I am heading to Australia next year; will be there from January 14th to March 10th. I’ll spend part of the time in Adelaide, my home town, but will also be doing a road trip: Adelaide – Brisbane – Sydney – Melbourne – Adelaide, around 6000km from Feb 2nd to Mar 5th.
Since our last summer visit (2010/11) was much too hot for my wife, I’m travelling on my own. And, since I’m on my own, I decided to make of the roadtrip a bit of a learning experience. I’m intending to visit as many printmaking studios and print exhibitions, along or near my route, as possible (in addition to a couple in Adelaide that I’ve found). Printmaking Today magazine have agreed to publish a Diary piece on my travels (and to look at any more detailed articles that I can produce).
People at the Print Council of Australia kindly sent me a list of all the studios they know about and I am now in the process of contacting people at those studios to arrange for visits and to find out about any exhibitions of their work that’ll be on when I’m in the area. The nature of the trip won’t allow me to spend any time working in any of the studios that might be open access, unfortunately, but I hope I can convey in my blogging and magazine article enough of a flavour of the people and facilities that others might want to visit and work with them.
I’ll use the Aus2015 category to blog about the trip and hope you’ll follow along. More as my departure approaches.