A Community Interest Company providing practical access to creative visual arts.
East Side Print
East Side Print CIC is a not-for-profit arts organisation set up by artists Cath Bristow, Moose Azim and Louise Bristow in 2020. Our aim is to promote the practice of visual arts, particularly screenprinting, printed textiles and photography, to people and communities in East Sussex and beyond.
We run a programme of courses suitable for all abilities, from our studio in Eastern Place, Kemptown.
We are launching our outreach programme to work with people in the community, particularly those who may face barriers to participation or who cannot come to our studio in Kemptown.
We run a membership scheme offering open access sessions for people who want to work independently in the studio. Members also benefit from exhibiting and selling opportunities via our website and other projects.
East Side Print CIC is a Community Interest Company limited by guarantee, reg no. 13058919
The screenprinting studio was originally established as screen-Art in 2017 by Helen Brown and Hebe Vernon-Morris, who run the bip-Art printmaking workshop around the corner in Arundel Mews.
In 2020 artists and regular tutors Cath and Louise took over the running of the studio and, with fellow artist Moose, set up East Side Print as a community interest company in response to the financial challenges presented by the Covid-19 pandemic.
Meet the Team
Cath is a participatory artist using printmaking to engage with diverse communities across the South East often producing colourful, large- scale collaborative artworks. She has been teaching and leading workshops within adult and community settings for over 20 years focusing on making printmaking accessible to everybody. She has a teaching certificate from University of Brighton, and MA in Printed Textiles from Goldsmiths college London.
Jane is an artist who makes drawings, prints and installations and has lived in Brighton since 1982. She has worked in many education and community settings including with Carnival Collective, Rocket Artists and Roaming CIC. She has an MA in Contemporary Visual Art (Falmouth School of Art 2003) and currently teaches part time on the Fine Art Printmaking course at the University of Brighton. Jane has had her work selected for the RE International Original Print Exhibition, 2022.
Louise is an artist who makes paintings, prints and models. She has lived and worked in Brighton since the late 1980s, when she moved here to do an MA in printmaking at Brighton University. She helped set up Maze Studios in 1988 and now has a studio at Phoenix Art Space. Over the years she has worked on many education and community projects and exhibits her work widely. She is an exhibiting artist in the John Moores Painting Prize 2020 at the Walker Art gallery, Liverpool.
East Side Print Management Committee
As part of our governance structure, we have a team of committee members who help make decisions about the organisation and check that we are fulfilling our community interest aims.
Meet the Committee Members: