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Come up and see our etchings - and snap up some bargains
Bittondi member Bekki Klix printing a giant linocut
Have you ever looked inside a printmaker's workshop? No, not a printer - a printmaker. Members of Bittondi Printmakers' Association Inc produce prints, not by machine, but by hand. And if you have always wondered how they do it, now's your chance to come and learn - and maybe have a go yourself. On the last Sunday of every month, the Association's Print Studio in Aberfoyle Park is open to the public, so visitors can view the printing presses, talk to the artists and get hands-on experience with the processes. This month there will also be a lot of original artwork for sale, at bargain prices!
Camilo Esparza Garcia's prints are already on display ready for Sunday's market
The walls will be covered with unframed prints, hot off the press, and there will also be tiny prints and cards that you can easily post overseas in time for Christmas. Some Bittondi members specialise in beautiful artists' books.
A was an Apple Pie, artist's book by Mary Pulford
There are also masterful examples of traditional techniques such as etching and engraving.
Several of the artists will be on hand to explain the techniques and let you have a go at using some of the tools that are used. If you are interested in learning more, Bittondi holds regular workshops in a variety of processes, ranging from beginners' lino cutting to ferric chloride and photopolymer etching.
Last year Terry McKenna came from Ballarat to give a workshop in the art of Mokuhanga - Japanese Woodblock printing
The Studio is open from 10am to 3pm this Sunday, November 27. It's located next to the Aberfoyle Park Preschool (turn into the Hub shopping centre at the Kentucky Fried Chicken sign, then look for the Bittondi sign to your right as you drive toward the Coles building). You can park in the small staff car park next to the gate, or there is always plenty of room to park in the shopping centre. Eftpos facilities are not available but there is an ATM outside Coles. Regular updates can be found on the Bittondi Facebook page.