40/40: Newcastle Printmakers Workshop

November 1st - December 23rd, 2020

40/40 sees each artist allocated a year to explore; to create an image based on an event or memory of historical or personal significance.

‘Every year is a milestone for us, but having turned 40 and being the oldest community access printmaking workshop in Australia, this year is definitely worth celebrating.’ - Helene Leane, chair of Newcastle Printmakers Workshop (NPW).

Long-time member, Patricia Wilson-Adams, who’s work Seed 1979 commemorates the founding year, 1979, reminisces, ‘1979 saw the seed of an idea and I, the then pregnant me, was there at the beginning and helped sow that seed. I am celebrating my long association with the NPW by making a work that is redolent of the late 70s and celebrating our 40 years in the light.’

This exhibition will no doubt provoke viewers to reflect on the past and be inspired by the profoundly personal experiences these accomplished artists.

Image: Patricia Wilson-Adams, Seed 1979 2019, engraving and etching.