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We’re thrilled to announce Jean Jullien as the artist-in-residence for ELCAF 2016!! It’s the fifth edition of the festival and this year we’re offering up an even bigger programme of events. ELCAF will be running for three whole days – 10, 11, 12th June – at the historic Round Chapel and adjoining School Rooms in Hackney, and MKii Gallery in Clapton, East London. Alongside a diverse showcase of international exhibitors, there will be an extended programme of talks, workshops, springboard meetings and screenings, plus food, drinks, music and lots of fun.
General tickets are now on sale. Keep posted for the official festival poster and programme tickets on 10 May 2016.
We teamed up with the fantastic folk at ICON print to create a limited edition ELCAF tote bag! Our navy blue tote lovingly flaunted illustrations by our artist- in-residence, Jillian Tamaki, and was carefully screen-printed using a fresh pantone orange. It was the summer tote to be seen in! A limited number were printed and given away free over the two days of the festival.
For the first time this summer, ELCAF and the House of Illustration are proud to offer illustrators and digital artists the chance to gain valuable insight from experts in their professions. Alexis Deacon and Atelier Capsule each lead two days of Masterclasses designed to guide, inform and open up a new creative forum with like minded artists. This is an incredibly exciting new addition to our programme and a fantastic opportunity for budding creatives. Spaces are incredibly limited so book early to avoid disappointment. Book Tickets
As part of a series of events leading up to the ELCAF weekender we collaborated with Ricardo Cavolo and NOW Gallery to put together a large-scale exhibition and series of workshops for the Urban Village Fete. Ricardo used the history of Greenwich Peninsula as his starting point and worked tirelessly over 5 long days to produce a series of brightly painted flags that permeated the gallery space. The result was stunning!
The day was fantastic so we’d like to thank all that stopped to admire, produced art in the workshops and danced to the music inspired by Ricardo’s new book, 101 Artists To Listen To Before You Die. A stunning start to the #ELCAF season. We look forward to seeing you all again at the festival!
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General ticket sales are now live! For the first time ever, ELCAF will now run over a full weekend, as we expand into two dynamic days of talks, workshops, artists and exhibitors. Each day will feature a varied programme of events that showcase the best in small press publications, illustration, comics and graphic arts.
Tickets are £3 for a day and £5 for the weekend (under-16s go free).