London Original Print Fair 2018: Programming

Talks & Events: Family Focused Weekend at the Royal Academy of Arts

Visitors to the London Original Print Fair enjoy a complete overview of the history of print making through an unrivalled collection of works offered on the market by exhibitors. From Old Masters through to the very newest editions, the Fair prides itself on providing a means to understand the processes and ideas of artists and printers.

For 2018, LOPF has comissioned four short films to demonstrate screen printing (Advanced Graphics) and etching, lithography and woodcuts (Paupers Press).

Winner Announcement: The Hallett Independent Acquisitions Award | Wednesday 2 May 2018, 5:30PM | Royal Academy of Arts, London

The winning institutuion will be announced at the opening reception by Christopher Le Brun, President of the RA. The Hallett Independent Acquisitions Award enables a museum or gallery in the UK to acquire an original print for their collection costing up to 8,000 pound.

Miles Aldrige: Annual Printmaking Talk | Thursday 3 May 2018, 7:30PM | Sir Hugh Casson Room, Ground Floor

To coincide with the launch of his latest editions at LOPF, Miles Aldridge will talk about his most recent body of work presented by PolĂ­grafa Obra Grafica at the 2018 Fair.

Bank Holiday Weekend at the RA

To coincide with the Bank Holiday weekend, LOPF has programmed a series of family friendly workshops throughout the Fair and in the Royal Academy's Annenberg Courtyard. Central to the daily demonstrations and performances will be the CCA Art Bus, a mobile work of art designed by Sir Peter Blake. This full size, London bus reflects Blake's pop art style and will be hosting printmaking workshops with artists and printmakers. Workshops will focus on children and young people and will be free. Alongside the CCA Art Bus, LOPF will host festive food trucks and musical performances.

Daily Talks

Daytime talks in the General Assembly Room are included with a ticket to LOPF. Spaces are limited, so booking is essential via LOPF's website. The 2018 series of talk sinclude:

Thursday 3 May

12 noon: Eileen Cooper RA | Eileen Cooper discusses her time as Keeper of the Royal Academy Schools and life after, including her recent linocuts.

3pm: Slow Art Workshop: Scratch, Scrape and Stipple | A close look at prints at the RA Library with renowned art critic Susan Moore.

Friday 4 May

12 noon: Danny Rolph | Printmaking tutor at the RA School discusses his role there and recent body of prints.

3pm: Fact and Folly: Works of Architectural Cappricci by Emily Allchurch | Allchurch discusses her digital printmaking practice, inspired by Old Master prints and paintings.

Saturday 5 May

12 noon: Alan Kitching and Bob Saich in Conversation | Celebrated letterpress artist Alan Kitching discusses his practice with Bob Saich, partner and master printer at Advanced Graphics London

3pm: Shoji Miyamoto artist's talk | The young Tokyo-based artist discusses his woodblock prints, done in the traditional ukio-ye manner with vibrant contemporary subjects.

Sunday 6 May

12 noon: The Great Wave off Kanagawa by Hokusia | Japanese Woodblock Printmaking demonstration with master Japanese printmaker Motoharu Asaka.

3pm: Shoji Miyamoto artist's talk | The young Tokyo-based artist discusses his woodblock prints, done in the traditional ukio-ye manner with vibrant contemporary subjects.

About the London Original Print Fair

The London Original Print Fair (LOPF) has been held at the Royal Academy of Arts every year sine 1985. It was founded by Gordon Cooke, by whom it is still run in partnership with Director Helen Rosslyn.

Thurs May 3: 10am-9pm | Fri 4 May: 10am-8pm | Sat & Sun 5/6 May: 10am-6-pm