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Blue Print Studio
Wulgurukaba & Bindal Country (Townsville)

Blue Print Studio

Erin Ricardo

'Responses to the unique evening light in the landscapes of Townsville.'

Watch and participate in the artmaking process and engage with the diverse printmaking techniques of artist Erin Ricardo. Blue Print Studio showcases the artist's cyanotypes and relief prints, observations of the tropical North Queensland environment.

About the Artist

Erin Ricardo works primarily across relief and cyanotype printmaking. Since arriving in Townsville three years ago, the artist has been compelled to make images in response to the patterns, shapes, colours of the North Queensland landscape. Her recent work also depicts experiences of nature and observations of flora and fauna in the domestic environment.

Event Information

Workshop Demonstration
Demonstrations

Street Cyanotype Demonstrations - Erin Ricardo
FREE | 2hrs | 8 visitors maximum | 15+
12-2pm daily, 31 July - 8 August 2021
Visitors are encouraged to watch printmaker Erin Ricardo demonstrate the process of cyanotype printing in the light-filled window space and street-front area of Blue Print Studio. The artist will make drawings, stencils and collages, to then be used for cyanotype prints.

Relief Carving & Printing Demonstrations - Erin Ricardo
FREE | 2hrs | 8 visitors maximum | 15+
10am-12pm Saturday 31 July 2021
3-5pm daily, Sunday 1 - Friday 6 August 2021
10am-12pm Saturday 7 August 2021
3-5pm Sunday 8 August
Observe the process of relief printing as printmaker Erin Ricardo works on new linocut and woodcut prints. Visitors can watch designs being carved and printed, and hear about the artwork from the artist.

Interactions

Printing With Found Objects - Erin Ricardo
FREE | 5mins | 8 visitors maximum | 15+
Daily drop-ins
Use a selection of found objects to print patterns on paper in this short and fun drop-in workshop. Artist Erin Ricardo will guide participants to engage with textures and patterns.

Workshop Details

Cyanotype Printing Workshop - Erin Ricardo
$25 per person | 1hr | 4 participants | 15+
12-1pm Tuesday 3 August 2021
12-1pm Thursday 5 August 2021
12-1pm Friday 6 August 2021 *New workshop time!
Capture the beauty of natural, textured materials in this printmaking workshop with artist Erin Ricardo. Participants will use locally-found natural materials and objects to make cyanotype prints - a photographic printing process that produces a cyan-blue artwork.

Participants are encouraged to bring their own natural items (such as feathers and plant material), along with aprons or wear old clothes. All other materials will be provided.

Location Details

390 Flinders St, Townsville CBD, 4810

Venue Accessibility

This venue’s conditions include:

  • Nearby accessible parking.
  • Nearby accessible public transport (bus stations).
  • Accessible third-party scooter options throughout CBD city centre (for travel).
  • Nearby street drop-off points.
  • Wheelchair accessibility.
  • An accessible entrance (both ramp and stairs) and no obstructions to the path upon entering.
  • Signage indicating it is a PUNQ program.
  • Venue is close to accessible public bathroom facilities that offer wider doors, adequate floor space to move around in the bathroom, and fixtures designed for comfort including hand railings and low-effort tap handles (in Flinders Square).
  • Quiet spaces available for participants, this location will have ambient or no music playing.
  • There are nearby animal rest facilities (in Flinders Square).
  • Venues have been strategically designed for clear pathways throughout with a focus on minimising clutter.
  • If participating in workshops, interactions, or artist talks at a pop up there will be an array of seating options provided.
Opening Hours

Mon-Thurs 11am - 5pm
Fri 11am - 7pm
Sat 9am - 2pm
Sun 9am - 5pm

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COVID Safe Visits

PUNQ asks that visitors adhere to social distancing, visitor logs, and other COVID Safe directives and procedures as directed.

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Acknowlegement of Country

PUNQ respectfully acknowledges the Wulgurukaba of Gurambilbarra and Yunbenun and the surrounding groups of our region; Bindal, Gugu Badhan, Nywaigi, Warrgamay, Bandjin and Gudjal as the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we gather, share and celebrate local creative practice. We pay our respects to Elders past, present and emerging. We acknowledge Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders as the first people of Australia. They have never ceded sovereignty and remain strong in their enduring connection to land and Culture.

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North Queensland, Australia | Fri 30 July – Sun 8 August 2021

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Fri 30 July – Sun 8 August 2021

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