Three of Melbourne’s cultural organisations are opening up their doors for a trio of open days during November. Visitors will get the chance to visit Craft (formerly Craft Victoria), the Australian Print Workshop and the Australian Tapestry Workshop to meet the artists, participate in programs, purchase artworks and tour the workspaces.
Print Weave Make signals the first time that these three organisations have joined forces, presenting an ideal chance to learn more about printmaking, tapestry, craft and design.
10am – 5pm, Saturday 10 November
Australian Print Workshop (APW)
210 Gertrude Street, Fitzroy
Go behind the scenes and learn about the different printmaking processes, meet artists, view an exhibition of fine art limited-edition prints and purchase works from the extensive stock of prints.
11am – Etching demonstration with APW Printer, Chris Ingham
1pm – Lithography demonstration with APW Printer, Martin King
3pm – Relief Printing demonstration with APW Printer, Simon White
10am – 5pm, Saturday 17 November
Australian Tapestry Workshop (ATW)
262 – 266 Park Street, South Melbourne
Explore the Australian Tapestry Workshop’s galleries, watch the weavers in action, participate in a hands-on weaving class for children or take a guided tour.
11am – Artist Bern Emmerichs and ATW weaver Emma Sulzer in dialogue
1pm – ATW weaver Sue Batten will discuss the process of creating a tapestry
3pm – Artist John Young will discuss his experience collaborating with the ATW
10am – 5pm, Saturday 24 November
Craft (Craft Victoria)
31 Flinders Lane, Melbourne
Descend the stairs to Craft’s exhibition and retail space and discover one of Australia’s best representations of contemporary craft and design.
12pm to 3pm – Meet internationally famous craft makers including celebrated Melbourne jewellers Anna Davern and Claire McArdle, who will be making some individual pieces and answering questions about craft.
The Print Weave Make identity (below) is designed by Luke Lucas using a mix of modelling clay, hand stitched type and digital rendering.
Thumbnail image: taken from printtogether.com.au