Recommended by: ROSA MARIA VILLANI

Galleria 291 INC was created in 2006 in Rome’s San Lorenzo district as a project entirely devoted to copper engraving.
The founders, third-generation engravers, have equipped the workshop with all the tools needed to pursue art printing, and have embraced a non-toxic philosophy, sinking its roots in a strong environmental awareness. While passing on ancient graphic disciplines through courses and workshops, they also promote new artistic contaminations, relying on innovative languages and contemporary techniques.
The adjoining Galleria 291 EST organises and hosts exhibitions, art reviews and events. The Galleria’s approach recalls an actual Renaissance “bottega”, where artists are not merely supported, but also initiated to high-end crafts quality.

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Rosa Maria Villani Coordinator of School of Art within Poligrafico of Italian Mint
Guys with a sound craft

Galleria 291est is an interesting copperplate workshop I have just had an opportunity to visit thanks to a graphic engraver I hold in high regard and ...

Galleria 291est is an interesting copperplate workshop I have just had an opportunity to visit thanks to a graphic engraver I hold in high regard and who is collaborating with them. Here, young people are creating artistic productions connected to top quality art print. They are collaborating with artists working in different directions (some of them are tackling art print for the very first time thanks to the workshop) for exhibitions and for extremely accurate and demanding editions. They also cooperate with other initiatives connected to quality art print, approaching the “trade” in a serious way, without losing sight of creativity and research. This is how savoir-faire and art research walk gorgeously hand in hand in a small workshop, where Giorgio Upiglio's spirit still seems to be present.