THE FISH WICK PAPERS. 1st Sept – 2nd October 2011

Forman’s Smokehouse Gallery is proud to present “The FishWick Papers”, an exhibition of works by 50 members of the studio East London Printmakers, inspired by the liveliness and colour of the Hackney Wick area and its printmaking heritage. Artists have researched how Hackney Wick presents itself at this moment, the history and future of the area, the many lives of people we have never known and will never know, their trades and stories, and they have also taken inspiration from Fish Island and the Smokehouse itself.

The exhibition presents an extensive range of highly imaginative approaches to most traditional and modern printmaking techniques in a broad spectrum of scales and formats. It includes work by Dolores de Sade (British Institution Award 2011, J K Burt Award 2010, Ede and Ravenscroft Award 2010), Wuon Gean Ho (Printmakers Council Price 2009 and Birgit Skiold Memorial Trust Prize 2010), Fabio Coruzzi (BBC production 2011 “Show me the Monet” 2011) and Umberto Giovannini (Premio Guidarello 2009).

East London Printmakers (ELP) is a group of artist printmakers based in Hackney, managing a spacious and modern printmaking studio providing an open access facility for a wide range of processes. ELP also runs workshops for anyone who wants to learn printmaking and organise regular exhibitions and events for members.

The exhibition will be open Opening times: Thu – Fri 5-9pm and Sat – Sun 12-5pm and by appointment (07799 411 587).

Formans Restaurant will be open during the private view and at all times during the show.

Typical Private View Menu

Forman’s Famous London Cure Smoked Salmon
Pan Fried Sole, Herb Crumb, Charred Lime-Fennel Salad
Pot Roast Chicken, Polenta Cake and Tomato Confit
Finn, Beetroot and Fig Tart – Spinach and Pine Nut Salad
Forest Mushroom and Stilton Risotto

Any Dish     £10.00

Paddy & Scott’s Coffee & Cake Selection for 2    £9.50
(Cappuccino, Espresso, Latte or Americano with Chocolate brownies, Lemon & Pistachio Cake & Banana Bread)

For more information and for any exhibiting or sponsorship enquiries, please contact
Gallery Manager William Chamberlain on 07947 175 283 or email him on

~ by smokehousegallery on September 1, 2011.

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