Wimble’s Wayzgoose – Wood engraving with David Frazer

One Day workshop

Saturday 29 April 2017

10.00am – 4.30pm

@ Museum of Printing, NERAM, Armidale

Wood engraving is a very tactile, aesthetic and romantic printmaking medium.

David Frazer

Leading Australian printmaker David Frazer will give an introduction into the history of wood engraving, give you a demo and run you through the techniques and the best way to make a successful relief print.

You will start with a free, unplanned engraving on a synthetic block where you will practice with all the tools and experiment with all the different marks and patterns which we will then print. Then you will move onto a more considered piece using end grain lemonwood or boxwood sourced from the UK. David will show you how to transfer a drawing to the block.  After engraving you will then print a small edition and hewill show you how to curate and sign them.  Also you will learn how to prepare the paper and sharpen the tools.

Castlemaine based artist David Frazer has held over 40 solo exhibitions in Australia, London and China.  In 2007 he was the major prize winner of the 1st International Print Biennial in Guanlan China.  In 2004 he won the Broken Hill Outback Art Prize.  In 2013 he won the Acquisitive award at the Silk Cut Award for Linocuts and won the peoples choice award at the Fremantle Print Award as well as a high commendation. In that same year he won the peoples choice award at the Hutchins Art Prize in Tasmania.  In 2014 he won an honourable mention at the International Print Biennial Exhibit held at the National Taiwan Museum of Fine Art.  In 2007 the ABC produced a documentary on Frazer as part of the “Artist at Work” series.


Includes cut lunch, tea and coffee.

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