WORKSHOPS & EVENTS 

 Come and join one of our workshops and discover more about letterpress printing. And find out what other events are happening at Bright Press.

Lego Letterpress for Young People 7-12

Thursday 15th April 2021, 10am-12pm
Bright Press

This is a workshop for young people. Play and print with Lego tiles using a traditional tabletop letterpress press. Ann Ong will be facilitating the workshop, and all participants will be able to create their own unique prints.

Bird's eye view of students creating their artwork using lego tiles in preparation for letterpress printing.

Intro to Letterpress 

Saturday 1st May 2021
Bright Press

Join this fun workshop and learn about the history of letterpress printing, explore manual typesetting and printing your own print.

Close up of student locking up printing forme using quoins and furniture in preparation for letterpress printing.

Lego Letterpress 

Saturday 8th May 2021
Bright Press

This is fun way to interact with Lego! Play and print with Lego tiles using a  letterpress proofing press. Ann Ong will be facilitating the workshop, and all participants will be able to create their own unique print.

Collage of 3 images showing lego letterpress being created into artwork and then letterpress printed.

WAYZGOOSE 2021 

Saturday 22 May 2021
Bright Press


This one-day meet up is for letterpress printers, printmakers, typographers, book artists, and enthusiasts.  All are welcome.  No prior printing history required!

Poster for Wayzgoose 2021 created by Phil Gambrill of Fresh Lemon Print.

MERRY CHRISTMAS & HAPPY 2021!

The Print Shop will be closed from 21st Dec to 12th Jan. We will back in print production from the 13th Jan. I’ve been a little quiet recently as I’ve been busy finishing off print orders before I shut shop for a few weeks. Thank you to everyone who has supported me and Bright Press this year. We have survived a crazy year and can’t wait to see what 2021 has to offer.

If you have an enquiry, please do not hesitate to contact us via the contact form or email hello@brightpress.com.au. We will still be checking our emails.

TIED UP WITH STRING EXHIBITION

7 November - 20 December2020
Mundaring Arts Centre


I am very grateful to be a part of the Tied Up With Strings fundraiser and exhibition for Mundaring Arts Centre.

Fifty-five artworks hidden inside identical wooden boxes were revealed last week at a special event. The project has challenged Western Australian artists to think inside the box and create small, intimate, covetable artworks sold sight unseen before the event. No two boxes are alike; with some boxes transformed into art themselves, while others act as temporary homes for small works. 

“Mantras” is a collection of 8 letterpress printed quotes of positivity and words of affirmations, and 4 metal stamps made of cast metal.

Image taken by Mundaring Arts Centre.

Ann Ong, Mantras, 2020, paper, text, cast metal being opened at the Tied Up With String Reveal

EXHIBITION: 'GOOD VIBES' PRINT EXCHANGE

30 September - 7 November 2020
Midland Junction Arts Centre


Over thirty artists from across the globe spread socially distanced creativity and love via many forms of printmaking - letterpress, intaglio, relief, lithography and digital. Brought to you by local studios Fresh Lemon Print and Bright Press.

WED-FRI 10am-5pm, SAT 11am-3pm

PRINT SHOP RE-OPEN TO GENERAL PUBLIC 

Saturday 23 May 2020 onwards


Can you believe that we have been closed to the public for 8 weeks? We have missed everyone. 

Here in Western Australia, the pandemic restrictions are slowly being lifted, and we are excited to announce that we are re-opening the Print Shop to the public from Saturday 23 May onwards. We will be returning to our regular business days and hours - Wednesday to Sunday 10am to 4pm (closed Monday and Tuesday).

We have got hand santiser ready and will be disinfecting our countertops regularly. 

We look forward to having you visit us soon. Stay safe everyone!

PRINT EXCHANGE

RSVP by 4th April 2020

PRINT EXCHANGE! In these uncertain times, let's spread some 'social distancing' artistic love! Just send us a bunch of cool prints and then we’ll mail out a selection to each participant. Brought to you by Fresh Lemon Print and Bright Press Whiteman Park

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Details:

Theme: Good Vibes

Size: A5 (148x210mm)

Quantity: 20 prints

Medium: Any form of printmaking - letterpress, intaglio, relief, lithography, digital, mixed etc.

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Timings:

RSVP: by 4 April 2020

Mail: Post your prints out by 31 May 2020 (to arrive mid-late June-ish)

Price: $20 AUD entry to cover our cost 

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Just email hello@brightpress.com.au to get involved.


Postal address will be given once RSVP has been confirmed. A portfolio of 18 random prints will be mailed out to each participant at the end of June 2020. Prints 19 and 20 will be kept for display and archival use in Perth, Western Australia. 


If you know anyone who might be interested in this exchange, please share it with them.


Image by Fresh Lemon Print.

Intro to Papermaking & Letterpress with Ingrid Mulder and Ann Ong

This is a 2-part workshop. Learn techniques to create handmade papers, typeset and print a small quote using metal type.

Multi-Session Workshop (4 sessions)

Dive further into the world of letterpress printing creating various independent projects such as art prints, personalised stationery, greeting cards using our tabletop presses. This is a 4-session workshop with an instructor. We will explore making ready, ink mixing, finishing techniques. Perfect for those who just couldn't get enough of printing from our Intro workshops. (intermediate level)

Platen Press Workshop (6 sessions)

Explore letterpress printing using our treadle-operated platen presses. Learn about making ready, mixing ink, troubleshooting. Pre-requisite: Participants must have completed our Intro to Letterpress course. This is a 4-session workshop with an instructor. (intermediate-advanced level)