Australian Print Workshop (APW) is a national centre of excellence for contemporary printmaking.

Established in 1981, APW’s prodigious cultural footprint in Australia and internationally has made an unrivalled contribution to the discipline of contemporary Australian printmaking and the arts sector.

APW has a reputation for excellence and innovation across the full range of its programs and services - providing exceptional opportunities and support for artists, communities, and audiences.

Development and presentation of bold and ambitious new work in the print medium is achieved through APW’s creative program of collaborative printing, exhibition and education programs, international initiatives, public art commissions, and community outreach to regional and remote destinations.

Supporting artists to create new work in the print medium is fundamental to APW. Artists who might otherwise be working in isolation are given significant opportunities for professional development, international engagement, networking, and mentorship through APW’s programs.

APW’s professional printmaking facilities include purpose-designed studios equipped with an exceptional range of printing presses and equipment. Supported by APW’s team of highly skilled printers and experienced print specialist staff, these printmaking resources uniquely position APW as a world-class contemporary print organisation.

APW has a strong reputation in Australia and overseas for collaborating with leading contemporary artists to produce art of the highest quality and innovation.

These works have been acquired and exhibited by major art museums and galleries throughout Australia and internationally including the National Gallery of Australia, National Gallery of Victoria, Art Gallery of New South Wales, The British Museum (UK), Victoria and Albert Museum (UK), Cambridge University Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology (UK), Musée du quai Branly (France), Guangzhou Museum of Art (China) and Aichi Museum of Art (Japan) – to name a few.

APW’s commitment to the promotion of contemporary printmaking guides our education and exhibition programs, delivering quality creative content that offers increased access, education, and participation opportunities for all.

APW provides a welcoming, accessible, safe, and inspiring environment to appreciate and learn about original prints, offering countless opportunities for artists, creatives, and audiences to engage with printmaking.

APW’s artistic leadership and proven operational and governance capability is uniquely underpinned by ownership of its premises located in Fitzroy, Melbourne.

As a significant centre for creativity, APW is a substantial contributor to the cultural and social wealth of Australia.

APW is a 'not-for-profit' organisation that receives support from a range of funding agencies, philanthropic trusts and foundations, corporate sponsors and individuals.

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Australian Print Workshop Inc. is supported by the Victorian Government through Creative Victoria