Ecological Printmaking with Bill Young & Penny Algar

Saturday 14 October 2017 | 10am – 4pm
Cost $95

All materials supplied


Art + Ecology
Art, Science and Cultural landscapes coming together to celebrate the River Red Gum (Eucalyptus camaldulensis)

In this workshop you will be guided by Master Printmaker, Bill Young and Red Gum artist Penny Algar exploring  “What is an ecological print”. This will be a playful and knowledgeable exploration of environmentally safe printmaking techniques. The workshop is designed to encourage adventure and experimentation using nontoxic printmaking materials and techniques. It will cover *safe  (or fumeless) etching using a sulphate/saline solution; drypoint using non  conventional surfaces; monoprinting and printing from found objects. The workshop is proudly delivered in partnership with   GOTAFE Wangaratta campus and will be held in the printmaking room facilities.


List of materials the participants need to bring
No prior skills necessary. Participant should bring their own
basic art material/equipment of their choice.
Gallery will supply pencils, cutting knives, scissors and rulers, printmaking
equipment and materials).
Participants bring/buy lunch.

*This workshop will be an introduction to the safe etching process but if people are really keen they could bring some small offcuts of suitable metals to the workshop. These are aluminum, steel and zinc.



Bill Young – Bill graduated with a Diploma in Fine Art Printmaking  from Caulfield Institute of Technology, in 1974. He has lectured in printmaking at Monash University and the School of Visual Performing Arts Education at Melbourne University. As a Master Printmaker he has produced prints in collaboration with some of Australia’s best known and established artists. He continues to work at his studio in the King Valley.






Penny Algar – is a Melbourne and Euroa based artist. Penny’s career in the the arts has given her the opportunity to be engaged with projects both as an individual artist, project worker, project manager and as a curator. Penny is also a passionate about Australian plants both as a gardener and horticulturalist and on most occasions would preference reading a plant book over an art book!








Booking is essential so please call the gallery on 03 5722 0865  or book now!

image: Penny ALGAR, Living with Red Gum, Book 1/3 (detail), hand printed with Lawrence inks on Kozo  Extra Light Paper.