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Australian Print Workshop Making a Good Impression

January 7, 2017

As Fitzroy continues to lead the way as one of Melbourne’s premier artistic hubs, not-for-profit studio Australian Print Workshop, located on Gertrude Street, has reopened its doors to the highly anticipated annual fundraising event ‘Impressions 2016’ after a short Christmas break.

The exhibition is a celebration of Australian contemporary printmaking, and is supported by 160 of Australia’s leading printmakers and emerging artists.

Tom Civil, “The Slow Parade”

Tom Civil, “The Slow Parade”, Linocut Credit: Australian Print Workshop (APW)

The event is made possible through the APW’s generous community of Artists, who have produced unframed small scale prints and donated their edition to APW, allowing them to be being sold for an amazing $100, $150 and $250 each.

Acclaimed artists such as Rick Amor, eX de Medici, Chris O’Doherty (aka Reg Mombassa), John Wolseley, and many more are represented.

The processes used in creating the works are all available to artists at APW, such as etching, lithography and relief printing. Established in 1981, many of the works produced at Australia Print Workshop are represented in major Australian public art gallery and museum collections.

All funds raised from the sale of the artworks will enable this fantastic not-for-profit workshop and studio to continue to operate as one of Australia’s leading supporters of artists and printmakers.

Lovers of contemporary printmaking will be thrilled to hear that the works are available for collection on purchase, which is great news if patience isn’t one of your virtue’s and you are desperate for a piece of Medici’s/Mombassa’s/Wosley’s etc. art to grace your wall.

The ‘Impressions 2016‘ exhibition continues until Saturday 25th February, 2017, and the gallery is open Tuesday – Saturday, 10am-5pm.

Feature Image Credit: Australian Print Workshop (APW)

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