Megalo Residency or how to learn to print and produce enough work for an exhibition in 6 weeks

Since returning from the field trip to Arkaroola Jessica Brooke Anderson and I have been Artists in Residence at Megalo Print Studio and Gallery in Canberra. We've both done some printing in the past, but we're not printers by training and our skills were limited. 

We applied for the Megalo residency because it's a great opportunity to access to a fully equiped print studio, with technical support and some funding as well. The staff at Megalo have been brilliant, welcoming us and making us feel at home while we've been working there. 

Our focus has been on screen-printing and the recent research trip to Arkaroola, (discussed in previous posts) has provided us with the source material to develop into prints at Megalo.

The work we've been making will be on show in the exhibition Dreams and terrors at Canberra Contemporary Art Space Manuka, 19 Furneaux St Manuka, next week. Exhibition opening: 6pm 18 August. Open hours: Thursday - Sunday 11am - 5pm

A second exhibition of our work will open at the ANU School of Art Gallery on 1 September - more details in the next post!

 Jessica and Jemima coating one of our screens

Jessica and Jemima coating one of our screens

 Our test screen ready to be exposed

Our test screen ready to be exposed

 The first lot of test images

The first lot of test images

 Studio selfie - safety first

Studio selfie - safety first