Location: Hobart Launceston
I never lose the sense of anticipation and discovery that awaits me each time I peel the paper away from the printed surface. The medium extends and deepens my investigations into land and place relationships by placing the agency of materials in tension with mechanical processes
Printmaking is a vibrant and progressive art form that extends and develops concepts and ideas through investigations of the creative potential of materials and techniques.
The traditional processes of woodcut, etching, lithography and screenprinting are complemented with contemporary innovations in digital processes, laser cutting and installation.
The communal nature of printing, its materials, processes and possibilities are examined alongside the expressive and creative nature of art making and image development.
Head of Studio: Dr Jan Hogan (Hobart)
Academic Staff: Antonia Aitken (Hobart), Antonia Aitken (Launceston)
Technician: Natasha Rowell (Hobart), Greg Murphy (Launceston)
If you would like to discuss your own practice or ambitions, contact our Printmaking studio to arrange a one-on-one consultation today.
Hobart. The Printmaking Studio is a spacious open plan design which encourages students to adopt hybrid methods in new digital techniques and traditional print media such as etching, relief, lithography and screen printing. Students have access to the RARE Operating Print Studio with four lithography presses, four etching presses and four relief presses. A separate room with two large presses for Post Graduate students is also available. Other facilities include a wet darkroom for silkscreen preparation, large vacuum screen printing table, etching facilities using state of the art non toxic methods, a collection of 60 Lithography stones and lithographic plate facility.
Launceston. Our printmaking studio lets you get your hands dirty with access to the materials and equipment that enable diverse approaches to printmaking. This intimate space is well suited to small classes where you are able to progress from demonstrations to the development of your technical skills and confidence in manipulating media to express your ideas. You can also explore the intersections between printmaking and other media, such as textiles and photomedia.
Masters by Research
To find out about application procedures, entry requirements, and scholarships, please visit the Research Degrees web page.