FACES OF GABRIEL’S WHARF: Southbank Printmakers

An image of Liz-Whiteman Smith holding up her artwork in the gallery.

Faces of Gabriel’s Wharf takes a closer look at the creative community of Gabriel’s Wharf, and what makes them such a unique addition to London’s iconic South Bank.

In this instalment of the series, we have been talking to Liz Whiteman-Smith, a member of the artist co-operative group Southbank Printmakers. Liz makes original handmade screen prints as one of the 40 artists of the co-operative.

Liz makes her screen prints by first outlining the artwork on paper before using Photoshop to colour in the print. She then separates the art onto several different screens. Each colour is a different screen which is then printed together into one piece.


We asked Liz: “If you had to describe Southbank Printmakers in three to four words, what words would you pick?”

She responded: “Original, handmade, affordable prints!”


Southbank Printmakers have a diverse range of prints and artwork on display in a variety of styles and techniques. Some of the techniques used by the artists in the gallery include screen printing, etching, woodcut, lino, and many more.

All the prints at Southbank Printmakers are handmade by the artist, so each piece is a unique, original piece of art.

The Southbank Printmakers gallery has been a part of the Gabriel’s Wharf community for 22 years. Liz believes that Gabriel’s Wharf itself is a lovely place to come and browse through the independent retail shops, jewellers, and art galleries, and to eat and drink in the various restaurants. The wide range of retailers and eateries available to explore at Gabriel’s Wharf makes for a good day out on London’s iconic South Bank.

The gallery is frequently re-hung, and the exhibitions change every two months, so there is always a new print in the gallery made by one of their talented artists.


Visit Gabriel’s Wharf on the South Bank and pop into Southbank Printmakers, open 7 days a week, to browse through their original limited-edition artwork.

Ranging from smaller detailed figurative pieces and quirky postcards to larger colourful abstracts, we’re sure there’s a piece that will catch your eye.


To discover the full range of prints currently on display in the gallery, visit their website and Instagram below:

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