Each year, the RMIT Print studio hosts a fundraising auction to support students with scholarships as they leave art school and enter their professional lives as practicing artists. The Print studio is also where Press Gangsters Jazmina, Etienne and Sophie studied printmaking and where Jazmina has been teaching for decades. Needless to say, the Press Gang were more than happy to provide some educational entertainment for the event.
The Artery Cooperative is where Jazmina has her studio and where the Press Gang have taken advantage of the fab Project Space for rehearsals on more than one occasion. When the call out came for performances at the Open Studio/Studio Christmas Party, how could we possibly say no? Thank you to all at Artery for singing along and a super fun night, and to Lucy Foster for these super snaps.
We just love Baldessin Press and consider ourselves blessed to be invited back each year to headline their annual Printmakers' Picnic. Once again, it was a magical day amongst the bluestones, blue gums and beautiful people. A huge thank you to the big-hearted folk at Baldessin and to Silvi Glattauer for the pitch perfect photos.
The Press Gang at Castlemaine Art Museum, at the opening and award announcements for the 2023 Experimental Print Prize. With Jazmina Cininas, Sophie Dickinson, Julie Forrester, Adrian Kellett, Martin King, Jim Pavlidis and Etienne Mantelli in absentia (stuck in Sunbury with a broken-down car en route to the gig!)
Thank you to CAM volunteer James McArdle for the photos.
Left to right: Graeme Drendel (vocals, guitar), Adrian Kellet (drums), Julie Forrester (vocals), Jazmina Cininas (vocals, lyrics), Martin King (vocals, guitar). Photo: Silvi Glattauer
It's always a joy to be amongst the eucalypts and take to the mud brick stage at the annual Baldessin Press Printmakers' Picnic. Thank you to Tess Edwards for always making us feel so welcome, and to Silvi Glattauer for the fab photos.
Where it all began. An early incarnation of the Press Gang, featuring musical printmakers recruited by Martin King, to perform at the Australian Print Workshop's Impressions opening. Way back in 2014, before the aprons and the songbooks. From left to right: Janice Murray (bass), Simon White (guitar), Jazmina Cininas (vocals), Julie Forrester (vocals), Graeme Drendel (guitar, vocals), Martin King (guitar, vocals), Raymond Carter (keyboard).
A selection of instagram and blog posts on the Press Gang's performance at the unforgettable 2018 Australian Print Triennial in Mildura. Click on individual images for links to the source. Final image will take you to a pdf version of the songbook.