Residency: August 1 - September 4
Practise: Printmaking and illustration
Printmaking is a traditional and handmade art form that encourages an immersive surrender to the process of creation. Peppy Press is a little printing press that provides a safe space from the fast-paced nature of society, by helping people to create beautiful things. As a resident of the inner-west, Peppy is all about community and loves to bring people together and inspire imagination.
Lucy Buxton is a printmaker and children’s book illustrator, who is passionate about the benefits of hand-made processes. She intuitively uses printmaking techniques and watercolour to breathe life into whimsical worlds and characters that speak not only to children, but to the inner child in us all. She is interested in how narratives can convey important messages and knowledge, and the act of printmaking in ritualising this. Lucy majored in Printmedia during her Visual Arts degree at Monash University, and has also studied a Post-Graduate Certificate in Arts and Community Engagement at the Victorian College of the Arts. Lucy has illustrated three children’s books, including “Wow, the Wonders of Our World”, by Joy Noble and Fiona Johnston, and the “Amy and Agni” series, by Mina Manning.
Lucy plans to bring Peppy to the Artsbox space and introduce her to the community in the inner west. She hopes to create a series of etchings, while sharing her love of printmaking with the public. Lucy plans to make her time at the Artsbox as interactive as possible, engaging and educating anyone who is interested in learning about how Peppy works. She will always have an open door for anyone to drop in to share conversations around art-making and printmaking. Lucy is planning to run a some workshop sessions, allowing people to experiment with materials such as using etching tools on copper or perspex, and rubber stamp making.