The association members of the Greenwich Printmakers Gallery stage 5 exhibitions each year, featuring all new art work. The featured artists work to be exhibited is through democratic selection by alphabetic order. In this way every member has the opportunity to have their work prominently displayed on a regular basis. Some of the artist members of the Greenwich Printmakers Association have had their work exhibited at The Royal Academy of Arts’ Summer Exhibitions. No two exhibitions are ever the same, so there is always plenty to see and is certainly worth dropping in regularly to view their latest offerings. Watch out for their exhibitions at other locations too.
The Gallery is located at 1a Greenwich Market, London SE10 9HZ, UK, in the heart of Greenwich. The market is housed in an old covered fruit market with many other specialist shops as well as a craft and antiques market. Close by are the Cutty Sark, National Maritime Museum and the Old Royal Observatory, as well as the University of Greenwich. Visitors can easily reach the Gallery by boat to Greenwich Pier, or by train, and buses 177, 180, 188, 199, 286 and 386 will also get you there.
The Gallery is open to the public Tuesday to Sunday 10:30 a.m. until 5:30 p.m., with Mondays being closed. As the gallery is staffed and administrated by the member artists visitors to the gallery are likely to get to meet any one of the artists whose work is on display. All artists maintain a print drawer with many more of their art pieces available for purchase. All art work is for sale at very reasonable prices and the gallery shop carries a range of greeting cards featuring works by the artists as well.
All prints are original art works by the member artists, with most in limited supply and some one-of-a-kind prints. A large number of prints are available framed, with others able to be purchased unframed. The current membership numbers 34 artists, each with their own unique style. To become a member of the Association artists must submit samples of their work and have it assessed by no less than 10 of the current members. Membership is highly sought after and doesn’t become available very often.