MASTERCLASS - Artists' Books - with Dianne Fogwell

MASTERCLASS - Artists' Books - with Dianne Fogwell

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The Makers Studio Central Coast Inc.

8 Russell Drysdale Street

East Gosford, NSW 2250


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Masterclass -Artists' Books with Dianne Fogwell

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The focus of the weekend is the masterclass. An opportunity to learn from Master Printmaker and Bookmaker, Dianne Fogwell, and discuss ideas and ways of developing images into new forms, The workshop will explore the relationship between idea and form. The marriage between the conceptual and technical in the form of an artists’ book.

We will explore image and text, the journal, print techniques, the importance of size, structure and typography.

A blank concertina book will be used as a basis for the collection of ideas. Simple techniques will demonstrate the fundamental basic principles for more complex projects that can be followed up in each person’s studio and practice.

Participants to bring:

basic drawing materials

Relief tools

Some ideas you have had about artists’ books

Examples of your own work you wish to discuss

The Makers Studio To provide:

Premade small concertina book

New USB stick

lino square 30cm x 30cm

Bond paper A3 and A4

Rice glue


Scalpel blades

Cutting boards or mats

A Laptop (PC with photoshop installed)

Eucalyptus oil

I’ll bring:

Samples of artists’ books

Demonstration examples, mock ups

Reading material

My portable laser printer for laptop

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Blank Concertina books - different sizes


Some tools and accessories

A brief Summary of Dianne Fogwell CV( visit her website for more details and information

Born in Lismore, Australia in 1958, Dianne is an acclaimed master printer, and founding director of print studios such as Studio One, Criterion Fine Art Press and Gallery, ANU – Edition + Artist Book Studio and Lewis Editions.

Dianne has been exhibiting since 1981 and has a long list of national and international solo and group exhibitions. Recent awards include the, CityNews, ACT Arts Award for 2021 Artist of the Year, 2021 Geelong Print Prize and the inaugural WAMA Art Prize Award of Excellence, 2020 Libris Award, the inaugural 2019 Megalo International Print Prize, Visual Arts Award The Canberra Critics Circle, special prize winner 2019 Ulsan International Woodcut Print Biennale, the national 2017 Geelong Print Prize and 2017 Banyule Award for Works on Paper. She was recently the Grand Prix Winner, Ukraine for her artist book “Emu”. Dianne was the invited Judge for the 2021 Burnie Print Prize and International Juror for the 7th Bahart Bhavan International Biennial of Print, Bhopal, India and the 2018 New Zealand Print and Painting Award.

She has been an invited artist to international biennials for print and the artist book in Poland, Belgium, Belgrade, London and most recently France, China and Portugal. She has been a selected finalist in major national print and painting awards such as the National Works on Paper, Silk Cut Award, Burnie Print Prize, Swan Hill Print and Painting Prize and the Portia Geach Portrait Prize.

In 2018 Dianne was both author and publisher of A Printmaker’s Cookbook – Images in Relief, a comprehensive 192-page publication originating from her 40-year career in print and the artists’ book, as artist and maker, master printer and in this instance as educator.

Dianne was a lecturer at the ANU School of Art for from 1981 to 2006, lecturing in the Graphic Investigation workshop 1985 – 1996 and from 1996 to 2006 Lecturer in charge of the Edition + Artist Book Studio. Dianne has been curator, co/curator for international and national touring exhibitions for artist books and given workshops and lecturers in Greece, New Zealand, South Korea and Japan.

Dianne is represented in many national and international collections including; National Gallery of Australia; China Printmaking Museum, Guanlan, Shenzhen, China and most Regional Galleries, Public Libraries, Universities, corporate and private collections.

Most Recent exhibitions, awards, residencies ( 2019-2022)


• Solo Exhibition: ‘Something this way Comes’, Australian Galleries, Melbourne, VIC

• Solo Installation: ‘Prescience’ Geelong Regional Gallery, VIC

• Invited Artist: ‘Harbinger’ curated exhibition, Gippsland Art Gallery, VIC

• Invited Artist: ‘International Engraving Exhibition’ curated exhibition, Tongin Gallery, Seoul, South Korea

• Workshop: Baldessin Press, VIC

• Group Exhibition: ‘Home’, Salt Contemporary Art Gallery, VIC


• City News, ACT Arts Award: 2021 artist of the year, ACT

• Canberra Critics Circle Visual Arts Award: for ‘Transient’ exhibition, Beaver Galleries, ACT

• Winner: ‘Geelong Print Prize’, Geelong, VIC

• Award of Excellence: The inaugural WAMA Art Prize, Works on Paper

• Finalist: ‘Muswellbrook Art Prize’, Muswellbrook, NSW

• Finalist: ‘InkMasters,’ Tank Arts Centre, Cairns, QLD

• Invited Judge: ‘Burnie Print Prize’, Burnie, TAS

• Group Exhibition: ‘State of the Mark’ Australian Galleries, VIC

• Invited Artist: ‘Harbinger’ curated exhibition, Mildura Arts Centre, VIC

• Invited Artist: ‘11th Triennial of Chamalieres’, France

• Solo Exhibition: ‘’Between Us’ The Art Vault, Mildura, NSW

• Invited Artist: residency and workshop, The Art Vault, Mildura, VIC


• Winner: ‘Libris Awards: Australian Artists’ Book Prize’, ¬¬¬ Artspace Mackay, QLD

• People’s Choice, Finalist: ‘Megalo International Print Prize’, Megalo, ACT

• Group Exhibition: ‘About the Land’, Australian Galleries, VIC

• Group Exhibition: ‘Navigating the Line’, Australian Galleries, NSW

• Solo Exhibition: “Transient” Beaver Galleries, ACT

• Documentary: by Jack Ellis,


• Visual Arts Award: The Canberra Critics Circle, Canberra, ACT,

• Finalist: ‘Guanlan International Print Biennial’, China Printmaking Museum, Guanlan, Shenzhen, China

• Invited Artist (special prize): ‘2019 Ulsan International Woodcut Biennale’, South Korea

• Winner: ‘Megalo International Print Prize’, Megalo, ACT

• Group Exhibition: ‘Cut, Stain, Fold, Press’, Beaver Galleries, ACT

• Selected Artist: ‘2019 Mildura Writers Festival Exhibition’, the Art Vault, VIC

• Finalist: ‘Geelong Print Prize’, Geelong, VIC

• Feature Artist: ‘Sydney Contemporary’, Australian Galleries Works on Paper, NSW

• Invited Artist: Tour mentor for Moroccan Cultural tours, Morocco

• Invited Artist: Workshop, Skopelos works on paper, Skopelos, Greece

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