THINKING OF PLACE

by INKMASTERS CAIRNS INC
(CAIRNS QLD)

Diana Orinda-Burns, Somewhere, etching and mono print, 28 x 38cm, 2015 (Goldfields, Vic)

Diana Orinda-Burns, Somewhere, etching and mono print, 28 x 38cm, 2015 (Goldfields, Vic)

Thinking of Place is a collaborative venture between Inkmasters Cairns Inc, Goldfields Printmakers (Victoria), Melbourne Printmakers Group, North Island Printmakers (New Zealand) and Te Wai Pounamu Printmakers (New Zealand.

Works by members of the five printmaking groups will be exhibited at:
KickArts Contemporary Arts, Cairns, 08 June – 18 July 2015 (Stage 1)
Eastside Gallery, Christchurch, NZ, 29 June - 18 July
The Depot Artspace, Auckland, NZ, 29 Aug - 16 Sept
KickArts Contemporary Arts Cairns, 11 Jan – 20 Feb 2016 (Stage 2)
Post Office Gallery, Federation University, Ballarat, April 2016


Artists have engaged with the theme for Thinking of Place with works related to concepts of land, country, the built and natural environment, colonisation, ancestral connections, identity and imagined locations.

The collaborative series of exhibitions has been organised by Inkmasters Cairns Inc., a not-for-profit group aimed at raising the profile of printmaking as an art form in Cairns, enhancing regional skills through a series of ongoing workshops and providing opportunities for artists by promoting their work to a wide audience.

Established in 2011, Inkmasters has a broad-based membership, supporting emerging artists, recent graduates, experienced professional artists both indigenous and non-indigenous. It promotes the work of members through regular exhibitions, regional, national and international print exchanges and collaborative projects including the 2013 Inside Out: Mapping Spiritual Journeys breast-plate exhibition.

Membership is open to printmakers and print lovers, collectors and supporters everywhere. Web only (associate) members have access to the webpage. Full (financial) membership offers all the benefits below:

- Print workshops in a range of mediums
- Entry to our national exhibitions at reduced price
- Participation in Members only exhibitions...
- Distribution of your prints through our patrons network
- Participation in InkMasters print events such as Inkfest
- Participation in national and international print exchanges
- Group membership of Arts Organizations
- Up to date information about the local, national and international print world on the website, including grants, residencies, employment, and other training opportunities
- A print discussion forum
- Opportunity to display works on the webpage

Full membership fee is $30 annually.

Associate membership (Web only membership) is free.

Please contact Inkmasters for further information
http://inkmasterscairnsinc.ning.com/ OR inkmasters.cairns@hotmail.com


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