Past events

New Contemporaries Lola Paprocka -Talk
01 Mar 2017 - Plymouth University

As part of the Photography Research Group’s visiting speaker programme for 2016/17, the New Contemporaries talk series provides a platform for the work and ideas of a new generation of young, emerging photographers, curators and publishers in the UK. The talks series is curated by Plymouth alumni Robert Darch, who graduated from our MFA Photography programme earlier this year and who is part of this new generation. As Robert says: ‘New Contemporaries brings together five prominent speakers who are all actively engaged with the photographic medium in varying contexts. All have well defined photographic practices, but collectively they also represent a tendency in contemporary photography to work in different ways across genres and disciplines, which may involve them in aspects of publishing, curating and writing. We find ourselves in an increasingly connected world and although there is an emphasis on new technologies and social media as platforms for showcasing work, there is still a strong relationship between this and analogue processes in the making and curating of photography, and in publishing and self-publishing.’

LAABF 2017
23-26 Feb 2017 - The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA

Printed Matter presents the fifth annual LA Art Book Fair, from February 23 – 26, 2017, at The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA.
Join us on Thursday, February 23, from 6 to 9 pm, at The Geffen Contemporary for a three-hour opening night preview.
Free and open to the public, Printed Matter’s LA Art Book Fair is a unique event for artists’ books, art catalogs, monographs, periodicals, and zines presented by over 300 international presses, booksellers, antiquarians, artists, and independent publishers. Printed Matter’s LA Art Book Fair 2016 saw over 35,000 visitors over the course of three and a half days.

Will be at the Heavy Collective table!

Preview: Thursday, February 23, 6–9 pm
Printed Matter’s LA ART BOOK FAIR, free and open to the public:
Friday February 24, 1pm-7pm
Saturday February 25, 11am-7pm
Sunday February 26, 11am-6pm

The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA
152 North Central Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90012
(213) 626-6222

DIY Art Market
12 Feb 2017 - Epic Dalston

This one-day market showcasing a host of London’s emerging artists and independent publishers certainly brightens the wintery weekends. With an eclectic array of artworks and original items including zines, ceramics and illustrations being offered by 60 exhibitors, the DIY art market is a must for lovers of the handmade. There’s also an on-site café, DJ sets and a craft beer bar.

Sunday, February 12, 2017
11:00am 6:00pm

EPIC Dalston
13-15 Stoke Newington Road
London N16 8BH

Free Entry

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Vampir Magazine Presents: Blokovi + Locals
13 Jan 2017 - Palmas Boutique

Blokovi:Novi Beograd by Lola Paprocka returns to Belgrade with limited copies of the book & prints as part of a group show with local photographers: Milica Balubdžić, Dušan Rajić, Marija Strajnić, Tatjana Radičević, Zvonimir Koprivica.

Friday 13 / 1 / 17
18:00 h

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D.I.Y. Art Market
10 Dec 2016 - Oval Space

D.I.Y. Art Market – Christmas
Championing unique items, an art market for lovers of all that is D.I.Y. and self published
Saturday 10th December 2016
Open 11am – 6pm – Free Entry
The Oval Space, 29 – 32 The Oval, E2 9DT

Offprint Paris Book Fair
10-13 Nov 2016 - Beaux Art De Paris

Offprint Paris Book Fair
10th-13th November

Beaux Art De Paris
14 Rue Bonaparte
75006 Paris

Unveil’d Book Fair
22-23 Oct 2016 - Exeter Phoenix

Focussing on independent and self-published material, from photobooks to zines and prints. The fair will be hosted in Exeter Phoenix, the city’s primary multi-arts venue. The winning and shortlisted publications for Unveil’d Photobook Award 2016 will be available for viewing.

Cultural Traffic Print Publishing Arts Fair
07-08 Oct 2016 - Juju's Bar and Stage

The UK’s first annual fair for dealers in counter culture and independent producers of trade books, zines, prints, vinyls and tapes in both current and obsolete format.

