Sunday, 3 March 2019

Diane Comte Frost Exhibition at SBP

From 25th March - 7th April 2019 we are lucky to be exhibiting the beautiful work of 

Diane was born in the South of France but chose London as her home and is married with three children. She was awarded the Printmaking Award last year at Kensington and Chelsea college and is a member of the Printmakers Council and well as laureate of the PmC award for 2014.
Artist statement:
I enjoy combining different techniques in the same print such as nature printing with photo etching, collagraph with dry point or lino and collagraph. The various layers make for a richer story.
My images tend to have a strong narrative: They are fragments of a story or suggest different interpretations. The lines of the text and the lines of the etchings tend to echo each other and very often I try to mix both.

Diane's exhibition has been reported in a French newspaper.  You can read it here

There will be a private PV on 27th March from 5pm.  The event is free you can let her know you are coming and be included on the guest list by signing up here  Please print out your ticket.

We are very excited about this special exhibition!

Tuesday, 22 January 2019

SBP Miniprint Competition 2019

Southbank Printmakers are holding a mini print competition

The exhibition will run at our gallery in Gabriel’s Wharf on the Southbank from Saturday 4th May to Sunday 2nd June with a PV on Saturday 4th May 2019.

All professional and amateur UK printmakers are invited to submit work for this exciting exhibition. Submission Deadline: 5th April 2019.

• Submissions are invited from artists working in any recognisable hand produced printmaking technique except for digital or giclée and each artist may submit up to two different prints.
• The print image must be contained within a square area of 10cm x 10cm on a paper size no larger than 15cm x 15cm.
·  There is no specific theme, however as, Southbank Printmakers Gallery is open to the general public, we reserve the right not to display anything we deem to be unsuitable.
• Submissions that do not fall within these criteria will not be accepted.
• All works will be prepared for exhibition by Southbank Printmakers in a white mount measuring 20cm x 20cm and hung on the back walls of our gallery.
• All prints must be signed, numbered and titled by the artists, in pencil, beneath the image.
• All entries must be original and created within the last 2 years.
• The Southbank Printmakers Mini Print Exhibition is a selling exhibition and artists are advised that total of 40% commission will be retained by Southbank Printmakers Gallery so please set your selling prices bearing this in mind.
• Please send another of the same print for the browser, backed with stiff card, wrapped in cellophane and with a label on the back with name, title, medium and price.
• All payments for sales of pieces will be made by Southbank Printmakers Gallery to the artist after the end of the exhibition.

Submission Timetable
• Prints for submission should be sent, lying flat, in a sturdy, reinforced envelope, with the correct postage and a stamped self-addressed envelope to Liz Whiteman Smith, Mini print exhibition, Southbank Printmakers Gallery, 56 Upper Ground, Lambeth, London SE1 9PP by Friday 5th April 2019. We recommend sending and pre-paying for return by Special Delivery which is guaranteed to arrive on both occasions.
 • Southbank Printmakers Gallery Consultancy take full responsibility for the return of all unsold pieces.
• Each submitted piece must be accompanied by an official submission form containing the following details:
Name of artist, Artist contact details with full postal address - name of piece, printmaking technique, print edition numbers, selling price – please see above note
• Entry fees, or details of payment if paid by cheque or PayPal (see below for details) must be included with the submission.
To pay by PayPal, please visit:
click on the “Pay now” button and follow the instructions
• Selected artists will be informed of inclusion in the exhibition by email by Friday 19th April 2019
• Unsold pieces will be returned lying flat in your reinforced envelope by Southbank Printmakers Gallery, to the artist following the end of the exhibition in June 2019.
·  Any enquiries by email to Liz Whiteman Smith at

Entry Fees
• A non-refundable entry fee of £20 for up to two different pieces per artist.
• Please enclosed a stamped self-addressed envelope for return of any unsold work once the exhibition is over.
• The entry fee can be paid online via PayPal at

using your surname as reference or you can include a cheque, made payable to Southbank Printmakers Gallery. Please do not send cash.

