On Wednesday, 15 members of the Southern Printmakers Association attended an exclusive tour of the Art on Paper Award with Curator Carrie Kibbler.
Over the course of an hour Ms Kibbler highlighted her favourite works and provided a fascinating insight into the curator’s selection process.
If you missed the tour you are still able to view the Exhibition until 25 August.
Curators-talk-4-SPA-1-Suzanne Newton

Roslyn Kean

Works on paper using Traditional Japanese methods of printing and encaustic.
Exhibition at Syndicate Gallery, 2 Danks Street, Waterloo ( free 90 minutes parking Aldi’s Parking in Dank Street )

Duration 3rd September – 21st September
Opening Wednesday 4th Sept 5.00pm – 7.30pm official opening 6pm
The exhibition will be opened by Jackie Menzies OAM, Curator of Asian Art, Art Gallery of NSW

photograph by Suzanne Newton
Hazelhurst Art Award 2013, photograph by Suzanne Newton

Winner of the Art on Paper Award for 2013 is Lynne Roberts-Goodwin.

The Emerging Artist prize of $5,000, was won by Gregory Hodge with his work titled Magazine Mystics.

Packers Prize of an artist residency at Hazelhurst was won by Justine Varga with Moving Out.

The Friends of Hazelhurst Local Artist prize of $5,000 was won by Michelle Cawthorn with her mixed media work titled Bear.

Check out Hazelhursts Facebook page for more information.

For all the finalists go to: Art on Paper: Hazelhurst Art Award 2013

Better still check it out exhibition runs 6 Jul 2013 – 25 Aug 2013

A new category has just been created within the “News” called “Hints & Tips. You can see this on the right hand side of the screen.

We are looking at any contributions from our members to be posted.


Making a Palm Press

Printing lithographs and monoprints without a press
by Nik Semenoff

Take the link about for this article.

Thanks to Sue Shelly for finding this article.

If you too would like to add something to Hints & Tips please email:

pauline-in-colourPauline has been appointed a position which gives her the opportunity to work with a group of indigenous artists in Kakadu for 2 weeks in sharing her experience in printmaking.

The project is  to help the indigienous people with their creativity and providing them with
the chance to make printing plates and editioning prints which will then be available to sell in their gallery.

She heads off to Darwin on the 28th July and staying on site with GAC (Gundjheimi Aboriginal Corporation) and then going to the 30 Telstra National Aboriginal & Torres Strait Island Art Award in early August.

Here is some more about information on this project

Printing program with Artists of Kakadu.

The Gundjeihmi Aboriginal Corporation (GAC) represent the traditional owners of Jabiru and the Ranger mining lease. Working in partnership with Community Prophets and Children’s Ground they are facilitating printing workshop initiatives for young people and senior artists of their Kakadu NT region.

The aim is to implement and teach printing skills that remain within the community and to create a workspace for all artists to use.

Initial lino cut, collograph and drypoint etching workshops were part of the GAC school holiday program in 2011. These prints went on sale at Jabiru’s annual festival known as ‘Mahbilil’ to great publicresponse. Proceeds went directly to the youth. Last year there were two follow up workshops. These prints were again successfully exhibited at the 2012 Mahbilil Festival. The Jabiru printmakers will be exhibiting once again at this years Mahbilil Festival in September. TheJabiru Area School has provided a space for the printing to take place within its art department.   Students at the GAC recently commissioned boarding school Djidjbidjidjbi participate in these printing workshops also.

The project is now inclusive of artists from the local communities of Madjinberri and Manabadduma within Kakadu.

GAC is establishing a social hub in Kakadu for all community members.

The printing space is seeking printmakers who may wish to volunteer and engage with indigenous artists and share their skills.

Good Luck Pauline!

You’ll have to tells us all about your experience when you return!

Today we were lucky enough to participate in a Demonstration presented by Leona of S&S Creativity.  

Our workshop was very successful with 15 members in attendance. Leona was very happy to demonstrate the Akua Inks and Pin Press for free and while she wasn’t a printmaker (we were not too intimidating i hope) she was happy for us to have a play with the products to see how we liked them. Georgia really got into it so we look forward to some feed back at a later date perhaps.
The reduction monotype approach was quite interesting and while i have layered plates before the wiping out of sections was a great idea.The pin press was a good option for those with limited space but a bit limited in its application.I hope you all enjoyed the morning, any feedback or ideas are welcome.

Members ink up
Members ink up
Anne watches as Dior uses the pin press
Anne watches as Dior uses the pin press

after-pressing-dior-removes-her-paper dior-pulls-a-print

Anne and Suzanne use the pin press
Anne and Suzanne use the pin press
Suzanne registers her print
Suzanne registers her print

Demonstration of Akua Inks and Pin Press
40329-1020-3ww-l40314-1009-2ww-m We have been lucky enough to secure a demonstration of a pin press using Akua water based inks.

So we are inviting all members and their friends to this once of event. We are getting a professional representative of S&S to come out and give us a demonstration of the fully portable pin press and Akua waterbased inks.

We feel this is a great opportunity for everyone to learn about this new & exciting non-toxic material and the pin press and it’s applications.

Please register your attendance to this event by pressing the button below.

What are the details???

When: 9:30am, Friday the 14th of June
Where: Studio Six, Hazelhurst Regional Gallery & Art Centre

Cost: Only $5each!

If you intend to come along please register your interest below so we are adequately prepared. If you have already indicated your attendance by email there is no need to fill out the form below.

The demonstration will be from 9:30 to 11:30am and will be hands on. You will also be given the opportunity to purchase the inks on the day, otherwise they are available through a retailer at full price.