To celebrate our country hall and the art of printmaking, the village of Sandford presents a unique opportunity. A private collection of original hand-pulled prints is exhibited for the first time. Done by national and international printmakers, the large body of work features a range of styles, methods and subjects. Amassed over years from print exchanges â€“ artists sharing their work with other artists â€“ this exhibition is a one-off. Printmaking by hand is a labour of love, using old skills in a digital age. See how it’s done during demonstrations by a local printmaker. Try your hand, and let the children have fun making a small project to take home. A selection of work will also be for sale.
Date: Saturday 18 & Sunday 19 November 2017
Venue: Sandford Mechanics Hall
Address: 14 Burke Street, Sandford, VIC
Time: 10.00 am – 5.00 pm
Cost: $5 adults Under 16 Free, Donated to Sandford Hall
ABOUT THE HALL
The Sandford Hall, adjacent to the smaller Forester’s Hall, was first established as the Mechanics Institute. Sandford resident and pioneer, Mr John S Anderson, was the instigator of the hall. The foundation stone was laid in 1885, and the hall officially opened in 1886. On June 21st 1887, and the Golden Jubilee of Queen Victoria’s reign, John S Anderson planted a commemorative tree. The aged oak tree still stands and is heritage listed.
Contact: Roger Williams on 0408 703 746
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