Artist Profile – Kim Herringe
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).
Relief printmaking, particularly reductive linoprinting, has been my focus for a few years; but as more time becomes available I will explore as extensively as I can as many different forms of printmaking as I can. I love to explore different printmaking media and combine processes. I love the process of printmaking. And I love to teach the craft to anyone wanting to learn to demystify the artform and bring more people into the printmaking fold. Viva la printmaking!
The article below was published in the July edition of the Hinterland Times …
Artist Profile – Kim Herringe
PRINTMAKING IS Kim’s passion. it is her respite. Add to that Kim’s love for teaching and her arts practice is a collision of these two passions.
The art of printmaking gives Kim a space of calming respite from a culture of haste and automation. “I started my printmaking practice with focused attention about seven years ago as a creative respite from a 30-ish year fast-paced commercial career in design and advertising.”
Most of Kim’s commercial career was spent sitting behind a keyboard. “Now, hand printing on to quality papers, inky fingers, the smell of the inks, the process of, and holding in my hand the end product brings me enormous personal satisfaction.
“Enjoying the imperfection of hand printed artwork is in stark contrast to the perfect results obtained and expected in my ‘professional’ career.”
Kim loves to combine the meditative crafts of relief and intaglio printing with capturing the slower pace of life in the natural world as the subject of her work. “it is my experiences of nature and its translation through the act of hand printing that reminds me to be still and present in daily life.”
And it is this process of presence and stillness that Kim shares in her printmaking workshops. Printmaking is an incredible versatile and varied art form. it has a long history of traditional techniques and an exciting future with new technologies and experimentation. “With my workshops I work to broaden the reach of the art form and demystify the process.”
You can view Kim’s work at Razorback Gallery, Montville, and Peace of Green Gallery, Maleny.
For more information about Kim’s workshops, please visit www.kimherringe.com.au/workshops
Are you interested in attending a printmaking art workshop?
I love to share my skills and the craft of printmaking. Have a look through my workshop program below. New printmaking workshops will be added over time.
- Workshop Overview
- Gelatin Plate Printing and Monotype
- Linoprinting 101
- Colour Linoprinting Basics
- Colour and Reductive Linoprinting Advanced
- PYO Christmas Cards
- Private Group Workshops
- Private Tuition
- Printmaking Workshop Gift Vouchers
Scroll through some feedback past students have shared
If you are thinking of a lino craving/printing class this is the lady to have as a tutor. I found Kim to be so organised with emails detailing everything to a T before the class. Her attention to detail in the class was was unbelievable. So much information my head was spinning. She presented us with a beautiful morning tea. The next day Kim followed up with an email with links and where we can source products used in the class. I have many praises for this lady. Thank you Kim
Kim is a warm and generous teacher who combines extraordinary talent with a remarkably in-depth subject knowledge to provide a workshop which is both compelling and engaging. I arrived at the workshop with no background in printmaking and left with sufficient skills to use the technique in my own practice I would highly recommend the Linoprinting 101 workshop to anyone who has an artistic inclination, regardless of their current discipline.
Had a thoroughly enjoyable two days with Kim who managed to de-mystify my fear of reductive lino cutting. The two day workshop was so well organised and resourced and Kim is so generous with sharing her knowledge and linocut secrets. The venue proved very inspirational but the view was a definite distraction! Came away with re-ignited passion and motivation. Thank you so much Kim x
Kim's nurturing personality was very helpful in breaking down barriers to learning. Very well organised and presentation of class material superb. The supply of coffee, tea and yummy cookies showed a genuine generosity of spirit. All equipment was supplied, explained and demonstrated. Superb attention to detail.
I love being with like minded people, so we were off to a good start. Kim is very well organised and extremely willing to share her knowledge as well as the tips and tricks she has learned, admitting freely that some of these were by making her own mistakes 🙂 She is welcoming and very passionate about her work - instead of just letting us know what to do, she challenged us and got us thinking about how we could resolve our own dilemmas, but also stepped in with suggestions if we got stuck. My fellow student and I were fortunate enough to do the workshop in Kim's own studio, and it is a very creative space. Again, she was very willing to share her equipment and absolutely everything you could possibly need was provided. Having said that, she had loads or equipment and supplies in boxes and if, due to class size you did the workshop in another venue, you would want for nothing. I'd recommend booking a workshop with Kim. Even if you have done some reductive work previously, you will definitely come away with additional knowledge and some skills about how to tackle a reductive project.
I had the pleasure of attending a private workshop with Kim to extend my gelatin plate printing skills, discuss registration and to play with cyanotyping. Kim provided extensive and well researched information in an organised and thoroughly enjoyable morning. I look forward to my next workshop.
Hi Kim, I loved yesterday. I even came home and started on the feather image. I am keen to do more workshops, not only was the space totally perfect but the format was so relaxing and informative. It felt like a retreat for the mind and soul. Your lovely, attentive and easy going style gave me the confidence to pursue with ease unfamiliar territory. Look forward to next time😊
I attended the Lino Print workshop yesterday. Kim is an amazing teacher. The class is well structured and Kim provided lots of advice and assistance. The whole day was a fantastic experience. I am now eager to start my next project.
Hi Kim, I firstly want to thank you for a really enjoyable workshop and I must say you're not only lovely to talk to but you're also a good teacher. Sometimes people can have a skill and run a workshop but they aren't good teachers. You are not one of those! I really enjoyed it.
I loved the workshop. Kim shared a lot of information, as well as images which is always nice to see and aspire to. Going through the process with prints of each part of the process was helpful. I had a million questions, and Kim were kind enough to answer them. This enables me see the process in my mind more clearly and to try a couple of things I was wondering about.