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Bittondi Printmakers SALA Open Studio

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See printmakers at work, buy prints direct from the artists
How many of you know that there is a whole world of new experiences housed in a small building at the Hub shopping centre in Aberfoyle Park? You can discover this for yourselves at the two Bittondi SALA Open Studio days on August 23 and 30, from 12 to 4pm.

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How to find the studio - x marks the spot

Come and see printmakers at work, learn how the prints are made, try your hand at working an etching press - maybe book into a workshop! And there will be plenty of prints on display and for sale, direct from the artists.

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wood engraving by Sarah Thame

'Port Wakefield', linocut by Lynn Mack

The Bittondi Printmakers Association Inc is a not-for-profit, community based association. It provides a valuable support for young and emerging printmakers, and its mission is to promote the art of printmaking within the local and wider community.

Tutor Geoff Gibbons helps Sue Butler in the etching workshop

The open access printmaking studio provides a welcome facility for printmakers who do not have their own equipment. It also allows members to share information and skills not just with other members but also with the whole community, through workshops and other activities.

the studio has large workspaces as well as display areas

Regular workshops are give by members in relief printing (lino, woodcuts and wood engraving), etching and drypoint, photopolymer etching and relief printing, screenprinting and related techniques such as paper making. Visitors are also welcome to make suggestions for future workshops.

'Kinchega Present', linocut with mixed media by Veronica Thurley

Beth Evans, 'Edge of the Lake 1', steel plate etching

The studio has three large etching presses, silkscreen equipment and facilities for ferric chloride etching, plus an exposure unit for photopolymer plates. There will be two members present on both days, ready to show you round, answer your questions and talk about their prints.
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Friendly members Wendy Rushby and Mei Sheong Wong
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Why? See printmakers at work and learn new skills!
When: 12-4pm, Sunday 23 and Sunday 30 August
Phone: 0433975590
Where: Bittondi Printmakers Association's Studio
Cost: Free
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