Etch Gallery and Studios 19c Rutland St Newtown
Open Tuesdays 10.30 – 4.00 & Thursdays 10.00 – 4.00
ETCH Gallery and studios is home to Robyn Mackay's art gallery, working artist and print studio. ETCH is located off Pakington St, down the river end of Newtown at the back of the old mill buildings next door to The Happy Shoe and Scrubs Shop.
At 19c Rutland St you have the opportunity to view the work of local artists Robyn Mackay and Robyn Sanford. Along with visiting the gallery you able to visit their working studios. This is a fantastic opportunity to see what these talented people are currently working on and chat to them about their work.
At ETCH print studio you able to see an etching press in action, view some amazing etching, woodcut, monotype, collagraph and linocut prints. Drop in, chat about techniques and find out what printmaking is all about.
Robyn Mackay runs printmaking classes for small groups of 4 – 5 people. Phone Robyn for details 0425815004.
2016 sees the group represented by 15 artists from Barwon Heads to Anglesea and Geelong. Our guest this year is well known artist and teacher Robyn Mackay with a series of topogaphical works in bold colours and textures including three-dimensional pieces. This exhibition is a highlight in our gallery programme and attracts a great following a tribute to the skills these artists have developed. The beauty and success of the Friday Printmakers is the collaborative nature and nurture the artists provide to each other continually expanding their knowledge and constantly invigorating a passion for creating works of excellence. Given the complexities of printmaking we provide an artist talk each year exploring the processes of and inspirations for their work.
ARTISTS TALK: Sue Grossman and Robyn Mackay Saturday July 23 9am sharp $7 coffee and muffin bookings 0401160430
OFFICIAL OPENING: Guest speaker Shirley HurleySunday July 10 from 3pm