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 begins with workshops in Cairns schools, remote indigenous communities, ARC Disability artists and Inkmaster artists creating lino blocks up to 2 x 1 metres which will combine to make a huge print 30 metres long. It will be printed by dancing by a big team of artists, volunteers and spectators are invited to join in as well. The dancing will be led by the Get a Move on Creative Movement, Cairns Drums and Dance and ARC Drumbeats. The BIG PRINT will be exhibited in Tank 4. Inking up the blocks opens at 9.00am and dancing starts at 11am.
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.