CALL FOR ENTRIES

The Center for Contemporary Printmaking
CALL FOR ENTRIES
11th Biennial International Miniature Print Competition 2017
ENTRY DEADLINE: MARCH 11, 2017 (POSTMARK)
EXHIBITION: JUNE 4 – AUGUST 27, 2017 | OPENING RECEPTION: SUNDAY, JUNE 4, 2017, 2-5
Size Requirements:Image Size: No larger (may be smaller) than 4
square inches (25.8 square cm)
Paper Size:No larger than 8×10 inches (20.3 x 25.4cm)
Package Size:No larger than 9×14 inches (22.9 x 35.5cm)
Eligibility:All fine art printmaking mediums

All Details on the website https://contemprints.org/images/MiniPrint_Prospectus-2017.pdf

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Under Pressure – Yvonne Moloney-Law at Cooroy Butter Factory

gawula-cycle-of-creation (courtesy of the artist)
gawula-cycle-of-creation (courtesy of the artist)

Under Pressure – Significance in Surface, Yvonne Moloney-Law opens tonight (Jan13) at 6 pm at the Butter Factory Arts Centre, 11A Maple Street, Cooroy.
The exhibition is a pictorial journey of experimental mark making that exploits media and surfaces that form the contemporary printmaking practice of Yvonne Moloney-Law.
Mixed media works and large scale intaglio prints reference the geography of Capricornia, the Tarkine and Arthur River regions of Tasmania as well as the water catchment areas of the Glasshouse Mountains of the Sunshine Coast. Each resembles a cartographic map superimposed with layers of meaning influenced by the traditional custodians and scientific research associated with each landscape.

Yvonne Maloney Law is from Yeppoon with long farming history in the region dating back to the mid-1860s. She completed a Dip VA in 2004, majoring in Painting & Printmaking and is a member of the Capricornia Printmakers. She has an impressive list of awards and exhibitions under her belt, including selection in the Burnie Print Prize and the Noosa Art Award both in 2014.

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A true experimental printmaker, Yvonne’s art work takes the rivers, water catchments, mountains and estuaries and depicts the landscape as poetic images by entwining materials, medium and topics to produce images that are unique to her signature. Her studio is located on the original family land overlooking the Volcanic Trachyte Plugs of Capricornia at Bondoola.
yvonne-moloney-law-under-pressure-4resizeExhibition dates: Friday 13 January until Wednesday 19 February 2017
The Butter Factory is open 10am – 4pm weekdays, 10am – 3pm weekends (closed Mondays) and entry is free.

Contact Butter Factory Arts Centre: ph. 5442 6665; email: bfac@iinet.net.au website: http://www.butterfactoryartscentre.com.au

 

Welcome to 2017

It’s a new year, and we hope it’s a good one for printmakers everywhere. We wish you all a successful and creative year. Here’s a heap of things already in the pipeline to inspire and get you started.

  1.   2017 Print Commission

The PCA 2017 Print Commission – which is an annual opportunity for printmakers to gain national recognition if selected as one of the ten (10) final artists.

Next year it will be judged in Tasmania by Jennifer Marshall (Visual Artist) and Geoffrey Dobson (Director, Burnie Regional Art Gallery). The application deadline has been moved from early February to March 31st.  Entry forms have been distributed in the December issue of Imprint, and will also go out in the March issue of Imprint to encourage more entries.

Send to:   Marguerite Brown, General Manager, Print Council of Australia at e: generalmanager@printcouncil.org.au

natureofprint2. The Nature of Printmaking – Maleny Printmakers and Friends opens tomorrow (6th January) at the Arts and Ecology centre, Maroochy Bushland Gardens, Tanawha. Open 10-4.00 daily until January 15th. This is an opportunity to see a diversity of good quality prints and pick up some bargains for your collection.

3.Yvonne Moloney-Law –Under Pressure – Significance in Surface

Cooroy Butter Factory, 13th January until 19th February. Official Opening Friday 13th 6 p.m.

Under Pressure – Significance in Surface is a pictorial journey of experimental mark-making that exploits media and surfaces that form the contemporary printmaking practice of Yvonne Moloney-Law.

Mixed media works and large scale intaglio prints reference the geography of Capricornia, the Tarkine and Arthur River regions of Tasmania as well as the water catchment areas of the Glasshouse Mountains of the Sunshine Coast.  Each resembles a cartographic map superimposed with layers of meaning influenced by the traditional custodians and scientific research associated with each landscape.

