Sol Roots Imagea
Sol Pandiella-Mcleod

Theme: The theme for the 2016 Postcard exchange is ROOTS


  • POSTCARD/PAPER SIZE:  10 cm x 15 cm ( 4” x 6”)
  • 100 – 350gsm
  • Anything larger may be omitted from the project
  •  Do not mount.

Edition size:

  • Only editions of 11 of any reproducible image medium will be accepted.

Submissions close: 1st April 2016


  • Please ensure that your return address is on each postcard.
  • Stamped and self-addressed individually. Stamps, postmarks and messages are integral to the ‘postcard’
  • Australian participants- please mail individually
  • Individual international participants may send their postcards as one package
  • Please note that we cannot accept more than one edition sent in bulk.
  • Send postcards to: Southern Printmakers Association, c/-11 Taloombi Street, CRONULLA NSW 2230

Use of image:

  • By participating in the postcard exchange you are giving the Southern Printmakers Association Inc. permission to use your postcard’s image and content for exhibition, publishing and promotional purposes.
  • No personal addresses will be published.


A project funded by the Southern Printmakers Association Inc.


Sydney Contemporary, Australasia’s international art fair, returns in 2015 from 10-13 September (Opening Night 10 September) with Australia’s largest and most diverse gathering of Australian and international galleries.

Housed at Carriageworks, Sydney’s striking contemporary arts precinct, the Fair presents over 90 galleries from 13 countries, offering visitors access to cutting-edge art from some of the world’s most respected artists as well as the opportunity to discover the next generation of emerging talent.

Alongside the galleries are curated sectors for contemporary video, installation art and performance as well as a dynamic and talks and tours program presented by industry leaders. The Fair is also home to a pop-up restaurant by Sydney’s much-loved dining institutions, Longrain and The Subcontinental.

Sydney Contemporary boasts five days of public programs, appealing to the experienced, the novice, the discerning art enthusiast and those simply curious about buying and living with art. Programming includes guided tours, educational workshops, kids activities, guest speakers and an extensive VIP Program.

“Sydney Contemporary represents the first time this city has hosted a serious, high-end art fair. We expect it to play a significant role in helping to focus attention on the Sydney art scene in the same way that ART HK focused attention on Asian art,”
Tim Etchells, Founder Art Fairs Australia and co-founder ART HK (now Art Basel in Hong Kong)

Created by Tim Etchells, the co-founder of ART HK (now Art Basel in Hong Kong) and more recently the Hong Kong art fair Art Central, the event is the latest and most exciting addition to a line-up of increasingly influential fairs around the world. Having attracted over 28,000 collectors, industry professionals and the art-loving public to the inaugural edition in 2013, Sydney Contemporary 2015 is set to be one of the most celebrated events on Australia’s cultural calendar.
Find out more


By registering early you will have the best chance to select the workshop of your choice on Friday 30th October.10-12 These workshops are:

Laser etching with Vicki Reynolds

Printing on surfaces other than paper with Di Longley

Silvi Glattauer – direct to plate photogravure

Heather Shimmer / Mandy Gunn exploring separatly and coming together

Kathy Boyle (NZ) printing applied to 3D surfaces

Drawing directly onto an etching plate in situ with Ray Arnold


photo by Suzanne Shelley

Full details here:

Mildura BMW Australian Print Triennial, 2015

9am Friday 30th October 2015 – 3pm Sunday 1st November 2015 The Mildura BMW Australian Print Triennial is a major international art event spearheaded by The Art Vault that will bring together artists, academics, arts ambassadors and practising printmakers from Australia and overseas to engage in a celebration of art printmaking and its significance in modern Australia’s Art’s culture. Also on is the Mildura Jazz Food and Wine Festival 30 October – 2 November 2015 MAKE A GREAT WEEKEND OF ART, FOOD and MUSIC.

Earthwriting, Southern Printmakers Association, 2009
Hazelhurst Community Gallery

Hi all,

just returned from giving a demonstration on Presenting your prints.

I think it was a good session shared by all. The focus was on sharing information with the group and it became quite interactive and informative.

Thank you to all those who attended.

For those who missed out I will put in a downloadable PDF in this post with my hand out for the session.


Presentation and Mounting of your Prints

On Friday the Southern Printmakers Association was very lucky to have Printmaker, Painter, Musican and Writer Gary Makin deliver an excellent demonstration on Waterless Lithography.

16 of our members were present for the eye opening perspective on printmaking and how with the use of some household items and inspiration many different possibilities on creating an image can be achieved.

This slideshow requires JavaScript.