Opening on Thursday 4th May at the Royal Academy, with over 50 exhibitors and the opportunity to buy and view original prints spanning five centuries, the London Original Print Fair is London’s longest running art fair. As well as being able to buy and view prints from Old Masters to newly published works from contemporary artists, there is a host of events and talks happening throughout the fair which runs from 4th-7th May. The organisers of the fair have very kindly donated to us some free tickets to give away to talks with artist Monica Lundy and a special film screening exploring Samuel Palmer’s prints of the 19th century – tickets will also give you full admittance to the fair.
London Original Print Fair Giveaway 2017
For your chance to win tickets to either of the talks below and for general admittance to the fair, simply send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and specify in the email body your preference for which talk, your full name and address. Winners will be selected at random and notified by Monday 24th April. The entry deadline is Friday 21st April. Best of luck!
Talk by Monica Lundy – Stories Untold: Portraits from the Asylum. Sunday 7th May, 3pm
Bay Area artist Monica Lundy discusses her latest project printed at Stoney Road Press, Dublin: a series of intaglio and carborundum prints based on Victorian portraits of patients from Bethlem Royal Hospital (also known as “Bedlam”) and West Riding Asylum. Lundy will describe not only the technical process in creating these prints, but her immersion in research of primary sources and photos of the period.
Palmer & Me Film Screening, Thursday 4th May, 12pm
Join gallery and print studio Director Vincent Eames and artists for this special film screening. Palmer & Me, by BAFTA winning director Mike Southon, explores Samuel Palmer’s prints of the 19th century and their relevance to some of today’s leading printmakers in Britain. The 17 artists selected for this special project each received one of Samuel Palmer’s 17 etchings to live with for a periods of months. The documentary reveals the artistic inspirations brought forth by Palmer’s prints, and the contemporary artists’ artworks created in response.
Royal Academy of Arts
London W1J 0BD
The Royal Academy is less than ten minutes walk from Piccadilly Circus and Green Park tube stations. Bond Street and Oxford Circus are also very convenient, less than 15 minutes walking distance.
Bus numbers 8, 9, 14, 19, 22 and 38 stop outside the Royal Academy on Piccadilly.
The London Original Print Fair will be open daily from 4-7 May 2017 as follows:
Thursday 4 May, 10am-9pm
Friday 5 May, 10am-10pm
Saturday 6 May, 10am-6pm
Sunday 7 May, 10am-6pm