Well, another year is nearly over and we have had a good one this year at SPA. Our member numbers have increased and we have had more people accessing the space and making good use of the printmaking facilities.
We would like to congratulate James Langer, Julia Boros and MJ Flamiano who all exhibited prints that were created at SPA.
Image: 2019, Guyabano seeds with mango, 52 x 39 cm, CMYK process screenprint on paper.
An Establishment Grant from Brimbank Council enabled SPA to prepare some promotional material and assisted us to get on with some of the important administration required for a not for profit volunteer-run organisation.
A huge thank you to Brimbank Council for ongoing support. We have received funding for 2020 for our project titled ‘Brimbank Yarns’ in collaboration with MiCare LTD we will invite 6 individuals to tell a story of BELONGING through Art and Text. SPA will provide participants with a series of printmaking workshops, technical support and narrative development to produce an edition of two colour screen-printed images with an accompanying story in screen printed text. Drawing upon the participant’s preference for a story to share be it based on personal experience and/or cultural tradition, the
art and text produced will be celebrated in an exhibition and spoken word event to be attended by the participants, family and broader Brimbank community. Expressions of interest are now open. Please email us if you are interested in being part of this project.
Textile Screen Printing News
Nicola Cerini delivered two one day workshops in collaboration with SPA this year and we are very excited to say she will be back in January and again throughout the year.
You can book for Nicola’s January 18th Stencil printing workshop here.
We are interested to hear from you. Please let us know about what kind of workshops you would like to do? We would like to start Social Printing Sessions at SPA for new members to get you started and to assist you to be more familiar with the equipment that is available to use. These sessions could be run in the evenings from 6-9pm or on weekends. Please do let us know your preferences by completing this FORM
Our full-year workshop program will be announced soon.
We wish you all a safe, happy and creative season and look forward to printing with you in the new year.
We are very excited to announce that SPA has been included in the 2019 Craft Cubed Festival.
As part of the festival, we will be holding our annual Open Studio weekend on 24th and 25th August. SPA Members can submit work which will be exhibited over the weekend int the Fundere Gallery.
We will also be running print demonstrations, block print a teatowel workshop and a session on Cyanotypes. Bookings can be made on our workshop page .
If you are a SPA member and you would like to show your work or volunteer to assist us part of the Open Studio
The studio is located on the same premises as the Fundere Foundry and visitors to the site will also be able to tour the foundry to learn about bronze casting.
We are very excited to announce that we have over 90 original artworks which have been generously donated by over 70 Australian Artists. We also have one late uncatlogued donation by Richard Grace from Northern Exposure Framers in Geelong. This artwork is an oil on paper by artist Ann Hall(1972).
You can view the online catalogue HERE.
Join us for a great night and your chance to support SPA.
Saturday 4th May. Preview from 5:30pm Auction 7:00pm sharp.
Huge thank you to the following artists for their ongoing support.
Greg Ades, Stephen Armstrong, Robin Astley, Graeme Altman, John Barcham, Sebastion Berto, Julia Boros, Godwin Bradbeer, Annette Cook, Jessica Charlotte, Sarah crowEst, Emma Davies, Jo Darvall, Yvonne Day, Sian Dodd, Joseph Doggett Williams, Phillip Doggett-Williams, Tommy Doggett-Williams, Ross Digby, David Frazer, George Friml, Andrew Ferguson, Peter Ferguson, Joel Gailer, Gina Gascoigne, Ann Hall, Imogen Hall, Shelley Hannigan, Remen Hammond, Richard Harding, Peter Hutchinson, William Kelly, Martin King, Arthur Kokkinos, Vietta Korren-Steele, Jimmy Langer, Sal Lolicato, Sean Loughrey, Chris Ingham, Julia Raath, Kate Rhode, Geoffrey Ricardo, Fleur Rendell, Darren McDonald, Simon Moore, Mirella Moirisklavou, John Murray, Mike Nicholls, Annabel Nowlan, Ted Powell, Ann Ryan, Tony Scott, Mark Schaller, Adrian Spurr, Heather Shimmen, Judi Singleton, Risto Stanovski, Vivienne Tate, David Thomas Andrew Trollope Stephen Twohig, Vivienne Tate, David Wallage, Jade Walsh, Oleh Witer.
Over 50 Australian Artists have donated works which will support SPA in our attempts to raise $50,000. This ambitious target will enable us to continue to develop our creative programs, fund operational overheads and further consolidate our vision within the community!
Please join us on Saturday 4th May Preview from 6pm.
Download Full Catalogue here: 2019 SPA Auction Catalogue