The Hankie Show: Private View tonight!

Sophie Herxheimer,

Eco-friendly and far more elegant than a crumpled paper tissue, it is time to reinstate the cotton or silk hankie at the centre of things – in your pocket or handbag, or up your sleeve.

Curated by London Printworks’ current Artist in Residence Sophie Herxheimer, this exhibition showcases some of the brilliantly creative, humorous and colourful creations received by open submission. Handkerchiefs from students, illustrators, poets, embroiders, designers, artists and enthusiasts celebrate the importance of a square of fabric.



Every submission reveals personal trials, tribulations and celebrations from political protests to the humour of hankie-related puns. The show pulls together the import of handkerchiefs as personal private momentos to keep close to the body.

Come join us tonight to help celebrate the launch of the exhibition, and the opportunity to buy limited editioned screen-printed handkerchiefs.

Unit 7 Piano House, 9 Brighton Terrace, London, SW9 8DJ

020 77389 7841

About London Printworks Trust

London Printworks Trust is the centre of excellence for textile print. Our passion has continued for twenty years since establishing ourselves as a charity to encourage professional artists, designers and emerging talent to learn, to share ideas, to produce new work and to fulfil their creative potential. Through our specialist hand printing equipment and workshop facilities we support and nurture creativity in people from the local community of Brixton, and across London. We are developing a new programme of residency places, courses, talks and new open access in response to the changes to funding. We appreciate and thank the support from our Board, Volunteers and Freelancers, without whom we would not have survived the changes to our funding. Continued support from The Leverhulme Trust and Lambeth also helps us to make a difference.
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