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Celebrate print at Wimble’s Wayzgoose!

Thursday, 22 March 2018
By Print21

Museum of Printing, NSW. (photo: Heloise Fortin)

The Museum of Printing in NSW is holding a three-day celebration of printing and printmaking that will feature guest speakers, rare book collections, several workshops and a printers’ picnic.

The 2018 Wimble’s Wayzgoose!* will run from 6-8 April 2018 at the Museum of Printing at the New England Regional Art Museum in Armidale.

The Museum houses the historically significant FT Wimble & Co. Collection of printing machinery and equipment, including printing presses, a Linotype machine, guillotines, book binding equipment, wooden and metal type and a history of printing in Australia from 1850 to the early 1900s. There are over 1000 printing blocks and a comprehensive library of books on printing and technical manuals. The Museum is now the home of the Black Gully Printmakers, a community of artists and print enthusiasts.

The Wimble’s Wayzgoose! program will include:


1.00- 4.00pm. Words, text and images:

A half day seminar exploring the past, present and future of printing and printmaking with special keynote speaker Thomas Middlemost, Charles Sturt University as well as presentations by artists, curators, historians and collectors including Cynthia Marsh, Tim Mosely, Robert Heather and Clint Harvey.

6.00pm The inaugural F.T. Wimble lecture:

Print and Passion: the impact and legacy of printed books in England. Explore the great print collections of Britain with guest lecturer Shane Carmody, University of Melbourne. Book now online.



10.00am – 4.30pm

Using letterpress text in posters with Cynthia Marsh

Print + Collage + Book with Glen Skien

Solar Plate printmaking with Dianne Longley

Folding concertina’s: Folding books with Tim Mosely

Bookings required for workshops.



Join with visiting artists and local artists from the Black Gully Printmakers for a day of food, wine, talks, art and music with a BYO print market/swap, talks and demonstrations and our famous BIG PRINT event.

* Wayzgoose is an annual summer dinner or outing held by a printing house for its employees.

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