Cairns area is an exciting region for printmaking in Australia. InkMasters, established in 2011, has been instrumental in making this happen. InkMasters has a full programme of events throughout the year. It includes international, national and local exhibitions which promote the work and careers of regional artists, as well as skills-development workshops and community engagement activities.
The now famous InkFest, a biennial festival of printmaking, will be held next in 2018, its fourth production with around 30 activities. The standout event of InkFest is the InkMasters Print Exhibition of original prints from international, national and regional artists. It is held at the Tanks Arts Centre, one of the most celebrated venues in Northern Australia, situated beside the tropical Flecker Botanic Gardens.
InkMasters has a state-of the-art printmaking facility at 55 Greenslopes Street, Cairns. #55 Art Space and the printmaking studio InkMasters Print Workshop (IPW) provide professional development opportunities and an access working studio for artists from entry level to professional. We offer access to other arts organizations and individuals and host Artists in Residence. Our objective is to create an accessible Arts Space which will advance the careers of artists at all levels and in all forms, as well as to engage the wider community in the transformative experience of art-making.