Thursday, August 24, 2023


Mackay and Whitsunday Life

Prints On Show

Printmaker Marilyn Bliss is exhibiting her prints as part of the Sarina Arts Council exhibition now on show at the Sarina Art Gallery.

Marilyn had always wanted to paint and when she retired nearly 20 years ago, she joined an art group and went to quite a few workshops.  

Marilyn continued painting until about 10 years ago when Brigitte Zimmerman (Brizi) talked her into joining Printbank Mackay and since then she has spent her time printmaking.

Currently she uses copper or aluminium plates.

She now has her own press and last year sent prints to six exhibitions, three in Australia and three overseas.

Marilyn said she enjoys the challenge of creating new images using the age-old technology of printmaking.

In printmaking, plates are used to transfer an image onto another surface, usually paper.  

Tools or chemicals are used to create a design onto the plate which is inked and then applying pressure usually using a printing press to transfer the design onto paper.

Seven artists are displaying their works at the Sarina Art Gallery daily from 10am-3pm until March 24.

Other artists are Gail McKeown, Brigitte Zimmermann, Kerry Williams, Jenny Tibbett, Jodie Perna and Lenore Chapple.

The Sarina Art Gallery is in the Field of Dreams Parkland, with plenty of parking available.

Contributed by Charlie Payne

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