Get In Print in Forbes

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The free ‘In Print Forbes’ workshops, held in Forbes in August, are a chance for people to learn from expert printmaker Victoria Tuson. Victoria Tuson will lead participants through the printmaking process and help them produce a complete artwork of their own.

The workshops will also generate new artworks for the Forbes Hospital’s art collection, adding to the positive experience of patients, staff and visitors.

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Bathurst-based Victoria Tuson is an ‘editioning printmaker’ – she works with artists to make prints of their works. A graduate of UNSW’s College of Fine Arts, Ms Tuson has over 17 years’ experience and has printed for artists including Charles Blackman, David Boyd, Judy Cassab, Adam Cullen, Amanda Upton and Margaret Woodward.

The workshops will be held over two Thursdays and two Saturdays. Participants will need to be able to attend two workshops – either both Thursday or both Saturday workshops.

  • Thursdays 11 August, 18 August from 11am to 2pm
  • Saturdays 20 August, 27 August from 11am to 2pm.
  • At the Northside Chapel Hall in Forbes.

Thursday workshops will focus on Mono prints. Mono prints are a form of transfer printing. Layering of prints and stencil work will be incorporated in the final presentation of the designs. The theme will be based on the natural world.  The Thursday workshops are NOW FULL.

The Saturday workshops’ technique will be lino printing. Shapes of colour will be a focus. The final work will feature repeated prints arranged in a pattern. Limited places left in the Saturday workshops.

Victoria said “these workshops will have an emphasis on colour and fun”.

Whilst printmaking can be a very physical activity, Victoria will structure the workshop around the capabilities of participants. The workshops are open to all adults or senior high school students.

At the conclusion of the workshop the participants will be asked to donate a print to the Forbes Hospital and some of these works may be displayed on the hospital’s walls.

The workshops are free and all materials are provided. Places are limited. To book call Arts OutWest on 6338 4657 or email

‘In Print Forbes’ is in response to the Lachlan Health Service Culture and Arts Working Group. The Lachlan Health Services Project team engaged regional arts development organisation Arts OutWest to integrate culture and arts into the Forbes and Parkes Hospital redevelopments. The NSW Government provided $113.7 million to redevelop the Forbes Hospital and build a new Parkes Hospital. A component of this funding was used to help deliver the Lachlan Health Service Culture and Arts program. For more information about the Lachlan Health Service Culture and Arts program, please contact Arts OutWest.

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