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About us _______________________________________________________NEWS

Situated between the Pacific and Indian Oceans, and in close proximity to South East Asia, the cultural life of Australia, developing from indigenous and immigrant beginnings, is rich and diverse. Against the backdrop of a landscape that often inspires a confrontational energy as well as providing unique flora and fauna, Melbourne is a city with magnificent cultural institutions and a profound commitment to creativity.

Monash University is unique amongst the world’s major research universities for its diverse communities and its campuses and centres across four continents. As probably the youngest institution in The Times Top 50 in the world, it has 55,000 students from over 130 countries. An energetic and dynamic university, Monash is committed to the highest aspirations in education and research.

The Faculty of Art & Design located at the Caulfield campus is one of Australia’s leading creative education providers. The Faculty offers courses that are professional, flexible, contemporary and relevant, producing skilled graduates who shape the future of art and design practice nationally, and on the international stage. Monash’s Printmedia program supports experimentation, creative enquiry and the development of each individual’s particular visual language in the context of contemporary visual arts, developing multi-disciplinary projects that draw on resources from across our Faculty.

The Faculty’s relationship with the Ancora Press, established in 1976 on the Clayton campus but moved in 2007 to the Caulfield campus, enables the Printmedia program to teach students from across the Faculty the processes of setting and printing type by hand – a valuable experience in the broad practices of creating artists’ books and graphic design.

The Faculty of Art & Design gratefully acknowledges the Print Council of Australia, the Gordon Darling Foundation, the International Council of Graphic Design Associations and the State Library of Victoria for their support of IMPACT 7: Intersections & Counterpoints.


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History of IMPACT

The biennial IMPACT Conference originated at the Centre for Fine Print Research and was first hosted at the University of the West of England in 1999 in association with the Royal West of England Academy and the Southern Graphics Council USA.  The inaugural conference was attended by over 400 delegates from more than 20 countries with presentations of academic papers, workshops, print process demonstrations, exhibitions and lectures on a multitude of contemporary and historical print practice.

  • 1999
    Centre for Fine Print Research, University of the West of England with Royal West of England Academy, Bristol, UK and the Southern Graphics Council, USA
  • 2001
    University of Art and Design, Media Centre Lume, Helsinki, Finland
  • 2003
    Michaelis School of Fine Art, University of Cape Town with Rhodes University School of Fine Art, Cape Town, South Africa
  • 2005
    Berlin University of the Arts, Berlin, 8ermany and Academy of Fine Arts, Poznan, Poland
  • 2007
    Kumu Art Museum with Estonian Academy of Arts, Tallinn, Estonia
  • 2009
    Centre for Fine Print Research, University of the West of England, Bristol, UK
  • 2011
    Monash University, Faculty of Art & Design, Melbourne, Australia