July Impress Studio & Gallery News 2014

Keep warm this winter & get into some of the Impress workshops on offer as the new timetable has just been finalised! We have the extraordinary linoblock printmaker Wayne Singleton as well as a range of multi talented artists in Nancy Brown, Peter McLean, Judith Rosenberg with a few surprises in store to keep you exploring all the dimensions of printmaking. Be quick though as places are filling up fast! See the photo's tell the story; keen participants hard at work in the studio.
Presidents Report
For a further update read the presidents report from Kristina Hall here
Members NEWS July

Become a fixture in  our community & attend an Impress Members Committee meeting & have your voice heard & share your knowledge. The next one is July 21 at the Studio at 6pm. Please contact the secretary to RSVP prior to the date on Email:
Press love. Have you used the studio lately? Members can access the studio during the week or weekend depending on what workshops are on. $20 for half day (up to 5 hours) either 8 am -1pm,or 1pm -6pm and $15 for the 6pm - 10 pm session. Levy for use of studio inks and consumables: $5 . Book online  For inductions email Paula
Impressions 8 CALL OUT!
Time to show off. Impressions is the  annual members opportunity to show case various printmaking mediums & raise funds. This year sees the first Impressions at the new studio so you will be making history. Impressions is therefore a time of celebration as the show is focussed of the whole group. The good news is that there are a myriad of opportunities to get experience in the coordination of several aspects of the exhibition so why not get involved in this project & build up your arts skills too. Expressions of interest are sought from members now.  See further in depth roles below.
COMING SOON!! Get Social:Members Days @ The Studio
Once a month there will be members only days @ IPSG Studio Kedron. Cost is $20 to attend taster demonstrations & all things print related. Followed by drinks at the pub.
This is also an opportunity to socialise & talk about your printmaking projects now & in the future as well as familiarising yourself with the use of some of the equipment we have available in the studio. Dates coming soon & will be posted on facebook
We are looking for a tall glass
display cabinet for a rotational members exhibition please - if anyone knows of one going in a fire sale somewhere  email to let us know or if you want to donate one or dedicate one in recognition of some cause or person please talk to us.
There is also a need for a larger fridge so keeps your eyes & ears on the trail folks.
Volunteer of the month recognition

To recognise your input we will now have a volunteer of the month winner each month. Nominations can be sent to Karen at  Prize for a limited time a $art voucher!
 Impress Blog will be up soon! Lots of reading about our members artist/printmakers
Volunteer Opportunities
Now is your chance to get stuck in. Ever effort is greatly appreciated & goes a long way to the sustainability of our studio. Here's what's on offer. Add your name to the cleaning roster. Many hands make light work as they say. Email Paula
Impressions 8 Coordinator roles  

New Workshops
Beginners Screenprint with Nancy Brown July 26th & 27th
Beginners Etching Workshop with Nancy Brown Saturday 23 & Sunday 24 August
Beginners Lino Block Workshop with Wayne Singleton Saturday 30 & Sunday 31 August
Advanced Etching Techniques with Nancy Brown  Saturday 13 and Sunday14 September
Monotype Workshop with Peter McLean Saturday 11 & Sunday 12 October
Advanced Lino Block Workshop with Wayne Singleton Saturday 18 & Sunday 19 October
Beginners to Experienced Etching Workshop with Judith Rosenberg Saturday 25 & Sunday 26 October
Woodcut Workshop with Peter McLean Saturday 1 & Sunday 2 November 2014



The Annual Conference of the Art Association of Australia and New Zealand will be held in Launceston, Tasmania, 5-7 December 2014, with an optional day in Hobart, 8 December 2014. The conference will be based at the Inveresk Precinct, hosted by the University of Tasmania (Tasmanian College of the Arts and the School of Architecture and Design) and the Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery.
Sessions have been set for one and a half hours, with the expectation (although not the rule) being for three twenty-minute papers, each followed by ten minutes of questions, discussion, explication or commentary from a designated discussant. Session Convenors will tailor the session to best address the concerns set out in the session abstract and with acknowledgement of the conference theme, GEOcritical.  Those applying for the ARI sessions should note the specific requirements for those sessions set out in the abstracts.
Proposals for papers must be sent to the Session Convenors listed with each session abstract, not to the AAANZ nor the Session Curators. Where contact details are given for only one convenor, that person has elected to manage the proposals for that session and correspondence should only be with that convenor.  Where no contact details (email or phone) are given for convenors of a particular session,  that session has already been filled by the convenors: no further papers can be considered for that session however consideration should be given to applying to present in the Open Session.
Proposals should be received by Session Convenors by Friday 29 August 2014.
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Call for papers
Participation Proposal Form
Speaker Agreement Form

Convolution Casselle Mountford  & Anaheke Metua @ Redland Art Gallery 6 July-17August. Exploring methods of weaving, Convolution: A woven sculptural installation features work from contemporary fibre
artists Casselle Mountford and Anaheke Metua. Displayed in conjunction with the 2014 Lines in the Sand arts festival.

Kilgour Prize 2014

The annual Kilgour Prize for figurative and portrait painting awards $50,000 for the most outstanding work of art, as judged by a selection panel. A People’s Choice prize of $5,000 is also awarded. 

BSG's annual Art Prize, SMALLWORKS2014 is upon us!
With applications due on 20 July at midnight, do not hesitate to get involved.
Entries are only $15 each, up to 10 entries. This is a fantastic opportunity to hang your work in a 3 week long exhibition, alongside other contemporaries, while competing for prizes of $2000, and an exhibition with BSG in 2015.

 Published 10th of every month: Contributions to

Public Art Opportunities
Are you an artist interested in being engaged to contribute to public art on the Sunshine Coast? There are a number of opportunities on the horizon, as well as developmental opportunities to give you the best chance of being the successful applicant. Join the public artist register now for more information.
Kennedy Art Prize

$33 per entry ($30USD through PayPal) Works must engage with the theme of ‘Beauty’ 
All artists residing in Australia are eligible to enter. Entries close August 31st

The Incinerator Art Award
Call for Entries - open to all art forms
City of Moonee Valley, Victoria 28 July


Scholarships – Printmaking Artists in Residence
> Deadline: August 30th, 2014

A great opportunity to establish a firm connection with art audience and printmaking artists in China.


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