16 December, 2007


Squeegeeville is a website dedicated to the art and technology of screenprinting. Our citizens come from every corner of the world wide web, and they have one thing in common. They are brothers and sisters of the squeegee, practitioners or students of the world's oldest and most versatile print medium - screenprinting.

Since its creation in 2000, the site has gone through a number of changes as our focus has evolved. This is the newest incarnation and we hope you enjoy it. We now concentrate on 6 key areas:

FREE INSTRUCTION AND INFORMATION FOR NOVICE AND ADVANCED SCREENPRINTERS, including links and PDFs of articles published in a range of trade magazines around the world.

TRAINING AND WORKSHOPS AT OUR FACILITIES OR YOURS These include intro courses and more advanced training to get you printing right the first time.

PRODUCTS AND SERVICES including the book 'Screenprinting Today - the Basics', prototyping and product development, custom screenprinting, and fine art printmaking.

AN ON-LINE ART GALLERY featuring Limited Edition serigraphs by Canadian and international artists, gigposters, and other interesting prints.

LINKS AND RESOURCES will help you quickly find other websites that contain good information about screenprinting, artists, associations and more.

THE NEWS SECTION gives visitors an opportunity to ask questions, find answers, and read about the latest goings-on in Squeegeeland.


print biennials

(2005) 2007 Engraving International Biennial "Josef de Ribera", Spain
(30cmx42cm to 70cmx100cm)

(2004) 2007 Kochi International Triennial Exhibition of Prints, Japan
(paper size not to exceed 40"x40" / 100cmx100cm)

(2005) 2007 International Biennial of Mini Prints, Macedonia, also on SMTG
(max print 15cmx15cm, max paper 20cmx20cm)

(2004) 2007 Tallinn Print Triennial, Estonia

(2005?) 2008 International Experimental Engraving Biennial, Romania
(minimum size 40cmx30cm; experimental techniques & materials only)

(2007) 2008? Internationale d'art miniature

(2007) 2008 LESSEDRA World Art Print Annual - Mini Print, Bulgaria
(max 29cmx23cm paper)

(2007) 2008 Cadaques Annual Miniprint International, Spain
(image max 10cmx10cm / 3.9"x3.9", paper max 7.1"x7.1" / 18cmx18cm)

(2007) 2008 International Small Engraving Salon Carbunari Florean Museum, Romania
(max 17cm)

(2006) 2008 Seoul Space Print International Biennial, Korea
(max 110cmx80cm)

(2006) 2008 Biennial International Miniature Print Exhibition (BIMPE), Vancouver, BC, Canada
(max print 10cmx15cm, max paper 8.5"x10")

(2006) 2008 International Miniature Art Biennial, Quebec, Canada
(max print 7.5cmx10cm / 3"x4", max paper 15cm x 20cm / 6"x8")

(2006) 2008 Iowa Biennial Exhibition
(max 3.5"x3.5" / 9cmx9cm)

(2006) 2008 Biennial of Miniature Art, Czestochowa
(max 10cmx10cm, but matted to max outer dimension of 20cmx20cm)

(2007) 2009 International Biennial of Engraving, Italy

(2007) 2009 Brugge Graphic Artes Biennale, Belgium
(this year's theme was "Lace and Lacemaking")

(2007) 2009 International Prints Biennale Gunlan, China
(30cmx30cm to 100cmx100cm)

(2007) 2009 Bienniale de l'Estampe de Saint-Maur, France (also on SMTG )
(maximum size 56cmx76cm)

(2007) 2009 Biennale International de Gravure, Belgium
(max 100cmx70cm)

(2007) 2009 MGLC Biennial of Graphic Arts, Slovenia (also on SMTG)

(2006) 2009 International Print Triennial Krakow, Poland
(paper size 50cmx50cm to 150cmx150cm)

(2007) 2009 Novosybirsk International Biennial, Russia
(sizes for outer dimensions 70x90, 60x80, 40x60, 80x100 cm, minimum 30 x 40 cm)

(2005) 2009 Tokyo International Mini Print Triennial, Japan (also on SMTG
(info from 2005 competition)

(2007) 2009 Biennale Internationale d'Estampe Contemporanie, Trois-Rivières, Quebec, Canada (also on SMTG)
(max paper 100cm)

(2007) 2009 Dry Point Graphic Art Biennial, Yugoslavia
(max 80cmx112cm, DRYPOINT ONLY)

(2006) 2009 International Artist's Book Triennial, Lithuania (also at SMTG)

(2007) 2010 Lahti International Print Triennial, Finland
(I've linked to the 2007 rules for reference; image max 17cmx20cm, paper max 30cmx35cm)

(2007) 2010 International Triennial of Stage Poster, Bulgaria


SMTG Biennial of Print Arts website:

(2007) 2008 Actus Magnus "little m" International Exhibition of Miniatures, Lithuania
Info from the 2006 competition

(2006) 2008 Baharat Bahavan International Biennial of Print, India
Info from the 2006 competition

