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.
Firestation Print Studio Gallery
OFF THE WALL
November 25th - Jan 22nd
FPS MEMBER'S Summer Firestation Fundraiser exhibition of original small artworks and arty objects
Off The Wall
Works priced from $12 - $200
All proceeds from sales go directly to the artists.
All works can be purchased directly 'off the wall' during the exhibition, as to allow for collectors / art lovers, to purchase and collect artful gifts. All media, framed & unframed works, prints, paintings, ceramics, books, photography, jewellery, and more!
BEFORE ENTERING OUR STUDIO FOR
WORKSHOPS, SUPERVISED ACCESS OR PRINT CLUBS
YOU MUST BE AWARE OF THE FOLLOWING
MASKS - are required in the Gallery, but not required in the studios.
You need to be vaccinated in order to visit our gallery, participate in FPS programs and to use our facilities.
All visitors and members, staff and studio artists, ARE required to wear a mask in the FPS Gallery.
All visitors and members, staff and studio artists, ARE required to sign in using the QR Code and show their proof of vaccination.
The main studio will be open to: studio artists, those who have booked presses, those who are part of a class, and employees.
Due to Covid Restrictions, the studio and office, will have reduced access to the public, with sales of artwork, cards, catalogues etc. to be conducted primarily in our gallery space. This reduces foot traffic through the print making studio while artists are using the presses.
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.
Postponed workshops have been rescheduled and new workshops are now available for bookings.
Our qualified printmakers:
FPS members who have completed their induction, and pay access fees, are able to make bookings, and come in to use our presses and the backroom. All printmakers must show
proof of vaccinations and
Keep up to date by regularly checking the Government Coronavirus website. https://www.coronavirus.vic.gov.au/
FPS Covid Safe Plan 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
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