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
In line with current CV-19 restrictions Castlemaine Press will remain closed. While we are greatly missing the activity and vibrancy our artists bring to the Press we are committed to creating a safe working environment for all and we will continue to work towards a speedy reopening once this is possible.
Thank you for your ongoing support and please stay tuned for future announcements.
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: