Local artists get funding to learn from master screen-printer

Six Mandurah artists will head to Margaret River to learn from master screen-printer Caroline Juniper thanks to a local funding grant.

Print-maker and artist Jo Wood received the City of Mandurah Creative Mandurah Grant from the 2018/2019 program.

The grant will enable Wood and five other artists from the Peel region to attend a three-day professional development screen-printing workshop.

Lyn Nixon, Patricia Hines, Karen Morgan, Llynette Neil and Qing Zhu will also take part on the trip.

Local artist Patricia Hines gives the group a demonstration of the screen-printing techniques they will use at this week's workshop. Photo: Kaylee Meerton.

Local artist Patricia Hines gives the group a demonstration of the screen-printing techniques they will use at this week's workshop. Photo: Kaylee Meerton.

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Wood said she was inspired to apply for the grant after meeting the Margaret River artist at a pop up studio event down south in 2018.

The pair discussed the possibility working and studying together as Juniper’s screen-printing method was new and exciting.

Upon returning to Mandurah, several other artists expressed their interest in studying the technique with Juniper prompting Wood to write her Grant application for a group of local participants.

The group will spend three days working in Margaret River from January 16-18, each designing and printing a multi-coloured set of limited edition screen-prints on paper.

They will then host an exhibition and further local workshops and demonstrations about the new method of work they develop.