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‘Moths to the Flame’ Vic Park Printmaking Group
21 August, 2022 @ 1:00 pm - 4 September, 2022 @ 12:00 pm
Opening Event: Sunday 21 August, 1.00pm
The Vic Park Printmaking Group is a volunteer run, open community arts group, that has been operating out of the Victoria Park Centre for the Arts’ studio for close to a decade. Founded and run by print artist and creative educator, Jacqui Hills, the group has been co-facilitated in the past by artist, Clinton Price and in the most recent years, Renee Parnell of Wrenscape.
The group has grown with printmakers coming from far and wide across the metro area (and sometimes beyond) to ink up their rollers and carve out some time from busy schedules, every fortnight. This little printmaking collective has incubated many emerging artists, who have gone on to complete tertiary arts studies, founded their own creative businesses and developed solo exhibitions.
The group specialises in ‘kitchen-sink’ printmaking; using linocut, monoprint, collagraph and gelliplate techniques with non-toxic inks and hand burnishing techniques that are achievable for anyone at home, with low startup costs. Whilst people come to try printmaking, they stay for the community, as our open and diverse group continues to learn from each other and celebrate one another’s achievements; from the joy of a first pulled print, to our larger collaborative installations, group exhibitions, or broader collaborations with other community creatives such as the Vic Park Projection festival. The group is drawn together, like Moths to the Flame, pulled in by the joy of creating.