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October 9, 2023

Images from Monoprints & Quick Drawing with Miranda Rogers

On Sunday October 8, Miranda Rogers taught us the art of quick drawing techniques. Followed by a non wet process of Monoprinting using wax crayons as the ground. In the afternoon we explored printing with Aqua block printing inks. Many ways to get different effects.

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May 23, 2023

Bank’s Florilegium

The recent print outing to see Bank's Florilegium at the Allport Museum, Museum of Fine Arts/Library, on Thursday 11th May proved very successful. 

Many thanks to Leisha Owen for her time.



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May 23, 2023

Introduction to Printmaking

Workshop with Phyllis Fiotakis - 13/20 May 2023

Day 1 – Phyllis gave an introductory talk. Students learnt about registration for elimination printing at their request. Lino blocks were designed and cut out. They then made their registration sheets and printed their first colour on proof paper.
Students learnt about adjusting pressure on the press.
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April 8, 2023

Report on Tahune Residency


Under John Osborne’s guidance, thirteen participants eventually found their way to the Tahune Airwalk, where Ken Stronich, the proprietor, greeted us in the lovely bluestone building with tea, coffee, milk etc. There were plenty of tables both inside and out for working on. After an early lunch, everyone dispersed to explore the site, up on the airwalk, around the beautiful Huon Pine Walk, or the circular walk with the swinging bridges across the Huon and Picton Rivers. The forest is beautiful, and in spite of the scarring from the 2019 fires, so much was lush and green and inspiring. The accommodation was clean, modern and comfortable; people quickly chose rooms and then, in the evening, we enjoyed a shared meal around the fire. It was a great opportunity to share ideas and techniques and get to know each other better. The next morning, John provided a cooked breakfast, and people continued exploring or worked on sketches and ideas. All gathered at the Café for an enjoyable lunch, and then dispersed to travel home. John did a wonderful job, initially communicating with and keeping tabs on the participants, then generally organizing and facilitating the whole stay, including cooking a great breakfast! A big vote of thanks is due to him, and also to Melita Hickling, Sales and Marketing Manager, who was the contact for the project and helped to make it run so smoothly. We especially should thank Ken Stronich, the Proprietor, who was so generous in making free accommodation, free access and so much more available to us. Participants will prepare for an exhibition at the Airwalk later in the year, and it was agreed to present Ken with a collection (boxed if possible) of the prints in the exhibition.

Cath de Little

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