From 22-25 November, WCPF hosted a fair concerning contemporary printmaking with a series of talks, tours, demonstrations and consultations – from the history of the medium and the art market through to building one’s art collection, art and interiors.
Select artists were invited to created a unique piece with a limited number of editions, that are available online as a legacy project for the fair. The works will tour to partner venues and national and international fairs.
Children’s activities & workshops
Professional arts educators gave children a fun and interactive art experience while parents & carers browsed the artworks, participated or enjoyed a refreshment in the mezzanine lounge area.
D R I N K P I N K ! ! ! Mirabeau was the official drinks partner
Our Charlie welcomed visitors to the designated rosé bar on the mezzanine level for a glass of our sparkling La Folie, the perfect celebratory drink as we approach the festive season…and for any arty party!
Our Mirabeau Bar was especially busy during the Press and VIP evening and the New collectors evening, where our sparkling flowed in abundance!
Organisers Lizzie Glendinning and Jack Bullen even thought of showcasing pink prints near the bar!
AUCTION of Limited Edition Etching « Migration »
In October, Bisser joined Atelier JI in their London studio to produce a new limited edition etching « Migration », published by Graffiti Street, UK. The artist and studio presented the rare opportunity to purchase the BAT Edition (the first print off the press, usually held in the studio archives) to raise money for the National Autistic Society.
100% of money raised from the sale of Bisser’s « Migration » was donated to the National Autistic Society (Bexley Branch), which is close to the the heart of Peter Bennett of Atelier JI and family, as well as the organisers of the fair.
FARROW & BALL X WCPF
Experts in paint and wallpaper Farrow & Ball introduced nine rich new paint shades to its colour card this Autumn. The new colours which range from an exotic pink and a deep red, to a soft off white and down to earth blue launched on 20th September 2018, and are the first from the Dorset based brand since 2016.
Some of the demos & activities
- Exhibitors Jealous Gallery London had their own #mirabeaumoment with these empty bottles that they fashioned on-site
- Alan Kitching chatted with Karoline Newman about his career spanning an apprentice type compositor at a traditional printer in Darlington, to the iconoclastic letterpress artist that has brought him global recognition. He also gave a sneak preview of his A-Z of London project
- Kethi Copeland did her Riverscape Workshop, offering the public a chance to contribute to a communal piece of artwork of the riverside
- Katie Goodwin offered the chance to have a little fun and get one’s hands dirty, learning how to do drypoint etching
- Cy Bernheim (right) demonstrated the intaglio printmaking process
- Christina France worked on her unique techniques of rotating plates
We were thrilled to have been a part of such a brilliant arty and inspiring event. Thank you to everyone who came and enjoyed a glass of rosé with us!