The Printmakers' Association of Western Australia


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  • 30 June 2021 10:03 PM | Anonymous

    The latest PAWA Newsletter is now available full of news about recent and upcoming PAWA activities, plus broader news about the world of print. Find the newsletter here. You can access past editions of the newsletter at PAWA News in the menu at the top of this page.

  • 14 May 2021 9:09 PM | Anonymous

    It's time for PAWA Members to start planning for the Bodies of Work 2021 exhibition that will be held at the Moores Contemporary Art Gallery in Fremantle from 26 November to 12 December 2021. Details are available on the Events page and also at this link Calling for Entries.

    The details have been sent out early to give Members plenty of time to prepare. The closing date for registration is 24 September 2021. Be sure to read the Conditions of Entry before submitting your first and final entry.

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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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