Learn Letterpress at Idlewild Press

You'll earn how to set and print metal type on both a cylinder proof press and a hand-fed platen press. We’ll cover the minutiae of handsetting, locking up and makeready. You’ll leave knowing how to recognise a tight tympan, how to check roller height and all about the finer points of good inking. You’ll learn how to feed the press, maintain ink levels, avoid offset and maintain registration. You’ll take home comprehensive notes and a completed project of your own design. Successful completion of the course allows students to print at the studio during open studio hours.

Date & time: September 21 & 28, 2013

November 16 & 17, 2013

10am–5pm, both days. 

Cost: $425. Includes all materials.

Maximum four students per workshop.

Booking information here


Lamington Drive Illustration Residency!

    In a rare occurrence barely visible from the surface of Mars, Lamington Drive has accepted four young illustrators into its coconut-coated arms.

The artists in-residence will draw their hearts out during the month of August and visitors hoping to catch a glimpse of their different styles and illustration studios may pop by on Saturdays for a look-see. We’re happy to announce that there will be a one-off exhibition of their work from 28 August to 31 August and strongly advise you save the date. Opening night will be a blast.


Illustration Residency: 7 - 24 August

Exhibition: Wednesday 28 – Saturday 31 August