February Newsletter 2015

1 February 2015
Contact PAWA
[email protected]
Printmakers Association of WA
P.O. Box 6 Nedlands 6909
Studio is at Tresillian Arts
Centre, 21 Tyrell St, Nedlands,
ph 63890069
Press Hire: contact
[email protected] or
phone : 0400-218-491"
$10 half day / $20 full day
(first time users to the PAWA
studio will need to have a 5
minute orientation on site
before use.) "
Committee 2014
President- Sue Marshall
Treasurer- Elizabeth Rawson
Secretary- Hilda Klap
Minutes- Joyce Syms
Office Co-ordinator- Jean
General Committee
Rosemary Mostyn, Anne
Blockley, Elizabeth Morrison,
Jim Larkins,
Kiara Rechichi-Baker and
Marcus Napieraj."
Newsletters can also be
viewed on our website
A Busy Year Planned for WA Printmakers
Members exhibitions are in the planning stage for 2015, with one
booked for June and another possibly for October. The committee
is filling the calendar with workshops throughout the year. Feb
21st and March 14th have been circled for the first two. (Please see
page 2 for details). Come along to our regular skill sharing sessions
on the first Saturday of each month. Also our website is currently
being updated to include the newsletters, members gallery with
works for sale, links to relevant organisations & suppliers and links
to our own Facebook page ( great for advertising our exhibitions.) "
Members still receive 15% discount at Jacksons & Oxlades and
20% discount at Claremont Art Framers. 2015 Membership
renewals are due and a form is included as a PDF with this email. "
Image details of prints
from Pawa members
Selina Lee, Jim Larkins,
Rosemary Mostyn, Meg
Herbert, Jacqui Hills and
Sue Marshall. (‘Linked’
Collaborative Installation
bottom centre) Images
provided by the artists.
Get your entries ready for two Postcard Exchanges in 2015 (pg 3) !!!"
2015 Print Commission Applications in by Feb 6 !
We have only one week to go to get our applications in for the
2015 Print Commission, which close next Friday, 6 February.
All the details are on the PCA website and you can download the
application form that I have attached as a pdf on this email. "
1 February 2015
Feb & March Members Workshops and Saturday Morning Skill Sharing
Skill sharing Workshop…..Saturday 7th February 10am-2pm
The skill sharing workshop on Saturday 22nd November was so successful that we have been requested to
run one regularly on the first Saturday of every month at our PAWA Studios. The next one will be 7th Feb
10am till 2pm……Bring a print plate and or a print and talk for 2 to 5 minutes about your process. If you need
some materials let me know……. so that we could have a try of some of the techniques. We had so much fun
that we only had time to make a plate. Next time we plan to get some printing done too. Learn and network
with new and experienced artists and printmakers. Maximum 8."
Register or get more info from Sue at [email protected] Pay $15 on the
day. BYO lunch. Tea and coffee supplied. Wear closed in shoes.
Drypoint and Collagraph on one Plate - 10am till 2pm - Sat 21st Feb
Prepare your entry for the 2015 Southern Printmakers Postcard Exchange. Sue Marshall will demonstrate
the technique of Drypoint & Collagraph on one plate. This fast technique requires no glue or solvents. "
$25 Members and $50 Non-members. This includes materials fee and proofing paper. BYO lunch and good
papers. Wear closed in shoes. Tea and coffee provided. (See the Information pg 3 regarding the 2015 Postcard
Print Exchange). First time members are being encouraged to join PAWA and pay only the joining fee. "
Maximum 6
Email Sue for workshop form at
[email protected]"
Lino-cut Without a Press _ 10am - 2pm - March 14th - Botanical Theme
Experienced print facilitator Jacqui Hills will
demonstrate how to print your lino-cut
design without a press so that you can
achieve this technique at home. You will be
shown how introduce colour to your work &
use different supports. The studio press will
also be used for faster results.
Materials provided. First time members are
being encouraged to join and pay only the
joining fee. Max 6 people.$25 Members
$50 Non-members. Wear closed in shoes.
BYO Lunch.
Email Sue to receive the workshop form at [email protected]
1 February 2015
1 February 2015
With prizes totalling $26 000 the biennial Hazelhurst Art Award showcases outstanding art
created with, on or about paper. Artists compete for the $15 000 major award, the $5000
Emerging Artist Award, the $5000 Friend's of Hazelhurst Local Artist Award, and the $1000
People's Choice Award. The exhibition will present a diverse range of paper media and
industry techniques, including drawing, printmaking, photography, sculpture, paper cuts and
video. Entries close Monday 30 March 2015. Finalists will be exhibited at Hazelhurst Regional
Gallery & Arts Centre from 30 May to 26 July 2015. To enter visit: http://
Invitation to apply for entry to the 2015 City of Melville Art Awards
Artists who reside in Western Australia are invited to enter the annual City of Melville Art
Showcasing 280 artworks, the exhibition aims to acknowledge and encourage students, emerging and established
visual artists in the community by providing an opportunity to exhibit and sell their work to the public."
The City of Melville Art Awards will be held from 23 to 31 May 2015."
Entries open at 9.00am on Monday, 9 February 2015 with entry forms available from the website and in hard
copy from the Civic Centre and City of Melville Libraries, Recreation and Community Centres. To receive an
email notification when entries open, please email the Cultural Development Officer (Arts) with your name and
email address."
Entries close when the first 280 entries are received or Friday, 17 April 2015."
