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    Photo on 2014-12-09 at 11.15Who 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.

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    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.

    My studio in Drouin
    My studio in Drouin

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    • Four letter blocks ready for demonstrating printing at Fridays workshop
      Four letter blocks ready for demonstrating printing at Friday's workshop. These are cut from salvaged noticeboard lino
    • I still have a couple of places in this Trafalgar
      I still have a couple of places in this Trafalgar workshop making beautiful print based cards and your own sheet of wrapping paper. Book via my website - link in bio
    • I have an old friend who has always given me
      I have an old friend who has always given me beautiful cards throughout our long friendship. It's one of those special things . My lino card workshop is this Friday, and yes! There are still a couple of spaces in this one day workshop where you will learn the basics of linocut printmaking while making unique cards which capture your own individuality. We print our blocks on velvety cotton rag paper with water based inks and you go home with your own set of Japanese linocut tools. It's not a a high pressure workshop but an immensely rewarding one
    • These stylised Linocut titrees are a crop from a large
      These stylised Linocut ti-trees are a crop from a large print. My card and wrap workshop this Friday will employ simple designs cut and printed for max effect on an A6 greeting card. Funky set of Japanese tools are included in the price so you can continue lino cutting when the fun day is over. DM me with the little aeroplane icon if you are at all interested
    • I spent the day with paper My husband doesnt suspect
      I spent the day with paper. My husband doesn't suspect. Confessions of a paper fanatic
    • Exhibition hang in Owen Dixon Chambers in Melbourne Im part
      Exhibition hang in Owen Dixon Chambers in Melbourne. I'm part of a group show of 7 women printmakers invited to transform level 11 with our art. This involved a 6:30am start from Drouin to rendezvous in Northcote, load artists and prints and meet in a back alley of Melbourne's law precinct. The hang of 85 framed works took 6 hours and looks brilliant (even if I do say so myself). There will be opening drinks at 4:30pm Thursday 16th August, RSVP only, please let me know if you would like to attend.
    • Grassland nest monoprint is part of the exhibition I share
      Grassland nest, monoprint, is part of the exhibition I share with Karin Ryan at  @meeniyanartgallery  , this great little gallery has three shows running at the moment until July 29.So much to see, and a well curated gallery shop too. Get there if you can
    • We are in deepest dampest Gippsland winter and Im longing
      We are in deepest dampest Gippsland winter and I'm longing for sunny days. Wish I was soaking up the sun like this little fox woman made by  @alithetic 
    • Look what we made! Celebrating great prints made in the
      Look what we made! Celebrating great prints made in the workshop today
    • Swipe for beautiful student work from todays workshop
      Swipe for beautiful student work from today's workshop
    • Outside looking in These Led light strips were a great
      Outside looking in. These Led light strips were a great investment.
    • Making kits for a workshop is immensely satisfying sort of
      Making kits for a workshop is immensely satisfying... sort of feels like Christmas

    Recent Updates


    Artist talk at Warragul Library
    6pm
    Wed 26 November
    Warragul Library
    Phone 5622 2848
    I will be chatting about my artistic journey, my inspirations and demonstrating the printmaking process.
    Light refreshments provided. Suitable for all ages. Bookings essential: www.wgrlc.eventbrite.com.au
    For more info www.wgrlc.vic.gov.au

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    Classes


    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

    LINOCUT WORKSHOP – graphic prints, Friday April 13th 2018, 10am – 3.30pm, Trafalgar Artspace 2 Railway Station, Trafalgar, Cost: $90 + supply own linocut tools, Bookings required by: 6/4/18

    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

    LINOCUT WORKSHOP – decorative letters & type, Friday July 6th, 2018, 10am – 3.30pm, Trafalgar Artspace 2, Railway Station, Trafalgar, Cost: $110 linocut tools included, Bookings required by: 28/6/17

    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

    LINOCUT WORKSHOP – cards & wrapping, Friday July 13th, 2018, 10am – 3.30pm, Trafalgar Artspace 2, Railway Station, Trafalgar, Cost: $110 linocut tools included

    Bookings required by: 6/7/17

    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.

    10:00am – 3:00pm
    Cost per day: $200 (one person or up to 3 people)

    Available most weekdays. Please phone to arrange a day that suits you :
    Phone – 03 5625 1999
    Mobile – 04 0852 7943
    or use the contact form.

    Helen Timbury Linocut
    Helen Timbury Linocut
    Helen Timbury working in Drouin Studio 2015
    Draughting the design: diamond doves