A message from Sasha Grishin
For almost two decades the Mildura Sculpture Triennials defined the nature of sculpture in Australia. Unlike a major capital city, like Melbourne, Sydney or Canberra, where there are numerous cultural distractions, Mildura has the advantage being small and focused, like a natural ‘think tank’ devoted to particular art form. Printmaking in Mildura, since the establishment of the Art Vault, has gained a strong institutional and social base and a rapidly growing national reputation amongst Australian printmakers. A print triennial in Mildura has the potential of creating a national focus on printmaking and should with time set the agenda for printmaking in this country. It is an exciting idea which I strongly support.
Professor Sasha Grishin AM, FAHA