Inkfest is an innovative addition to Cairns cultural calendar showcasing the fascinating and diverse artform of printmaking in a wide range of activities and community events. It is now scheduled for 2021 after being postponed in 2020 due to the pandemic. We look forward to once again enjoying our festival of all things print with as many of you as possible.
The principal events are the international juried Inkmasters Print Exhibition 25 June - 25 July 21 in Tank 4, Tanks Arts Centre with 100 prints from around the world, and The Big Print Community Event Sunday 27 Jun, Tanks Market Day.
The Big Print begins with workshops in Cairns schools, remote indigenous communities, ARC Disability artists and other local organizations and artists creating big lino blocks to make a huge print 30 metres long. It will be printed by a big team of volunteer printmakers and friends and then exhibited in Tank 4 and at Cell Art Space, Ergon Energy Building,109 Lake St Cairns.
Troppo Workshops are held at Inkmasters Print Workshop at 55 Greenslopes Street Edge Hill. Participants may show and win a prize as well as sell their prints in "Prints from the InkFest Workshops" Tank 4 Tanks Arts Centre. And much more!
We sincerely thank all the artists, grants bodies, sponsors, donors, supporters and volunteers who contribute to the festival.