich Works, 11 No 1 St, Royal Arsenal, London SE18 6HD

"Woolwich Contemporary Print Fair – the UK’s largest fair entirely devoted to contemporary prints. WCPF brings together an incredible line-up of 1000 original artworks in a unique hybrid exhibition of emerging artists, famous names, and specialist galleries." Visitors will have the opportunity to peruse original prints from the most exciting artists working today at accessible price points, as well as take part in a thriving interactive programme of talks, workshops and live demonstrations from leading Curators, Collectors & Creatives."

It was a perfect opportunity for me to learn more about printmaking and #FindArtThatFits my personal and domestic aesthetic. I explored galleries displaying some of the most beautiful pieces I’ve ever had the pleasure to witness, a real inspirational and thought-provoking experience. I took part in several workshops and printmaking classes, some of which expanded on my knowledge of the field, other workshops I explored techniques that were completely different and new to me, such as collagraphy. These technical workshops enhanced my creative thinking and of course formed a part of my Research through practice and allowed me too network with likeminded crafts people and artists. i also attended talks and art panels exploring modern day issues within today's society. Overall, a very thrilling and rewarding experience. I not only gained new skills but friends and links within the industry that'll inform my current practice. Artists I discovered were Serena Smith and Anna Mateus whose work has inspired me to take my ideas so much further than just pen to paper. The research I have gathered on Smith and Mateus can be found within my research folder, along with many other influential artists and designers.


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