My printmaking work covers lino printing, metal and solar plate etching, monotype, collagraph and the occasional digital inclusion; exploring traditional and new printmaking media. I also work with letterpress, where I can explore my love of type and the fading craft of hand setting lead type then inking the press to manually print the words.
My subject matter is generally taken from the natural environment, with some surprises from the urban landscape.
In a culture of haste and automation, I find that the natural environment encourages me to be still and present.
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What happens in the rainforest once the sun has set? The night shift kicks in with bioluminescent fungi, inquisitive marsupials, owls, moths and flying-foxes. And these are just some of the interesting ‘night shift’ plants and animals that inhabit the rainforest at night.
It’s late on a Sunday afternoon. It has been a warm and humid day. The summer rain has come and gone. The clouds hang low over the ridge and there is a feeling of cool respite from the heat of the day. After the rain. And that was the beginning of my latest reductive linoprint!
Finding your passion, no matter what stage of life or age you are, is a special gift. It took me a long time to acknowledge how much I loved printmaking, and even longer to stand tall and proud and shout from the rooftops that I am a printmaker, and artist, and a teacher (of printmaking).
Cyanotype (aka sun prints) is fun! Spontaneous. Unpredictable. Experimental. Well, at least the way I do cyanoytpe it is!
I am passionate about 2 things … printmaking and teaching. Since early school years I dreamed of being a high school art teacher, but life and circumstance carved out a different path – one that saw me spend the best part of 30 years behind a computer in the design and advertising industry. Creative, but […]
Monoprinting with gelatin plates is a helluva-lotta fun! The softness of the gelatin plates allows you to capture and print great detail in your artwork. When to comes to printing with gelatin plates, you have 2 options – either make your own, or buy them. I use both options! Below I share with you the […]
I finished my latest reduction linoprint two Sunday’s ago … 16 colours over 14 layers. This print was a visual collision of a few art loves of mine … the Glass House Mountains,
A little over an hour’s drive north of Brisbane, Maleny is located in the Blackall Ranges of the Sunshine Coast Hinterland. It is a small town steeped in tree felling and dairy farming history, and home to many artists, art galleries and art workshops.. My printmaking workshops are held in a private room underneath the […]
Fresh air, green rolling hills, dairy farms, rainforest pockets and sweeping views down to the Sunshine Coast and Brisbane … Maleny. Maleny is the perfect destination for artistic inspiration and expression. Breathe the fresh rural air and join in art workshops in Maleny.
Wow … “Glass House” is finished, editioned and framed. This labour of love reduction linoprint has taught me lessons in both printmaking and patience, and has already made its way into several homes around Australia – from Maleny on the east coast to Perth on the west coast.
Running workshops, art workshops or other, are a heap of fun, plus some hard work. I love to share my skills with people interested in the art of printmaking. Planning the workshop program is pretty straight forward, but costing the workshop adds an administration dimension that, as an artist (albeit one with a bit of […]
How do you demonstrate printmaking practice and process to people viewing your work in a gallery space when you’re not there yourself? How do you make a personal connection with people interested in your work when you can’t be there to talk with them, about your practice or the work they are viewing? And how […]
Oh it felt good to be back in the studio this morning. A 4am phone call to my husbands phone. Number not-recognised so not answered. The sun was only just starting to think about waking up. The rooster across the way making his morning presence known. I lay and listened to the birds come to […]
I have had an artist book idea bubbling inside my head, and heart, for a while now. It will be a letterpress and linoprint story about the new life I started 3 years ago … when I met the man of my dreams. My world was turned upside-down, inside-out and sideways … for all the […]
Lino printing is, in its own right, a relatively simple form of relief printmaking. Reduction linoprinting is a little more complex, but can also be quite simple once you understand the basics. I however, have a tendency to make this simple process complicated with a lot of detail and many layers. I started work on […]
