Loving 2018! Welcome to all Impress members to a cracker
year ahead. Excited about so many possibilities this year as
the diary is filling up with amazing exhibitions, exchanges, competitions and more. Cant wait to explore printmaking
and the exciting artists developing thought provoking prints out there.
Follow us as we document our print adventures far and wide
and comment too as we would love to hear your opinions and ideas. Welcome to IPSG Pages a blog that will focus on printmaking art and artists.
To the left is Leah showing off her amazing linocut that she created
in the Wayne Singleton lino cutting workshop
What a great way to start the year:}}
Its time to dust off those book making skills for Flurry of Leaves an artists' book exhibition that will be staged at Impress Gallery in July, 2015.
Held during the abbe artist book conference and associated events that are happening throughout Griffith University & surrounding areas of Brisbane. This exciting gathering with keynote speakers,special guests delivering academic papers as well as an artists' book fair, exhibitions & tour to artist book sites in Brisbane is sure to pack a crowd of enthusiasts accross venues in Brisbane.
Open to Impress members the exhibition asks members to contribute up to six books exploring contemporary conundrums. Use the form of artists book to express a concern you have as a living entity in this sometimes crazy beautiful world. The scope is open & you are at the helm so go CREATE. Have a little play around, use some of your old proofs or gather the prints you keep in storage & fold, cut, collage or print....flurry!
Perhaps you need a little distraction or traction in this case in order to start something here is a link to ABC Radio Nationals Life Matters show. Each week ethical quandaries -- small or large sent in by listeners are discussed by a Life Matters panel.
D E T A I L S:
Download Entry Form
Cost of Entry $40 by the 29th June (flat rate irrespective of number of artist’s books submitted).
A 20% commission on sales will be taken by Impress Printmakers.
Please pay by Direct Debit to Impress Printmakers NAB Account:
Account 56 900 5439
Reference YOUR SURNAME + FOL
Ok how do you do it? When you book the studio to start working on your masterpiece how do you prepare for it before, during and after? Do you establish the wet & dry area? Do you cut your paper before & soak overnight? Perhaps you bring your own inks & specialist hair dryer or some other piece of equipment. During the last members day we conversed about how we as individuals do things in the studio & it seemed as though we all started off with the best intentions & why wouldnt you? It's on! Some prepped entirely the day before came to the studio with a specific focus & got stuck in methodically. Others were most clear that their immersion was intuitive & they worked on several things (if thats possible) with inks rolled out & prints simultaneously added to & viewd on the floor! Then if another person is in the studio it adds a further dimension to the whole process. At Impress studios a while ago i came accross Silda one of our members screenprinting & she was well prepared because she had notes from a prior workshop in front of her to refer to as she did her screens as well as the items to print on, apron etc She was going to print onto bags & was all set as she followed all the steps..but...
Not long after she ran into problems with the design & short of phoning a friend, she was able to speak to others hanging around the studio for advice...theres lots of possibilites why things dont work & having people around gives you a few options to solve the problem. It takes all sorts in this printmaking mallarkey.. and soon enough you will find yourself sharing your experiences too. Happy days...
You can find Silda (she really is super) on instagram as well as her etsy shop SANATcraft
Members Day here at last folks. Save Saturday 21 February,2015 for a fantastic day of print. Come in & stay awhile, use the presses & check out the studio! Ever wondered whether you were setting the press in the right way for your prints? This and more helpful hints when you work in the Impress Studio with lino afficionado Wayne Singleton. Wayne will be offering tuition as you print as well as conducting an artist talk in the afternoon. All you have to do is bring your lino (cut or uncut), paper & your regular kit bag of printing equipment and then get stuck in! This event is free but you need to RSVP to me so i can get some idea of how many to prep for. Please email Karen or message us on the Impress Facebook page
Well hello there & welcome to "Ipsg pages"our new studio & gallery blog . On reflection 2014 was a busy year indeed. Firstly to celebrate what has been & gone i invite you to view all that has happened in the past year at Impress. Having a new studio has meant we were able to accomodate our own exhibitions in our Impress Gallery. Massive shows such as Regenerate the inaugeral members show, Vie de Pacific a showcase of print works from Pacific rim countries, Vario + as well as the annual members show & various independant exhibitions have been shown successfully to a receptive audience. Partnering print related artist's talks, demonstrations & workshops ensured some exciting buzz during the opening festivities.
Our workshop programs have brought in new members & promoted the facility very well and our membership have started to inhabit the studio & use the myriad of presses to create prints. We have augmented the screenprinting area & are now monitoring its use by members in terms of work flow. The centre of the studio once empty now has a suitable work table & each specific area is coming into fruition. It's good to take a moment to stop & take it all in & to thank all the volunteers who as a community of die hard members made this happen. Lets celebrate & move on to an even more successful 2015.