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Visit to the historic Fallani atelier of Venetian silkscreen printing

A visit to the historic Fallani atelier of silkscreen in Cannaregio, where many artworks are on display, means discovering the Venetian's screen printing technique, a method that makes an artwork reproducible while at the same time unique. Fallani’s archive counts more than 1,000 artworks printed since 1968. Here, participants will have the opportunity to understand all the stages of the silkscreen process (from the realisation of the frames to the use of the printing tools), the technical characteristics and the many solutions screen printing includes, together with the tricks of this method.

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Fallani Venezia

Silk screen-printing

In his father's footstepsFallani Venezia’s story started in 1968, when Fiorenzo Fallani had his first experience of this new printing technique coming from the United States. After participating in the 35th Biennale d’Arte in Venice in 1970, he worked with artists from all over the world. His son Gianpaolo followed in his father’s footsteps: now he is the family's expert in screen-printing. Over the years, Gianpaolo has worked in other sectors of the family business, but in 2012 he took over the workshop and now works there exclusively. He continues to seek out collaborations with international contemporary artists offering residencies, training courses and hands-on experiences that foster an exchange of skills, knowledge and ideas.

Audio guide

Audio guide

A free audio guide, available to stream from 10 April to 1 May, will enhance your experience of Homo Faber in Citta. Discover more about Venice, its crafts workshops and its heritage as a city of craftsmanship, to complement your personal tour.


Where you'll be

Address Cannaregio 5001/A,
30121, Venice

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Things to know

  •   Guest requirements

    Please stay informed about the latest Covid safety requirements in Venice and comply with any requests from the venues you visit, to ensure the safety of yourself and the participating artisans.

  •   When to arrive

    Make sure you arrive on time at each venue (although no more than ten minutes early), to make the most of your experience and the artisan’s time. Please call the venue ahead of time if you are likely to be late.

  •   Cancellation policy

    Please let us know if you wish to cancel your booking so that we may offer the opportunity to another visitor. Cancel or rebook directly on your account or via your confirmation or reminder email. If cancelling on the day of your event, kindly inform the venue by telephone.