East London Printmakers has invited its members to participate in a public exhibition of original books and prints, coinciding with the launch of ELP as a new addition to the British Council’s growing Maker Library Network, a project established to connect artists, designers and makers around the world, enabling the sharing of knowledge and skills, and encouraging collaboration.
The exhibition will include handmade books and zines; original prints showing the processes involved; bookbinding and printmaking demonstrations from members, highlighting facilities and resources available in the studio; and a showcase of artists’ books alongside our newly constructed ELP Maker Library.
In addition to hosting an evening promoting ELP and its members, we are encouraging those taking part to donate copies of their books, instigating a new ELP Maker Library Archive of works and projects. Artists’ submissions added to this archive will form the foundation from which we will build a collection of artworks and resources for sharing and promotion, in addition to documenting ELP’s involvement with the Maker Library Network.
Visit the Maker Library Network website for more information on this project, or please feel free to get in touch or chat to our Maker Library team at firstname.lastname@example.org to find out more about the project and how to get involved.