Thursday, October 28, 2010

Compact prints 2010 Exhibition , Exchange & Auction: Umbrella Studio, Townsville

Welcome to my blog on printmaking.

Compact Prints 2010 is currently showing at Umbrella Studio in Townsville, Australia.

The biennial print exchange exhibition is Umbrella's trademark exhibition attracting participants nationally and internationally.

The exhibition opened on Friday 8th October with a sensational bang! Artists were asked to submit two works, one for the touring exhibition, and one for exchange. Vicki Salisbury and her team asked the artists to donate a third work for auction to raise money for the print studio located in the basement of the building.

The auction went fast and furiously, I got caught up in excitement and purchased at least 7 prints for my collection. I invited my 14 year old son, Holden, to start him on his journey as an educated art buyer, he bought two prints :-).

The exhibition is on until 7 November 2010, Umbrella Studio 482 Flinders Street, Townsville.

Happy printmaking!

Jo Lankester

Compact prints 2010, Umbrella Studio
Jo Lankester
Fissure, 2010
12 x 12 cm
2 copper plate colour Sugarlift Aquatint etching

© Jo Lankester 2010

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Artspaced Inc. Membership Give Away: Jo Lankester Limited Edition Print Prize Raffle!

Artspaced Inc. Membership Give Away: Jo Lankester Limited Edition Print Prize Raffle!

Artspaced Inc. Annual General Meeting Friday 5th November 2010 at 6.30pm Artspaced Inc. (Upstairs at Dance North) Crn Walker Street, Townsville

FREE Limited edition print up for grabs!

Tittle: Cicada ll
Date: 1998
Medium: Two plate colour etching
Size: 15 x 12 cm
Value: $250
Collections: National Gallery of Australia, Art Bank

Go in the running to win a limited edition print by Jo Lankester by simply becoming a paying member of Artspaced Inc. before 5pm October 28th 2010.

Click on the link to download the AGM Members Form.

Email a copy to and pay your membership using our PayPal account.

Full Membership $5.00 annual fee includes:
·         Voting rights at Artspaced Annual General Meeting
·         Potential membership of Artspaced Inc. Management board
·         Regular updates on all exhibitions and events
·         The opportunity to exhibit your artwork
·         Advertising with approval on our upcoming web blog and current Facebook page
·         Plus More

Send this offer to your friends for extra chances to win Cicada ll, 1998 by Jo Lankester. Simply ask your friends to include your name on their membership form and PayPal as a reference to claim your extra tickets.

You will be emailed your raffle ticket numbers on receipt of payment.

If you are an existing paying member the offer is available to you through your friends who sign up before October 28th 2010. So send this to as many friends as possible to be in the draw!

The winner will be announced at the AGM and the print will be available to collect after the draw. For those who live outside Townsville the print will be posted shortly after the AGM. The winner will also be announced on Facebook.

Thank you for your support

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Mmegi Online :: Clean printing technology in Zambia

Mmegi Online :: Clean printing technology in Zambia

"Compared to conventional printing, the clean printing technology uses organic materials like soya beans which, unlike petroleum-based inks and other toxic solvents employed in conventional printing, are environmentally friendly.".................................................

Non-toxic Intaglio Printmaking