Woolwich Contemporary Print Fair (WCPF) is set to take place between 3rd – 6th November and will form Europe’s largest art fair dedicated to highly collectible print artworks. Founded in 2016 by gallerists Jack Bullen and Lizzie Glendinning, the WCPF showcases the best of contemporary print in a unique hybrid exhibition including a curated selection of independent artists chosen through an international open call, many well-known names, and specialist gallery booths at London’s historic Royal Arsenal.
The Fair offers an innovative wider programme of curated exhibitions, immersive installations and tailored artist projects. It brings together independent emerging voices with high-brow galleries and specialists in the medium, meaning there is something for everyone to explore and enjoy, and new avenues from which to discover it.
Accessibility and originality are at the heart of WCPF’s ethos. The fair creates a welcoming environment for both aspiring collectors and seasoned art world professionals. Prints by emerging practitioners sit alongside pieces by household names, with prices starting at just £100. Galleries and institutions such as Jealous, Eames Fine Art, Thames Side Studios, East London Printmakers, Julian Page Gallery, Bonhams, Rhodes Editions and many more are mainstays of the annual programme. TAG Fine Arts will present Stephen Walter, Kristjana S Williams, Tobias Till, Yanko Tihov, David Spiller, Ed Hodgkinson, Ewan David Eason, and Guy Gee. Meakin + Parsons are bringing pieces by Anna Liber Lewis, Dominic Beattie, Charley Peters, Graeme Hughes, Lydia Moraitis, Ann-Marie James, Tom Willmot, and Eleanor May Watson. Meanwhile, Rhodes Editions will showcase the work of Tellas, Nick Smith, Tavar Zawacki, Jess Cochrane, Jan Kalab, Lino Lago, Stephen Ormandy, Anoushka Mirchandani, and Andy Welland.
By bringing together both independent artists and gallery led booths, WCPF offers an entirely unique and exciting art fair experience. The annual Curated Hang is comprised of artwork by successful applications from the International Artist Open Call. It brings high quality new and unexpected work into the fair, while platforming independent, up-and-coming, global artists. To keep the selection completely democratic and fresh for each edition, the selection panel of industry experts changes annually, and the works are carefully reviewed individually and anonymously on a piece-by-piece basis.
The 2022 WCPF selection panel includes Carolin von Massenbach, Director of Bonham’s Prints, Catherine Daunt, Curator of Modern & Contemporary Graphic Art at The British Museum, Mollie Barnes, Founder of She Curates, Nish McCree, Founder of The Cowrie Culture, Tabish Khan, Art Critic, Mark Golder and Brian Thompson, Directors at Pallant House Gallery, Marek Claassen, Co-Founder of Artfacts & Limna, Isatu Funna, Founder & Director of Dar Leone, Dario Illari, Founder & Director of Jealous Gallery, and Artist Gavin Turk.
This year, the Fair is reachable from Central London’s Bond Street in just 15 mins, via the newly opened Elizabeth Line.
For more information, visit www.woolwichprintfair.com