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. 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 21 began with 14 workshops in Cairns primary and secondary schools, the Home School, remote indigenous communities, ARC Disability artists and Inkmaster artists creating lino blocks up to 2 x 1 metres which combined to make a huge print 30 metres long. It was printed by dancing by a big team of artists, volunteers and spectators led by Get a Move on Creative Movement, Cairns Drums and Dance and ARC Drumbeats. The BIG PRINT was exhibited in Tank 4 to 25 July 21 and in CellArtSpace in Ergon Energy 109 Lake St Cairns where it can be viewed 24/7.
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.