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Full members with advanced knowledge of printmaking techniques, the ability to work alone and familiarity with studio printmaking equipment & safety procedures can apply to access the Studio facilities.
All new access members need  three orientation sessions with an experienced Studio member to
ensure familiarity with the studio and it's practices. Individual studio access is reviewed annually.

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  • The studio space & facilities are shared.

  • Studio volunteers are not able to cater to artists who wish to use the print facilities intensively in a one-off situation.

  • Studio volunteers donate their time doing Orientations and supervised access for the good of the Studio's long term full members, however, consideration is given to the application of experienced printmakers.

  • All studio users are required to abide by the guidelines of use as set by the Management Committee. Please read the Studio access policy & guidelines for users. 

  • Access is available at times when the Studio is not used for classes, workshops or other studio business including weekends & term breaks.

  • Bookings for access are essential & must be made with the Studio’s Booking Coordinator. Contact details are given during an Orientation.

  • The access fee includes use of the presses, etchants, spray paint for aquatints, grounds, rollers & some consumables (cleaners, rags, tissue etc). The fee does not include papers or inks which are to be supplied by the member accessing the Studio.

  • Studio access may be cancelled at short notice.


• Casual Rate          - $10.00 per person per hour.
• Commercial Rate - Members editioning for other artists
must pay the commercial rate of $14.00 per hour.


• Pre Paid Rates - conditions apply
Discounts are available if access time is paid for in advance for a regular time slot each week. Users must be prepared to let Studio events such as workshops & exhibitions take precedence.
There is no refund for hours not used within the time frame.

Quarterly   - $360.00
(max usage of 60 hours over
13 weeks = $6.00 an hour.)

Half Yearly - $600.00
(max usage of 120 hours over
26 weeks = $5.00 an hour)

Yearly        - $1030.00
(max usage of 240 hours over
52 weeks = $4.50 an hour).

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  • Artequip press, bedsize 780 X 1480mm (23" X 58").

  • Electric press, bedsize 710 X 1400mm (28" X 55").

  • Mitomel press, bedsize 645 X 1200mm (27" X 47").

  • Fine Art Machine Co. press, bedsize 615 X 1200mm (24" X 48").

  • Portable Hilldav press, bedsize 580 X 850cm (21" X 34").

  • Olec exposure unit, bedsize 72 X 58cm (27" X 23".)

  • 'Black light' exposure system.

  • Fume cupboard.

  • Range of inking rollers and brayers.

  • Glass topped tables for mixing and rolling inks.

  • Metal guillotine.

  • Large wash up sink.

  • Photocopier, copies up to A3 in size.

  • Small Drying Rack.

  • Magnetic boards for display of work.

  • Exhibition hanging system.

  • Reverse cycle air conditioning.

  • Epson A3 printer.

  • Custom-made demountable exhibition system.

  • Provision for purchasing paper and plates.

  • Kitchen within the building.

  • Storeroom within the building.

  • Limited parking in Lovett Street, Manly Vale.

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