Call-out for print media artists - Inkmasters Print Exhibition 2018
The principal event is the international juried Inkmasters Print Exhibition in Tank 4, 27 July -19 August 2018 . It is a tour de force of works of Australian and International print media artists including printmakers from our region. The prints can be traditional, contemporary or cross-disciplinary and can be of any size or format. The program for the launch includes a public lecture and awarding of the prizes. Shown adjacent to the major exhibition are New prints from the InkFest Workshops and a display by the Artist in Residence. In the lead-up to the main events, prominent InkMasters artists deliver skills-development workshops in a range of techniques, and an 'Open Studio' day invites local people and visitors to see how prints are made.
In the weeks prior to the BIG PRINT day on 29 July, the very popular Tanks Market Day, InkMasters artists conduct print workshops in Cairns primary and secondary schools and indigenous communities. Then it's GET READY TO ROLL when the blocks are printed all at once in a long line c. 20m x 1 m, with a unique printing device and a big team of printmakers, school students and spectators, local and visitors. Check out the videos for 2014 and 2016 on our website. This year the print will be danced into being by artists and audience to the music of Cairns Pan Stars Steel Band. The BIG PRINT then shows at Cell Art Space Gallery, 109 Lake St and later travels to schools and communities.
Wherever you are in the world, please come and join us for InkFest 2018 – there is something in the festival for everyone!