Capricornia Printmakers Inc

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Coming Events...

11th Annual Exhibition of prints by Capricornia Printmakers | | 7-16 October 2022 | Walter Reid Gallery, cnr East and Derby Streets, Rockhampton

Opening: Friday 7 October 5:30 - 7:00pm | Guest Speaker: Jonathan McBurnie, Director RMOA

The Exhibition will continue until Sunday 16 October | Open 10:00am - 2:00pm daily | closed Monday and Tuesday


Proudly sponsored by Dee Muir Design

Printmakers Exhibiting 2022:

Nanette Balchin | Michelle Black | Linda Douglas | Angela Heffer | Kathryn Kerr | Michele Kershaw | Carmel Knowles | Heather Labash | Sarah Larsen | Amanda Lawrence | Peta Lloyd | Niloufar Lovegrove | Belinda McGrath | Alys Mendus | Yvonne Moloney-Law | Sally North | Sambuddhananda Saraswati | Phillipa Sturgess

Works must relate to the theme AFLOAT. The way in which 'afloat' inspires the work is left to the discretion of the artist and could be expressed in terms of subject, technique, imagery, social issues, etc. Each submission must be an original work which includes a hand printed element. [Expression of Interest]

Enquiries email: and include the words 'AFLOAT Exhibition' in the subject line for easy identification.

Double Exposure 2023 | a collaboration between Capricornia Printmakers and Rockhampton Photography Club

Postponed to 2023

Recently Completed...

Print Day in May (7 May 2022) | theme: Self-Reflection/Portrait


The result...

Resulting Print with didactics

Lino printing with a garden roller using individual 15x30cm plates prepared by members.

Touring the 10th Annual Exhibition | Neighbourhood | Fig Tree Gallery, Yeppoon
19-28 November 2021 | Invitation | Exhibition Catalogue
Christmas Nibbles | Five Short Printmaking Workshops | CPI Studio, Walter Reid Cultural Centre

Cost per Workshop: $50 general admission, $42 concession or CPI members ($10 material fee for Lino on Fabric)

Time: 9:30am - 2:30pm on the advertised date.

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Participation is limited due to Covid restrictions. Participants must be aged 16+. Please wear old clothes or an apron and closed-in shoes. Gloves will be available, but be aware that you may get difficult to remove ink on your hands.

BYO fillable water bottle and light lunch.

Saturday 27 November | Lino Printing on Fabric | with Linda Douglas

Create your own unique canvas shoulder bag with block printing. This workshop will show you how to create a design and carve it as a printing block. You will then use fabric inks to print the provided fabric shoulder bag with your design. If you would like to bring a different item to be printed, please contact Linda to ensure your item is suitable for printing. (Plus a $10 Material Fee)

Tuesday 30 November | Exploring Cyanotype | with Carmel Knowles

Experiment with wet and dry Cyanotype techniques to move beyond the traditional blue and white images created by the exposure of treated paper to sunlight. You will be able to try a variety of papers and fabric, hand colouring of the printed work and double exposure of images to create beautiful and unique works. These can be mounted as a free standing artwork or used for wrapping paper and gift tags.

Saturday 4th December | Dry Point Intaglio | with Amanda Lawrence

Explore traditional intaglio printmaking using recycled materials found in your own home. This technique presses ink into scratches made on the printing surface resulting in images that resemble line drawings. Bring along a small black and white image no larger than 10cm x 10cm as the basis for your design. You will print a small edition of 5 prints which will be suitable as cards or art prints for gifting.

Tuesday 7 December | Linoprint an edition | with Phillipa Sturgess

Personalise your correspondence with a set of hand printed greeting cards of your own design. In this workshop you will learn the basics of relief printing – planning and refining a small design, carving the design onto a lino plate and printing an edition (a set of identical prints) as greeting cards. You may also look at printing a design with more than one colour.

Saturday 11 December | Layered Monoprints | with Peta Lloyd

Double the fun – two ways to monoprint in one workshop! Make unique layered prints using simple hand cut stencil shapes and leaves. Using recycled cardboard packaging you will create 2-3 stencils. Create layered mono prints through repetition printing, overlaying your stencils using acrylic paints and printing inks. To complete the workshop, you will select your favourite prints to be included in your very own concertina book.

