Northern Editions printmaking studio offers facilities and equipment to produce intaglio, relief (including Japanese woodblock) and screen printing. We also have acces to lithography equipment through the School of Arts and Humanities.
Our experienced team of printers are proficient in their teaching and practice of all of these artistic mediums.
Every year established and emerging artists are invited to work with our team of printmakers to produce a body of original prints. Artists and thier representatives also approach us to develop new projects.
There is an opportunity for all artists who collaborate with Northern Editions to also exhibit their prints in the Northern Editions gallery.
In order for artists who live in remote communities to be given the benefit of developing their artistic practice, Northern Editions staff regularly travel to communities to deliver workshops and collaborate on the development of new work.
The definition of a ‘fine art print’ is a work of art created and printed by hand onto a matrix which is then editioned by the artist and/or a printer to create a series of limited edition works.The edition is considered multiple originals.
It is possible for an artist to decide to print only one image from a block or a plate, however the usual practice is for an ‘edition’ of prints to be published (a strictly limited number of prints created from the original plate or block, after which is usually destroyed).
Printmaking provides artists with the potential for their work to reach wide audiences while allowing them access to a variety of creative process that are inherent to printmaking techniques.