Monday, November 21, 2016

Goldfields Printmakers End of Year Brunch

On Saturday morning, November 19, the Goldfields Printmakers held their final meeting for 2016 at Kitteltys, the Art Gallery of Ballarat's elegant cafe.

There was much to celebrate. It's been another busy year for most of us, both individually and collectively, and 2017 is shaping up to be busier still. Much of this is due to to the vision and indefatigable energy of our founder and co-ordinator, James Pasakos. With Christmas looming ever closer, it's a notoriously difficult time of year to get everyone together - nevertheless, it was a terrific turn-out.

Among those pictured here are (clockwise): Penny Peckham, Jackie Gorring,
Melissa Proposch, Josephine Walsh, David Pudney and Loris Button

Pictured above (clockwise): James Pasakos, Penny Peckham, Jackie Gorring, Dianna Orinda-Burns,
Anne Langdon, our treasurer, Melissa Proposch, David Putney, Loris Button and Kir Larwill 

The food was marvellous. That's me in the bottom lefthand corner tucking into a scone. (Photo credit: James Pasakos).

Afterwards some of us adjourned to the Federation University printmaking studio in Lydiard Street to collect our works from the Goldfields Printmakers show, Elemental, which premiered at Latrobe University Visual Arts Centre, Bendigo, back in February, then travelled to Adelaide College of the Arts in May. This was my first visit to the studio; it's a beautiful space: airy, light-filled and extremely well-equiped.

Centre: Melissa Proposch and Anne Langdon

Relief prints on the drying rack, alongside a huge woodblock