2015 Categories and Prizes"
1./ Acrylic ($1,000) 2./ Mixed Media ($1,000) 3./ Oil ($1,000) 4./ Pastel ($1,000) 5./ Photography ($1,000)
6./ 3D Sculpture/Textile ($1,000) 7. /Watercolour ($1,000) 8. /Work on Paper ($1,000)
9./ Youth (ages 15 to 18) - Two Prizes ($500 each)"
*All works automatically entered into the following categories:"
10./ Judges’ Choice Award ($3,000) 11./ People’s Choice Award ($1,000) 12./ Work by City of Melville
Resident ($1,000)"
Winners will be announced on Friday, 22 May 2015 at the opening event.For more information, please contact
the Cultural Development Officer (Arts) by email or call 9364 0666. Info at www.melvillecity.com.au/arts"
1 February 2015
City of Joondalup Community Invitation Art Award
The 2015 City of Joondalup Community Invitation Art Award will be held at Lakeside Joondalup
Shopping City from Saturday 17 to Saturday 31 October."
The Community Invitation Art Award exhibits three works of up to fifteen professional artists from
across Western Australia working in a variety of different media including painting, photography,
sculpture and installation."
Expressions of interest for the 2015 Community Invitation Art Award will be open to professional
Western Australian artists from Monday 9 March and will close on Monday 4 May at 5.00pm.
Expression of interest forms will be available online from Monday 9 March."
Once expressions of interest have closed, a selection panel of art industry professionals will select up
to fifteen artists who are then invited to submit artworks for the Community Invitation Art Award
exhibition in October."
A judging panel of arts industry professionals will award a series of prizes from a pool of $15,000, and
the overall winning artwork becomes a part of the City of Joondalup Art Collection."
The prize categories are as follows:"
Overall Award (acquisitive) $7,000.00"
Runner-Up Award $2,000.00"
Award for Excellence $2,000.00"
Celebrating Joondalup Award $2,000.00"
Popular Choice Award $2,000.00."
For more information: http://www.joondalup.wa.gov.au/Explore/artsandevents/VisualArts/
phone- 9400 4924"
Japanese Shina Plywood Woodcut Plates for Sale
2 plates still available 915 mm x 606 mm $15 each
( Melbourne Etching Supplies has plates half that size for $10.89 each )"
Contact Sue at [email protected] to secure some plates or 0413867367
1 February 2015
Professional Development Workshop for Art Educators
Tuesday 28 April 2015
9:30am - 3:30pm"
Derivan Education HQ
Unit 4/23 Leeds Street, Rhodes NSW 2138 "
Cost: $130
Lunch and materials provided."
For more information and booking details, contact Eliza McInnes at [email protected] or 02 9736 2022,
quoting course code DEDU1502/1. Enrolment form here:"
Lino Print tips for Waterbased Cleanup
(Courtesy of Silkcut Lino company www.silkcutlino.com )"
1/Avoid the sink and use an atomiser. Spray water onto a rag
for easy clean up of water based inks."
2/Clean brayers by rolling off excess ink onto newspaper and then wipe down with a wet rag. Take care to clean
the ends of the rollers where ink can build up. Brayers can be easily damaged if left to soak in water or held
under a running tap. Clean and dry brayers stay flexible, work better and last much longer."
3/Clean lino blocks by wiping the printed surface with a damp rag and leave on a drying rack to dry. Washing lino
blocks under a tap can wet the hessian backing and cause the blocks to buckle when dry. "
4/Scrape excess ink onto newspaper with a spatula and then clean inking slab with an atomiser and wet rag. "
5/Keep a collection of rags and newspaper. In a classroom situation ask the students to only use the sink to wash
their hands and enjoy a safe and clean print studio!"
1 February 2015
Extra Printmaking Suppliers………….. "
• Melbourne Etching Supplies www.mes.net.au 03-941 95666"
• Polyethylene Acrylic Sheets for Dry point etching (will sell one off large sheets) …..
Australian Sheet Traders unit 1 / 50 Tulloch Way, Canning Vale, WA
ph/9456 1004 "
• Australian Screenprinting www.screenprintingsupplies.com.au 9455 2555 unit 3/ 14 Bannick Crt, Canning Vale.
$15 to clean your screen and $45 to put on photo emulsion and expose your image
From the “Top Ten Print Tips” at www.annieday.com.au"
Print Tips by Rosemary Mostyn……..PAWA committee member
1/ Use Vaseline instead of easy wipe. Rosemary Mostyn has 2 great tips:
Vaseline is an excellent product to use in place of Easy Wipe in loosening up stiff inks. Really good for collagraphs
and cheaper too.
2/ Leftover ink can be scraped off glass with a spatula and placed on pre-cut pieces of Glad baking paper. Fold into
small parcels, tape and label colours and image details with a marker pen. Place snugly in a suitable size plastic
container with tight fitting lid. Ink should remain pliable for some time and not form a skin too quickly.
Print Tip by Jennifer Nieuwenhof
This eraser is magic. If you get a fingerprint of ink (oil based and water based) or indeed any inkspots on the paper
when pulling the print, just dampen one of these and use the same way as you would a normal eraser, gently in a
circular motion.
You will see a little
fibre on the surface
(it is from the eraser)
but the ink will be gone.
Let it dry and brush off
the residue.
Don't know how it works, but it does
If you have any print tips or an article that you would like to share; please email Sue
Marshall at [email protected] by the 26th of each month.