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Or call us on 020 7924 0600
Our address is 245a Coldharbour Ln, G5 Ground Floor Unit, Coldharbour Works, London SW9 8RR
Boasting seven presses including two large Rochat Etching Presses, the studio is suitable for all kinds of intaglio, relief and plate lithographic processes. It has an aquatint box in a separate room, areas for etching copper, zinc and steel, and a metal cutter. Materials such as paper, inks, and plates are available to purchase from the studio. In August we are moving spaces in the same building, and will be able to offer screen print.
The studio is situated a 15 minute walk from Brixton Tube station, and a stones throw from Loughborough Junction station.
If you are interested in visiting, drop us an email. Visitors most welcome.
The History of the Studio
Artichoke Print Workshop was founded in 1992 by Colin Gale and Melvyn Petterson, two friends who met at Camberwell School of Art and Crafts (as it was named back then!). It took them two years to collect the equipment needed, which they stored in a squatted hospital in Stockwell. The original planned site was Artichoke Mews in Camberwell, but it became clear this would be to too small, so they settled in their site in Loughborough Junction, Brixton, where the studio remains to this day. The workshop was up and running in two weeks with the help of engineer Chris Holladay.
Since then, the studio has run editioning projects. Its first major project was with Maxim Kantor in 1999 on his portfolio Metropolis, featuring 70 relief prints. It remains a hub for artists working in print, as keyholders and members. It has a proven track record of supporting artists post studying, with a strong relationship with the technical staff at Camberwell College or Arts. It also has a long standing relationship to the Affordable Art Fair, where it has ran demos and sold the work of its members since the fairs inception in 1999.
In August 2020 we have relocated in the same building to a more accessible ground floor space with a yard. This space will alow us to expand our offering, including a new and exciting season of exhibitions and artist talks when life returns a bit to normal. In the interim we are still offering open access sessions, and a selection of socially distant classes.