Greenside primary arts fair ready to bounce off the walls

Greenside primary school is staging another popular graphic arts fair on Sunday afternoon (17 September), with prints, posters and books for sale at an event where visitors can meet artists and illustrators.


Bouncing off the Wall poster

Bouncing Off The Wall is staged in the Grade ll* listed school in Westville Road, Shepherds Bush, from noon to 5pm, with guided tours every 20 minutes at an event which forms part of Open House London – giving residents a chance to view buildings where entry is usually restricted.

It’s also an opportunity to admire Gordon Cullen’s evocative mural in the foyer of a school which is one of the best examples of buildings designed by Erno Goldfinger.

The architect, who also created Trellick Tower in Kensington & Chelsea, commissioned Cullen to paint the mural in 1952.

Lost for years and forgotten behind a set of curtains, it has since been restored by the Friends of the Greenside Mural.

The 20th century graphic arts fair specialises in prints and rare books, with publishers, booksellers and illustrators on hand to talk about their work.

Those participating include Starch Green, the craft design studio in nearby Greenside Road set up by Jonathan Mercer and Kate Fishenden; Mainstone Press; author Ian Beck; Jennings Fine Art; illustrator Paul Bommer; printer Helen Ingham and mobile linocut specialist The Print Wagon.

A vintage tea room serves refreshment, and at 2pm there is a talk about Goldfinger by James Dunnett.

Entry is free to an event supported by estate agent Kerr & Co, with donations going towards maintaining the Greenside mural.


Greenside primary school pupil Roisin chats to Jacqueline Cullen, widow of artist Gordon Cullen after the mural was restored in 2014

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