Contact Details

With any enquiries, email us at artichoketrading@btconnect.com

Or call us on 020 7924 0600

Our address is 245a Coldharbour Ln Second Floor Unit S1 Shakespeare Business Centre, London SW9 8RR

Facilities

Boasting seven presses including two large Rochat Etching Presses, the studio is suitable for all kinds of intaglio, relief and lithographic processes. It has an aquatint box in a separate room, areas for etching copper, zinc and steel, and a metal cutter. It has a selection of lithographic stones for stone lithography. Materials such as paper, inks, and plates are available to purchase from the studio. 

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. 

Staff

Colin Gale 
Director and co-founder

Heather Haytthornthwaite 
Studio Management and Exhibitions Officer

Liorah Tchiprout 
Digital and Outreach Officer

George Turner-Gale 
Studio Assistant

Our Charity Trustees are Heather Haytthornwaite, Rahil Sheik and Lee Johnson

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.