The Daughters Opera is a piece of collaborative contemporary music theatre about gender violence in the 21st century. It is currently being produced by Sydney-based performance artist Tammy Brennan, between Australia and India. A powerful monodrama that spans a massive emotional terrain, the audience enter a mythic realm engulfed by fear, condemnation, sacrifice and ritual directed by acclaimed Indian theatre artist Anuradha Kapur.
Archived entries for Print News
right now Brenda May Gallery there’s an exhibition of prints, books, photographs and sculptural objects: Multiples.
Curated by art historian and independent curator, Akky van Ogtrop, and featuring two sets of prints produced on the Big Fag Press: Zoë Sadokierski Typewriters series -see here for the feature page on our site- and Victor De Sousa, Narelle Jubelin, Fiona MacDonald and Maria Madeira’s ‘Elastic/Borracha/Elastico’ – see here for an article by Jo Holder on the process and scope behind the suite of prints.
On until the 4th of July, see here for more details>
Here at the ‘ducts there are several organisations, and as we settling in the neighbourhood we became friends with all of them. Some are open during the day, some at night, some on weekends.
We have the local Australian Football League, the Glebe Greyhounds, the Glebe District Hockey Club , a community band rehearsal room, Glebe Music Project, the local grounds keeper for the Jubilee Park oval, and the Pyrmont Ultimo Glebe Mens Shed.
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
The Big Fag Press is an artist –run –initiative and much of the time, it is a labour of love rather than money. We’re always on the lookout for volunteers or people looking for long term work- placement situations about one or two days per week for several months.
It may seem like a strange organisation to come and work with, but because it is a very small operation, you will get hands-on experience in many areas.
We welcome interest from people who would like to develop skills in:
Administration and project management for the arts
Media strategy and marketing, including social media
Day to day website and online store maintenance
Graphic design, branding and promotion
Photography and short video making
Pre-press and offset lithographic print-making
Learning the operations of an Artist–Run–Initiative
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:
Yes indeed, I thought this to be quite a nice spin off adding yet another successful experiment to our portfolio.
A stock of hand made paper was produced by PaperGoRound, containing seeds of common edible weeds. The peculiarity of this paper is that effectively, if you would plant it, would GROW!
This paper was then printed with a set of 4 illustrations by Mirra Whale, depicting the plant whose seeds are imbedded in the paper.
The results are stunning, and if you think they are as worthy of appreciation as much as the campaign is worthy of support, please do head to the link here to get either a single one or the full set>> http://pozible.com/wildfoodmap
Big Fag Press just finished printing the latest of FirstDraft Print Edition, which will be launched as part of ArtMonth this coming Saturday.
I’ve printed on the Big Fag before, but that was a pretty simple job so I was really excited by the prospect of spending three weeks in the company of the big rig.
I make zines and comic books. I’m not really interested in fine art or gallery work but I really love carefully produced published material and art books. My favorite kinds of artwork can be sent through the mail.