Please send a second piece of each edition for the browser to enable sales. In the event of a sale, you will be contacted by Southbank Printmakers Gallery to send a replacement piece.

Although all work will be handled, packaged and transported with maximum care, Southbank Printmakers Gallery assume no responsibility for any damage or loss that may occur. All work is the responsibility of the artist at all times, so please ensure that your work is adequately insured.

All participating artists agree to their selected work being featured in on-line and off-line publicity and marketing materials promoting the exhibition.

Southbank Printmakers Gallery, 56 Upper Ground, Lambeth, London SE1 9PP

Southbank Printmakers Mini Print Submission Form 2019

Artist’s Name




Artist’s Signature

Print details:
Name of Piece
Edition number
Selling Price*


Browser work
Edition number
Selling Price*


* Please remember that Southbank Printmakers Gallery will retain a commission of 40% of the selling price. This must be reflected in your selling price. e.g. a selling price of £100 generates £60 for the artist and £40 for the gallery. We recommend a minimum selling price of £50 and a maximum selling price of £300.

This completed form, along with your prints should be sent to:
Southbank Printmakers Gallery, 56 Upper Ground, Lambeth, London SE1 9PP
by Friday 5th April 2019. Submissions should be packaged lying flat, in a sturdy, reinforced envelope with the correct postage. A same style, stamped self-addressed envelope must be included for the return of any unsold pieces. We recommend sending and pre-paying for return by Special Delivery which is guaranteed to arrive on both occasions.

The entry fee is £20 for up to two pieces and must either be included with this form as a cheque, payable to Southbank Printmakers or by PayPal, please visit:
click on the “Pay now” button and follow the instructions. Please use your surname as reference. Southbank Printmakers Gallery will notify successful artists of inclusion in the exhibition by email on or before Friday 19th April 2019.

Unsold pieces will be returned, lying flat in your envelope, using the postage supplied by you by Southbank Printmakers Gallery, to the artist following the end of the exhibition. Payment for any sold pieces, less the 40% commission will be paid within one month of the exhibition closing. You will be contacted by email for your bank details.

For further information please contact Liz Whiteman Smith at Southbank Printmakers Gallery by emailing

I have paid the entry fee of: £20 by cheque/ PayPal                     (please delete as applicable)

Sunday, 11 November 2018

Woolwich Contemporary Print Fair 22nd - 25th November 2018

Four Southbank Printmakers are participating in this prestigious fair.  Below is a peek at the work they are exhibiting.  It's wonderful work, but so much better framed and on the wall!

Kethi Copeland will be exhibiting two pieces in a new series of works that focuses on the High Street. In these new screen-prints she draws inspiration directly from her local area and its changing narrative. The characterful high street has a beauty of its own and is also filled with stark contrasts: The layers of time are revealed in the cracked paint and colour clashes of modern shops whilst the Georgian and Victorian legacy survives in the architecture above the shop fronts.

Kethi uses a multi-layered screen print process, pairing detailed line work with distinctive blocks of printed colour, taking a ‘slow snapshot’ of an ever changing city. Titled anonymously,  Kethi’s prints of ‘The High Street’ are representative of similar streets in London at risk of being erased by developers.

The High Street - close up by Kethi

Kethi will be giving a free print demonstration on Sunday afternoon. Come along on  to try your hand at block printing and contribute to street-scape artwork based on Kethi Copeland's screen-prints.

Deptford Lines by Kethi
Andrea Robinson will be exhibiting Red Boat and Tides, one of a new series of screen prints called To the Sea. Andrea’s prints combine a range of screen print techniques, including photo-stencil and hand painted mono print, and incorporate found images, hand drawn elements and family photographs. Andrea works in series to create visual narratives and to tell half-remembered stories that stem from the places where her family have settled or the places they have passed through. All the prints in the series To the Sea are based on her own photographs; they consider the spaces, light, colour and architecture of our coastlines and the visual iconography of vintage tide tables and calendars.

