It's the first week of Spring in Canberra Australia and what better time than this to launch our 2019 ARTIST-IN-RESIDENCE OPEN CALL. Our Artist-in-Residence program is a supported residency opportunity open to Australian and international artists at all stages of their careers.
In 2019 there will be five places for Australian artists and one International place.


Selected artists will receive a stipend, accommodation (international and interstate based artists) and studio access to Megalo’s comprehensive, professional printmaking facilities. The residency program aims to support the making of new work that meets the objectives of excellence and innovation in printmaking.


Last week most of the Megalo team headed over to visit the fabulous crew at Photo Access. We took up an invitation to come and create some Tintypes and check out their set up + in exchange we invited their team over to our place to pull some screen prints. Big thanks to Robert for taking us through the whole process + helping us create some excellent tin-types. We worked our way through plate prep having a great time in the darkroom and then it was on to our photo shoots. After capturing our images we got into developing them back in the darkroom - printmakers appreciate a good reveal and you can't go past the reveal of a tintype emerging in developing solution - so satisfying! Keep an eye on the Photo Access class program or contact them for information - We'd highly recommended a Tintype workshop to anyone + everyone. It was a great challenge and loads of fun.


We're passionate about printmaking so we were of course delighted to see the Photo Access team throwing themselves into screen print without hesitation and they ended the day with some great prints.

There are so many great arts organisations in our region who are passionate about what they do. We love the finding synergies between us and learning more about what happens in all these other amazing spaces. Thanks so much to all the staff at Photo Access for making this such a gorgeous exchange of skills! - Such great neighbours - Come back for more anytime!



It's great to know your neighbours and this week we've been getting to know ours even better. On Tuesday we hosted  Canberra Glassworks staff at Megalo for a screen printing session where they printed up a storm, creating some excellent aprons and tea towels. Then yesterday it was our turn when we were invited over to create these  amazing tumblers!

We had such a great time and enjoyed learning more about our respective skills.

In Canberra we're very fortunate to have such excellent art making facilities located in such close proximity so keep coming out, engaging with the arts and making the most of what's here! It's really pretty special.



Last night Megalo hit the town to check out some of the exhibition openings. We took Nilanjan Das our esteemed International artist in residence with us to meet and greet the Canberra scene. Our first stop was PhotoAccess who were launching 3 excellent shows:

- The Spirit within Australia: The Land and The People, Veritas Editions
- Kim Sinclair: Artefact
- Michaela Gamble: We Were Here

Of particular interest to us were the exquisite cyanotypes by Kim SInclair and a gorgeous  photogravure print by Silvi Glattauer in the Veritas Editions exhibition. All 3 exhibitions are running from 5-29 April.

From there we went to Canberra Contemporary Art Space in Manuka where Megalo member and recent graduate of the ANU School of Art and Design (Printmedia + Drawing), Skye Jamieson is having a solo exhibition Hold a Mentos Wrapper. Skye has been making good use of her graduate membership this year and it was great to see some of her print pieces complete and installed. Skye's exhibition is running through to 5-15 April 2018.