Inkmasters is situated on the edge of the Coral Sea in Cairns in Tropical North Queensland and the focal point of a region which reaches north to the Torres Strait, west past the Atherton Tablelands, and south to Townsville. It is renowned for its unique environment and it is the only place in the world where two world heritage areas meet - the Great Barrier Reef and the Wet Tropics Rainforest.
Cairns is now one of the most exciting regions for printmaking in Australia. InkMasters, established in 2011, has been instrumental in making this happen. InkMasters has an exciting and full programme of events throughout the year. It includes international, national and local exhibitions as well as skills-development workshops and community engagement activities. We are an entirely volunteer run organization and if you would like become part of the team we would welcome your support. If you are a Centrelink client we are registered for Mutual Obligation volunteers.
InkFest is our biennial festival of printmaking and will be held for the 5th time in 2021 at IPW and Tanks Arts Centre, one of the most celebrated venues in Northern Australia, situated beside the tropical Flecker Botanic Gardens.
- to facilitate the social and transformative experience of art within our community and through this to promote reconciliation, mutual respect and tolerance.
- To promote, present and practice printmaking as an art form accessible to all levels of our community.
- To establish Cairns as a centre of printmaking excellence.
- To provide access to a multi-arts workshop for printmakers and the broader creative community.
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InkMasters Print Workshop (IPW) @ #55 ArtSpace
InkMasters #55 ArtSpace provides access for individual artists and groups for art-making of all kinds and all ages. IPW which is located in the centre, provides workshops, master classes, individual artist access and other print related events and activities. There is ample capacity for printing with 7 presses and associated equipment: etching, lithographic, silkscreen and a book press.
#55 ArtSpace is also available for meetings, seminars and other events and activities, and artists or groups can deliver their own independent workshops. Click here for all details and booking request form.