ELP yourself

Nick Morley, Victoria Browne
East London Printmakers, www.eastlondonprintmakers.co.uk
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East London Printmakers is an artists’ cooperative based on Mare Street in Hackney. Set up 12 years ago to create a support group for artists using printmaking, they now run a busy studio with facilities for etching, screenprint, relief printing and photopolymer/photoetching. With over 200 members the group organises regular exhibitions in London and internationally as well as workshops, artist’s talks and a residency programme. The group is almost entirely self-funded and is run by a group of voluntary committee members but all members are encouraged to organise events and have a say in the running of the studio. www.eastlondonprintmakers.co.uk

Nick Morley is an artist and freelance illustrator. A member of East London Printmakers for the last eight years, he is also the current chair of ELP’s committee. Nick has a passion for printmaking, especially the underrated art of linocut, about which he writes an occasional blog (linocutboy.blogspot.com). Nick teaches printmaking workshops at ELP and London Print Studio. He has exhibited widely both in the UK and internationally and has been commissioned to illustrate book covers for Faber and Faber, Penguin and the Folio Society. www.nickmorley.co.uk | www.linocutboy.etsy.com

Victoria Browne holds a Master of Arts in Multi-Disciplinary Printmaking from the Centre of Print Research, University of the West of England and studied at the Kunsthøgskolen i Bergen in Norway. Victoria is currently the resident artist at the University of Middlesex London. She works with artists to edition polymer photogravure prints and teaches a variety of printmaking techniques. www.kaleideditions.com | www.lillil.com