Archived entries for Event News
It’s cold in July in Sydney, so what we do is rug up and write newsletters over here.
Here’s the latest
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Mirra is most famous for her exquisite drawings, portraiture (see here for her selection for the Archibald last year) and big scale prints of weeds, and she will join the Big Fag team for a small numbers/high attention time. Learn how to create a beautiful artwork inspired by the long standing tradition of still life. Here’s a selection of drawings, etchings and aquatints form Mirra’s hands:
Here at the press we present all sort of events, and coming up there are a set of wild ones!
Co-founder Diego Bonetto will host a series of happenings as part of The Sydney Morning Herald Spectrum Now presented by ANZ.
The glorious Big Fag location will frame an evening of wild appetisers and music after a stroll at dusk along Glebe’s Rozelle and Blackwattle Bays. Diego will take guests on a discovery tour of the area, presenting the many edible plants living in the landscape. You will learn to identify and prepare food growing everywhere, including your own backyards and then savour them thanks to chef Joey Astorga and mixologists Byron Woolfrey and Chris Thomas from Trolley’d.
CETAK SARANG ATTACK #1 – A travelling exhibition and printmaking event. (Cetak Sarang means “Screen-printing”!)
Now, join us at Big Fag Press in Sydney for Bayu’s last Aussie hurrah before he heads back home to Yogyakarta, “The Berlin of Asia”.
Great shout out from Sydney Media today about our upcoming workshop series, Share a PL8.
Lucas will run the workshop from a rather privileged position, as both a successful artist and as a dedicated printer who knows the nitty gritty of printing with our Big Fag.
The two day workshop will run over a period of two weeks Saturday 9th of August and Saturday 23rd of August.
The first day will be comprised of explanation of how the press works and a peruse over some of the previous prints produced by us, followed by a discussion of participants’ artwork ideas and workshopping decisions on colour and paper stock for final prints.
You will then go home with that information to create your very own artwork and come back two weeks later to print it, participating in the mysterious workings of our machine to produce special limited edition artworks, yours to go home with.
All of that for a crazy introductory price of $250>>
Book your place here, only few places left
And here is what SydneyMedia has to say about it>
Pilot Programme $250 – Saturdays, 14 and 28 June
Have you ever wanted to print your own limited edition artist work but couldn’t afford it?
The Big Fag Press are launching a new workshop series, and in exchange for your feedback, we’re offering an exclusive start-up offer for 8 people.
The Big Fag are a group of artists who run a 4 tonne FAG-104 proofing press which is no longer commericially viable. It is however, a real boon for print-makers, artists and activists who want to print a short series of special works. Unfortunately printing on our beloved fag press can be rather pricey, which is why we’ve devised a system where 8 people get to share a lithographic printing plate (hence the “Share a PL8″) over a 2 day workshop, 2 weeks apart to create a one-colour A4 sized limited edition print.
Lucas Ihlein, inking the press
We have a new home!
It’s official – the Big Fag Press has a new home!
We’re moving to… the Jubilee Viaducts in Glebe!
“Opening onto the picturesque foreshore park at the end of Glebe Point Road, the heritage-listed viaducts measure 85 square metres each.”
Four tonnes of thanks to the City of Sydney for providing this picturesque space as part of its Accommodation Grants Scheme.
…and what’s more, our new neighbours will include:
- a Hockey Club,
- a Football Club, and
- a Mens Shed.
Hurrah, hurray! Slaps on the back all round.
Here’s to the fruitful co-existence of sport, art and healthy masculine pursuits!
We’ll miss you Woollomooloo, but we’re really looking forward to meeting you, Glebe!
…but before we get there…
…we’ve got to do this: