SLAUGHTERHAUS Print Studio, based in Stockwell, south London, is an independent artist-led print space, shared by a collective group of artist printmakers. Our vision is to create a supportive environment that encourages experimentation and collaboration.
We run a varied programme of artist and specialist talks, classes and exhibitions, and award an annual student prize, giving recent graduates access to equipment and mentoring. We are open to, and welcome new ideas for exciting projects that expand beyond traditional views of print and printmaking today.
The studio offers access to specialist printmaking equipment for experienced printmakers, professional opportunities for artists, and a wide range of artist delivered courses in printmaking, drawing and book arts. The studio is open for members access, courses, workshops and exhibitions, and you can drop in at any time to see members prints for sale.
Established in 2010 by artists Michelle Avison and Alex Le Fevre, SLAUGHTERHAUS set out to provide a purpose built print studio where artists could come together to explore and develop ideas, and find new ways of working. Five years on, in October 2015, we celebrate 5 years in which we have built up a core membership of artist printmakers, and attract numerous visitors to our series of events, workshops and talks which all provide opportunities to find out more about prints and printmaking.
Near to the Type Archive, and the house that Van Gogh lived in between 1873-74, the studio is located within a 19th Century mews, originally an animal hospital, circus stabling and abbatoir- hence the name.
Michelle Avison is an experienced artist, painter, printmaker and teacher- she is also is Head of Printmaking and Bookbinding at Morley College, London.
Alex Le Fevre is an artist using sculpture, photography and mixed media to make large -scale installation work. He pretty much single handedly built the studio from scratch, and continues to handily improve the facilities each year.