Castlemaine Press offers members access to a bright, well-equipped printmaking studio. Presses include a manageable 500 x 1000 mm direct-drive etching press and a geared etching press with a bed size of 1000 x 2000 mm for large work, both from local press-makers Merlarue.
To use the studio, artists must become members and must be competent in printmaking. All members must complete a free orientation session and at least one supervised studio session working with an experienced studio member before they are eligible for access. Members also have the option of further sessions working with an experienced studio member if this is considered necessary (fee applies).
All members are required to undertake an induction process to familiarise themselves with the studio, the equipment, and safe use of the space. This includes assessment of the member’s capacity to use the studio independently. To understand what the induction process involves, what to expect, and what’s expected of you, please read the policy below:
To find out when the next induction opportunity is, and to book in, please contact us
Changes to studio hire during COVID-19
The Castlemaine Press Committee is pleased to announce that as from August 1st, 2020 we will be welcoming artists who have completed an induction, back into the studio.
In line with current Health Department advice, we have created a set of cleaning procedures for hirers to adopt while using the space. Please familiarise yourself with these guidelines and allow time for cleaning both prior to and after using the studio.
Castlemaine Press will ensure that the studio is booked by only one person at a time and that a minimum of 72 hours is kept between each booking. Social distancing should be adhered to while at Lot 19.
You must book and pay before using the studio. Access is available at times when the space is not used for classes, including during weekends and term breaks.
Studio hire fees
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9 am–9 pm
Discount for booking 10 sessions to be used within 3 months $250
Discount for booking 10 sessions to be used within 3 months $175
9–1 pm, 1–5 pm, 5–9 pm
Book presses here: