FAC’s annual Print Award Forum is an important industry platform to discuss contemporary issues surrounding the printmaking medium. In 2018 the forum adopts a new model, presenting a series of conversations over the course of the exhibition. The talks feature personal stories and craft insights from industry professionals; an examination of the current state of print making and predictions for the future; and discussion of how the works in this year’s Fremantle Arts Centre Print Award supported by Little Creatures Brewing represent the current state of print making in Australia.

Join us on Tue 16 Oct for the first ‘In Conversation’ series with local artist, writer and curator Melissa McGrath.

Taking notes from the numerous artist books included the 2018 Fremantle Arts Centre Print Award, join Melissa for a tour of the exhibition with a focus on the history of artist books and their unique potential. Following the tour, create your own photocopied zine to share with fellow attendees – taking on the act of distributing your perspectives.