An exhibition of selected prints will be held at the Gallery from 5 August to 8 October 2017, from which, prizes totalling $8,500 will be awarded consisting of: the Geelong acquisitive print award of $5,000, the Ursula Hoff Institute award of $3,500 and additional acquisitions up to $3,000.
The prize-winning prints will be announced at the opening of the exhibition on Friday 18 August 2017.
Exciting news. Two members of the Southern Printmakers Association have been selected as finalists for the Burnie Print Prize; Laura Stark and Suzanne Shelley.
The ‘Prize’ is an initiative of the Burnie Regional Art Gallery (BRAG) in northwest Tasmania. The Gallery prides itself on its nationally recognized collection of works on paper.
The selection for the Burnie Print Prize 2017 will be done by Akky van Ogtrop, Art Historian/Curator, President Print Council of Australia, Dr Deborah Malor, Honorary Associate – Visual Arts and Design, Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery and Dr Jan Hogan, Studio Coordinator Printmaking, Tasmanian College of the Arts, University of Tasmania.
On Friday the Southern Printmakers Association was very lucky to have Printmaker, Painter, Musican and Writer Gary Makin deliver an excellent demonstration on Waterless Lithography.
16 of our members were present for the eye opening perspective on printmaking and how with the use of some household items and inspiration many different possibilities on creating an image can be achieved.
Photos relate to examples that Dior brought in for the Lyrical theme for the Hazelhurst Exhibition in 2015.
Dior showed us a couple of examples of prints she made using a 12 inch record. Basically, we agreed that the format size of the paper we print on should be the record cover size to keep the uniformity for the group work. The material that the record is made i.e. cardboard cover, plastic/paper sleeve can be used to create any art work i.e. relief, intaglio and/or collage. Even breaking the record into pieces and printing the pieces.
The records she used were not valuable, less than $2 from op shop. NB vinyl is popular again, some popular original titles are very rare and expensive – no need to use your precious collections as the op shops stock them.
We spoke about the post card exchange 1 April 2014, reminder than the edition needs to be either 11 or 12 if you want to keep a copy – info online.
We had a good turnout, about 10 people showed up, all very excited and enthusiastic to share our ideas.
I’ve been doing lots of research about our theme, music, notation and lyrical. And there is so much to see and read. Putting some info together in a folder, will bring it to the next meeting if anyone is interested in having a look or discussing ideas. Depending on the venue to show this work there could be possibilities for large 3D pieces as a break away from on the wall. Maybe even collaborative works!! As a separate idea is there a chance of working with another print group perhaps in NZ. I was inspired by Pentimenti Prints which “overturned the custom of traditional print exchanges where artists are required to produce a set of identical images (an edition). Instead the project places the notion of variation at the centre of each artist’s visual investigation. By reworking a single idea and image, participating artists are invited to produce a variable, reference: edition”.http://pentimentiprints.wordpress.com/artists-2/ Not using the Pentimenti theme but a new one developed by Southernprintmakers and showing the combined works in NZ and here??? Any thoughts. -this just came to me as I had been at this print studio last year in NZ, lovely area of North Shore Auckland. http://www.lakehousearts.org.nz/photogallery/tenant-artists/studio-printmakershttp://www.lakehousearts.org.nz Sue.
Many of our members were interested in screen Printing.
Hazelhurst has organized a workshop!!!
Join Cath from “Prints Charming”
and discover the simple art of
printing on fabric. This course
will cover the method of cutting
stencils, how to set up your own
print table and how to print with
water based inks.
Sun 26 May 10am – 4pm
Fee $120 (includes all materials)