NO VACANCY GALLERY & QV PRESENTS: FIT TO PRINT!This December, No Vacancy Gallery and QV Melbourne present FIT TO PRINT a one-off exhibition and weekend printmaking demonstrations to be held in QV Square that showcase Australia's finest emerged and emerging printmaking artists. In total more than 40 artists' will present different print techniques and processes including - Screen- Printing, Linocut Printing and Gocco Printing - with featured works making for the perfect gift this Christmas.
FIT TO PRINT the exhibition will open on Thursday December 9 and run to December 23, 2010 in the No Vacancy
Gallery, Jane Bell Lane, QV Melbourne.
The FIT TO PRINT printmaking demonstrations will take place on Saturday December 11, Sunday December 12 and
Saturday December 18 from 2.00pm to 4.00pm in QV Square.
On Saturday December 11, QV Square will host an interactive Screen-printing Demonstration. Exhibitors from the FIT
TO PRINT exhibition will demonstrate the screen-printing process in a marquee in QV Square. Screen-printing pushes
inks through a blocked out stencil imposed on fine woven mesh to create a sharp clean image onto a chosen material
such fabric and paper. Works of art will be on sale and are priced from $20 to $200. (See image from Robot Academy)
The following day,
Sunday December 12, QV Square will host an interactive Linocut Printing Demonstration. Exhibitors
from the FIT TO PRINT exhibition will demonstrate the linocut process in a marquee in QV Square. Linocut is a
printmaking technique where a design is cut into the linoleum surface with the raised (uncarved) areas representing a
reversal (mirror image) of the parts to show printed. The linoleum sheet is inked with a roller and then impressed onto
paper or fabric. Works of art will be on sale and are priced from $20 to $200.
Saturday December 18, QV Square will host an interactive Gocco Printing Demonstration. Exhibitors from
the FIT TO PRINT exhibition will demonstrate the Gocco printing process in QV Square. Gocco printing uses the
exposure of flash bulbs to thermally transfer an image onto a screen where inks are then pushed through to leave the
stenciled design on a chosen material. Again, works of art will be on sale and are priced from $20 to $200. (
Two dollars from every print sold over $20 from December 9 to December 23, will be donated to the Asylum Seekers
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