The Printmakers' Association of Western Australia


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  • 26 October 2021 7:45 PM | Anonymous

    PAWA's October 2021 Newsletter reports on the recent Annual General Meeting and introduces the Committee for 2021-2022. President Liz's report reviews an active year at PAWA and there is lots of information about upcoming exhibitions and workshops for printmakers. Access PAWA Newsletter here or from PAWA News in the menu at the top of this page.

  • 25 October 2021 9:29 PM | Anonymous

    The Printmakers Association of Western Australia invites you to attend Bodies of Work 2021 at the Moores Building Contemporary Arts Gallery, 46 Henry Street, Fremantle. The exhibition opening will be at 6pm on Friday 26 November - all welcome. The works will be on display until Sunday 12 December. 

    Bodies of Work showcases a breadth of practices within the printmaking community of Printmakers Association of WA. It is an opportunity for makers and viewers to engage in a conversation about techniques, themes and processes through the media of printmaking.

    The exhibition incorporates bodies of work by individual artists as well as a group of single works. The collaborative spirit of this group will be on display in the presentation of an installation piece, Ebb and Flow, which members have worked together on over a period of time.

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We support printmakers through networking, exhibitions, skill sharing and life-long learning opportunities. Professional artists and those just beginning their creative journey are encouraged in experimentation and excellence in printmaking.

PAWA aims to promote the production, appreciation, enjoyment and collection of prints throughout Western Australia.  Fine art printmaking includes traditional techniques such as etching, engraving, lithography, linocuts, and screen printing as well as contemporary forms of hand printing which can include digital elements.

"We promote and encourage experimentation in the production of prints.”

Established in 1974 by a group of enthusiastic printmakers,  PAWA coordinates at least two exhibitions annually for members as well as skill sharing sessions, workshops, visiting speakers, visits to print collections and networking opportunities.

With our base at Tresillian Arts Centre, Nedlands, Perth exhibitions, networking and skill sharing are a large part of PAWA’s activities.  Being a part of the PAWA community is a great way for printmakers in WA to emerge or remain current and flourish in their art practice.


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