RETURN TO OUR NORMAL OFFICE/GALLERY HOURS from Nov 16th:
OPEN Wed - Sat 11am - 4pm
ONLY THE GALLERY SPACE IS OPEN TO PUBLIC
The print studio spaces are not open to the public, and are open only to our members/qualified printers who have booked the facilities.
We re-open with care and caution and again ask that anyone who is feeling unwell please not enter the studio or gallery.
We look forward to once again being the creative sanctuary we remember, where we can bring people together to inspire one another. Please visit our gallery, or join as a member and find out how to become a qualified FPS printmaker with 24 hour studio access!
2020 EXHIBITIONS UPDATE:
Artists Books Prize: Nov 6th - 28th
Blossom and Flourish: Dec 5th 2020 - Jan 30th, 2021
SUMMARY OF REMAINING DUE DATES FOR 2020:
1. Blossom and Flourish Due Thurs Nov 26th
2. Monoprint Prize Due May 10th 2021
Nov 8th updates
Covid Restrictions and slow re-openings:
What this means for visitors to FPS
We are excited to say FPS Gallery is open to the public. The studio and office, will not be accessible to the public, and all sales of artwork, cards, catalogues etc. will be conducted in our gallery space. This reduces foot traffic through the print making studio while artists are using the presses.
What this means for our Print Clubs:
HAPPY NEWS! Print Clubs to commence in December.
Lino Club Dec 5th - Booking essential
Letterpress/Book Club Tuesday Dec 1st- Booking Essential
What it means for those who want to learn printmaking:
We can offer our one-to-one workshops for beginners for intaglio and relief printing, we can also welcome new members and conduct training/inductions one-on-one to those who have some printmaking experience.
At this stage our postponed workshops (with limited numbers) are being rescheduled.
What this means for our qualified printmakers:
From Nov 16th, those FPS members who have completed their induction, and pay access fees, can once again make bookings, and come in to use our presses and the backroom. All printmakers must confirm in writing that you have read our Updated Covid19 Safe Protocols prior to entering the studio - download HERE
- Our Lifedrawing classes will not commence until February 2021
The Firestation Print Studio is a dynamic hub of arts activity, with printmaking at its core, yet open to a wide range of projects and practices.
As a community based organisation, the curatorial strategy supports artists with diverse cultural and socio-economic backgrounds at various stages of their career, by providing a supportive environment in which to create and exhibit their artwork.
This is a unique element of the Firestation, as we provide facilities for all stages of artistic development in printmaking, from the inception and execution of artwork in the print workshop, to its presentation and display to the public in the gallery.
ENTRY FORMS & TERMS AND CONDITIONS
Members Summer Exhibition
Nov 28th - Jan 30th
A large scale installation by our FPS members from across Australia and abroad, featuring an ever expanding bouquet of printed flowers.
This exhibition will be in place of this year's Summer Salon.
Together we aim to create an immense and inspirational bouquet of glorious prints of flowers and foliage - an exhibition to show our resilience and optimism.
Purchase a work for $25 and help support FPS!
This Summer, our FPS Gallery will be transformed by this inspirational, collegiate collaboration.
MEMBERS DETAILS FOR ENTRIES FOR THIS PROJECT HERE
Lino Club is a favourite of many Firestation Print Studio members. We meet once a month,
on a Saturday from
1pm to 4pm.
Dates and more here
LETTERPRESS / BOOK CLUB
One Tuesday per month,
10am - 1pm, in FPS backroom.
Bring your own project, or old prints, and learn amongst your fellow book lovers!
View FPS Gallery calendar
for 2020 HERE
every Tuesday evening 7-9. $20 drop in*!
Bring paper & drawing materials.
* Note: $20 full, $17 member,
Concession card $18/member $15
More info here
Sign up for printmaking workshops HERE
ARTMANIA ART PROGRAM for CHILDREN 6+
ongoing during school terms.
For more information click here