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Armidale: Letterpress with Caren Florance

UPCOMING HANDS-ON LETTERPRESS PRINTING WORKSHOP with artist Caren Florance – Thursday 7 April & Friday 8 April – 9.30am – 4.30pm

Make a small publication with Caren Florance using hand-set letterpress. Participants will work with their own (or found) text to make an 8-page zine or chapbook. They will learn how to set and print lead and wooden type, as well as the basics of book design and production.

Caren Florance has been printing with letterpress for over twenty years, working with writers and artists on projects ranging from zines and stickers to books and posters, and even installation work. She often prints under the imprint of Ampersand Duck. Currently she is studying a PhD at the University of Canberra and teaches book arts at the ANU School of Art.

Cost: $40 for Friends of NERAM and New England Writers Centre members, $60 for general public


All levels of experience welcome. A list of materials for the workshop is on the booking site.

BYO morning tea/lunch

Caren Florance’s artist-in-residence project is presented by the Museum of Printing at the New England Regional Art Museum in partnership with the New England Writers Centre.

This project is supported by Arts NSW’s Country Arts Support Program, a devolved funding program administered by Regional Arts NSW and local Regional Arts boards on behalf of the NSW Government.