10th December Open Day

It was a good day at Primrose Park Art & Craft Centre on Sunday for the Artist Studios Open Day.

Photos by Brenda Livermore.

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2018 workshops with Victorian Papermakers

The Papermakers of Victoria have sent us some information regarding their workshop program for 2018.  For details and registration go directly to their website here.

24 and 25 March 2018:

Tutor: Sandra Pearce

You will explore the creative technique of monotypes using  plants, stencils and other found materials to create one-of-a-kind and often unexpected images.  This is  a spontaneous and imaginative form of printmaking  without the technical processes of other printmaking techniques.

The workshop will cover ghost printing, composition, and developing complex colour relationships in your prints.

22 April 2018:

Tutor: Barb Adams

Handmade paper can vary greatly.  For a handmade paper project to be a success it is helpful to know which  paper you should make.  This workshop will concentrate on making a variety of pulps which will be made into sample sheets.

You will learn how to make paper suitable for book pages of different shapes and sizes or pages with pockets included when you form the wet pages.  Recipes will be provided for pulp making suitable for cards, strong paper for casting, paper into which other items can be included or paper suitable to print photos or text onto.

You will take home a book you have made, in which you can store your specific paper pulp recipes and samples of your handmade paper.

20 May 2018:

Tutor: Gail Stiffe

In this workshop you will explore ways of colouring  paper with natural dyes and with found pigments.

There will also be discussion regarding the ways in which dyes and pigments differ and how they can be applied to paper and paper pulp.

Materials used for dyeing include avocado skin, loquat leaves, onion skins and gum leaves

16 and 17 June 2018:

Tutor: Liz Powell

Experiment with achieving aquatint and mezzotint effects on dry point etching plates without the chemicals. 

You will be using cardboard and acetate plates in this workshop to push dry point past the usual line work and cross hatching and into the world of tone and chiaroscuro.

There is also an emphasis on using fine and handmade papers with some tricks of the trade to make handling plant fibre papers easier to use in etching.  Short cuts to multiple colour prints will be another area to explore including experiments with collage techniques through the press like chin collé.

Intaglio printing is full of exciting techniques with lots of possibilities that don’t necessarily require much specialist equipment so this workshop is suitable for beginners and the more experienced print-maker alike.


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Are you ready to make wearable art? Here’s your opportunity…..

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“End of year exhibition” 6 artists at the Primrose Park Artist Residency

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Exhibition: Continuum – update

Webmaster note: Further to our post regarding this exhibition here we have received a little more information from one of the artists, and Primrose Papermaker member, Liz Jeneid, and I also recently visited the exhibition.

Article by Liz Jeneid:

This artist book – Cast Shadows, a collection of lino cut prints  from ink wash drawings I did in Mexico in 2015.

The exhibition is work from members of the Southern Highlands Printmakers  which will be on show until December 13 at the Goulburn Regional Gallery.  The work done by all artists in the exhibition was based on the work of artists from past generations who had lived  in or visited the Southern Highlands for short periods of time.

I chose Thea Proctor whose bold lino cut images I admired.


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I visited this exhibition and enjoyed the variety of responses to the chosen theme.  Here are a few examples (Note: most are under glass so some reflection is evident in the photos):


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What do you know about Washi paper and how to use it?

The people behind Washi Arts have a marvelous resource page giving all sorts of uses for washi paper – Click here.
On their “What is Washi” page they take you through the history, the materials, the methods of production and even the features of the paper – Click here.
They even have a classification list showing how the paper is graded – Click here.

In addition, check out this video showing washi paper in production:

A fascinating insight into a very traditional craft.  It makes you value every sheet you use once you understand the laborious effort that goes into each piece.

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Soyoun Kim: A Piece of Landscape

By Soyoun Kim

A Piece of Landscape
Monoprint with viscosity print on Magnani paper

The above image shows my art work for the Warringah Printmakers Annual Exhibition this year at the Creative Centre, North Curl Curl, and it was also the finalist of Blacktown art prize at the end of 2016.

Artist statement:

“It is the landscape of land and water. It is the landscape of Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter. It is the landscape of Mountain, Lake and Sea. It is the place where I have visited. It is the place where I have dreamed.

This landscape is the emotional interpretation of nature and memory, creating abstract dimension into the real world”

Webmaster note: Many thanks for sending this Soyoun.  We like to see what all our members are creating whether it be in paper or their other related pursuits.

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