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Brimbank Yarns Exhibition Opening Postponed

To our Members, Friends, Supporters, Subscribers and Followers

Due to health concerns regarding the spread of the Corona Virus (COVID 19) at public gatherings we wish to advise you that the opening celebration of the ‘Brimbank Yarns’ exhibition,  scheduled for Thursday 19th March, has been cancelled.

However, the exhibition display at the Artspace Gallery will still be accessible to the public for viewing from March 20th 2020.

The Gallery opening hours are;

Thursday to Sunday 10 – 3pm (or by appointment).

Given the changing circumstances around issues of the the virus it is advised that you contact us by email or phone prior to your planned visit.

Whilst we are greatly disappointed to have cancelled this much anticipated event, it is envisaged that a alternative opening will take place in due course.

We will keep everyone up to date.

Stay safe, wash your hands and look after each other.


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Screenprint with Nicola Cerini this weekend 18th January 2020

Nicola Cerini printing-at-Zeally-Cliff

Two workshops sessions are open this coming weekend, 18th January 2020 with Nicola Cerini

Date: Saturday, 18th January 2020

Venue:  Sunshine Print Artspace, 29 Western Ave, Sunshine VIC 3020

Cost: $95 includes either morning or afternoon tea.

Immerse yourself in an afternoon of learning and experimenting with a simple and effective screen printing technique using cut-paper stencils. In this class, Nicola will teach the basics of screen printing on fabric and give you the skills and knowledge to set up your own fabric printing studio.

All materials are provided but if you have some special fabric you’d like to print on, feel free to bring it along. No experience is necessary.  Suitable for age 14 and over.

*Please note, the screen printing studio is on the mezzanine level of the Sunshine Print Artspace. Please contact us if you would like to do the class and are unable to use the stairs.

Date: Saturday, 18th January, 1.30pm-4.30pm

Venue:  Sunshine Print Artspace, 29 Western Ave, Sunshine VIC 3020

Cost: $95 includes afternoon tea.


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Season’s Greetings and Summer at SPA

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.


Brimbank Grants 

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.

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Textile Screen Printing  News

Nicola Cerini printing-at-Zeally-Cliff


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.