InkFest - the Biennial Festival of all things Print

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.

What better place to have a festival of print! InkFest is unique to city of Cairns - a centre of printmaking excellence. Held in winter, the best time of the year in the tropics, it comprises many inter-related printmaking activities for artists of all cultural backgrounds and levels. These include indigenous, emerging and established artists.

The two principal events are the international juried Inkmasters Print Exhibition showing 100 prints from around the world and The Big Print community event both delivered at Tanks Arts Centre July-August.

The Big Print begins with workshops in Cairns schools, remote indigenous communities and other local organizations and artists creating big lino blocks to make a huge print 25 metres long. It danced into being by a big team of volunteer printmakers, friends and the audience and then exhibited at Cell Art Space.

We sincerely thank all the artists, sponsors, donors, supporters and volunteers who contribute to the festival.

Wherever you are in the world, please come and join us for InkFest 2020 – there is something in the festival for everyone!

Entry details Inkmasters Print Exhibition 2020

Inkfest 2020 Entry Form

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