The Australian Print Workshop is supported by the Victorian Government through Arts Victoria. This ‘not-for-profit’ organisation in Fitzroy at Melbourne gains funding from a range of sources, including through their own efforts. Founded in 1981, many of Australia’s leading artists use the workshops to produce high quality prints. Rick Amor’s Afternoon by the Sea was drawn on the stone by the artist and printed by APW by Senior Printer Martin King and Trainee Printer Eliza Turnbull in 2012.
Artists include renowned Melbourne contemporary artist Jon Cattapan, who has been surveying the world from a contemporary perspective for more than three decades and is as high on the list of Australia’s contemporary artistic elite challenging us to consider what art is or is not
Works produced are represented in all major Australian public art gallery and museum collections. Now they will open to the public on Saturday 29th November, 2014 selling ‘limited edition’ prints to raise funds. Works by artists such as Christine Lawry, Deborah Klein, Graham Fransella, Kate Hudson and Kyoko Imazu are but some.
The Australian Print Workshop offers an exciting educational program all year around where artists and members of the public can learn about printmaking. They also hold exhibitions on average every five weeks, providing contemporary artists with a showcase to promote and sell their works.
The sale will allow the public to have access to works by some of Australia’s leading contemporary artists, with unframed works representing a variety of styles and subjects.
Australian Print Workshop is a unique centre providing established and emerging artists with access to expertise in the context of a world-class printmaking workshop. From $100 – $250 each, the prints are just perfect for Xmas gifts and you can choose from a huge selection, including works by Ellie Malins seen here at work.
Impressions 2014 will enable The Australian Print Workshop to continue to provide world class printmaking facilities, exhibitions, education and other programs that have established the institution as a significant and respected national centre for printmaking. Impressions 2014 opens to the public Saturday 29 November until Saturday 28 February at The Australian Print Workshop, 210 Gertrude Street, Fitzroy. Gallery Hours: Tuesday – Saturday, 10am – 5pm – Admission FREE