About

A workshop full of your printmaking needs.

The Newcastle Printmakers Workshop is a non-profit organization which aims to:

Provide access to equipment and workshop space for the benefit of practicing artists, students, ex-students and beginners. Arrange classes in the techniques of printmaking. Develop public awareness of printmaking, particularly with regards to distinguishing between an original print and a reproduction.

The workshop is run by volunteers & would like the involvement of its members in daily and long-term activities. Opportunities exist for individuals as volunteers without becoming a committee member.

Saturday workshops are run on designated dates throughout the year. Members and the wider community can learn new printmaking techniques in a variety of media.

Yearly Membership

1. Membership

Includes a regular newsletter, opportunities to enter work in all NPW exhibitions,as well as other projects and viewings. All members must pay the basic membership yearly and renew each year in September.

concession/student $45 per annum

employed $50 per annum

(This membership does not include studio access)

Terms and conditions
New members are required to attend a meeting to meet committee members & have their application signed.New members are also required to attend a workshop/class or a Tuesday orientation with a NPW member to familiarize themselves with the use of the facilities in a competent and demonstrable way before membership can be granted. As each new member is interviewed & made aware of safety procedures at the Workshop, Newcastle Printmakers Workshop Inc. will not be held responsible for any accident which could occur using printmaking procedures.

2. Studio access

Basic membership is a requirement.Studio access paid for 6 or 12 months entitles unlimited [day/night] access to the workshop & facilities if not being used for workshop classes.All consumables are to be supplied by the member.

12 months $130 per annum
OR
6 months $80
OR
Daily hire $20

Note: The workshop is open every Tuesday during school terms 10am–2pm. 6 or 12 month studio access must be paid up to date to access the workshop and printing facilities during this time.

3. Workshop Key Deposit $30 (Refundable, conditions apply)

Any person who has membership fees in arrears of 12 months or longer will forfeit the right to reimbursement of their key deposit unless all outstanding membership arrears are firstly paid up.

 Access to:


  • A large workshop with two etching presses
  • Drying racks
  • Lithography press
  • Aquatint box
  • Darkroom with a large exposure unit for screen printing and metal plate exposure
  • Small ultra violet box for small solar plate exposure
  • Light box
  • Hot plate
  • Spacious preparation and printing areas
  • Wet area for Silk Screen cleanup, lithography preparation and paper soaking
  • Kitchen and toilet facilities.
  • Rollers, squeegees and screens for use at the workshop

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