Pauline has been appointed a position which gives her the opportunity to work with a group of indigenous artists in Kakadu for 2 weeks in sharing her experience in printmaking.
The project is to help the indigienous people with their creativity and providing them with
the chance to make printing plates and editioning prints which will then be available to sell in their gallery.
She heads off to Darwin on the 28th July and staying on site with GAC (Gundjheimi Aboriginal Corporation) and then going to the 30 Telstra National Aboriginal & Torres Strait Island Art Award in early August.
Here is some more about information on this project
Printing program with Artists of Kakadu.
The Gundjeihmi Aboriginal Corporation (GAC) represent the traditional owners of Jabiru and the Ranger mining lease. Working in partnership with Community Prophets and Children’s Ground they are facilitating printing workshop initiatives for young people and senior artists of their Kakadu NT region.
The aim is to implement and teach printing skills that remain within the community and to create a workspace for all artists to use.
Initial lino cut, collograph and drypoint etching workshops were part of the GAC school holiday program in 2011. These prints went on sale at Jabiru’s annual festival known as ‘Mahbilil’ to great publicresponse. Proceeds went directly to the youth. Last year there were two follow up workshops. These prints were again successfully exhibited at the 2012 Mahbilil Festival. The Jabiru printmakers will be exhibiting once again at this years Mahbilil Festival in September. TheJabiru Area School has provided a space for the printing to take place within its art department. Students at the GAC recently commissioned boarding school Djidjbidjidjbi participate in these printing workshops also.
The project is now inclusive of artists from the local communities of Madjinberri and Manabadduma within Kakadu.
GAC is establishing a social hub in Kakadu for all community members.
The printing space is seeking printmakers who may wish to volunteer and engage with indigenous artists and share their skills.
Good Luck Pauline!
You’ll have to tells us all about your experience when you return!