I have been asked many times over the past few months for ‘reprints’ of two of my favourite reductive lino prints – ‘Watching’ and ‘Ruffled Feathers’. ‘Watching’ has sold out, and ‘Ruffled Feathers’ is available only as a framed print from the Montville and Peace of Green galleries. So, to giclee print or not to […]
This is a simple image transfer technique to get a photocopied or laserprinted black and white image to a lino block, ready to carve for printing. The printed image MUST be photocopied or laserprinted. NOT printed from an ink jet printer. Toner used in copiers and laser printers is fused to the surface of the […]
In any art or craft there are people who inspire and motivate us to improve our skills. There are many artists I continually reference – for ideas, skills, tips, inspiration. Some artists have passed on and others are very much alive and printing. I am building a library of books full of pictorial reference of […]
St Vincent’s Private Hospital Brisbane run an annual arts program – “Outside In“. It is now in its 4th year. The program exhibits original artwork across every level and ward of the hospital in a series of temporary art exhibitions. Exhibiting artists generally come from Queensland. Artists represent a broad range of art media including […]
I love many different printmaking processes and media, but my favourite has to be working with, carving and printing lino. Lino printing is a form of Relief printmaking. Relief a printmaking process that doesn’t need a printmaking press; and working with lino is versatile and easy. Over the past 7 years I have created my […]
The Maleny Printmakers are preparing for their next “Collectables” exhibition. This will be the 3rd event – time to come along and grow your collection. When: Friday 1 – Sunday 17 January 2017 Hours: Tuesday – Sunday, 10am-4pm Where: Forest Art Collective, 20 Coral Street Maleny Click here to view on Google maps – hhttps://goo.gl/maps/qMhJ3uLXtep […]
In this final of 3 articles you can read about how to edition printmaking prints. Understanding this is essential to signing and editioning your own work; and also understanding the value of a print your are observing. Printmaking prints are original fine art artworks, even though they may form ‘editions’ or be produced in ‘multiple’. […]
In Part 2 of this 3 part series I continue to share with you information prepared by the Maleny Printmakers and Sonja Georgeson that works to explain and demystify the art of Printmaking. In this article I share different types of printmaking; different printmaking methods. It is not a complete list, so if you think […]
Printmaking is a mystery to many people. It is a fine art form in its own right. Just like any other artform, it requires practice, patience, skill and persistence to master the craft. I am a proud member of the Maleny Printmakers. We are a small group local (Sunshine Coast) printmakers, promoting the beauty and […]
When you buy something from an artist, you’re buying more than an object (or a video, or a book, or a story). You are buying hundreds of hours of errors and experimentation. You’re buying years of frustration and moments of pure joy. You’re not buying just one thing, you are buying a piece of a […]
The video above is a moment of me in absolute pure unadulterated creative bliss! Sanity. Now. Respite. Creativity in action. Clarity. Trust. My own art therapy. I believe that at heart every single one of us is creative. You don’t have to be able to draw or paint or play music to be ‘creative’. We […]
Monoprint versus Monotype. Argh! What is the difference? This is something that has confused me for years, but until now (I’m a little embarrassed to admit) I haven’t had the inclination to properly understand the difference. However, I have been invited to be a part of a postcard print exchange, and one of the printmaking […]
Finished … my latest piece is an 11 colour reduction linoprint, referenced from a photo I took years ago. This sulphur crested cockatoo was hanging about in the Sydney Botanical Gardens with his flock over 10 years ago. Watching them play and interact with each other was a joy and pleasure. They ooze character. This […]
Very excited … I am exhibiting with the Maleny Printmakers and Press Gang Printmakers in January 2017. When: Friday 6 – Sunday 15 January 2017 Hours: 10am – 4pm daily Where: Maroochy Bushland Botanical Gardens, Arts & Ecology Centre, Palm Creek Road, Tanawha Click here to view on Google maps – https://goo.gl/maps/BKzVTiByYqE2 (next door to […]
My husband looks for TED/TEDx Talks that he thinks will interest and inspire me. He found this gem for me this morning – ‘The Beautiful Awful’ by Alyssa Monks. Alyssa takes us on a personal journey of the evolution of an artist. Alyssa is a painter, and her work is beautiful. While watching, it […]