Red Boat and Tides by Andrea

Other prints in the To the Sea series will be exhibited at Water Street Gallery, Yorkshire (Amazing Rare Things 8 November 2018 - 27 January 2019), and Sprout Arts, London (Print Six, 13 November - 1 December 2018), and on tour as part of the 3rd Annual Red Dot Mini Print Exhibition.

Yoonjung Shim will be exhibiting  two works 'Pianoforte' and 'Brutalist II'.

‘Pianoforte’ resembles the geometric simplicity of the strings and keys of a piano. At first glance, the piece appears to be symmetrical, but when one takes notice of the soft blemished lines, these seem to evoke a melody. In essence, She tries to merge the firm strokes of the etching needle with the subtle gradation of aquatint to create an artistic deconstruction of her favourite instrument, the piano. The 11x11 Pianoforte is the starting point of a series of prints that have inspired her to produce a larger work, ‘Pianoforte Giant’.

Brutalist II by Yoonjung
Inspired by the rugged beauty of Brutalist architecture, ‘Brutalist II’ recreates the regularities of what appears to be a rippling façade in black and white. The inconsistent lines which form this geometric tessellation allude to the imperfections that we find in our everyday lives. This piece is part of a series of works that are concerned with the depiction of various façades.

Pianoforte by Yoonjung

Both works are hard-ground etching with aquatint. 

The prints Jane Stothert will be showing at the Woolwich Contemporary Print Fair are of Vauxhall Tower with a hint of the American Embassy, which can be seen from her studio in Lavender Hill, Battersea. From the studio she can see the ever changing skyline littered with cranes, which is a subject she is keen to continue.

Vauxhall Tower II by Jane

Vauxhall Tower was created firstly from sketches on her iPad based on a photograph using 'brushes' app. This enables her to try out a variety of colour combinations and to also simplify her image. The final result is a combination of an image created on Photoshop and a pattern of flat shapes cut from light resistant film. These shapes are exposed onto the screen by using a photo emulsion coating on the screen, which is then exposed to light. The emulsion is washed off leaving the exposed shapes on the screen ready to print.

Vauxhall Tower by Jane

 22-25 November 2018

Thursday 22 November

Friday 23 November

New Collectors Evening 18.00-22.00

Saturday 24 November

Sunday 25 November

Building 17, Cartridge Place, Royal Arsenal, Woolwich, London SE18 6ST

Monday, 1 October 2018

Follow the Lambeth Open Trail............

Autumn is well under way and this weekend we will be celebrating our fabulous new hang on Saturday and Sunday with print demonstrations, drinks and snacks.  Visit us from noon onwards, see how it's done and have a go.  On Saturday, Martin Langford will be demonstrating and on Sunday it will be Roy Tonkin

Richard Peacock, whose work is featured as part of the Lambeth Open will be on hand both days and you can see his work and other affordable prints.  Maybe pick up an early Christmas gift? (there I said it! the 'C' word)

Orbital by Richard Peacock

Stolen Hours by Richard Peacock

Richard makes screen prints and woodcuts.  His work combines elements of abstraction and pop art, with a love of colour and rhythm. He often uses discarded packaging to make the stencils for his screen prints and raids skips for wood for his wood cuts.  His work is highly collectable.

We are the 'Waterloo' spot on the map below:

A date for your diary!  Rain or Shine!

Saturday, 2 June 2018

Mychael Barratt's book signing 'London Map of Days'


From 2pm onwards on Saturday 9th June 18 Mychael will be at the Gallery signing copies of his fabulous 'London Map of Days'  We would be delighted if you could join us, meet Mychael, enjoy some refreshment and a look at our new hang which will include a multitude of London-based images.

sample from London Map of Days -
to see more images from this amazing book click here

Monday, 9 April 2018

You are invited to our PV!!

Date: Saturday 14th April
Time: From 6-8pm
At: Southbank Printmakers,Gabriel's Wharf,56 Upper Ground,London SE1 9PP
Occasion: Our Spring Hang!

The gallery has been completely rehung and we are now displaying new images - framed and unframed, seen for the first time.  All available at reasonable, affordable prices!

Join us for drinks and nibbles to browse the collection and meet the artists.