A cornerstone within the Newfoundland visual arts community, St. Michael’s Printshop has played the role of both facilitator and catalyst in the creation of some of this country’s most important art and in the development of artists since its inception in the early 1970s. Its reputation as a nexus for printmaking has spread, and each year the Printshop continues to receive applications to its residency program from artists across the country and around the globe. For this reason, the Printshop has become not only a fine art production centre but also a meeting place for artists and printmakers. Drawn by the awe-inspiring landscape of Newfoundland, the opportunity for interaction with other artists and the well-equipped facilities, many artists who have come to work at the Printshop believe that these elements combine in a subtle yet potent way to inspire the creation of outstanding works of art.
As much as it is noted for the spectacular physical environment in which it is located, St. Michael’s Printshop has gained an international reputation for its well-equipped facilities. The Printshop maintains a basic inventory of intaglio, lithographic and relief print materials, supplies and chemistries. Printing paper and drawing materials may be purchased at cost. Chemistries, solvents, transparent base, and black and white ink are covered under general Printshop rental. Coloured inks are not provided.
Equipment list includes:
- 2 Brand Intaglio and Relief presses: 22 x 44, 36 x 60”
- 2 Brand Lithography presses: 24 x 40, 36 x 52”
- 10 Lithography stones 24 x 36”
- 1 Lithography stone 32 x 43”
- 25 other stones of varying size
Printshop Rental Rates and Fees
Day Rental $30
Week Rental $140
Month Rental $220
6 Month Rental $650
1 Year Rental $1200
Printshop Special Rates
10 Day Pass $160
Weekend Rental $50
Group rental $20 per person
Mentor Night $20 per person
A 15% discount will be applied to rental rates for approved BFA and MFA program graduates for the first year of rent immediately following graduation. Proof of graduation date will be required.
- All artists must become a member of St. Michael’s in order to use the studio.
- Rental rates include materials surcharge: black and white inks, rags, solvents and chemistries.
- Artists are responsible for their own plates, paper, coloured inks, drawing materials etc.
- Artists new to the Printshop are required to engage in an orientation at the cost of $60.
- Personal storage space is available to yearlong renters only.
- All rates are subject to HST.