Exciting news. Two members of the Southern Printmakers Association have been selected as finalists for the Burnie Print Prize; Laura Stark and Suzanne Shelley.

The ‘Prize’ is an initiative of the Burnie Regional Art Gallery (BRAG) in northwest Tasmania. The Gallery prides itself on its nationally recognized collection of works on paper.

The selection for the Burnie Print Prize 2017 will be done by Akky van Ogtrop, Art Historian/Curator, President Print Council of Australia, Dr Deborah Malor, Honorary Associate – Visual Arts and Design, Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery and Dr Jan Hogan, Studio Coordinator Printmaking, Tasmanian College of the Arts, University of Tasmania.


This exhibition, held in the Peacock Gallery and set within the beautiful Auburn Botanic Gardens, is inspired by the resilience of the natural environment and its ability to regenerate within the urban environment with particular focus on the Auburn Botanic Gardens and Duck River. The exhibition features  multi-printmaking techniques and is accompanied by a series of workshops run by the Southern Printmakers Association members.

The exhibition opens at 2pm 23rd January at the Peacock Gallery.

There is plenty of onsite parking or there is a FREE BUS-  Auburn City Council runs the Gardens and Rivers Loop” service on weekends.

Thursday 4 Feb-  Makers Circle- PRINTMAKING WORKSHOP-Collograph prints
10am- 2.30pm   COST $10
Southern Printmakers provide a workshop for participants to learn the techniques required to make a collograph print.
Note: extended time, bookings required

Saturday 6 February PRINTMAKING WORKSHOP-Drypoint Etching
10am- 1pm cost $10
Southern Printmakers provide a workshop for participants to learn the techniques and create a drypoint etching.

Saturday 20 February PRINTMAKING WORKSHOP-Lino prints
11am-2pm cost $10
Southern Printmakers provide a workshop to demonstrate lino printing techniques