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Photos relate to examples that Dior brought in for the Lyrical theme for the Hazelhurst Exhibition in 2015.

Dior showed us a couple of examples of prints she made using a 12 inch record.  Basically, we agreed that the format size of the paper we print on should be the record cover size to keep the uniformity for the group work. The material that the record is made i.e. cardboard cover, plastic/paper sleeve can be used to create any art work i.e. relief, intaglio and/or collage.  Even breaking the record into pieces and printing the pieces.

The records she used were not valuable, less than $2 from op shop.  NB vinyl is popular again, some popular original titles are very rare and expensive – no need to use your precious collections as the op shops stock them.

We spoke about the post card exchange 1 April 2014, reminder than the edition needs to be either 11 or 12 if you want to keep a copy – info online.

We had a good turnout, about 10 people showed up, all very excited and enthusiastic to share our ideas.

As requested by the printmakers a screenprinting workshop was run by Hazelhurst Regional Gallery and was also open to the general public.

It was a terrific day attended by Suzanne,Stephanie and myself and we were able to talk to some about SPA who we knew had printmaking experience.

The day run by Cath of Prints Charming had a very simple approach to fabric screen printing ,one that she has built a successful business out of.Cath was a delight to be with,very encouraging and full of helpful tips.Unfortunately it doesn’t transfer directly to printing on paper but her method is a low cost,low toxicity ,lots of fun with striking results  if you want to print fabric.

Screen printing Master Class at Hazelhurst
Screen printing Master Class at Hazelhurst
Dior's Screen printed creation.
Dior’s Screen printed creation.