Leading Federation University Australia printmaker, Jimmy Pasakos, fosters links with the printmaking locally and internationally. Pasakos founded the Goldfields Printmakers collective in 2012, and unites printmakers based in the towns and small communities that grew up in the wake of the 1850s Victorian gold rushes. Goldfields Printmakers currently has 25 members.
The journey the collective has taken so far has been advantageous and far-reaching. Fruitful collaborations and print exchanges with other printmaking collectives continue to take place across Australia, New Zealand and the UK, as well as national and international artists taking up Artist in Residence opportunities through the Arts Academy at Federation University Australia.
The Goldfields Printmakers have had portfolios and exhibitions at IMPACT8 in Dundee, Scotland; Art at Wharepuke, New Zealand; at the Art Gallery of Ballarat and the Ararat Art Gallery in Victoria; IMPACT9 in Hangzhou, China; and other local and national galleries.
Explore the work of the Goldfields Printmakers through our online portal, created by FedUni in association with the Print Council of Australia.
Above: Logo of the Goldfields Printmakers