'Creature Discomfort' presents several major prints by Brisbane based artist, Ruth Cho. As an emerging artist, Creature Discomfort will be Cho’s first solo exhibition.

Animals are a key motif in Cho’s works, predominantly used for a variety of reasons such as to represent the displacement of people or to reflect our discordant relationship with the natural world. Other influences inform the works in 'Creature Discomfort' that include visual language, styles and elements drawn from her own East-Asian heritage.

Ruth intends to combine this with icons and images of Australian identity which have been historically Eurocentric, to expand our cultural understanding and thinking.

*Image Credit: Image- Louis Lim. Courtesy of the artist and Onespace. 

About the artist

Ruth is an early career artist and printmaker currently living and working in Brisbane, Queensland. Her mother is Chinese, and her father is Korean, and both migrated  and  settled  in  Australia  in  the  1980s.  Cho  graduated  from  the Queensland College of Art in 2018 with a major in Print Media, before returning shortly after to complete her Honours Degree in 2020. Cho  utilises  a  variety  of  relief  printing  techniques,  but  linocut  is  used predominantly in her work. 

Artist in Residence

As part of Creature Discomfort', Ruth will be live in the Creative Space working on new prints.  Over the course of the week, Ruth will aim to produce 1-2 new print works that are influenced by the residency program and the relevant cultural engagement with the region.

Drop in between 10am and 12pm on the following days;

  • Wednesday 12 June, 2024
  • Thursday 13 June, 2024
  • Friday 14 June, 2024


Develop and print your own individual design onto a silk cut lino block for printing onto paper and textiles.

All participants to bring along their own natural fibre fabric for printing eg. Tote bags, t-shirts, tea-towels etc.

Limited selection of upcycled fabrics and tote bags will be available.

All inks and equipment will be provided.

Where: Gatakers Creative Space, Print Studio

When: Two options available 

  • Saturday 15 June, 2024 or
  • Sunday 16 June, 2024

Time: 10am to 2pm (arrive at 9.30am)

Level: intermediate with some experience required in lino cutting 

Cost: $35

Enclosed shoes required.

BYO Lunch

Numbers are limited to eight (8) per workshop, bookings are requred by clicking below.  


Workshop Cancellation Policy

  • Gatakers Artspace cannot accept responsibility for any changes in personal circumstances. Missed workshops or change of mind are at your own expense.
  • If a participant chooses to cancel their confirmed registration, or cannot or does not attend the workshop, the following will apply:
  • The registered participant may invite another person to substitute their place in the workshop (in which they are registered) at any time at no charge;
  • If notice is received 2 or less days from the scheduled starting date, a refund will not be offered.
  • If a workshop is cancelled by Gatakers Artspace a full refund or a reschedule will be provided. Gatakers Artspace will endeavour to advise participants of cancellation at least 48 hours prior to workshop.

This event is supported by the Regional Arts Development Fund, a partnership between the Queensland Government and Fraser Coast Regional Council to support local arts and culture in regional Queensland

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