Words, text and images – Free Wayzgoose seminar

Words, text and images – Free Wayzgoose seminar

Explore the past, present and future of printing and printmaking at ‘Words, texts and images’ a free half day seminar on Friday 6 April 2018 at the New England Regional Art Museum as part of the 2018 Wimble’s Wayzgoose weekend.

The seminar brings together a number of leading artists, researchers and enthusiasts to discuss printing, printmaking, book arts, letterpress, graphic design, typography and poetry in one afternoon.

The seminar will kick off with a keynote paper by Dr Thomas Middlemost, Director, University Art Collections and Art Curator at the Charles Sturt University  in Wagga Wagga and one of Australia’s leading art historians in the field of printmaking.

Thomas’s paper will examine the role of women artists in contemporary Australian printmaking and his involvement over 22 years collecting their work for one of the country’s most significant collections of Australian prints.

“The lecture will  address the impressive, skilful, sometimes fierce women whose artwork I have been extremely lucky to acquire for the combined national collections, by sales, and gift while working as the Art Curator of the CSU Art Collection,” said Dr Middlemost.

“This talk will not only follow those 22 years; but also delve into my obsession with monotype; discover detail regarding individual works, and relate a few acquisition stories including the 1997 gift of a Gloria Petyarre painting, of womens body paint design, from Margaret Carnegie at her Spring Street appartments, and the acquisition by gift through the Commonwealth Governments Cultural Gifts program of most of Rona Greens print exchange portfolios since 2000.”

Other speakers include national leaders in their fields and will cover a range of topics ranging from 19th century cartooning and illustration through to TYPISM – one of the Southern Hemisphere’s largest get-togethers of online design, typography and text specialists.


1.00pm start – Welcome and introduction
Robert Heather, NERAM Art Museum Director

1.05pm Keynote Speaker

“Important women in my work/life”
Dr Thomas Middlemost, Director, University Art Collection, Charles Sturt University, Wagga Wagga

2.00pm Session 1: Printing and Type – Past and present 

Associate Professor Richard Scully, University of New England, Armidale
Printing Punch: the British Woodblock Cartoon in the Victorian Age

Clint Harvey, The Bacon Factory, Brisbane 
The story of Wimble (Part 2)

– Cynthia Marsh, Professor of Art + Design, Founder Goldsmith Press & Rare Type Collection @ Austin Peay State University, Clarkesville, Tennessee, USA
Letterpress and the art of protest in America

3.00pm afternoon tea
(provided please let us know if you have any special dietary requirements)

3.30pm Session 2: The act of creation – The printing process, art and design

Dr Tim Mosely, Griffith Centre for Creative Research, Queensland College of Art, Griffith University, South Brisbane
Printing onto paper in the process of its production

Caren Florance, University of Canberra 
Reading Spaces: making poetry with letterpress

Dr Dominique Falla, Griffith Centre for Creative Research, Queensland College of Art, Griffith University, Gold Coast
Typism and the future of typography and print

4.30pm Closing drinks and conversation at NERAM Cafe

6.00pm Packsaddle Lecture Series 

Stay for the inaugural F.T. Wimble Lecture “Print and passion by Shane Camody”, University of Melbourne

Words, Text and Images: 2018 Wimble’s Wayzgoose seminar

Date: Friday 6 April 2018

Time: 1.00pm – 5.00pm

Venue: New England Regional Art Museum

Please book online to assist with catering requirements.

This seminar 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 athttps://www.neram.com.au/visit/visiting-new-england/




Wayne Thompson from Australian Type Foundry (Newcastle) speaking at 2017 Wimble’s Wayzgoose seminar