InkMasters

PO Box 7792
Cairns QLD  4870

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InkMasters

InkMasters Cairns Inc a not-for-profit group was established in 2011. InkMasters has a broad-based membership, indigenous and non-indigenous, of professional and emerging artists. We are a small, entirely volunteer organization located in a remote area of northern Australia.

We aim to establish Cairns as a centre of printmaking excellence, advance the careers of professional and emerging artist printmakers, and provide greater opportunities for their professional development. We also aim to engage the wider community with this distinctive form of artistic expression, to generate awareness of the print as a primary form of visual art.

InkMasters is innovative and dynamic. We have produced two biennial multi-event InkFests. The third will be this year 2016. InkFest includes the large juried international InkMasters Print Exhibition. Prizes are offered. InkFest also delivers the BIG PRINT and other community events such as bus tours to studios, artist’s forums, artists-in-residence and other print related happenings. Additional achievements include mounting two international travelling exhibitions and participating in two others, and delivering twelve exhibitions in Cairns two of which travelled widely in Australia.

InkMasters has participated in international print conferences, hosted several artists-in-residence and delivered c. twenty skills-based workshops, even though we do not yet have a home studio. Individual InkMasters exhibit regularly at home and abroad in solo and group shows. While the majority of our activities are self-funded, we are grateful for the backing of private and government entities and individuals who have provided such generous financial and in-kind support since our inception.

Wherever you are in the world, you are invited to enter the InkMasters Print Exhibition, and if at all possible, to join us at InkFest 2016!



Inkmasters Cairns Inc
PO Box 7792
Cairns (Sheridan St) 4870
inkmasters.cairns@hotmail.com

Cairns is emerging as a printmaking centre of excellence with Inkmaster Cairns Inc at the forefront. Our members are both mainstream and indigenous. INKFEST inaugurated in 2012, is our biennal festival of print media.

Inkmasters Cairns Inc was founded in 2011 to further the interests of its members and the discipline of printmaking, through mounting regular exhibitions and participating in national and international print exchanges.

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Founded: 2011

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Past Events

Shaped Plate Intaglio Workshop

Shaped Plate Intaglio Workshop
08:45 am - 02 June 2018

At InkMasters

The workshop will introduce the classical techniques of intaglio - etching, aquatint and drypoint. Non-traditional tools will also be utilized to create found object...

Introduction to Screenprinting on Fabric Weekend Workshop

Introduction to Screenprinting on Fabric Weekend Workshop
08:45 am - 19 May 2018

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Join Master Screenprinter William Wakefield and design and print your own fabric, tea-towel or t-shirt. Learn the basics of screen printing onto fabric - what...

Stone Lithography and Mokulito Workshop

Stone Lithography and Mokulito Workshop
06:00 pm - 19 April 2018

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Delivered by Master Printer Theo Tremblay, the class will cover the basics of stone lithography, the print medium chosen by Toulouse Lautrec, Degas, Matisse, Picasso...

Introduction to Relief Printing Weekend Workshop

Introduction to Relief Printing Weekend Workshop
08:45 am - 14 April 2018

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Delivered by Rose Rigley, contemporary artist and community arts worker. In this workshop you will become familiar with the processes available in Relief Printmaking...

Introduction to Intaglio Printing

Introduction to Intaglio Printing
06:00 pm - 09 April 2018

At InkMasters

The tutor is Elizabeth Hunter, a master in this medium. She will cover elementary techniques used in etching such as hard ground, soft ground, white ground and spray...

InkMasters AGM and Xmas Party

InkMasters AGM and Xmas Party
06:00 pm - 13 December 2017

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The 6th Annual General Meeting will be held at #55 ArtSpace/InkMasters Print Workshop 6-7.30 pm to be followed by a Xmas get together (drinks, finger food and CAKE...

Xmas Special!! Silk Screen Workshop

Xmas Special!! Silk Screen Workshop
08:45 am - 09 December 2017

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Join our two-day silkscreen printmaking workshop featuring a quick and easy method of producing a silkscreen print on t-shirts, tea towels or repeat fabric patterns...

55 Art Space opening

55 Art Space opening
05:00 pm - 14 October 2017

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T R U E G R I T drypoint & mixed media workshop w/ Bronwyn Rees

T R U E G R I T drypoint & mixed media workshop w/ Bronwyn Rees
08:45 am - 23 September 2017

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Day 1 PLEIN EN AIR / STUDIO The group will head to Cairns Botanic Gardens for drawing inspiration and potentially begin working onto their own individual plates...

Monotype Workshop - place available due to a withdrawal

Monotype Workshop - place available due to a withdrawal
08:45 am - 09 September 2017

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We are delighted to announce that our first artist in residence workshop will be delivered by Sydney printmaker and artist Anthea Boesenberg. Anthea is an expert...

Etching and Aquatint Techniques Weekend Workshop

Etching and Aquatint Techniques Weekend Workshop
02:00 pm - 08 July 2017

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Discover user friendly and less toxic methods of etching and aquatint using B.I.G. grounds. You will aquatint and create lifts on copper with safer substances including...

Three Day Lithography Workshop

Three Day Lithography Workshop
08:45 am - 29 April 2017

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LITHOGRAPHY WORKSHOP with Master Printer Theo Tremblay Saturday/Sunday/Monday 29/30 April–1 May Location: R Block Studio TAFE North – Gatton Street, Manunda...

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