4.Siganto Foundation Artists’ Books Series Lectures 2017

Date: Sunday 26 March  

Time: 2pm – 3.30pm

Where:  State Library of Queensland

Celebrate the beauty and creativity of the artists’ book at a special series presented by the Australian Library of Art at State Library of Queensland with the generous support of the Siganto Foundation. Dr Helen Douglas, an artist and publisher from Scotland who is renowned for her poetic visual narratives in artists’ books, will deliver the opening lecture. A presentation by Dr Lyn Ashby, 2015 Siganto Foundation Artists’ Books Research Fellow, will follow.

Free Event. Bookings essential at  Eventbrite.

5. On Paper International Printmaking Award 2017

Category:  Multiple Disciplines
Deadline:  April 1, 2017  (87 days left)
View/print as PDF:  A4 sizeA5 size
On Paper is a project to promote the art of printmaking and develop connections between printmakers around the world.

Each artist can submit one piece of work on a paper size of 300mm x 400mm. The print size can be any within the size of the paper. The work must have been made using any traditional printmaking techniques. Digital prints are not accepted.

Details on website

6. Manly Library Artist Book Award 2017

Entries close Feb. 10th

Details on website

 

 

 

Waterless Lithography at Toowomba

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The workshop crew

Mention waterless lithography in Australia and the Printmaking Sisters Annie Day and Robyn Ezra will have to be part of the conversation. Last weekend they taught a whirlwind introduction to the techniques at Toowomba for the Saturday Printmakers.

The workshop covered a myriad of possible techniques along with the basics of plate preparation, inking up and printing.

Robyn Ezra talking about the finer points of cleaning a plate with acetone
Robyn Ezra talking about the finer points of cleaning a plate with acetone
Annie's expressions show laying on silicon is an exact  art that probably has to be treated with a little more respect than we beginners showed
Annie’s expressions show that laying on silicon is a fine art that has to be treated with a little more respect than we beginners were able to master

It is a deceptively simple process that is easy to learn but hard to master. Annie and Robyn have obviously perfected techniques and researched a lot of alternative methods. They know their stuff.

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Rubber based inks and hard roller are used.

Using thin aluminium plates means two, three and more colour prints are easy to register, just print upside down.

Inks are rolled onto the plate on a latex covered board.
Inks are rolled onto the plate on a silicon covered board.

Although the technique is relatively simple to execute, one of the hardest things is to remember the order of each step. Ute Braatz spent a lot of time drawing intricate detail on this plate with toner ink only to forget the next step and cleaned off her drawing by mistake.

Remembering the steps is the hard part
Remembering the steps is the hard part

As usual the Toowoomba group had magnificent shared lunches and a great deal of  fun. Thanks for hosting the workshop.

Annie and Robyn are generous teachers willing to pass on their extensive knowledge. There’s information about various techniques on their website and if you’d like to learn waterless lithography in a romantic setting they teach in Florence each year. Next Italian workshop May/June 2017.

Elizabeth and Ute take a tea break
Elizabeth and Ute take a tea break

Print Enthusiasm in Maryborough!

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The well worn step into Maryborough Printspace has had more traffic lately

It’s been great to hear that things are going well for Maryborough’s Print Group who had an Open Studio  weekend before last where 25 people turned up to be tutored in a variety of print techniques by four volunteers. It’s hard to imagine how they coped in their small print studio, but apparently it was lots of fun.

A smaller, but still enthusiastic group of beginners turned up for their next Open Studio day and are now asking for formal tuition, so it looks like Maryborough Printspace is going to be a hive of activity. Great news! name


			

Nothing But The Print – Pine Rivers

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Fiona Dempster, Saffron Drew, Jo St. Baker, Judy Barrass, Tory Richards, Susan Bowers, Stephanie McLennan and Catherine Money combine their considerable talents in this small exhibition to mark the  successful  completion (almost) of a year of events to celebrate PCA’s 50th birthday. The group has been the organising force behind the Regional Marks exhibition and other printmakers events in SE Qld. throughout the year. Collaboration and cooperation has been to the fore, so this small collaborative exhibition is a great way to celebrate.

The exhibition will be up all of November in the window gallery space at Pine Rivers Regional Gallery. The gallery is open Monday to Saturday 10-4.00, but of course the window can be viewed anytime night or day, so if you’re in the vicinity stop and have a look.

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From top left: Susan Bowers, Judy Barrass, Tory Richards, Judy Barrass