Norwich Print Fair

Norwich Lanes

Date(s) - 11/09/2019
10:00 am - 5:00 pm

St Margret’s Church
St Benedict's Street

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Now celebrating its 23rd year, The Norwich Print Fair has grown to become one of the best loved and largest independent selling shows of its kind in East Anglia.

How we got started

The Norwich Print Fair’s popularity has grown immensely since Martin Mitchell organised the first exhibition in 1995. This initial show included work from eight printmakers.
Printmakers now number over 60, with approximately 30 exhibiting in the annual September fair at St Margaret’s Church Gallery, Norwich, at which the group aims to include a percentage of new artists each year.
The Norwich Print Fair was founded to showcase the talent and craft that goes into contemporary printmaking. It champions traditional methods such as mezzotint, etching, linocutting and wood engraving, and showcases new techniques – using materials such as photopolymer resins. From its inception, it has sought to inform and inspire audiences regarding the processes behind the creation of original prints.

More than just an Exhibition

The two Saturdays during the exhibition are ‘Open Portfolio’ days, where all of the artists are present, displaying extra work, sketchbooks and printing plates to illustrate their varying techniques.  The atmosphere is informal and friendly and everyone is happy to answer questions – no matter how technical!
The middle Sunday is ’Printmakers in Action’, with a rare chance for the public to observe artists at work, producing original prints.  Discover how the various plates are made and printed, from screenprints to linocuts, mezzotints, etchings and collagraphs.  With the chance to see the prints emerging from the presses, this day is a real treat.

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