(2005) 2008 Egyptian International Print Triennial Cairo, Egypt
Info from the 2005 competition

(2006) 2008 International Engraving Biennial, Spain
Info from the 2006 competition
(minimum 50cm, max 170cmx100cm)

(2006) 2008 International Biennial Print and Drawing Exhibition, Taiwan
Info from the 2006 competition

(2007) 2009 Biennale Internationale de la gravure et des nouvelle images de Sarcelles, France
(2007 entry info in English)

(2007) 2010 Le Locle Print, Switzerland, but also at Musée des Beaux-Artes
Info from the 2007 competition

December 2007 Subject Index Combined

Print Australia
Profile J Severn
If I can’t dance - Antwerp
SOLSTICE Postcard Exchange Archive
November 2007 subject index - bellebyrd
November 2007 subject index - blakkbyrd

Glow 2007

new media
Seven Ways To Say Internet with Net Art
call - Going Underground 7

T.A.G. Man
Graffiti - Merry Christmas Everybody!
Icelandic bus bombing
santa's ghetto
"Chewing Gum Man"
Safe to Spray
Tags 'R' Us - graffiti superstore
Art on the street

Papunya Painting

painting health & safety - ANU guidelines

Intellectual Property (IP) online
Copyright Information
you thought we wouldn’t notice

Moving Targets
Community Printmaking Project (1985)

christmas par
Chopper - Christmas Story
Blackadder's Christmas Carol
Merry Christmas Mr. Bean
Abbott & Costello- Christmas Special
Christmas Day at Doctor who's
Full Metal Jacket Christmas
Charlie The Wonder Dog "A Very Charlie Christmas"

christmas music
'Blue Christmas'
Tom Waits - Christmas card
12 bollywood Days of Christmas
The 12 isms of Christmas
Terrorist 12 days of Christmas
Happy Christmas (War Is Over)
Donuts (Christmas music video)
Korn - Jingle Bells
F*** Christmas - Eric Idle
All I want for Christmas is more more more by Daffy Duck
South Park Christmas songs

christmas films
Pluto's Christmas Tree (1952)

If I can’t dance - Antwerp
God Rest We Weary Working Moms


billie holiday & count basie - god bless the child, now baby
1983 Islington Squatter Punk Documentary
Lillasyster - Umbrella
Vanilla Sky - Umbrella

Pluto's Christmas Tree (1952)


Charlie The Wonder Dog "A Very Charlie Christmas"


15 December, 2007

billie holiday & count basie - god bless the child, now baby


Chopper - Christmas Story


Intellectual Property (IP) online

This guide deals with Intellectual Property (IP) online, particularly copyright.

The rise of the global information infrastructure and recognition that the 'property of the mind' is a major driver of national economies and culture has led many to question the nature and viability of copyright and other forms of intellectual property such as trademarks.

Being online means grasping the challenges of intellectual property: protecting what may be one of your major assets and respecting the rights of others, whether they are IP owners or IP users. The web is not a copyright-free zone. While abuses abound it is in your interest to act on a considered basis, whether you are a rights owner, a rights user or an intermediary such as an ISP.


{Australian content}

Copyright Information

copyright links from the Lyrebyrd archive.

Online Australian Copyright Information ACC IPR Copyright Intellectual Property - news and information sheets

Berne Convention For The Protection Of Literary And Artistic Works (Paris Text 1971)

Stanford Uni - home page with links to (US) Current Legislation / Resources on the Net / Overview of Copyright Law


Copyright site at Berkely U with lots of links to relevant material - almost all US-based.


Links to various copyright sites and issues - Australian content.


A good source of information on local copyright law, including the Arts, from Australian National University


All things related to copyright

Index page to articles ( Using Celebrity Images in Art /Copyright: Fair Use Overview/ Copyrights: Why You Should Register) by an American lawyer.

Tutorial page. Last Edited: December 13, 1995 Copyright© 1994-1997 Jon Wiederspan

11 December, 2007

Papunya Painting

28 Nov 2007 – 3 Feb 2008
Temporary Exhibition Gallery. Free.

Papunya Painting: Out of the Desert showcases the National Museum of Australia's extraordinary collection of Western Desert art.

An important exhibition "Papunya Painting: Out of the Desert" has just opened at the National Museum of Australia in Canberra. The Museum holds an outstanding collection of Papunya Tula art including many large canvases. Most of these paintings have never been seen in Australia in the three decades since they were painted.

They were mainly collected by the Aboriginal Arts Board (AAB) of the Australia Council, which was created in 1973. Amongst other things it provided grants for Aboriginal communities to employ managers and to help sustain Aboriginal culture and arts. Some of the Papunya paintings bought by the Board were lent or given to Australian embassies around the world while others were donated to public museums and galleries. These helped to raise the profile of Aboriginal art in the commercial art market.

In the 1980s the AAB wound up its exhibition program and in 1990 the collection of Papunya paintings was transferred to the Museum. These form the substance of this outstanding exhibition.

