Join with local artists, printmakers, print collectors and print enthusiasts for a day of talks, music, food and wine at the Printer’s Picnic, an open day at the Museum of Printing as part of the 2018 Wimble’s Wayzgoose event on Sunday 8 April 2018.
The day will include a pop-up print exhibition, talks by local and visiting artists about their work and practice, demonstrations of various printing techniques and processes by members of the Black Gully Printmakers, hands-on printing activities, a print swap by artists and the famous ‘BIG PRINT’ event
There will also be live music by local acts, food by Ultimate BBQ catering and local craft beer and wine available for purchase.
“The Printer’s Picnic is a great opportunity to enjoy meeting with artists to find out more about what they do and how they do it,” said Robert Heather, Art Museum Director. “It will also enable you to learn more about how prints are made, the different printmaking techniques and have a go at creating a print yourself.”
“The BIG PRINT activity also gets everyone excited about making a large scale woodblock print inspired by the Wimble Collection here at NERAM’s Museum of Printing and everyone can get involved.”
Program: SUNDAY 8 April 2018
NERAM Cafe opens
- Breakfast available
Museum of Printing opens
- Pop-up exhibition by Black Gully Printmakers
New England Regional Art Museum opens
- Kids Art Cart activities
- Eventide exhibition
- Storytime with Little Pink Dog Books (TBC)
10.30- 12.00 noon:
- Glen Skien
- Dianne Longley
- Tim Mosely
- Cynthia Marsh
- Caren Florance
- Cat MacGregor
- Dominique Falla
- Clint Harvey
- Others TBA
- Print swap drop off (details on Black Gully Printmakers facebook page)
- Lunch by Ultimate BBQ, Craft beers by New England brewing Company, Wines by Merilba Estate
12.00 noon – 2.00pm
- Live music (TBA)
- The Long Print activity (Museum of Printing)
- Print Swap – pickup (Museum of Printing)
- THE BIG PRINT activity (Packsaddle Studio)
- NERAM closes
The Printer’s Picnic is presented as part of the Wimble’s Wayzgoose 2018 Program at the New England Regional Art Museum in Armidale, NSW.
Wimble’s Wayzgoose 2018 is presented by NERAM and the Museum of Printing with funding the Regional Arts Fund. The Regional Arts Fund is an Australian Government initiative that supports sustainable cultural development in regional, remote and very remote Australia.
Wimble’s Wayzgoose 2018 is presented in partnership with The Bacon Factory, Black Gully Printmakers and Queensland College of Art at Griffith University.
New England travel and accommodation options on NERAM website athttp://www.neram.com.au/
2018 Wimble’s Wayzgoose BIG PRINT woodblock – Mark Pei and Clint Harvey