21 years of amazing people, challenging work and great memories

On Thursday February 7, London Printworks Trust finally shut the doors to its Brixton home for the past 21 years.  Times change, funding cuts and external forces have proven a difficult environment over the last year and it has not been possible to find suitable alternative premises within the available time and resources.  Therefore it is with great regret that it will no longer be possible to offer access to the textile hand print facilities, expertise and services in the foreseeable future.

Over the years staff, trustees and volunteers have had the distinct privilege to work with some of the UK’s foremost artists, textile designers and emerging talent. Thereby creating a celebrated history of enabling raw, emerging and professional talent to develop their skills and create work that has promoted the visual arts on a local, national and global scale.  

I would like to join with the Board of Trustees to thank everyone; artists, designers, students, individuals, funding bodies, the local authority, who have supported or in some way contributed to the work of London Printworks Trust over the last 21 years. I hope everyone will cherish the fondest of memories of the wealth of extraordinary projects and inspirational people that the have met and worked together in Brixton.

Lorna Dallas-Conte, Executive Director

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Family Print – 25 Nov + 2 Dec

Thanks for all our course participants and their enthusiastic feed back, on the 25th of November!

Next upcoming workshop, last of the year is on the 2nd of December, a fantastic opportunity to make personal creative hand made gifts to celebrate Christmas or other winter festivals!

£ 25 – one child with accompanying adult

£ 10 – per additional child

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Resting Place continues until 23rd Nov

We had a great opening evening of our latest exhibition Resting Place on Tues. The exhibition continues next week Mon – Fri 10am – 4pm but will not be open Sun 18 Nov as previously advertised. If you would like to find out more about this project and the work of our Artist in Residence Dawn Cole then go to http://www.embroiderthetruth.wordpress.com or http://www.dawncole.co.uk

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Whoosh – Laura and Jack (our new lovely print interns) set the pace for Brixton Bolt. Helped by Florence together they printed 80 t-shirts in two days and set the pace for BRIXTON BOLT this weekend.

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Resting Place. Exhibition of new work by Artist in Residence Dawn Cole

To read more about Dawn’s work go to the Residence page

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17th October 2012 next Wednesday


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A glance on our screen-printing open studio, 6th October 2012…

photo open day

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Open Day – Saturday, 6th October 2012 – 11am-4pm

This saturday it’s even easier for you to enjoy textile free printing demonstrations. 

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Print Basics – Mark Making for Printed Textiles

‘Wish I had done this year’s ago’ – one of the quotes from our course participants today. Fun and serious skill development in the first session of our new Course programme. For further details click on Training and Courses above. Mark Making for Printed Textiles is one of the Print Basics sessions.

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Culture, Beauty, Identity ‘Stripcloth Splendours’

This is an extremely rare opportunity to see Contemporary Textiles from Burkina Faso.

Tonight is our Private View for this interesting exhibition. Pop in for a drink and nibbles from 6pm, 1st Floor of Piano House, Brighton Terrace, Brixton.

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