Hunter Island Press is a not-for-profit organisation which is run by a dedicated committee of seven members, all of whom are practising artists. We were formed in 2004 with the primary objective being to establish and operate a professional public access print studio in Hobart which would cater for the needs of Tasmanian Fine Art printmakers. Such a studio will provide a place for artists to create work and pass on their skills to others in the community. Although established in Hobart it is intended that the studio cater for the needs of all Tasmanians interested in using its facilities or learning about this art form. To this end we have developed a program of workshops and exhibitions which will expose printmaking to the wider community and also provide an opportunity for artists to promote and sell their work.
The studio has a strong community focus and an active and involved membership. Through a variety of initiatives such as special exhibitions, artists-in-residence and youth focused and cross-cultural activities we foster a creative community and encourage an interactive approach with other community organisations. We aim to provide an inspiring and memorable experience for diverse groups of all ages, consisting of the local community and others throughout Tasmania.
We market our exhibitions with the help of good media support, through direct invitations to openings, newsletters to supporters and quality printed material.