Beau Est Mien (which means ‘beautiful is mine’) began in 2008. We created quirky and detailed limited edition printed artworks hand-made and coloured with water colours, using traditional printmaking techniques such as dry point, etching, and screen printing. Beau Est Mien was also the home of printmaking workshops and a thoughtfully curated shop featuring our favourite artists, designers, and makers.
A small team of artists and makers (Magali Dincher, Alina Tang, Johanna Acs) made Beau Est Mien a place of passion, joy and love. Collectively, this tight knit group of creative women transform the little studio in Northbridge into a vibrant community.
Upstairs in our spacious and bright studio, we were fully equipped with printmaking equipment for intaglio, relief, and exposure screen printing processes. The space was also our work area where we planned our seasonal workshop program, held exhibitions & events, created our own printed artworks, and shared the space regularly for open studio sessions.
We created a welcoming and inviting environment for everyone to relax, enjoy themselves, learn new skills, and be inspired to create.
Workshops were a huge and special part of Beau Est Mien, each season we offered our range of printmaking techniques (aluminium plate etching, dry point, stencil and exposure screen printing, block printing, linocut, and stationery-making. The workshops were offered as short and sweet one-day courses, and more extensive three day courses for the eager printmakers. Each season we invited new and exciting guest teachers sharing new skills and knowledge in floristry, moss-ball making, calligraphy, and more. All of our workshops were beginner-friendly and introduced technical processes in an approachable and fresh way.
We also offered external workshops, often in collaboration with shopping centres, local councils, and corporate spaces to share our love of printmaking.
Beau Est Mien was part of a charming strip of small businesses that brightened the top end William Street. In the blossoming cultural centre of Perth, we had visitors come to the store from far and wide to take a piece of the city home with them. They were always delighted to find works inspired not only by Australia, but by the cities, people, and flora of the world.