The Printmedia and Drawing Workshop provides courses and facilities for students of the visual arts to explore all aspects of printmaking and related media. Courses aim to equip students with a range of practical, critical and research skills which prepare them for careers as practising professional artists and are available at both graduate and undergraduate levels. With the expertise of its academic staff, a broad range of technical facilities, and its location close to Australia's national collecting institutions, the ANU School of Art Printmedia and Drawing Workshop provides an excellent environment for study and research.
The Relief Printing Studio is equipped with several presses, including an Albion press, and a woodblock preparation/tool room.
Screen printing studio
Screen printing resources include 6 vacuum printing tables ranging in size from small to very large, a large UV exposure unit, wash-out area with high pressure hose and a range of screen sizes and meshes.
One of very few studios of its kind left in Australia, with a large collection of lithography stones, 2 large presses and a fully equipped graining room.
Equipped with 3 large presses, ample space for plate preparation, a rosin room and a state of the art acid room, the Printmedia and Drawing Etching studio is fully prepared for the most experimental forms of intaglio printing.
Book Studio resources include an intaglio editioning press, relief print drying racks, an intaglio print drying cupboard, a Graphix cylinder proofing letterpress, twelve cabinets of metal type, a number of drawers of wooden type, a photopolymer relief-plate casting machine, a boxboard guillotine, a book guillotine, a bookbinding vice, assorted bookbinding tools, a simple computer setup with an inkjet printer, and a small display area.
These resources are available to Honours and Postgraduate students, Staff, Visiting Artists and Alumni Artists-in-Residence. The studio has an undergraduate elective course and holds the occasional public workshop on letterpress or bookbinding.