Australian Print Triennial Exhibitions
Congratulations to the following artists who have been shortlisted in the Print Award:
Tony Ameneiro, Andrew Antoniou, Rosalind Atkins, Kathy Boyle, Dean Brown, Jock Clutterbuck, Lana De Jager, Dianne Fogwell, Graham Fransella, David Frazer, Edwin Garcia, Jackie Gorring, Rona Green, Robert Hague, Rew Hanks, Nicci Haynes, Chris Ingham, Roslyn Kean, Michael Kempson, Martin King, Barbie Kjar, Kir Larwill, Nigel Laxton, Dianne Longley, Catherine Macdonald, Peter Mackie, Colleen Morrow, Helen Mueller, Diana Orinda Burns, Glenda Orr, Evan Pank, Jemima Parker, Janet Parker-Smith, Graeme Peebles, Sue Poggioli, Andrea Przygonski and Victoria May, Geoffrey Ricardo, Luisa Romeo, Olga Sankey, Alexander Smith, Melissa Smith, Anne Starling, Elmari Steyn, Jennifer Tarry-Smith, Zoja Trofimiuk, Susan Wald, Cleo Wilkinson and Joel Wolter.
We have selected fifteen new artists for the second Australian Print Triennial. The artists have used a variety of mediums through which they have chosen to communicate. These include lithographs, monotypes, vinyl cuts, screen-prints, etchings and aquatints, collagraphs with chine collé and digital prints. The works range from small gems through to substantial and powerful prints.
All the artists who were invited to exhibit have enthusiastically compiled a body of work that is of a very high standard and worthy of their selection. The work is perceptive, sometimes challenging, and visually and technically competent. I would like to congratulate and thank the artists for their participation and for adding to the success of the second Australian Print Triennial.
Nine Australian artists, hosted by Julie Chambers and Vikki Moore of Mildura’s Art Vault, gathered at Mungo over five days for an immersive experience in one of the world’s most telling ice age landscapes. The significance of the imminent repatriation ﬂoated in and out of conversation and imbued the residency with a heightened awareness of the group’s great privilege and responsibility. How do you artistically capture the vastness of this place, the ﬂora and fauna, the palimpsest in the sediment of ancient social networks adapting to altering conditions, the spiritual consciousness of one of the oldest living cultures on Earth? Some long-time collaborators are part of the group: Rosalind Atkins and eX de Medici; Raymond Arnold and Ian Westacott. Others are GW Bot, Ellis Hutch, Michael Kempson, Martin King and Brian Robinson. Most are old friends or at least acquaintances, while others meet for the first time, but all have been chosen by Julie Chambers for their talent as printmakers. The objective is to gather ideas and commence work for an exhibition at the Australian Print Triennial in Mildura next October. Maureen Reyland, a Balranald artist, is also a guest, but equally a host, as a direct descendent of Mungo Lady and a spokesperson for one of the three tribal groups that negotiate on all matters concerning the site.
Expressions of Interest
Friday from 12.30- 1pm will see the launch of new print art books for 2018 in the foyer at MAC. This opportunity is open to all involved to provide a publicity platform for any artist/s who may have written art books during 2018.
There will be 5 minute allocations open to anyone who would like to register to talk and promote printmaking studios and opportunities for artists within the community.