Cut individual decorative alphabet letter blocks to form your name or another word. These will be printed on the day and can be hand coloured later. Great for baby names, artisan packaging, signs, anything where you need to create an individualised handmade font. Workshop suitable for adults and youth 16+. Linocut tools and all materials included.
Design and cut a small soft lino block to print onto cotton rag paper to create beautiful handprinted greeting cards that reflect your your own style. Perfect for Christmas, birthdays or Ramadan. We'll also be making a sheet of matching wrapping paper using the same block. This workshop is suitable for adults and youth 12+
Who am I? I’m a graphic designer, illustrator and printmaker. I received my Bachelor of Arts in Visual Communication from RMIT in 1988 (back when graphics was done on paper).
What do I do? I create graphic design for print, web and signage. I make linocut prints, and other illustrative works on paper. I love making visual things that communicate; I produce brochures, cards, book illustrations, CD covers, logos, signs and limited edition art prints.
It all started on 22 February in 1990 in the kitchen of a Genoa farmhouse in Far East Gippsland, Victoria, Australia.
The Design Desk was an old laminex table pushed against the window with a view of the Genoa River. I was freelancing, producing line illustrations of rainforest flora and fauna with my set of Rotring technical pens.
Today, my studio is an old garage at our Drouin home. My husband had converted this into a space for himself but after a while, when all my drawings and art materials were taking over the house, he gave up the space to me.
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When you buy a big print from my website it's delivered free in a tube. When you buy a small print from my website it's delivered in a flat package, also free in Oz. I offer free postage all over this wide brown land ( ahem, Australia). I do ship overseas, enquiries welcome. Hop on to my website for a Sunday evening browse, link in bio
This print makes me ache! It's too big for my little press so is hand pulled. I'm using sturdy BFK Rives 250gsm paper, so quite a bit of pressure is needed through my arms and hands with my grandmother's spoon as a baren. This is a detail of my Indigenous Psychedelia print. You can see the finished one in my shop, link in bio
New little echidna canvas for a small exhibition with Karin Ryan opening this Sunday 2pm at Meeniyan. All welcome . The lovely woodfired planter is by @susan .acheson
Besides being cute Indigenous animals, wombats are known for breaking into tents and stealing food at a popular Victorian tourist destination not far from where I live. So is it the perfect icon to represent the printmaking side of my business? As things go, I didn't plan to use this little animal. The small wombat block was part of a linocut illustration for a CD cover. It gained popularity and notoriety when I began using it to demonstrate printing at open studios. Now it features on my back of picture labels and postage sender labels. It's also printed large on
Karin Ryan and I at our exhibition opening. We've known each other for years but this the first time we've shared an exhibition. We both sold some work today which was lovely. Thank you to Sara for the photo.
Artist talk at Warragul Library
Wed 26 November
Phone 5622 2848
I will be chatting about my artistic journey, my inspirations and demonstrating the printmaking process.
4-6pm, Friday 11 May Come along to this informal artist talk to hear Helen tell about her linocut prints and processes. The talk will be held in the gallery and she will bring some of her printing blocks and sketchbooks particular to the exhibition. This will be a chance to meet Helen, see the exhibition and …
Find that special Linocut print, choose a boxed set of cards or purchase a gift voucher to be put towards prints or workshops. My studio is open by appointment, [after hours or weekends are also ok], just contact me to arrange a time. I offer free gift wrapping in studio spoils, which creates a beautiful …
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Lino workshops for 2018
Just released!: one-day workshops. There are 4 for the 2018 year, all during April and July Victorian school holidays. Join my mailing list to be kept informed of my latest workshop dates.
LINOCUT WORKSHOP – big hairy things, Thursday April 5th, 2018, 10am – 3.30pm, Mysia War Memorial School,Cost: $90 + supply own linocut tools, Bookings required by: 1/4/18
Carve a huge 40x60cm lino block as a one-off sculptural piece. It’s your chance to create your own wild hairy creature or textured abstract piece using repetitive cutting. The emphasis will be on cutting and shaping the block, with one print on tissue paper and your plate to take home. This is a school holidays workshop suitable for adults and youth 12+. BOOK HERE
Explore the bold and graphic nature of lino block printing. Learn how to prepare the lino block, cut an image, prepare paper and print a limited edition. Students will leave with knowledge on materials, suppliers, local print workshops. Printing with and without the use of a press will also be covered. Workshop suitable for adults and youth 16+. BOOK HERE
Cut individual decorative alphabet letter blocks to form your name or another word. These will be printed on the day and can be hand coloured later. Great for baby names, artisan packaging, signs, anything where you need to create an individualised handmade font. Workshop suitable for adults and youth 16+. BOOK HERE
Design and cut a small soft lino block to print onto cotton rag paper to create beautiful handprinted greeting cards that reflect your your own style. Perfect for Christmas, birthdays or Ramadan. We’ll also be making a sheet of matching wrapping paper using the same block. This workshop is suitable for adults and youth 12+.BOOK HERE
Learn linocut in the studio, 1-3 people
By appointment, I hold intensive one-day workshops in the studio for up to three people. In the supported environment of the studio get help with ongoing projects or learn from scratch. I give hands-on advice on design, cutting, papers, printing with or without a press. These flexible learning days are great for art students, and teachers. ABN tax invoice available for personal learning days.
All materials and workshop notes supplied.
BYO lunch or grab some eats and coffee from Albert’s Kitchen just across the road.