Nanette Balchin is a mixed media artist who incorporates her printmaking with her other loves - the creation of artists' books and unique surfaces created through layering of collage, print, stitch and text. In printmaking Nanette explores collographs, monoprinting and simple etching processes.
Nanette has exhibited in Central Qld and beyond for over 12 years and has recently toured her encaustic work and books, assemblage work, paintings and prints for the regionally touring exhibition "Caravan of Curiosities".
Michelle is a freelance graphic designer with a passion for printmaking, primarily linoprint. After moving to the region, she commenced a short printmaking course at TAFE with Michele Kershaw and became hooked by the time she had completed eight printmaking courses. Michelle is a foundation member of the Capricornia Printmakers, a member of The Mill Gallery Yeppoon and has work held in many private collections within Australia as well as the Rockhampton Art Gallery and Brooklyn State Library. Michelle loves to share her printmaking skills in childrenŐs art workshops.
I am a member of the Capricornia Printmakers Inc, the Rockhampton Pottery Club, and regularly visit Rockhampton, outback Queensland and travel interstate to teach workshops in printmaking and mixed media.
I am a visual artist and educator based in Emu Park, Queensland. I work in all areas including painting, drawing, mixed media, sculpture, printmaking, photography and digital art. I have 16 years' experience teaching Visual Arts and currently I am the senior Visual arts teacher at Rockhampton Girls Grammar School. I am a member of Capricornia Printmakers and the Emu Park Art Gallery.
After teaching secondary school Art for 25 years, I resigned to devote time to my own, neglected art practice, to participate in workshops and courses. Recent works have used printmaking and a variety of 3-D media to create small, staged assemblages that play with scale, textures and hopefully, speak to the viewer about some aspects of being human. I joined the Emu Park Gallery in 1012. As a member of the Capricorn Printmakers, I've enjoyed playing with a variety of printmaking techniques particularly for exhibitions that permit a great deal of experimental work.
Having grown up in Central Queensland, its landscape and culture, particularly of the Capricorn Coast, is a source of inspiration for Amanda Lawrence, manifesting in print works and art jewellery.
While meandering along the beaches of the area, she found many 'treasures' washed up and has incorporated some of these as her inspiration for the 2018 Singularity exhibition. Using pieces of driftwood and scraps of old plates for her matrices she hoped to evoke the uniqueness we each possess, while being part of a singular species.
I signed up for lino printing workshops after the Double Exposure exhibition caught my eye. I am now a member of Capricornia Printmakers.
Peta 'plays' in her studio everyday, she prints using her treasured etching press, applies encaustic to wood, paper and plaster, makes artist's books and journals, collages with textiles and stitch. Peta also assembles visual narratives that are housed in vessels and boxes. Peta's studio is often referred to as 'a cabinet of curiosities', her found objects line the benches of her studio, proudly displayed in glass bottling jars as well as inside wooden boxes or suitcases.
There are times when Peta isn't in her studio, she may be weeding her garden or even doing a spot of housework, or she may be 'somewhere' around the country teaching others the skills of printmaking, collage, encaustic work, artist's books or assemblage.
Peta likes to 'mix 'n match' techniques, using stitch and encaustic on paper or, crocodile teeth and porcelain doll parts in assemblages. Collagraph and drypoint plates are Peta's favourite printmaking techniques.
I am a member of the Rockhampton Photography Club and the Capricornia Printmakers Inc, thoroughly enjoying both genres of artistic expression.
New to printmaking in the last two years, I am enjoying exploring the multitude of possibilities for this form of art. I am also exploring combining my photography with a printmaking aspect, attending workshops with Ellie Young at Gold Street Studios out of Melbourne for alternative/historic photographic hand printing processes, such as Gum Bichromate, Palladium & Platinum and Collodion Chloride.
Gum Bichromate, Boudhanath Stupa, Nepal, 2019 (left); Cyanotype detail, Leaves, 2019 (right)
Shell Memories Artists Book, Double Exposure Exhibition 2019(left); Cyanotype, Exhibited in Rhythms 2019 (right).
I began various art courses at East Sydney Tech in the 60's but they were not completed due to work commitments in television and film. Apart from illustrations in various yoga books while living, working and training in India for over 20 years, it was not until I came to live in Yeppoon that I completed my Diploma of Visual Arts. Majoring in painting and printmaking, I was very interested when we started the Capricornia Printmakers Inc, which has flowered into a studio, press, exhibitions and various community projects.
Over the years I have taken part in many exhibitions at the Village Festival of Arts and Music and local and international print swaps. I have been exhibiting at the Mill Gallery in Yeppoon, as well as CPI Exhibitions and the Rockhampton Art Gallery.
Phillipa Sturgess has dabbled in a range of artistic styles through her adult life,, with dance becoming her main creative endeavour for many years. Recently entering a post-employment phase of her life has allowed Phillipa to further explore the discipline and serendipity of the visual arts, currently through the medium of relief printing.
Primarily working with digital prints, Lynn is a computer-based model designer and printmaker with an audio-visual background. He has worked with print, photography, film and television, radio, and training simulations; and has a passion for developing large interpretive posters for museum and other educational purposes.
Dragon and Phoenix linoprint for Origins Exhibition, 2018 (left). Yeppoon Goods Shed decoupage for Singularity Exhibition 2018 (right).
Swamp Bloodwood triptych (digital print) from photos by Ian McKeague, Double Exposure 2019 (left).
Mail: PO Box 189, Emu Park Qld 4710. E-Mail: capricorniaprintmakers @ gmail.com. Studio: G-0.8 Walter Reid Cultural Centre, Corner Derby and East Street, Rockhampton. Page last updated 20 August 2019 [lz]