Steph Bolt is an Australian artist based near Melbourne, she has a Diploma of Applied Art - Graphic Design from CIT and a Master of Fine Art - Printmaking from RMIT University. She is forging a career as an international artist, over the last few years she has exhibited in Australia, Thailand, Kurdistan, Singapore and Greece. She has been a recipient of 2 Australia Council for the Arts Grants - an ARTSTART Grant in 2012 and the Early Career Residency Grant in 2014/15.
A printmaking residency first drew her to Skopelos in 2004 & she quickly fell in love with the island & its people. Since 2011 she has returned to SKOPELOS each year, assisted Basil Hall with 6 workshops & facilitated printmaking workshops at Milos Print Studio where together they have worked with more than 100 participants.
In 2014 she facilitated the first SKOPELOS Works on Paper workshop with artist & educator ROSIE WEISS & since then she has worked alongside GAYE PATERSON, DlANNE FOGWELL, SPOWART+COOPER, DIANNE LONGLEY & JOHN HATFIELD.
Steph's intention as a facilitator is to work in conjunction with a new artist / teacher each year to explore various mediums on paper, focusing on their specific area of technical expertise. Her local knowledge will enrich your experience on this stunningly beautiful island.
Steph's main role during the workshop is as a facilitator - organising the day to day running of the workshop.
Her arts practice covers a number of mediums including printmaking, photography & sculpture. As a colourist & with her knowledge of contemporary and traditional printmaking methods, she will work alongside the tutors to provide guidance & tuition in these areas.
For more details about Steph's work you can go to her website www.stephbolt.com
Dianne Fogwell is one of the most respected printmakers and artists’ book practitioners in Australia. She has been a master printer & founding director of print studios such as Studio One (with Meg Buchanan), Criterion Press & Fine Art Gallery & Lewis Editions.
"My art practice is centred in artist books, printmaking and painting. Over the past few years I have been cutting images into linoleum and wood that I loosely term “an alphabet of images”. The images are simple but can be printed on the press, by hand or free from the press. When I place these elements in sequence or in layers they create space to imagine. They are akin to a page of text, using the same symbols in differing sequences to create new meanings. I have developed a method of working from a base block and applying devices like the stencil, brush and stamp. By using book construction techniques I have been able to satisfy my need for scale. This approach has shifted my work away from just making prints or just making books, they are pieces that blur the technical boundaries between book & print."
With works included in a long list of national & international solo & group exhibitions, her recent awards include the national 2017 Geelong Print Prize & 2017 Banyule Award for Works on Paper and the Grand Prix Winner of the exhibition Literary Jokes, Games and Fantasy, Ukraine, for her artist book, Emu. She was the invited International Juror for the 7th Bharat Bhavan International Biennial of Print, Bhopal, India & for the 2018 New Zealand Print and Painting Award.
An invited artist to international biennials for print & the artist book in Poland, Belgium, Belgrade, France, London & most recently, China & Portugal, Dianne has also been a selected finalist in major national print & painting awards such as the National Works on Paper, Silk Cut Award, Burnie Print Prize, Swan Hill Print & Painting Prize & the Portia Geach Portrait Prize.
Lecturing at the ANU School of Art from 1981 to 2006 in the Graphic Investigation workshop (1985–98) & as lecturer in charge of the Edition +Artist Book Studio (from 1996 to 2006), Dianne has also acted as curator & co-curator for international & national touring exhibitions for artist's books & presented workshops & lectures in Greece, New Zealand,
South Korea & Japan.
Dianne’s work is represented in national & international collections including National Gallery of Australia, China Printmaking Museum, Guanlan, Shenzhen, China; and many regional galleries, public libraries, universities, corporate & private collections.
In 2018 Dianne Fogwell published an amazing book
A Printmaker’s Cookbook – Images in Relief
it is available at
For more details about Dianne's work you can go to her website