Agave Print Studio
Dianne Longley opened Agave Print Studio in November 2014 in a 1970s A-frame situated in picturesque Trentham. Offering workshops for printmakers, studio access and residencies, printmaking collaborations, editioning services and one-to-one tuition Agave Print Studio is a professional studio for intaglio and relief/letterpress printmaking. Dianne specialises in safer print techniques such as photopolymer printmaking and using citrus solvents and eucalyptus for cleaning up.
Dianne has taught workshops and classes in photopolymer printmaking and artist books in Australia, USA, Japan, Greece and the UK, and has taught printmaking and other subjects at a range of tertiary institutions.
Agave Open Studio event - April 2-3, 2022
We proceeded with open studio notwithstanding light rain and sleet on Saturday and misty cold weather on Sunday. Lots of people were interested in my demonstrations in the studio, garden strolls were constrained but afternoon tea assisted with new connections and friendships. A worthwhile event and another one will be scheduled for November.
Dianne’s aesthetic is based on intricate design, a complex conceptual or narrative framework and the highest production values. Her works are complex, carefully balanced and nuanced compositions that draw together cultural histories and a wide range of artistic techniques. Chris Reid, February 2013
Dianne is currently a master printmaker at Agave Print Studio, an access printmaking studio established in 2014 at Trentham, Victoria. She has been an exhibiting artist for four decades, and has work in national and international collections.
Born in Sydney but Dianne grew up on a sheep and wheat farm in central NSW and after high school went to art school in Newcastle from
1975-78. In 1979 she moved to Adelaide and ran a printmaking studio from 1991-2014. In 1998 Dianne published ‘Printmaking with Photopolymer
Plates’, a book about working with photopolymer plates (solarplates). She was awarded her PhD (thesis on printmaking in SA) in 2018 from ANU. Dianne gained a BVA from Hunter Institute of Higher Education NSW in 1979, and a research MA from Flinders University SA in 2000.
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This new Agave Print Studio website is in development. If you have any queries contact Dianne on 0414891952. And please continue to explore and discover new website content as time and resources allow.
Collaborate with Dianne on a special series of prints. You can stay and edition your prints at Agave Print studio, or Dianne can edition them for you.
Scheduled workshops – set dates for one-day workshops, a perfect way to de-stress, enjoy a creative day, learn a new skill and make something unique.
Custom workshops – your choice of technique and dates, in printmaking, encaustic and letterpress for 2-4 friends and colleagues.
Purchase artworks by Dianne or printmaking supplies such as a 21-step Stouffer Wedge or 80% black random dot screen in A4-A3-A2.
Agave Print Studio acknowledges the traditional owners of Australia. I express my gratitude in sharing this great land and I am sorry for the personal, spiritual and cultural costs of that sharing.
I hope to walk forward in harmony with the Dja Dja Warrung people.