Weʼve raised £1,229 to update and improve facilities. This unique resource is in dire need of maintenance for the artists and community groups that use it
- Brixton, London
- Funded on Wednesday, 7th October 2020
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Artichoke Print Workshop, founded in 1992, continues to be a vital resource for artists in South London. Situated in Brixton, the studio hosts a number of highly sought after professional printers. It also works alongside artists on editioning projects.
Artichoke functions as an Open Access Printmaking workshop for artists, students and community groups. With seven presses including two large Rochat Etching Presses, the studio has served artists using intaglio, relief and lithographic processes for the last 28 years. We also teach courses and run technician aided sessions to ensure accessibility for all skill levels. Artichoke has a track record supporting young artists after graduation, offering various fellowships and awards to assist them in the early stages of their careers. It also functions as a gallery, most notably at the Affordable Art Fair, promoting and selling the work of our studio users. For more information and to see some of the great work that happens at our studio, take a look at our website or Instagram
As with many organisations, we have been hit hard by the pandemic. Some of our main sources of income that have allowed us to keep running over the last 28 years, such open access sessions and courses we teach, have been halted due to measures. Most of our keyholders have remained paying their fees to help support the studio through this difficult time, even though they have not been able to travel to the studio to make work. Aside from that, the studio is in dire need of maintenance work, which have been difficult to fund due to rising rents in the area.
We have received a small grant from the Arts Council to support the studio and build our online presence. However, we still need funds for vital plumbing work and extra equipment. We also need funding to make our studio CONVID-19 safe for when our studio members return and we are able to run courses again.
This is where YOU come in! Whether you are a studio user, have attended courses at the studio or made prints with us at our demos at the Affordable Art Fair, have purchased work from our studio members or are simply passionate about original printmaking. Please help us preserve this invaluable resource for artists years to come.
Any donations are welcome, big or small. And when we are able to, we look forward to welcoming you to our beautiful studio.
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Colin Gale started crowdfunding
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Jul 8, 2020
Jun 29, 2020
Looking forward to seeing the new space and a new chapter for Artichoke
Jun 19, 2020
Wishing you every success Colin!
Jun 18, 2020
Jun 14, 2020
Hope this helps Colin. Linda x
Jun 11, 2020
Such a valuable space and community for artists. I came a few times and wish I had had more opportunity to use the space at that time. Best wishes, Lucy
Jo de Pear
Jun 10, 2020
Artichoke has been such a huge part of my life and is such a haven to so many of us. Hope this helps and see you for a cuppa v soon :) X
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