The Printmakers' Association of Western Australia


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  • 17 November 2020 7:41 PM | Anonymous

    Congratulations to Penny Hudson on her recent success in Victoria's Firestation Print Studio Artist's Book Prize. Penny's entry, A Stitch In Time, was selected as the winner in the Experimentation with Form category.

    In the words of one of the judges: Beautifully conceived and crafted, and technically brilliant, the work portrays a feminine and domestic aesthetic with references to women’s craft and textile traditions, identity, fabric and stitching.

    High praise indeed for the newest member of the PAWA Committee. Well done Penny.

  • 02 November 2020 7:30 PM | Anonymous

    The latest edition of PAWA News has been circulated to Members and is available here or from the PAWA News page. At the PAWA News page you can browse through old editions.

  • 06 October 2020 9:04 PM | Anonymous

    Save the date for the next PAWA Members Exhibition, Pressing Matters, to be held at Tresillian Arts Centre from 8 February to 6 March 2021. A call for entries will be issued to Members in the near future.

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We support printmakers through networking, exhibitions, skill sharing and life-long learning opportunities. Professional artists and those just beginning their creative journey are encouraged in experimentation and excellence in printmaking.

PAWA aims to promote the production, appreciation, enjoyment and collection of prints throughout Western Australia.  Fine art printmaking includes traditional techniques such as etching, engraving, lithography, linocuts, and screen printing as well as contemporary forms of hand printing which can include digital elements.

"We promote and encourage experimentation in the production of prints.”

Established in 1974 by a group of enthusiastic printmakers,  PAWA coordinates at least two exhibitions annually for members as well as skill sharing sessions, workshops, visiting speakers, visits to print collections and networking opportunities.

With our base at Tresillian Arts Centre, Nedlands, Perth exhibitions, networking and skill sharing are a large part of PAWA’s activities.  Being a part of the PAWA community is a great way for printmakers in WA to emerge or remain current and flourish in their art practice.


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