Happy New Year! It's been a long time between posts and much has happened at Myrtle Street Studio. The second half of last year became a bit of a blur and it's only now that I've had a chance to catch up on all the 'goings-on' at the studio. Such as the fact that we have moved premises!! Yes - we have jumped the river and are now located at The Shop, 85 Overend Street at Norman Park. Helga and Shelley (the presses) were tucked in to their new home just in time for Xmas and below is a little run-down of the move...
The presses being loaded on to the truck at the Grange Studio...
And the new Studio! Complete with outdoor work area (almost done except for the landscaping!).
Inclement weather had us a bit worried,
But it fined up just in time for Shelley (above) and Helga (below) to be unloaded.
The delicate art of moving a Heidelberg into position and 'hey presto!' - new studio fitted out and now decked out.
The new studio space is smaller (although this is compensated for by a bigger darkroom) and we will no longer be showing gallery exhibitions (although there will still be preview nights of new work!). But, workshops will be coming on-line again with our first one, Introductory Printmaking with Jay Dee Dearness, starting on the 21st/22nd of January at the Brisbane Institute of Art. And expect some changes to the website/shop in the near future - 2012 is going to be a year of surprises we think!