Elisabeth Cummings: From a Well Deep Within | Artist Talk with Elisabeth Cummings and Michael Kempson, Masterprinter, Cicada Press
Saturday 12 August 2023
Artist Talk: 11am –12pm
On Saturday 12 August, join Elisabeth Cummings and Michael Kempson as they discuss the exhibition ‘Elisabeth Cummings: From a Well Deep Within’ which features prints from 1981-present made by the artist together with master printer Kempson in his educational print studio, Cicada Press. Cummings and Kempson will discuss Cummings’ printmaking practice and the challenges and joys of etching and monotype processes that they have worked through together. They will share insights into the relationship between artist and printmaker and to how they have worked together and with students at Cicada Press.
The artist talk will be Auslan interpreted.
Attendance is free. RSVP is required.
Workshop: Friday 11 August 10am – 3pm
Cost: $250 (18+)
Join us for a very special masterclass with Elisabeth Cummings and Michael Kempson in celebration of the current exhibition Elisabeth Cummings: From a Well Deep Within.
Session 1: Printing From Plates 2.5 hours
Discussion and a practical activity relating to the techniques applied in creating Elisabeth’s etchings. The workshop facility is not equipped for the traditional acid/zinc plate approach so resolved examples of Elisabeth’s plates will be used in this activity. Participants will have the opportunity to ink and proof some of Elisabeth’s plates to understand the printing process of intaglio image making.
Lunch: Charcuterie board with local cheese and honey + tea and coffee
Session 2: Monotype Printing 2.5 hours
Discussion and a practical activity relating to the technique of watercolour monotype used by Elisabeth at Cicada Press. All participants will have the opportunity to create at least one image using this process. Elisabeth will be in attendance for this session and will create an image.
Materials provided – please bring any watercolours and paintbrushes from your own collection if you would like.