On Sunday 25th March the Newcastle Printmakers held another Roaming Art Tour hosted by Ahn Wells of Gallery 139. A small group of enthusiasts were treated to a talk on printmaking by Jim Woodbury, a demonstration of inking and printing a zinc etching by Amanda Donohue and an opportunity to create small artworks led by Vale Vincent and assisted by Gina McDonald. We hope this will be an ongoing venture and lead to spreading the word about the joys of printmaking.
Newcastle Printmakers Workshop congratulates Patricia Wilson-Adams for her win at the 2017 Burnie Print Prize with her work titled “Positions 1 to 3” (see below). Created using letterpress, wax and Chinese paper the work was described by one of the judges Akky van Ogtropp as one that “engages most directly with the viewer, posing questions, setting up moments of involvement. It is a work that promises to maintain its ability to captivate and will be an asset to the collection.”1