During this week I have had a great time checking out print studios here in Melbourne...
Monash University, where the Impact7 conference was held,
had a typical set up for an educational printmaking studio,
with a workshop including presses and a few digital printers etc.
I also got to see the Australian Print Workshops studio,
which have 8 presses of various sizes and functions (etching, litho, relief)
an impressive workshop which is bright, spacious, well organised and very clean.
|Australian Print Workshop, Melbourne|
I briefly stopped in at Port Jackson Press to see some work by
ex-NewZealander Milan Milojevic exhibition called Theatrum.
|Milan Milojevic, from the series Theatrum, 2011|
And today I spent the day at Baldessin Press in St Andrews, just north of Melbourne.
Not only do they have a great studio in a peaceful bush setting,
where you can either work independently or take classes,
plus they also have 3 different accommodation options if you want to go on a printmaking 'retreat'.
|One of the etching presses at Baldessin |
has a printing bed of 200x100cm
it was handmade and is motorised!
I am keen to see more printmaking studios around New Zealand too,
so if you have a printing press that you would like to tell us about
then please email me and I'll spread the word for you.