Oh what a glorious day! A whole day in the studio, printing. Today I FINALLY got to have a good play with my Adana 8×5 tabletop platen letterpress. I printed a poem written by a friend a few years ago (thank you Brendan!). Apparently the best way to learn is to make mistakes. Well today […]
Finished! A 7 colour reduction linoprint with hand-coloured eyes. I start each reduction lino print full of hope and anticipation that, while I know it will be challenging, I’ll love the process and be (hopefully) thrilled with the result. Then, as the image meanders through its processes, the love-hate relationship starts. With each new reduction […]
I am now the proud owner of 30pt Onxy. All 16+kg of her! I love explaining to the Australia Post ladies at my local why these little packages from so far away are so heavy! This lovely collection arrived after two separate purchases through eBay, all the way from the USofA. I’ve unpacked her neatly […]
New ink, new brayer, new paper – and so far – magic! I still have another reductive linoprint in progress, but I’m stuck on it, so I have started another image that has been waiting in the wings for a few months. I took this photo years ago and am now bringing it to life […]
If seems that I am on a continual state or ‘preparing’ to print. Life is busy and finding the time and space to actually print has been tricky. That said, I do appreciate the time to at least prepare for my next print run. I’ve decided to prepare some collagraph plates. I found this beautiful […]
Hooray – my gorgeous new Adana 8×5 has arrived. After staring at it for a week, a little scared but terribly excited about it, today I printed! This is the first line of a poem I’ll print up as I practise on my press. My intention with this little beauty is to combine my linoprinting […]
Yesterday the Maleny Printmakers held their first Members Studio Visit – and my studio was first cab off the rank. The idea of our studio visits is for each of us to have a stickybeak into each others working studios, sharing tips and ideas about how we work within our studio spaces. We are all […]
I’m heralding a new era in my printmaking practice – I’m entering the world of Letterpress – full throttle! My new letterpress type cabinet is en-route, full of type. She’s wrapped, packed, palleted and in transit right now. The pic above is here leaving Tassie. My Adana 8×5 will be en-route shortly from the UK. […]
I was asked to speak on a panel of Printmakers at Arts Connect Inc “Artists Speak Out” last night in Maleny. I felt honoured to have been asked, and thoroughly enjoyed the experience. It gave me some time to reflect about my art, and why I am pursuing it; and is helping me step up […]
Maleny Printmakers annual exhibition is on again – Roots. Please join us to view works exhibited by: Michèle Devèze Kevin Grealy Julie Hanrahan Kim Herringe Jacky Lowry Stephanie McLennan Throughout the month of June Monday 30 May – Sunday 26 June 2016 Opening Night 6pm Friday 4 June 2016 Where: VIANTA Arts – 70 Simpson […]
I’ve done it! I’ve created my own Facebook page – facebook.com/KimHerringeArt. Please Like me! Like my page and follow how my creative exploits are going.
Maleny Printmakers annual exhibition is on again – Belonging. Please join us to view works exhibited by: Michèle Devèze Sonja Georgeson Julie Hanrahan Kim Herringe Jacky Lowry Stephanie McLennan Easter Weekend – Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Monday 3-6 April 2015 Hours: 10am – 4pm daily Where: 37 Coral Street, Maleny (at the end of the driveway, […]
Maleny Printmakers is holding their 2nd exhibition – Journeys. Please join us to view works exhibited by: Susan Bowers • Andy Bridge • Fiona Dempster • Sonja Georgeson • Julie Hanrahan • Kim Herringe • Andrina Hoddinott • Jacky Lowry • Stephanie McLennan • Tory Richards • Barry Smith • Nancy Stockmann Easter Weekend – […]
Only 5 weeks to go!!! It feels like an eternity but my new etching press is nearly here. Its currently en route over the seven seas from Italy. I feel like an expectant mother getting the nursery ready for her new baby! Studio space to place my new press – CHECK! Cartridge and acetate for […]
Introducing the Maleny Printmakers and our first exhibition… The Nature of Printmaking. Please join us to view works exhibited by: Susan Bowers Fiona Dempster Sonja Georgeson Julie Hanrahan Kim Herringe Jacky Lowry Stephanie McLennan Tory Richards Barry Smith Nancy Stockmann
After 20 years of wishing and hoping and 3 years of committed effort to realise my dream I’m finally on my way! A love for all things print since I was a kid, typography, art and drawing has lead me through a career in design, advertising and marketing to space where I can create my […]
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