Saturday, December 3, 2011

Break up lunch

Last class for the year. A shared lunch and a time to catch up. Lovely day.

A Merry Christmas to all and here's hoping for many inky gifts from Santa.

Friday, November 18, 2011

Group Photo in Studio

Georgia, Gaye, Steve, Janet, Maija, Jo, Sheila, John, Pam, Elizabeth and Janet.

This photo was taken by Damien Kelly when he visited the studio 2011.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Print Council of Australia inc visit

Today, some of Geelong Printmakers were fortunate to be able to share lunch with Damien Kelly and Georgia Thorpe from The Print Council of Australia inc.
This get together took place at the Studio of one of the Printmakers and gave everyone present the chance to put faces to names. Damien had a bit of a show and tell, Georgia handed out some invites to an exhibition and they both viewed some unframed works from the Printmakers. A group photo in the Studio will be posted when it is received from Damien.

For now, the following images give an indication of those present.

This image: Damien Kelly (back) Robyn (seated) Patsy and Steve (Looking at phone) and Janet holding print.
Teresa, Jenny, Patsy, Steve and Jo.
Pam, Georgia,Teresa, Jenny, Patsy and Steve.
Sheila, Elizabeth, Lynette and John.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Looking for a home

Printmakers@Geelong, or should I say one printmaker in particular, has been busy researching a permanent home for the Printmakers where they can gain open studio access.

From the feedback received, it seems the use of a larger press would be most desirable.

Shortly, a meeting of interested parties will be called to ascertain the amount of enthusiasm for this idea and the formation of an Artists Run Initiative.

This is the building being looked at. It is part of a 14acre past woollen mill site in North Geelong. The interior is 100 square metres and as you can see, it has that grungy, industrial look. Great access, great parking. Water and power. Also toilet facilities just behind the yellow crates.


Saturday, October 1, 2011

Exhibition Feedback Form


Your impression of the Exhibition as a whole.

Could the exhibition be improved?      Yes          No
If yes, how?

Were there any issues you would like to raise?     Yes          No
If yes, please express here:

Would you prefer a different venue next time?  Yes      No
If yes, where?

Did you consider the cost fair?     Yes     No

Were the number of exhibitors acceptable?         Yes           No

Would you support the idea of a permanent Artist Run Initiative Printmaking Studio in Geelong?   Yes   No

With a press available for hire?     Yes   No

Please state anything that you feel could have been attended to in a more efficient manner. e.g. one person was left off the invite etc. (this actually happened).
If insufficient space, elaborate on attachment.

This can be returned by email if so desired to

Wednesday, September 14, 2011


Here are some images from the exhibition. Not great as lighting is an issue but will give the idea.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011


Are you a Contemporary Printmaker from the Geelong Region who would like to be considered for exhibition in the future with Printmakers@Geelong?

Register your interest by email to  indicating your preferred techniques, a one paragraph Artist Statement and including at least two jpeg images of recent work.

All who exhibit with Printmakers@Geelong share the staging of the exhibition financially as well as the physical aspects of a show, which includes some meetings. Exhibiting this way keeps costs down, so it is affordable for all.

Monday, August 29, 2011

You are invited

Printmakers @ Geelong is a group of 28 Artist Printmakers coming together for their first exhibition. Their charter is to further  Printmaking as a contemporary art form. As the name suggests, we are from the Geelong region. Their role is to both educate and engage the general public and art lovers to enquire about today's printmaker.

There has been a resurgence of interest in the print over the past decade and indeed the following is growing. Gradually, the public is understanding that there is more to printmaking than books alone. Printing has played a major role throughout history as a form of mass communication mostly using the written word. Indigenous peoples made hand and footprints to get their message out. The artist printmaker is looking for something different. The only way the image they want, can be produced, is through this medium, to visually convey their message.

Around the Gallery you will find examples of some of the techniques utilized by the Printmakers to make the images before you. The terminology will intrigue you.

You are invited to not only view the exhibition, but to question the Printmakers to enable a deeper understanding of the processes used to make this work.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Friday Printmakers @ Wintergarden

Here are some recent images of the exhibition currently showing at Wintergarden Geelong. This exhibition was opened by Marco Luccio.

Thursday, April 28, 2011

September exhibition at Shearer's Arms Gallery

Hello All,

A reminder that the second meeting to nut out the details for the forthcoming Printmakers@Geelong exhibition to be held in September is to take place Saturday 7th May at 11am at The Shearer's Arms Gallery, Aberdeen St, Geelong West.

We will be sorting out the invitation, number of works (an update) catering arrangements, opening times etc. Cr. Abley has agreed to open the exhibition.

If unable to make it, please keep an eye on this blog where I will post individual costs and who is doing what.



Monday, April 18, 2011

Marco Luccio


I went up to see Marco Luccio's exhibition yesterday and it was fantastic. The work is very different to his previous bold cityscape drypoints (which I love). They are unique states, colorful figurative and involve mixed media - I loved them. Some of the most interesting work is on old postcards and envelopes that he has found overtime on his trips to New York. It is really worth seeing this if you can.



Steps Gallery
Until 1st May
62 Lygon Street

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Hi from RPS

Hi there. Long time no see. Thank you to everyone who made it to the opening at Gallery 135 - I had a great time. Also thanks to everyone who will see it before it finishes. It is well worth the drive down - I love John's, Gaye's, Steve's and Pips work. There is something for everyone. So if you haven't been yet come on down, grab a coffee at Drysdale or continue on to Portarlington where there are a couple of more galleries along with plenty of places to get great food and coffee.
What a buzz! Its so amazing because you feel like you aren't going to make the deadline but you do!! I need goals like this to keep me focused and on my toes. Looking forward to July - so I say now.

This is a shellac etching of a pierced ear, but I am in the process of changing into a surrealist feature in a landscape - perhaps it will become a dinosaur head. I will post the final image later.


Sunday, April 10, 2011

Juxtaposed Opening

Many of our creative friends attended the opening of "Juxtaposed" at Gallery 135, Drysdale. The following images are of most of the exhibitors. John McClumpha was hard to tie down for a photo, but his work can be seen. Alas, I could not take a photo of myself.

 Steve Parkhill
 Gallery corner
 John's prints
 Pip behind flowers
Robyn Sandford

Gaye Nieuwenhof

Get yourself down to see the exhibition if you haven't done so already. We appreciate your support.