West Side Stories
Sunshine Print Artspace
Melbourne’s West Print Makers Hub
The Sunshine Print Artspace (SPA) is a Not for Profit creative workshop and custom printmaking studio run by passionate volunteers. It’s an artist hub founded by Phillip Doggett-Willians and Adrian Spurr where printmakers gather to foster and nurture their creative flow.
Phillip and Adrian have sourced and restored printing presses from all across Victoria, (including a Hopkinson & Cope Albion printing press from 1856!)
Local creatives are welcome to use the SPA collection of antique and modern presses.
“We have now been operating for over a year and are pleased to be part of the artistic environment in Melbourne’s west. SPA is becoming well known across Melbourne,” says Phillip.
SPA welcomes both emerging and professional artists by offering studio space, artistic support, workshops and training in areas such as silkscreen for textiles and paper, lithography, intaglio and relief printing.
Fundraising Art Auction
On Saturday 4th May more than 90 exceptional artworks will be auctioned to raise funds for the non-profit Artspace. A number of well-known artists have generously donated their work.
An exhibition preview of the artwork will run from 28 April – 5 May in the lead up to the auction.
The fundraiser will enable SPA to develop creative workshop programs, further equip and finance their studio spaces and consolidate their vision, values and culture within the arts community, both in the West of Melbourne and beyond.
“In addition to promoting printmaking we aim to provide opportunities for artists to document and display their artworks, as well as promote events that encourage meaningful dialogue on issues of culture, politics and the environment.
“SPA has an ambitious target to raise $50,000 and we are very grateful to all the artists who are supporting us.”
WHEN: Auction 4 May 2019
Registration 5 – 6.30pm for 7pm start.
WHERE: Sunshine Print Artspace29 Western Ave. Sunshine
PREVIEW: 28 April-5 May, 12pm-4pm or by appointment
Music, food and drinks as well as a celebration of the arts will take place alongside the auction.
More information: www.sunshineprintartspace.com