Produced by Bandit Films for Print Weave Make.
Melbourne’s leading cultural institutions will unite in November to showcase the best in printmaking, tapestry, craft and design
Three of Melbourne’s world-class cultural organisations – Australian Print Workshop, Australian Tapestry Workshop and Craft – will collaborate for the first time to present PRINT WEAVE MAKE, a series of three open days held over consecutive Saturdays in November.
During the open days, visitors can take tours, participate in programs, and interact with renowned artists including printmakers, weavers and craftspeople. The open days provide a unique opportunity to witness how some of the best individual artworks are created.
According to the Australian Print Workshop’s Director, Anne Virgo, “Nowhere but in Melbourne can you visit three leading cultural spaces, meet the artists they work with and get up close to their extraordinary works. PRINT WEAVE MAKE also provides the perfect opportunity to take home a handmade work by one of our artists.”
Visitors can make a day of it and explore the hip neighbourhoods of Fitzroy, Flinders Lane and South Melbourne that surround these three organisations.
PRINT WEAVE MAKE is a free event, proudly supported by Arts Victoria’s Arts Marketing Innovation Fund.
Saturday 10 November
10am – 5pm
210 Gertrude Street, Fitzroy
Go behind the scenes and learn about the different printmaking processes, meet artists, view an exhibition of fine art limited edition prints and purchase works from the extensive stock of prints.
11am - Etching demonstration with APW Printer, Chris Ingham
1pm - Lithography demonstration with APW Printer, Martin King
3pm - Relief Printing demonstration with APW Printer, Simon White
Saturday 17 November
10am – 5pm
262-266 Park Street, South Melbourne
Explore the Australian Tapestry Workshop’s galleries, watch the weavers in action, participate in a hands-on weaving class for children or take a guided tour.
11am - Artist Bern Emmerichs and ATW weaver Emma Sulzer in dialogue
1pm - ATW weaver Sue Batten will discuss the process of creating a tapestry
3pm - Artist John Young will discuss his experience collaborating with the ATW
Craft (Craft Victoria)
Saturday 24 November
10am – 5pm
31 Flinders Lane, Melbourne
Descend the stairs to Craft’s exhibition and retail space and discover one of Australia’s best representations of contemporary craft and design.
12pm to 3pm - Meet internationally famous craft makers including celebrated Melbourne jewellers Anna Davern and Claire McArdle, who will be making some individual pieces and answering questions about craft.
20% DISCOUNT! Craft will offer a 20% discount on all products in store this day only!