China·Guanlan Original Printmaking Base is located in Dashuitian Community, Guanlan, Longhua District, Shenzhen.
The Printmaking Base began planning in early 2006 and was officially put into service in May 2008.
The entire area is 1.4 million square meters and the core area is 316,000 square meters.
It is co-founded by the Chinese Artists Association, Shenzhen Federation of Literary and Art Circles,
and People's Government of Longhua District, Shenzhen.
It is a comprehensive project that integrates printmaking creation, production, display, collection, exchange, research, training and market development, which seeks to promote both printmaking industry and business.
The Base is divided into two parts, the east area and the west area.
The east area includes printmaking workshops and art tribes, and the west area is the international artist village.
The Printmaking Base is located at the Dashuitian Hakka Ancient Village, which has a history of nearly 300 years. The renovation of the base is based on the principle of repairing the old and focusing on environmental protection and ecological restoration.
Hakka Village



Awarded as the "Cultural (Art) Industry Demonstration Base" by the Chinese Artists Association and the Cultural Industry Department of the Ministry of Culture
Won the "Best Creative Industry Park Award in China" Rated as "Guangdong Province Copyright Industry Demonstration Base"
Rated as "Garden-style Institution (Community)" in Shenzhen
Rated as "Shenzhen Hygienic Institution", "Shenzhen Culture + Tourism Demonstration Base"
Awarded by the Bulgarian Ministry of Culture and others the "Contribution Award for the Development and Popularization of Contemporary Printmaking"
Rated as "Shenzhen Cultural Industry Base" Selected in the "Top 100 Chinese Contemporary Art Power List in 2011" by the art authority "Art Finance" magazine (ranked 35th)
Rated as "Shenzhen Industry Hygiene Model Institution"
Won the "Guangdong Province Livable Environment Model Award"
Rated as "Advanced Institution for Propaganda and Cultural Work at the Grassroots Level in Guangdong Province"
National Printmaking Technician Training Project Received National Art Funding
Selected as "the Most Culturally Valuable and Special town" by the "Global Times"
Rated as "Shenzhen Advanced Collective"
Won the "China Livable Environment Model Award" issued by the Ministry of Housing and Urban-Rural Development Awarded the "International Printmaking Development Promotion and Outstanding Contribution Award" by the Art Committee of the Bulgarian National Gallery
Rated as "Shenzhen Special Cultural District"

There are two printmaking workshops in the base, with a total construction area of more than 3000 square meters. They are well-equipped with facilities for relief, intaglio, lithography, silkscreen printmaking, and have employed skilled technicians from domestic and abroad.

Print Workshop
Workshop No.2
Workshop No. 1

The Printmaking Base is like a big family. The artists in residence here are both guests and hosts. The Base provides artists with the best possible living and creative conditions. We treat each other sincerely and wholeheartedly. The daily experience of work and life also breeds reciprocal affection and forms a deep friendship with other artists. When it comes to an artist's birthday and important festivals, the Base will organize various activities and parties. Every artist who comes here will be touched by the youthful vitality. The happy smiles, unrestrained dancing and beautiful singing from artists have convinced them that they come here not only to create prints, but also to deeply experience China and Guanlan. At the Base, artists gather together and celebrate their friendship and new life experiences. The collision of ideas also brings new attempts in the creative styles, methods and concepts. Numerous artists with different personalities from different regions came to Guanlan and develop together in the same field of printmaking. The charm of printmaking lies in the thoughts and creativity of artists.

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The Printmaking Base cooperates with many professional institutions, conducts exchanges and studies with professors and students from different colleges and universities all over the world, and promotes scholarly communication and dissemination. At present, the Printmaking Base has established Education Practice Base with 14 famous art colleges at home and abroad, such as the Central Academy of Fine Arts, the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Antwerp, Belgium, and the Krakow Academy of Art in Poland.

In order to actively follow the policy direction of the country and respond to the call of "Belt and Road", the Printmaking Base was listed by the Chinese National Academy of Arts as "Shenzhen Guanlan Creation and Education Base", and hosted a national exhibition project - "Win-Win Cooperation: Belt and Road International Printmaking Exchange Project". The project invited artists from countries along the Belt and Road. A total of 104 artists from 42 countries participated in the large-scale international exhibition tours and academic exchanges, completing 10400 pieces of prints, donating 17 printmaking studios, and conducting 11 exchange exhibitions.

The Belt and Road International Printmaking Exchange Program


As a part of the International Cultural Industries Fair of Shenzhen, China Guanlan Original Printmaking Trade Fair has been held for twelve consecutive times, which is the largest and the highest level printmaking promotion and trading platform in China. The sales are increasing year by year with a cumulative turnover of over 100 million RMB.

China Guanlan Original Printmaking Trade Fair

Tel: 0755-32960866                   
Address: 125 and 169 Yuxin Rd., Longhua District, Shenzhen, China
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