Photo credit: Hamish Rutherford
Florescence: The Art of Cutting Blooms - printmaking & paper cutting workshop

This workshop is sold out

Join artist-in-residence Brian Robinson to explore the mediums of carving linoleum and cutting paper. Create black and white prints which fuse patternation and flowering plants to create hybrid species that spring and sprout forth from the page.

Attend a practical linocutting workshop where participants combine printmaking with simple paper engineering techniques to produce small black and white prints of abstract flowering plants. Designs are then cut, sliced, curled and folded to create hybrid species, essentially giving a 2D print a third dimension.

Brian was the winner of the Sunshine Coast Art Prize 2021 residency prize, proudly supported by Montville Country Cabins.

Workshop details

This workshop is suitable for beginner level and upwards. Participants need to wear closed-in shoes and bring along the following equipment to use during the workshop:

  • A3 cutting mat
  • set of lino-cutting tools
  • small stanley knife
  • apron
  • old newspaper (for clean-up)
  • old material rags (for clean-up) 

All other materials will be provided. Morning tea and lunch included.

Location Date and Time Registration
Montville Country Cabins
396 Western Avenue, Montville

Saturday 4 June, 9.30am–4.00pm

Sold out

$50 per person. Limited places, registration and payment required. 

Artist biography

Brian Robinson has literally carved out a distinctive presence within a remarkably talented generation of Indigenous Australian artist. Raised on Waiben and now Cairns-based, he has become known for his graphic prints, contemporary sculptures and public art that read as episodes in an intriguing narrative, revealing the strong tradition of storytelling within his family and his community.

Like the tidal currents that course through the Straits, a myriad of cultural influences run through his ancestry and own lived experience. His family are fisher folk whose Roman Catholic faith exists in synergy with traditional spirituality. Robinson’s artworks present an intoxicating worldview. A constellation of details absorbs you into spaces that are at once foreign and familiar, and a gentle but liberating sense of disorientation and surprise takes hold.