To celebrate 25 years of Warringah Printmakers’ Studio, MAG&M’s external Art Wall features works by three members of the studio: Tim Denmead (Lawn Chair Life), Libby Bassett (The Swimmer) and Kate Lovejoy Furnell (Hydrographic).
MAG&M Art Wall
The print studio in the 1990s
The print studio today
Warringah Printmakers Studio
The Printmakers Studio has been integral to the cultural and artistic life of the Northern Beaches since its incorporation twenty-five years ago, although its origins date back forty years to a group of energetic local printmakers wishing to promote printmaking as an art form.
The studio has a long history of innovation in printmaking and was the first studio to bring safer printmaking practices into Australia. Community printmakers have access to a variety of innovative classes, workshops, studio facilities and exhibitions, and new members are welcome.
The Studio specialises in teaching and sharing contemporary and traditional methods of the hand pulled print. Print processes in the studio include intaglio and relief printmaking such as etching, aquatint, photogravure, photopolymer, woodcut, lino cut and monotype. Some of our processes include methods and materials dating back to the Middle Ages. With an active group of artist members, community printmakers and visiting master printmakers, Warringah Printmakers hosts a vibrant creative community on the northern beaches.
MAG&M presented Natural Collection in 2018, which featured the work of twenty-nine Studio artists' prints which became part of the gallery permanent collection. The project was initiated by the Studio as a response to their concerns about the loss of bushland in the local area and its impact on the habitats of our local species.
Warringah Printmakers Studio is a community-based, not-for-profit organisation entirely run by volunteers.
Manly Art Gallery & Museum:
Studio member Mary Ann Hudson proofs a drypoint plate