10th Annual Exhibition | Neighbourhood | 29 October - 7 November

10am-3pm from Friday 29 October to Sunday 7 November | Closed Monday 1 November and Tuesday 2 November

Exhibition Opened Friday 29 October | Guest speakers: Dee Muir, Dee Muir Design and Colin Strydom, Design + Architecture

Neighbourhood Exhibition Catalogue

Exhibiting artists include: Nanette Balchin | Michelle Black | Linda Douglas | Angela Heffer | Michele Kershaw | Carmel Knowles | Sarah Larsen | Peta Lloyd | Nellie Lovegrove | Belinda Mcgrath | Yvonne Moloney-Law | Sally North | Sambuddhananda Saraswati | Marie Seeman | Phillipa Sturgess | Lynn Zelmer

Prints from the Inaugural Exhibition '1', 2012 were also on exhibit and available for sale, unframed $150ea. Exhibition 1 Catalogue

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Saturday 21 August 2021

Peta Lloyd: For the Love of Nature (Mono print a unique botanical journal)

Phillipa Sturgess: Mix & Match Printing Techniques (Marbling and Cyanotype)

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Sunday 22 August 2021

Petas Lloyd: Making Your Mark (Handmade brushes, experimental marking, concertina fold book)

Phillipa Sturgess: Lino Prints - Basics and Beyond (Your art as a set of greeting cards)

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Double Exposure 2021 | 5-15 August

Double Exposure is a collaboration between Capricornia Printmakers and Rockhampton Photography Club. The exhibition ran 10:00am-1:00pm Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from 4-15 August 2021, and 5:00pm-7:00pm Thursday 12 August.

Double Exposure 2021 Catalogue

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Thank you to the Queensland Government and Rockhampton Regional council for their support through the Regional Arts Development Fund for the Layered Printmaking and Seductive Collagraph Workshops. The Regional Arts Development Fund is a partnership between the Queensland Governmentand Rockhampton Regional Council to support local arts and culture in regional Queensland.

Layered Printmaking

A three-day printmaking workshop with Michelle Black on a journey of layered printmaking inspired by the landscapes in your region.

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Saturday 10, 17 and 24 April 2021

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We will be working on creating a range of carborundum and drypoint plates that can be layered using different colours and transparencies. The plates will be made from thin polycarbonate and printing is done intaglio with lots of wiping rather than rolling. Marks will be made with carborundum (grit) mixed into or sprinkled onto acrylic gel medium and glue at various consistencies. The more grit on the plate, the more ink held on the plate. Other plates can be created as drypoint, and scratch marks, roulettes, pinwheels, sandpaper, wire brushes, steel wool etc can be used to make marks in the plate - anything that will rough up the smooth surface and create burrs or interference to hold the ink.

Your images can be abstract or you can paint a picture, creating tonal variations by diluting the medium. We can try an overall screenprint on the plate with the carborundum paste which you can then wipe away to make marks, much like reductive monoprinting. It *should* create a mezzotint style image with lots of deep, rich colour and white where the image has been wiped away rather than burnished as in mezzotints.

The beauty of working on the clear polycarbonate plates is that you can see the layers as you are creating the plates to help you plan them. You could also make many unique prints when you make a collection of plates, each print different due to the combination and orientation of the plates, different colour combinations etc.

The Seductive Collagraph

A three-day printmaking workshop with Peta Lloyd for beginners to intermediate level, designed to take you to the next level in printmaking. Experienced artists are also very welcome to join the fun!

Saturday 6, 13 & 20 February, 2021

Seductive Collagraph

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In the Seductive Collagraph workshop Peta Lloyd showed eight budding printmakers how you can cut, tear, carve, scratch, brush - so many things - to make collagraph printing plates. So many new things to learn!

Did you know that collagraphy is a printmaking process introduced in 1955 by Glen Alps in which materials are applied to a rigid substrate (such as paperboard or wood)? The word is derived from the Greek word koll or kolla, meaning glue, and graph, meaning the activity of drawing.

With thanks to Arts Queensland and the Rockhampton Regional Council for their support through the Regional Arts Development Fund. The Regional Arts Development Fund is a partnership between the Queensland Government and Rockhampton Regional Council to support local arts and culture in regional Queensland.

Christmas Nibbles

Short Printmaking Workshops: WRCC studio with pop-up shop. Saturdays and Tuesdays 14 November to 12 December 2020.

Seven workshops, each limited to just eight participants each due to COVID restrictions. You will explore a range of printmaking techniques to create prints you can frame, printed tea towels, artist journals, collages, gift cards and hand-printed wrapping paper.

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Capricornia Printmakers Inc | ABN 34 774 997 211   Mail: PO Box 189, Emu Park Qld 4710. E-Mail: capricorniaprintmakers @ Studio: G-0.8 Walter Reid Cultural Centre, Corner Derby and East Street, Rockhampton. Page last updated 20 September 2022 [lz]