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Printmaking PUNQs
Wulgurukaba & Bindal Country (Townsville)

Printmaking PUNQs

Jill O'Sullivan, Margaret Robertson, Sandi Hook & Karen Landt-Isley

'Ethereal, experimental, technical and conceptual ~ highly skilled printmakers share their work.'

Appreciate the fine art of printmaking in this accessible pop up. The Printmaking PUNQs will guide visitors through the diversity of the printmaking medium, highlighting their artist books, intaglio prints, relief prints and lithographic prints.

Daily tours, demonstrations and brief artist talks will further detail the concepts and techniques of the displayed artworks. Free and paid workshops will enable visitors to take a hands-on approach to the medium, and engage with the printmakers' notion of 'place'.

About the Artist

The Printmaking PUNQs are a collective of Townsville- and Magnetic Island-based professional printmakers - past and present members of the Umbrella Makerspace Access Group. They have worked together since the 2017 PUNQ Festival. Margaret Robertson, Jill O’Sullivan, Sandi Hook and Karen Landt-Isley each incorporate experimental, technical and conceptual printmaking and photography processes into their arts praxis. O'Sullivan and Landt-Isley have lived in North Queensland for many years while Hook and Robertson have lived here their whole lives. They are all lecturers and tutors with extensive experience gained over the years. They have taught printmaking methods including intaglio and relief printing, book arts, photographic processes and digital media at James Cook University, TAFE, RMIT and community workshops.

Event Information

Workshop Artist Talk Demonstration
Artist Talks

Printmaking PUNQs
FREE | Daily drop-ins | 8 visitors maximum
Join this artist collective for daily drop-in tours examining the concepts and techniques of their displayed artworks.

Demonstrations

Printmaking Demonstrations - Printmaking PUNQs
FREE | Daily | 8 visitors maximum | 18+
Demonstration times will be displayed on a daily notice board at the front of the pop up space.
Explore the diversity of the printmaking medium in daily demonstrations run by this artist collective. Join the Printmaking PUNQs to explore photo release prints, monotypes and relief prints. Visitors can engage with the artists to develop a deeper understanding of the methods involved.

Workshop Details

Bottle-jack Press Workshops - Printmaking PUNQs
FREE | Daily | 8 visitors maximum | 18+
Demonstration times will be displayed on a daily notice board at the front of the pop up space.
Join artist Jill O’Sullivan of the Printmaking PUNQs as she demonstrates the use of a bottle-jack press, created from easily accessible materials such as a car jack and timber. Participants are invited to make and print small monotypes on the press. Free plans for the construction of the press will be available for those interested in building their own.

Participants are encouraged to bring their own aprons or wear old clothes and must wear closed-in shoes. All other materials will be provided.

Stencil & Stamp Workshops - Printmaking PUNQs
$25 per person | 2hrs | 10 participants | 18+
12-2pm Saturday 31 July 2021
11am-1pm Sunday 1 August 2021
12-2pm Wednesday 4 August 2021
12-2pm Saturday 7 August 2021
11am-1pm Sunday 8 August 2021
Join this artist collective to learn and practice stencil and stamp techniques. Participants will explore the theme of North Queensland and 'place' to create artworks and prints that they can take home. Participants are encouraged to bring their own aprons or wear old clothes and must wear closed-in shoes. All other materials will be provided.

Location Details

Flinders Lane, Top Level, 376-378 Flinders Street, Townsville 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 Lane).
  • 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

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

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