Union St Printmakers
Whether you’re keen to try your hand at printmaking for the first time, or you’re an experienced artist looking to expand your skills, Union St Printmakers runs a class to suit your needs. Now based at the 6 Manton St arts hub, Union St Printmakers offers 3hr Sat/Mon casual classes and 10am-4pm Sun/Tues workshops, with Sat classes still taking place in the lovely garden studio at Stepney.
Simone Tippett began teaching classes as Union St Printmakers in 2009 and believes that collaboration and the sharing of information, processes and projects, is a vital element of art making. This ethos has seen Tippett take on many roles – as educator, artist and curator – creating a warm, welcoming environment in which makers of all ages, backgrounds and expertise come to ‘get their hands dirty, drink far too much tea and coffee, and discover things that they didn’t realise they could do'.
Drawn to the City: The Multitasker
01 May 2018
Leo Greenfield's "Drawn to the City" column for The Adelaide Review is about Simone Tippett of Union St Printmakers. In Leo's words, "As an artist, teacher and curator, who also works as a legal secretary, Simone Tippett can't be summed up by a simple job title."
Simone Tippett | The Pool Exhibition
31 Aug 2017
Simone Tippett's image 'Poolaroid II', 2004/05 is included in a publication to accompany the exhibition 'The Pool: Architecture, Culture and Identity' - Australia's successful exhibition at the 2016 Venice Biennale. The exhibition is showing at The Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia at Federation Square in Melbourne from 18 August 2017 - 18 February 2018.
Curated by Aileen Sage Architects (Isabelle Toland and Amelia Holliday) with Michelle Tabet, 'The Pool: Architecture, Culture and Identity' explores Australia's cultural identity through the pools of Australia.
The Adelaide Review
28 Jul 2016
Featured in the August edition of The Adelaide Review. Read the full article on the link below.
Exhibition review |Scratch & Pierce
25 Jul 2016
New on the 'Imprint blog': Mei Sheong Wong takes us through 'Scratch & Pierce', an exhibition of prints and plates by contemporary South Australian artists. Curated by PCA committee members Simone Tippett of Union St Printmakers & Vicki Reynolds of Printmaking at AC Arts. Presented as part of the PCA’s 50th anniversary celebrations and the 2016 Year of Print.
Exhibition at Gallery 1855 until Saturday 30 July 2016. Gallery hours Wednesday-Saturday 12pm-5pm.
Venice Architectural Biennale
11 Jul 2016
Earlier this year, the beautiful publication 'The Pool' was published in support of Australia’s entry in the Venice Architectural Biennale. Simone Tippett of Union St Printmakers featured on p47.
”The Pool is Australia’s exhibition at the 2016 Venice Architectural Biennale. This companion publication to the exhibition is a collection of stories about the social and cultural power of pools in Australia, including interviews with environmentalist Tim Flannery, Olympians Shane Gould and Ian Thorpe, authors Anna Funder and Christos Tsiolkas, curator Hetti Perkins, fashion designers Romance Was Born and singer songwriter Paul Kelly”.