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Cicada Press 20 Years

Fri 12 May - Sun 9 July


Please join us for the opening at 6pm on Friday 12 May 2023

Join Michael Kempson, Founder and Director Cicada Press and Bradley Hammond, Director of Orange Regional Gallery for a discussion at 5.30pm prior to the opening.

Book your free tickets HERE or email us at gallery@orange.nsw.gov.au

Cicada Press began with experimental projects at Meadowbank TAFE in 2001, established its reputation at UNSW between 2004-2021 and is now operating independently in the studio of its director Michael Kempson. It was created to facilitate student engagement in fine art printmaking production with over 240 internationally respected artists invited to explore the dynamic practice of a custom-printing studio. Using informal processes and open dialogue this collaborative working relationship reinforces mutual respect in the act of making through the lived experience of learning, with outcomes exhibited worldwide.

Exhibition dates: 13 May – 9 July 2023

Image: Martha McDonald Napaltjarri, Untitled, 2009, aquatint, 53 x 50.5cm


Fri 12 May
Sun 9 July
Event Category:


Local government area
Visual arts
Submitted by email
EVENT IMAGE credits (artist and/or photographer).
Image: Martha McDonald Napaltjarri, Untitled, 2009, aquatint, 53 x 50.5cm


Orange Regional Gallery
Theatre, 149 Byng Street
Orange, NSW 2800 Australia
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The What’s On calendar covers arts and heritage events happening across the NSW Central West in the local government areas of Bathurst Region, Blayney, Cabonne, Cowra, Forbes, Lachlan, Lithgow, Mid-Western Region, Oberon, Orange, Parkes and Weddin.

Event listings are sourced or supplied from local venues and arts organisations. Many events listed here have been originally shared by the organisers on social media. Whilst all care is taken – and accuracy is our priority – we can take no responsibility for date changes or the content of contributed information. Contact the event organisers listed for more details or to book tickets.

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