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CPM started in 1989 as an artist led initiative to encourage the art of printmaking and

serving Northern NSW and SE Queensland.

Situated on the outskirts of Murwillumbah at Stokers Siding, CPM provides facilities for etching, lithography, relief printing, monotypes, lino and woodcuts.

CPM has an inclusive, informal, multi-media focus where artists of all levels of experience and in all disciplines are welcome to share insights and studio workshop



CPM is a non-profit, incorporated group financed through membership fees and supported by Tweed Shire Council and local businesses, and the NSW Rural Assistance Authority.

The Tweed Regional Gallery collection holds the winning prints and acquisitions acquired through the CPM National Print Awards 1991-2013.

Committee members:


President - Peter Schardin

Vice President - Rachel Dun

Treasurer / Public Officer - Sue Chakos

Secretary / Memberships - Anne Schardin


CPM is not a teaching institution but is primarily an open-access studio for artists.

Prospective members are encouraged to familiarise themselves with the studio by visiting on any open day. Formal workshops are offered when there is sufficient interest.

Membership of CPM entitles you to studio workshop facilities, materials at cost and participation in group exhibitions and collaborative projects.

apply for membership here

use of the studio workshop

Owing to the dangers associated with machinery and chemicals etc., equipment is available to members who can demonstrate proficiency and understanding of OH&S standards and agree to the studio workshop OH&S and rules and guidelines.

The Stokers Siding studio is provisioned with water from a rainwater tank and is on a septic system.

CPM has a green policy. We ask you to LEAVE NOTHING BUT YOUR FOOTPRINTS and restrict your use of chemicals as per list posted in the studio.


Papers, inks, solvents and chemicals are available for purchase at CPM. These items are

not included in the studio workshop hire fee. A cost guide is posted in the office area.

The workshop runs on an honour system and members are responsible for recording and processing their own payments and receipts in the day book in the office.


open days

Fridays 11-3 (closed Christmas school holidays and Good Friday).

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