Thursday, September 23, 2010

Custom Printing in my Home Studio During School Holidays

Welcome to my blog on printmaking and arts business.

It's currently school holidays so I am juggling printing an edition for my client and spending time with my two boys, 11 and 14 yrs.

I'm finding my day is starting around 5 am with a few stretches, walk the dogs, and have a little bite to eat then hit the studio until 11.30am. We then have lunch and head out on our bikes on an adventure for the day.

I'm able to get back in my studio around 7pm for another session of printing the edition.

I have found by splitting my day up in this routine everyone is happy. The kids are usually sick of watching TV or playing computer games by 11.30 am and ready for some action, and I am meeting my deadlines with clients.

How do you manage your children and working in the studio during school holidays?

Happy Printmaking,
Jo Lankester

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Thursday, September 16, 2010

Jill O'Sullivan Mapping the North West: A Chorographical Perspective

Welcome to my blog on Printmaking.

Jill O'Sullivan's exhibition Mapping the North West: A Chorographical Perspective presents a series of chorographic maps that pertain to the North West region of Queensland. The maps are not intended to be a geographical representation in accuracy of the locations represented but symbolic interpretations of experience of the region and all it's incumbents.  Jill's interpretations are a result of ongoing and continuous exchange between theory, history of chorography and practice in contemporary application. directed by her personal affinity and understanding of the region resulting from 30 years of living there.

Jill has produced large scale works using a range of materials including lithography, charcoal/conte, pen, watercolour and woodcut.

The scale of the works are striking when you enter the gallery, drawing you closer to see the fine detail of the landscape. The woodblocks have a free hand quality conveying a spontaneous work method thats indicative of the landscape and the artist.

Jill's exhibition fulfills a component of the degree of Doctor of Philosophy in Creative Arts James Cook University.

The exhibition can be viewed from the 6th - 17th September 2010 at eMarge Media Space James Cook University Townsville.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Tate Adams Signing His Most Recent Edition at Garage Press

Donna Foley (& grandson), owner operator of Garage Press and Frances Thomson, Director Perc Tucker Regional Gallery watch as Tate Adams signs his most recent edition at Garage Press.

Artist: Tate Adams
Title: Maura
Medium: Sugarlift, Aquatint Etching on zinc plate
Size: 69.5 x 48.5 cm
Paper: Hahneumuhle
Edition: 20 Limited Edition Prints
Edition: 4 Printers Proofs
Edition: 7 Artist Proofs
Ink: Charbonnel Black 55985
Printer: Jo Lankester
Printed at Garage Press August 2010

The print is available for sale through Perc Tucker Regional Gallery, Townsville, Australia. 07 4772 9011

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Thursday, September 2, 2010 | Nontoxic Printmaking | Nontoxic Printmaking

We are building a list of art schools that practice "green" printmaking. Some of the schools aim to be exclusively nontoxic, while others have introduced new methods and safer practice into their existing programs. If you run, teach at, study at, or know of other schools to add to this list, we'd be pleased to hear from you.

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