Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Printing Down Under at The Warringah Printmakers Studio

The Warringah Printmakers Studio offers a cool place to hang out and get your fingers inked up whenever you decide to visit the ever-friendly land down under. Located in Many Vale, which is a northern NSW suburb of Sydney, this place has more than one could hope for if they want to get in some printing time.

It’s a non-toxic shop with sizeable pressbeds and facilities for etching, photo-based work, and monoprints. They have a full schedule of term classes(the next term starts in early October) and  short, 2-day workshops.  Press rentals are available, but require an orientation and, as can be expected, they’d like you to become a member of their fine establishment, so there are Very reasonable annual memberships available.
A surprise I discovered was the links this group has with grants and residencies in not only Australia, but Dublin, Quebec and Finland. They also provide a listing of galleries, other printmaking studios in the area and a list of printmaking suppliers. All in all it’s just the type of place to get connected with for everything inked up.

The studio includes an exhibition space and they have regular exhibits of the members and exchange exhibitions with other printmaker groups, so send them a proposal and get connected. Access their website and download their membership application at http://www.printstudio.org.au
In addition, outside the lovely Manly Vale neighborhood, there are nearby beaches and certainly plenty of cultural activities  in the spectacular city of Sydney, situated just to the south so you can't go wrong here, my  fellow printmakers. Just go!

Contact Information
Studio Telephone: (02) 9949 2325.

Postal Address
Warringah Printmakers Studio
48/343 Condamine Street
Website Mgt; Membership
Exhibition Information

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