The Mildura BMW Australian Print Triennial is an international art event celebrating art printmaking and its significance in Australia’s Art culture and we are committed to community engagement in the program and specifically programmed community events.
Australian Print Triennial Dinner
Join us for dinner with some of Australia’s leading artists in a beautiful garden setting, entertained by Dog Trumpet, a family affair spearheaded by brothers Reg Mombassa and Peter O’Doherty – former members of iconic band Mental As Anything – along with acclaimed jazz singer, Nicky Crayson and her band.
Book a ticket or reserve a table for family and friends and be a part of this fabulous one night event.
Saturday 31st October
6:30 for 7pm, Ampelon Gardens, Gol Gol
Tickets $145 BOOK NOW
Community Print Trail
The Australian Print Triennial – Print Trail is an activity for students and members of the general public. Between Monday 26th October and Monday 9th November, fifteen print works of art will be on display in the window of fifteen shopfronts and businesses in the City Heart district. A Print Trail Guide including a list of questions, as well as a map of the artworks locations, will be made available by download on this website or can be picked up from The Art Vault from October 1st. Participants are encouraged to visit each site and answer questions posed, returning completed questionnaires to the Art Vault by Monday 16th November so that they may be included in the prize draw. At least three separate works of art have been donated by significant artists for prizes. Winners will be notified immediately. You could own your first original art work!!!
Questions posed will be both knowledge and personal impressionist based and answers and comments about the works will be available on the website, or from The Art Vault, from 17th October. We encourage schools to participate with their students as a class project. Entry is free. More details to follow but feel free to contact us for further details.
Download APT Community Print Trail Questionaire here or collect one from The Art Vault at 43 Deakin Ave Mildura.
Community Printmaking Workshops
In Partnership with key local organisations, Mildura BMW Australian Print Triennial, presents a series of workshops on Thursday 29th October.
Participation in these workshops is limited to members, clients, students of the presenting organisation. If you would like to participate, please contact the organisation directly.
Sunraysia Mallee Ethnic Communities Council with Michael Kempson
Etching workshop at Sunraysia TAFE
Michael Kempson has been exhibiting since 1983 with a total of 22 one-person exhibitions. His work is represented in the National Gallery of Australia, Canberra and several State Galleries. He is currently Head of Printmaking Studies at COFA, UNSW in Sydney, Australia and also Director of Cicada Press, a research focussed custom printing workshop where he has collaborated in projects with over 85 Australian and International artists. His curatorial experience involves 21 exhibitions including SILK + SAND, Chinese and Australian Prints, in Sydney and Beijing in 2008 and Aboriginal Dreams – Paintings, Etchings, Linocuts – Indigenous Art from Papunya Tjupi, at Indus Valley School of Art, Karachi, Pakistan.
Mildura Senior College with artist Ros Atkins
Etching workshop with VCA 11&12 students at Mildura Senior College
Printmaker Rosalind Atkins completed a Bachelor of Fine Arts at RMIT. Her intricate woodblocks have been included in group exhibitions of printmaking at the Australian Print Workshop in Melbourne and Asialink touring Australia and Asia in 2000. Atkins published an artist book with Lyre Bird Press through the James Cook University in Townsville. Her work is represented in the collections of the Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney; the National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne; the State Library of Victoria, Melbourne and several university and regional galleries including Geelong.
Christie Centre with Artists from Megalo Print Workshop Canberra
Screen printing workshop at the Artrageuos Studio.
John Hart has a Bachelor of Visual Art with Honours majoring in Printmedia and Drawing, from the ANU School of Art. John works across a range of media, including drawing, collage, assemblage and print. Since graduating in 2010 he has exhibited in a number of group and solo shows, while teaching and working at Megalo. He is Vice-President of the Southern Highlands Printmakers, and has taught sessional screen printing at the ANU School of Art since 2012.
Millan Pintos-Lopez has a Bachelor of Visual Arts majoring in Printmedia and Drawing. He has held a number of solo and group shows and worked as a printer for artists such as Mini Graff, taught community classes at Megalo and is currently working as an Arts Journalist for Art Monthly and Landscape Architecture Australia. His work is inspired by poetry and text, and he has a keen interest in using letterpress technologies in his practice.
Mallee District Aboriginal Service with Arone Meeks
Monotype workshop with members of the Indigenous Community at the Art Vault.
Traditionally from Laura, Arone is a Cairns based paint and print artist of both national and international repute. His new series of works explore spirituality as a merging of both the traditional and contemporary art through paint and print. He is represented in many public collections in Australia including the National Gallery of Australia, and the Queensland Art Gallery and in international collections including the Institute of American Indian Art, Sante Fe, USA and the Bibliotech National de Paris, France.
Volunteering is an integral part of any successful event and provides opportunities for training, social inclusion and working with a group of people dedicated to raising the bar, stimulating discussion and contributing to the social capital of our community.
APT Mildura volunteering roles may include installation of exhibitions, bumping in and out of venues, ferrying artists, managing audience entry, assisting artists in workshops & demonstrations, stage managing presenters and distribution of promotional material.
To register as a volunteer please download and complete form and return to the Art Vault.