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troublemag | June 18, 2019

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Castlemaine Press

 

IN MY BACKYARD INTERNATIONAL PRINT EXCHANGE 2019

Printmakers from around the world are invited to join us in the third year of this exchange on the theme In My Backyard.

Image/Paper Size: 12cm square. Images can be printed on any part of the paper or bleed.

Edition: Each artist will create an edition of 10 prints. One print will be kept by Castlemaine Press for exhibition and sale. Nine prints will be exchanged and artists will be sent a random selection in return.

Exhibition: An exhibition and sale of the prints will be held at Castlemaine Press, opening on Friday 25 October. There will be an online exhibition of the prints castlemainepress.com.au. To be part of the online exhibition please email a low resolution JPEG image of your print to castlemainepress@gmail.com with your name, title and print media.

Entry fee: $30 AU in Australia and $40 AU international
The proceeds support Castlemaine Press and 10% of the proceeds will also go to the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre.

Payment and registration: Click here for Eventbrite

Deadlines: 1 September 2019: Prints with completed entry form
End of October: print exchange posted.

Post prints to: Castlemaine Press, PO Box 201, Castlemaine, VIC, 3450.
Please interleave prints with tissue or glassine paper.

Enquiries: castlemainepress@gmail.com

 

SARAH AMOS PLEIN AIR MONOTYPE WORKSHOP
Saturday 20 and Sunday 21 July, 10am – 4pm

Large scale printmaking in the landscape and in the studio!

Use acrylic plates, oil paints, ink, rags, brushes and tools to create spontaneous layered monoprints responding to the landscape around you. Print using layers of colour and multiple plates, onto backgrounds made in oil. Create gorgeous effects as you add, wipe, move, manipulate and reduce the ink on the plate, resulting in vibrant and rich prints.

Participants will work together in the morning at a pre-planned outdoor location, then return to the studio to make base plates and print the results. A collaborative and spontaneous 2 days!

COST: $350 members; $375 non-members
BOOKINGS: Click here for eventbirite

Enquiries: castlemainepress@gmail.com

 

THE SATURDAY SESSIONS

Saturday afternoons at Castlemaine Press, 1pm-4pm
Term 2: 6 sessions from 18 May – 22 June, Term 3: 8 sessions 27 July – 14 September
Artist: Melissa Proposch

This series of group studio sessions for Castlemaine Press members is ideal for beginner and intermediate printmakers looking to consolidate skills and broaden their technical range. Bring your own print projects to print at the studio and explore your print practice with guidance from an experienced printmaker. Refine core print studio skills such as setting press pressure for different media. Make prints in a deeply creative learning environment. Tuition includes discussions and demonstrations of a range of printing and platemaking techniques over the term

COST: $35 per session
Minimum booking 2 sessions per term ($70)
BOOK NOW: Click here to book your sessions
Basic studio materials included, participant provides all other materials.
Numbers limited.

Enquiries: castlemainepress@gmail.com

 

PRINT STUDIO FOR HIRE

Full members with a good knowledge of printmaking techniques, competence to work by themselves and a proven familiarity with printmaking equipment and studio safety procedures are eligible to hire Castlemaine Press facilities. 

All members must complete a free induction session before they are eligible for unsupervised access.

 

JOIN AS A MEMBER …
If you’re not already a paid member, now is a great time to join!

Members enjoy voting rights, access to community workshop facilities for hire (conditions apply), member discounts and opportunities to participate in collective print practice such as print exchanges and member exhibitions. Not to mention opportunities to collaborate and network with printmakers!

Annual membership: Full membership $84, Concession $60, Friends $36.

If you would like to become a member of Castlemaine Press, click here to go to our website or contact us at castlemainepress@gmail.com.