Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Teaching at Gold Street Studios and workshops 2013 at Hill End Press

 Bill has been invited down to the Gold Street Studios in Woodend Victoria to teach copperplate photogravure again.  The two workshops have been book out for November which is a really a  nice surprise with some of the students returning a second time.

Bill was trained by Dena Schukit of the Crown Point Press fame, long established printmaking in San Francisco.

Run by Ellie and Allan who are both very passionate about passing these vintage processes on and keeping the enthusiasm alive. They have a loyal following after many years of maintaining and establishing a very enriching environment.

To contact Bill on his photogravure workshops you can find him at where next year he will be returning to teach the exquisite process in our beautiful studio that will house our presses for photogravure and letterpress, with underfloor heating, you won't be able to get us out of there, can't wait, that is currently being built as I type. Yay. 

In between Bill is having a recreational of Brunswick Street,  Gertrude Street and Smith Street Fitzroy
Grace Cafe in Rose Street Fitzroy
Chocolate from the Spanish deli Fitzroy and the catalogue from Bill's show at Latrobe Regional Art Gallery
Street philosophy that Melbourne does so well

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Collaboration with artist John Beard and Bill Moseley

It's with lots of excitement that Hill End Press announce a beautiful collaboration with artist John Beard and Bill creating a copperplate photogravure for John's exhibition at the Liverpool Street Gallery in Sydney.

OPENING NIGHT  Wednesday 14th November

243a Liverpool Street
East Sydney

John Beard was based close to Sintra, on the coast of Lisbon, painting a whole series of works based on rock formation of Adraga.
Edition of 25 printed on Somerset Satin Copperplate photogravure

He himself decribed the impact of this rock:

I was on a cliff and I saw this incredible rock in the sea:
this pyramid in the sea, an equilateral triangle.

Everything seemed connected to what appeared before me.

I found a motif that I knew I would return to - 
it was always going to be there.

The rock had an impregnable majesty, a lifeless finality animated and metamorphosed through light.

The light revealed the energy and force of the sea - an orchestration of submission and reaffirmation.

John Beard was Archibald winner 2007 with his portrait of Australian artist Janet Laurence and this work can be seen on

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Wedding stationery

This is a little glimpse of our new letterpress wedding stationery range that we are creating to be launched in early 2013 inspired by

Roses entwined through old apple trees

Elegant Georgian hand written letters

Toile de jouy