A great deal of work goes into producing a fine art print. After the plate or block is prepared and inked, and the paper prepared and registrations set, we finally run the wheel on the press. There is a special moment when the paper is peeled off the block and the image revealed – a moment of reward for the work done. This is the momento moment.

momento is a small art studio based in Hobart, Tasmania. It is run by artist Andrew Baird, assisted by his wife Gabriele. The idea behind momento was to produce authentic hand-pressed art prints for our stall at Salamanca Market, held every Saturday in Salamanca Place, Hobart. The idea germinated when we observed the lack of original two dimensional artworks (other than photography and digital prints) available at the market. As printmakers, we saw this as an opportunity to bring something unique to Salamanca. When the right site came up for sale, (next door to the famous Bratwurst Stall at the Gladstone Street roundabout), momento was born.

Our precious pieces can be purchased at a distance – simply send an email with your request and we’ll answer any questions.