Lancaster Press Fiji


Residencies and workshops offer facilities and instruction in hand lithography in a purpose built studio.The studio has on offer two litho presses, one electric and one hand operated.There will also be a basic screen printing set up and etching press available

Levels of instruction will range from beginners to advanced techniques assisted by master printer Peter Lancaster who has 25 years experience collaborating with artists.

Artists will also be encouraged to use studio as a multi-disciplinary space including writing retreat.

The house will accommodate a maximum of two artists with kitchen facilities, private bedroom with deck and 24 hour access to studio. Meals are available on request when booking residency at extra cost

Larger groups(4-6) who wish to do a one week workshop in lithography will need to find alternative accommodation. The Coral Coast has a large variety of options to suit all budgets and also a wide variety of cultural and other attractions in the local area.


“November 2018, I went to visit Lancaster Press Fiji the house and studio is set on a quiet hilltop catching cool breezes with views of the sea and the mountains. A luxurious tropical garden surrounds, the trees are laden with fruits (mangoes, avocados, limes, and coconuts) that can sustain you during your art sessions!! There is also a refreshing pool to dip into after your hard work in the studio!

I highly recommend spending time at Lancaster Press Fiji, a perfectly quiet and peaceful place to be creative while being close to beautiful and interesting surrounds to explore.

Peter’s assistance with lithography and his state of the art studio makes you confident and assured your print will be of the usual impeccably high standard from Lancaster Press. The surrounding tropical garden and views to the ocean and mountains is a spectacular scene to paint and draw in itself!  Really looking forward to visiting again!! 5 Stars!!!”

Sue Anderson, painter represented by Australian Galleries Melbourne/Sydney

“A master printer does not translate an artist’s drawing into a lithograph, but is more like a midwife, who technically facilitates the creation of the original print. Melbourne-based Peter Lancaster is a master lithographic printer who has worked with a number of Australia’s finest artists to create some absolutely brilliant lithographs. Kaye Green, a wonderful Australian artist, who frequently prints her own lithographs, describes her experience of collaborating with Lancaster as a “perfect working relationship”.

Sasha Grisham exhibition review – Canberra Times 12 May 2016 ‘Between a rock and a hard place’ – various artists.- Megalo Print Gallery

Residency Programme since: 2015
Description of Organisation: Lancaster Press has been a independent workshop for over 28 years collaborating with artists in hand lithography Director and Master printer Peter Lancaster has headed up Lancaster Press in Melbourne Australia since 1998 collaborating with of many of Australia’s leading Artists including: Rick Amor, Dean Bowen, Sue Anderson, John Coburn, Mirka Mora, Jon Cattapan, Colin Lancely, David Frazer and Wendy Stavrianos.

The property has a large studio with ocean outlooks and a spacious house  with four bedrooms one with ensuite. Three rooms have air conditioning, private decks, a panoramic outlook and shared bathroom facilities. There is a large living room with two separate dining areas, TV and internet. Full kitchen and laundry facilities, generous outdoor garden areas which includes an in ground pool.Costs are on a sliding scale depending on artists personal needs starting from availability of 4 bedroom house with studio and car or sharing house with fellow artists with kitchen, bathroom facilities and large living space.

Setting up a studio on Fiji’s main island of Viti Levu fills a gap in the Pacific Islands. May to September are the more comfortable months in Fiji.

Please email for further information regarding packages available to suite your needs.Further information is available at

Thanks you for for your interest in Lancaster Press Fiji!

Organisation founded in: 1998
What type of organisation are you?:
  • Independent Association/Foundation
Working Languages:
  • English
Presentation of artists’ work: Arranged on a case-by-case basis
Duration of residency:
  • Weeks: 2
Number of studios: 1
Number of artists in residence at one time: 2
Studio type and size: Private studio
Accommodation type:
Private Room
Which disciplines does your residency cater to?:
  • Visual Art
  • Sculpture
  • Ceramics
  • Printmaking
  • Textile Art
What practical facilities does your residency offer to artists?:
  • Shared accommodation
  • Private studio / workplace
  • Kitchen
  • Internet
  • Meals
  • Cleaning
  • Motorbike
What artistic facilities does your residency offer to artists?:
  • Welding tools
  • Printmaking facilities
  • Technical assistance
Is your residency wheelchair accessible?: No
If your residency does not include accommodation, do you assist artists in finding accommodation?: Yes
If yes, please specify: We can provide a list of accommodation nearby to the studio
Companions Allowed:
  • Children
  • Partners
  • Does your residency uphold partnerships beneficial to resident artists? : Local artists
    Application process: Digital application
    Do you charge an application fee for your residency?: No
    Do you charge a residency fee for your residency?: Yes
    If yes, what is the residency fee? (in your local currency): FIJI $ Pricing ACCOMMODATION AND RESIDENCIES IN 4 BEDROOM HOUSE WITH 24 HOUR STUDIO ACCESS $1,800 per week. (groups). Individuals and couple’s $1,350 per week. STUDIO ACCESS $50 per person, includes studio induction. consumables for processing of stone and plates, newsprint and rags. Cotton rag paper available for purchase. STUDIO TUITION $35 AUD per hour per person. STUDIO DEMONSTRATION $50 per person 2 hour demonstration with refreshments provided
    Do you provide the residents with any funds associated with the residency? (e.g. stipend, fellowship, production allowance): No
    Expenses paid by the artist:
    • Travel
    • Housing
    • Food
    • Supplies
    • Other
    Are artists expected to do one of the following during their residency stay?:
    • No requirements
    Other activities happening at the space:
    • Workshops
    • Exhibition
    • Open Studios
    Selection process: By curator
    Setting: Rural
    Nearest Airport: Nadi
    How to reach by plane: Nadi International airport is a 45 min drive to residency. Express buses run on a regular timetable from the airport to Sigatoka (our local town) where you will be picked up.We are situated on the western side of the main island of Viti Levu on the Coral Coast.
    How to reach by car: Car hire available at Nadi airport
    Street & Number: Lot 5 Malaqereqere Coral Coast Fiji
    Postal Code: 00000
    City: Sigatoka
    Country long: Fiji
    Lot 5 Malaqereqere Coral Coast Fiji
    Sigatoka 00000 Fiji
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