Join us from 11am – 5pm on May 5 & 6th for the Nillumbik Artists Open Studio. Escape the city for the day and immerse yourself in the bushland setting of The Baldessin Press & Studio. Meet our studio artists, see a selection of their new works on paper, learn from our printmaking demonstrations, explore the bluestone studio and enjoy refreshments from our pop-up cafe.


11am SATURDAY 5th May
Studio Tour &
Printmaking Presentation

Discover the rich history of the Press and the late George Baldessin on this tour of the studio. Meet our studio artists, learn about the art of printmaking through printing demonstrations and see examples of photogravure, etching and monotypes.

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2pm on Sat 5 & Sun 6 May
Bromelaid Tour

Explore our extensive bromeliad garden with ecological artist Lloyd Godman, and learn about his living plant sculptures based on the principle of super sustainability.

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11am SUNDAY 6th May
Kyoko Imazu in conversation – State Library Victoria Amor Residency at The Baldessin Press & Studio Fellow Presentation

2017 SLV Amor Resident at The Baldessin Press & Studio, Kyoko Imazu, joins us in the studio to present her new work. See the vast, multi-plate photogravure prints Atkins created during her residency, and gain insights into her creative process.

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