The exhibition is organized by the sequence of coordinators with Papunya Tula Artists starting with Geoffrey Bardon and going as far as Andrew Crocker at the beginning of the 1980s.

Follow the links below to learn more about the Papunya collection, the artists, exhibition catalogue and one of our many events and children's activities.

> The exhibition
> Works on show
> The artists
> Collection history
> Papunya map
> Behind the scenes
> Events and activities
> Catalogue
> Further reading

08 December, 2007

SOLSTICE Postcard Exchange Archive

In 2002 Print Australia launched the Solstice Exchange as archived below.

In 2003 and 2004 the exchange was
redesigned and named the SSNW Southern Summer Northern Winter Miniature Print Exchange.

In 2005, the exchange was renamed the Lyrebyrd Miniature Print Exchange. The Lyrebyrd exchange is an annual event conducted exclusively for Lyrebyrd members.

NEW: A full history of the Print Australia miniprint exchange is now on the NEW Print Australia website here.

The Solstice Exchange has been republished here with a slideshow of the prints.

From Internet Archives

Print Exchanges

Brought to you by Print Australia


SOLSTICE Postcard Exchange

We are proud to announce our first 'fun' exchange for PA members. The format is a postcard, in envelope, and will be an annual event. Each person will receive a list of participants. Use it like your Christmas card list, one card per person and one for the PA archives please. As it is a fun exchange these do not have to be editioned prints. The fun part is receiving the postcards in your mailbox over a period of weeks.

Subject: Solstice - when the sun is the furthest from the equator... eg December (22) and June (21) approximately.... (Quote: Collins Australian Pocket English Dictionary) Known as Summer and Winter Solstice or Winter and Summer Solstice!

Size: Postcard 6" x 4" or 15cm x 9.5cm ( Please send in an envelope)

Medium: Any traditional technique but no computer generated ones please (this time)

Participation fee: None

Time for Completion: ASAP (As soon as possible) but if you sign up it is your responsibility to fulfill your obligation! Please try to get them all in the post before 1st March 2003.

If you post them around Christmas you could perhaps sneak them through the post at Christmas Postage Rates, too!!! Shhhhhhhh!

Exchange Rules:
* Would members who would like to be included in this exchange please email Jan.

* The co-ordinator will make up a list of names and addresses and send them via email only to those people listed on this exchange list. To protect your privacy, please do not post your address to the Print Australia mailing list.

* Postcards (in envelopes) are to be sent to each individual participant, not to the co-ordinator.

04 December, 2007


J. Severn {AKA Blakkbyrd}, English born Australian, currently resides and works in Amsterdam.

Severn has a Bachelor of Commerce (with merit) and a Graduate Diploma in Adult Education and Training from the University of Wollongong; and a Bachelor of Arts (fine arts) from Southern Cross University majoring in Art Theory & Criticism and Graphics.

ounder and Director of the Print Australia internet group, an online community for professional artists, now in its ninth year of operation. The Print Australia Archive is deposited as part of the Australian Print Collection at the Wagga Wagga Regional Gallery, Australia.

Since relocating to Amsterdam, Severn travels, researches European art and publishes the Bellebyrd and Blakkbyrd art blogs. Severn's interests include online curating, and through the Lyrbyrd site, Severn has curated numerous projects, collaborations and exhibitions and was recently curator at Montevideo {Nederlands Instituut voor Mediakunst, Amsterdam} as part of the Video Vortex exhibition. Research interests focus on contemporary art practices with particular emphasis on urban at, new media forms and WWW2.





Print Australia

02 December, 2007

you thought we wouldn’t notice

Welcome to ‘you thought we wouldn’t notice’ a site dedicated to pointing out those thing’s that give you that feeling of ‘haven’t l seen that somewhere before?”

This is a open blog so anyone can post anything, therefore we don’t have control over what is put up.We can only delete it once it’s there.
If anyone has any issues with any of the posts please email us on ytwwn [at] youthoughtwewouldntnotice.com

Anyone posting PLEASE check your sources.
These are some of the reasons you shouldn’t post here:

  • It could be a commissioned work.
  • It could be a tribute.
  • Or it could be credited.
  • It could be the same idea by different people

Please check that it not the case before posting.

There is often reasons why you may have ’seen it before’ please check that your post that it doesn’t come under the following:

  • Parodies: intentional copies mocking the original
  • Same Influences/Inspirations: If someone was inspired by “a plane hitting a building” to create there art you can’t stop anyone else from having the same inspiration.
  • References: As above & If someone makes an illustration of a photo it is still there work (look at andy warhol)
    Style: You can’t really own a style. These ones may be judge case by case. post and let the readers decide.
  • Artist Vs Artist stuff is just so bitchy, I would much rather see artist vs company issues posted here

Some post may be left due to the comments that are more interesting then the post, but we try to delete anything before it gets that far.

If you need help in posting please see the ‘how to’ guide here.