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Home Festival this weekend

Back in April I was asked to conduct a workshop on woodcuts and relief printing at an event called the Home Festival. Well a bout of really horrible weather caused that little shindig to be postponed. Good news is that the Home Festival is now happening this weekend and the weather forecast is fine, fine, fine!

So I will be in Raymond Park, Kangaroo Point (behind the Pineapple Hotel) Sunday from around 10am till 3pm. I will be there working away on carving out some bookplates and will be happily taking people through the process of how I make my prints. If you, your kids or frineds feel like it I will happily let people try their hand at making relief prints of their own. Lots of people have inquired about how I make my woodcuts (secretly, it’s not that complicated) and I’m looking forward to doing a little de-mystifying.

As for the Home Festival itself, it looks like a heck of gathering. Their website has this to say about the day…

The Home Festival is a free all-ages event being driven by Kangaroo Point and surrounding communities, who have a passion to celebrate, connect and explore the complex meaning of ‘home’ through music and creativity. All of the people involved in the festival are doing so voluntarily, with the common goal of creating a fun, inclusive and meaningful community gathering.

The festival aims to:
-embrace and connect the local community
-provide a strong platform for up-and-coming performers of all genres to showcase their work
-allow everyone – from children to seniors – to share the joy of creativity through free workshops enliven Brisbane’s precious open spaces
-refocus on the vitality and importance of inner-city festivals.

Go check out their website and all the weird and wonderful things that will be taking place on the day.


Woodcut demonstration at the Home Festival


Next Saturday I’m going to be at the Home Festival as part of the local printmaking collective Impress. Click on the image above to go to their website and read the full program of events and workshops happening on the day.

As for my part in all of this, I’ll be showing how woodcuts are carved, giving demonstrations of the printing process and letting people try their hand at printing a woodcut. I’ll be there all day – I’d love to see you if you get a chance to drop in.

I’m currently going through my prints and will most likely have a few available for purchase on the day.





In other news of coming events. I’m in the process of organising an upcoming art show which will be me with my good friend Murdoch Stafford. This will be happening early June at Nine Lives Gallery in Fortitude Valley. It will feature new works of a very different nature from me as well as a woodcut project that I’ve been working on since June last year. Stay tuned over the next few weeks for more details!