Founders Blog – Helen Edwards, East End Prints.
WHAT IS THE ORIGIN STORY OF EAST END PRINTS, HOW DID IT ALL BEGIN?
I started curating group exhibitions of friends’ artwork around Shoreditch in the late 90’s. My combined passion for art, fun and friends (and paper products). The most successful show was 100 artists for 100 pounds each at the Shoreditch Town Hall basement and LOTS of beer. We had a queue to get in and it felt quite a buzz.
WHY DID EAST END PRINTS BECOME A FOUNDING MEMBER OF THE GUILD OVER A DECADE AGO?
I am passionate about fair rent, small businesses and their need to get support.
WHAT HAS BEEN THE MOST VALUABLE ASPECT OF GUILD MEMBERSHIP FOR YOU SINCE YOU JOINED?
I think being on the map! Hearing local news and connecting to a community that wants and is an advocate for change.