Jun
23
to Jun 24

Overwintering Members Exhibition

An exhibition of members prints at NPW celebrating the Winter Solstice and the migratory shorebirds that travel along the East Asian-Australasian Flyway as part of the OVERWINTERING PROJECT run by Kate Gorringe-Smith.

OPENING: Saturday 23 June 4-6pm. All welcome!

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Screen Printing for Beginners with Tutors Sally Pickker and Catherine Tempest
May
26
to May 27

Screen Printing for Beginners with Tutors Sally Pickker and Catherine Tempest

This two day workshop is designed for beginners and those wanting a refresher. The basics of screen printing will be introduced and a print using 2 colour layers will be completed by the second day. The background colour will be printed first using a paper stencil then a 2nd layer added using an exposed image. This final layer will be created from a transparency using a photograph, drawing or photocopy.

On completion of the course each participant will have a 2 colour print on quality paper ready for framing.
All materials are provided.

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Two Day Zinc Plate Etching with Copper Sulphate with Amanda Donohue
May
19
to May 20

Two Day Zinc Plate Etching with Copper Sulphate with Amanda Donohue

A two day workshop on traditional and modern etching techniques using zinc plates and copper sulphate. Participants will learn how to prepare their plates, apply grounds, transfer a drawing, achieve tone using spray paint as an aquatint and experiment with stencils. By the end of the course everyone should have created a zinc plate with an image and have printed it intaglio ready for framing. Some materials will be provided.

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IGN Art Fair at the Newcastle Regional Gallery
Apr
27
5:00 PM17:00

IGN Art Fair at the Newcastle Regional Gallery

In partnership with Independent Galleries Newcastle and funded by M&G NSW

Enjoy after-hours access until 8pm, live music and a drink at the pop up bar. Inspired by the exhibitions on display, every month there is something new to see and do when you visit the Gallery.
Free and unmetered parking available in the area from 5pm. Admission is free.

Art collectors, the art-loving public and those interested to learn more about arts offerings in Newcastle - come along to the IGN Art Fair, presenting a showcase of the very best commercial art spaces and artist-run initiatives from across the Newcastle region. Enjoy the Gallery's current exhibitions while also perusing displays from ten of the region's most well-known independent art spaces. Talk directly to artists and gallery directors and get a taste of the different flavour of each of these spaces all at once. You can even purchase works of art directly from the commercial galleries and artists-run spaces.

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Apr
17
to Apr 18

Two Day Solar Plate Workshop with Seraphina Martin

Solarplate with Seraphina
Two Day Workshop with Seraphina Martin

Cost: $243.74 Members | $264.84 Non Members
Enquiries: Contact Megan Lewis - meglew@yahoo.com
Venue: Newcastle Printmakers Workshop, 27 Popran Road Adamstown NSW.

Create a stunning portfolio of vibrant colour etchings in this hands-on 2-day workshop. Solar Plate etching is a quick, simple and non-toxic alternative to the traditional etching process. Use the sun and water instead of acids and solvents to etch the plate with remarkable results. Through lectures, demonstrations and practical exercises, this course will guide participants through this printmaking process. Be inspired as you transform your existing drawings, paintings or photographs into imaginative fine art prints, which will be printed in a variety of colours on state of the art paper.

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Oct
14
3:00 PM15:00

AGM & Bi-monthly members meeting at NPW

AGM to be held for members of NPW followed by the bi-monthly meeting

Prior to the AGM there is an opportunity to Buy, Sell, Swap for anyone with excess or no longer required materials/equipment. Commences at 1.20pm at the workshop.

After the meeting there will be a small celebration to open the new long gallery wall. Members are invited to bring along an unframed print to hang on the wall (using magnets) prior to the meeting. Food and drinks will be provided. 

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