Suzi Zglinicki and Robyn Culley
Jeanne Harrison and Gina McDonald
Our mini press
Jane Collins and Robyn Culley and historian
Thanks go to Ahn Wells who oversees Newcastle Independent Galleries and her organisation of an Art Fair which held at the Newcastle Regional Gallery on Friday 27 April from 5 to 8pm. The Newcastle Printmakers set up a display and mini-exhibition at the front of the gallery and spent an enjoyable evening talking to potential printmakers and art enthusiasts. More thanks go to Vale Vincent, Michelle Strazzari, Suzi Zglinicki, Lisa Kirkpatrick, Helene Leane, Paul O’Brien, Jane Collins, Jeanne Harrison and Robyn Culley for all their help, organisation and passion for everything print.
Seraphina and colour roll
Seraphina with students
Seraphina with solar plate
On the 17th and 18th April Seraphina Martin taught an intensive 2 day workshop at the Newcastle Printmakers Workshop on the diversity of solar plate. Seraphina generously shared her expertise in how to print using colour rolls and helped to unravel the mystery of viscosity printing. All of the participants left with an edition of beautiful prints.
Jeanne Harrison, Red Knot, collograph and etching, 2018
Paul O’Brien, Godwit, etching and drypoint, 2018
Therese Wilkins, Fading from View, collograph, lino and chine colle, 2018
Helene Leane, Bartailed Godwit, monotype, 2018.
As we move towards our Overwintering Exhibition to be held at our workshop gallery in June prints have begun to arrive. As printmakers we have the joy of being able to create an edition of artworks which will find their way into a travelling exhibition organised by Kate Gorringe-Smith who instigated this very important project. Namely to raise awareness of the plight of shorebirds that travel to Australia each year to escape harsh winters from far off places such as Siberia, the Overwintering Project tells a story of how these birds are finding their habitats under increasing threat from manmade development. A group of around 25 artists from the Newcastle Printmakers Workshop are focusing on birds which travel to the Stockton Spit and Hunter Wetlands Region to feed to gain weight to travel back thousands of miles to breed.
Our exhibition will be held at 27 Popran Road, Adamstown on Sat-Sun 23 to 24 June from 10am to 4pm. The official opening is on Saturday from 4 to 6pm.