Welcome to HipCat Printery, a printmaking and framing studio located in Newbury Victoria, where we specialize in traditional Printmaking and lost commerical processes like handset monotype, woodcut, wood engraving, linocut, etching, silkscreen and more. We teach, edition and print on antique printing presses that add a unique charm to our workshops.
We take pride in our small, intimate workshops that allow up to six participants to receive personalized attention and guidance from our experienced instructors. We offer a range of printmaking techniques, including, hand printing (spoon or baren), simple book binding, clamshell box making and our students come from diverse backgrounds, from established artists to beginners looking to explore a new art.
At HipCat, we believe that art ought to be accessible to everyone, which is why we have a "Pay the Rent" policy. This means that if you are unemployed, a single mum, on a tight budget, or a First Nations Australian, we offer free, discounted or barter workshops as a pay-it-forward initiative.
Our studio is a supportive environment in which to learn, create, invent, investigate and edition - from conception to creation. We offer more than just printmaking, with framing services (in our HipCat Picture Framing shop), which is on-site. For school and Universitiy students, our instructors also teach art history, art theory, drawing, painting, and more, providing a well-rounded approach to the creative process.
Our goal is to encourage artists from diverse cultural and socio-economic backgrounds and facilitate project-based creativity that has aesthetic merit and polemic engagement. We empower your arts practice and facilitate your voice.
Thank you for considering HipCat Printery for your printmaking and framing needs. We look forward to sharing our passion for art and printmaking with you.