By bringing together pioneering contemporary publishing with vintage counter culture and out-of-print material, Cultural Traffic paves an express connection between yesterday’s cultural artefacts and the latent collectables of tomorrow.

Juju’s Presents: Cultural Traffic will take place on Friday 7th and Saturday 8th October, during Frieze Art Fair weekend. This is a FREE event; a broad, vivid experience, away from the mainstream and offering something for everyone, including food, drink and evening entertainment, with after parties at the venue both nights of the event. Live acts and DJs to be announced soon!

Juju’s Bar & Stage
The Old Truman Brewery
Ely’s Yard
15 Hanbury Street
London, E1 6QR

Nearest stations:
Aldgate East (5 min)
LIverpool Street (7 mins)
Shoreditch overground (5 mins)
Old Street (12 mins)

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New York Art Book Fair
15-18 Sep 2016 - Moma PS1

Mile End + Blokovi: Novi Beograd Exhibition
09-30 Sep 2016 - NewBridge Books

Exhibition + Book Launch

Preview 9th of September 6-9pm
On until 30th of September

12 New Bridge St W
Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 8AW

Simon Di Principe: Grass Roots
01 Sep 2016 - Hoxton Archers Gallery

Pre-order available now.

All books will be shipped after 1st of September 2016.

“Grass Roots is a season long look at the UK’s unofficial home of Sunday League Football – Hackney Marshes – and how the many people who populate its pitches are the real lifeblood of the beautiful game.
This photographic project, shot on a medium format film camera by Simon Di Principe celebrates the cultural diversity of those who venture out into East London for a 10:30am kick off: week in, week out for nothing more than the pleasure of playing.
Grass Roots is a healthy reminder about what a welcoming city London is, the breadth of community spirit that can be fostered through organised sports leagues and how amateur football is a gateway to settling into a happy life in Britain”- Stuart Wright

Photography by Simon Di Principe
Design by Tom Burns
Edited by Simon Di Principe and Ryan O’Toole
Foreword by Stuart Wright
Original artwork hand printed by Daren Catlin

First Edition of 300 copies
Published by Palm* Studios

HUCK x Palm* Studios & If You Leave Photo Workshop
25 Jun 2016 - 71A Gallery

HUCK PHOTO WORKSHOPS | INDEPENDENT PUBLISHING: How to put out your own photobook with Palm* Studios and If You Leave

In the disposable world of online imagery, photobooks are still the holy grail for photographers from all disciplines. But what does it take to turn your personal project into something you can hold in your hands?

In this practical and intimate workshop, photographers-turned-indie publishers Lola Paprocka, Pani Paul and Laurence Von Thomas will come together to break down the dark art of print publishing, share the lessons they’ve picked up by doing everything themselves, and help you bring the project you’ve been grappling with out into the light.

Get the lowdown on:
– Printing: Get to know your options and the pros and cons of offset vs. digital.
– Editing: How do you whittle down thousands of frames into one cohesive project?
– Format: How will your book look and feel? Paper stock, format, binding and cover options.
– Design: Inspiration and guidance on layout ideas.
– Publishing: Pros and cons of self publishing vs. registering as a publisher with ISBN numbers.
– Copyright and text: How will you explain your project in an intro?
– Social media and PR: Once the book is out there – the hard work begins!
– Exhibitions: Book launches and exhibitions are more than just parties. How do you make them happen?
– Funding: Crowdfunding, small budgets, working with partners – how does it all work?
– Sales and distribution: Admin stuff that may sound boring – but really, really matters.

MCA Zine Fair Sydney
11-12 Jun 2016 - Sydney

Palm* Studios will have some books on The Heavy Collective table.

Museum of Contemporary Art Sydney
Levels 2 & 3
Saturday 11 June, 10am–6pm
Sunday 12 June, 10am–6pm
FREE, drop-in

Lola Paprocka-Blokovi: Novi Beograd
19 May 2016 - 71A London Gallery


Blokovi is a photographic series exploring the New Belgrade apartment blocks and their residents, predominantly shot on medium format in August, 2015. Lola’s main source of inspiration comes from her interest in and admiration for architecture and portraiture. These two themes frequently present themselves throughout the project. She intends not to focus on any particular group of people or subjects, but allow the interactions with strangers in everyday situations among Belgrade’s brutalist architecture to inform the overall narrative.

