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


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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One Response to 21 years of amazing people, challenging work and great memories

  1. I am so very sorry to hear this news… a terrible loss to the creative fields, both in the UK and around the world. All of us at the Contemporary Textile Studio in Toronto send our best wishes to you all.

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