About us

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Printbank Mackay was formed in 2003 by a group of artists and art enthusiasts and many of the original founders are still active members. The Club, at present, boasts 33 members. Printbank caters for the professional artist, the hobby artist and those new to printmaking. The aims of Printbank are: • To learn • To grow • To share • To enjoy

Printbank history

2003

Printbank was formed when Artspace was established. Director, Robert Heather was an early supporter. Meetings were held in the Tait Reading Room.

2004

“The River” exhibition held in the foyer gallery, Artspace.

2005

“Mango Shade “exhibition in foyer gallery, Artspace, based on lyrics of Graeme Connors songs.

August Amalgamation discussed with Mackay Fibre ArtsMackay. By November the agreement was honoured.(Pitkin House at Walkerston is now “home” to the joint group)

2006

May ” Alone Together” exhibition held at Celeber Studio,Whitsunday Anglican School

September “Something New Under the Sun” exhibition atOldTown Hall during Pacific Edge Conference.

2007

Printbank held an exhibition, “Palms and Vines” in conjunction with Pioneer Catchment and Landcare Group at Mackay Botanic Gardens Lagoon  Gallery and Cafe.

Printbank purchased own table top printing press.

2008

September exhibition at Milton House Gallery.

2009

separation from Fibre Art Mackay.
July / August exhibition in Artspace Listen to ink.
August Inaugural Print Award in the Town Hall, Mackay
October RADF Grant for a workshop with Flying Art
December short listed for Libris Award 2010

2010

November Print Award, Artspace Mackay, Judge Basil Hall and Basil Hall etching workshop.
December Humans in the Garden Exhibition at Mackay Regional Botanic Gardens

2011

July ‘Open Studio’ at Town Hall for Mackay Regional Festival of Arts & CD Print Exhibition at Cafe La De Da.

2012

July Printbank hosts an etching “come and try” at Macky Regional Festival of Arts Food and Wine Day.
December Print Awards, Artspace Mackay, Judge Ron McBurnie.

2013

January Representation at the inaugural Art Expo at Paxton’s with “come and try” mono printing.

April Invited to particiapte in the inaugural Rock, Paper, Scissors Arts Market at Artspace.

March Inclusion of group work, “Undercover” in Artspace Mackay Libris Awards 2013

2014 to present

Busy Printmaking and being involved in the community! …TBA