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Photography and Curation by Lola Paprocka
Concept and Consulting by Mima Bulj
Design supervision and DTP by
Conclusion by Ljubica Slavkovic
Original artwork hand printed by Daren Catlin in London

Published by Palm Studios
First Edition 300 copies

Drinks sponsored by Sailor Jerry

Offprint London Art Book Fair
20-22 May 2016 - Tate Modern Turbine Hall

Palm* Studios at Offprint London 2016

TATE Modern, Turbine hall
May 20-22 2016
Friday: 6pm-10pm
Saturday: 12am – 8pm
Sunday: 12am – 6 pm
Free entrance

NGV Melbourne Art Book Fair
29 Apr 2016 - 01 May 2016 - Melbourne

Palm* Studios will have some books on The Heavy Collective
National Gallery of Victoria International
30th of April- 1st of May
Saturday 10-5 pm
Sunday 10-5pm
Free entry!

IPF: Luke Overin and James Jessiman – Print a tee Workshop
28 Nov 2015 - House of Vans

Run by Luke Overin and James Jessiman “how to print a tee” screen-printing workshop took place on 28th of November at House of Vans.

Luke Overin – Ultimate Metal Breakdown
20-25 Nov 2015 - 71A Gallery

Luke Overin is an artist living, practising and exhibiting in South London. Recent exhibits have seen him show at various galleries and DIY spaces across the South. He regulary runs and co-organises public workshops, often specialising in silk screen printing; these events have taken place at the V&A, Tate Britain amongst others.

In recent years Luke has had his work published by Cafe Royal Books, title King of Grey was inducted into the Tate Gallery Publications Collection and latest book Car Park Shopper on Bronze Age Editions.

Ultimate Metal Breakdown took place at 71A gallery in Shoreditch on 20th of November as part of IPF LDN.

Common Strangers
18-30 Nov 2015 - House of Vans London

Photographers Sam Dearden, Donovyn Le Roux, Adriaan Louw, Sarah Meurle, Harry Mitchell, Jonathan Pinkhard, Callum Paul and James Whineray have each captured elements of their landscapes and surroundings, either in their own home country, or whilst travelling, with a sense of wonder and creativity.

Curated by Lola Paprocka and featuring works from eight prominent, young photographers, this special group exhibition and opening night for IPF LDN on the 18th of November 2015 held at House of Vans.

Brian Kanagaki – Golden Persimmons
27-30 Nov 2016 - Protein Studio 2

Kanagaki’s background in printmaking is apparent in his choice of abstract, geometric subjects featured in Golden Persimmons. Shot in black and white in anonymous, ambiguous environments throughout 8 countries, the detachment between photographer and subject is a quiet constant throughout the title. As a result, the still-life images take on a set-like quality, all meticulously documented in an almost clinical way. Kanagaki states, “The images are meant to be calming, but they also have an unsettling quality to them. I like the idea that the more you think of something, the more you start to notice that thing. Like ornamental plants, one day you notice one in someone’s yard and think how nice it is, and then you start seeing them everywhere, even in places you have been a hundred times. While thinking about this idea, it‘s nice to imagine that you can dictate how you see the world around you by simply thinking about things that you want to see – somehow manifesting them.”

Book launch and exhibition took place in Protein’s gallery – Studio 2 in Shoreditch on the 27th of November 2015

Pani Paul – Mile End
26 Nov 2015 - 02 Dec 2015 - 71A Gallery

A portrait-based study of a skate park based is east London, Mile End is a love letter to the unique people who populate the park and surrounding areas. A selection of Pani Paul’s photographs of Mile End and beyond are collected in this exhibition—and publication of the same name—as a document of his time spent in the area as an adopted local.

As part of IPF LDN book launch and exhibition took place at 71A gallery in Shoreditch on the 26th November 2015.

Curated by Lola Paprocka.