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Sydney Printmakers Celebrating 55 Years
Artsite Gallery would like to invite you and your friends to join the Sydney Printmakers for the Official Opening of this exhibition by Emeritus Professor Sasha Grishin AM, FAHA, on Sunday 6th March at 3pm
Preview and purchase from 11am Saturday 5th March
Exhibition continues to 27th March 2016
Open 11am to 5pm Wednesday to Sunday
165 Salisbury Road, cnr St Marys Street, Camperdown.
Goat in a Boat, printmakers from Sydney Gallery School.
The third and second year students will be exhibiting etchings, collographs, lithographs and other relief and intaglio prints, responding to this fun and evocative theme, “Goat in a Boat”. It’s a great opportunity to see what is coming out of the art school scene and perhaps even pick up a fresh new work from local emerging artists. Entry is free
Opening: Wednesday 17 October from 6pm
Centrehouse Arts Centre & Gallery Lane Cove
PO Box 4083 Lane Cove 1595
Gallery Lane Cove is located on the Upper Level, 164 Longueville Road, Lane Cove
Exhibition runs until 26 October 2012
This may be the last time you get to see work from the Sydney Gallery School as the State Government is threatening to reduce funding to the Visual Arts in TAFE. Show your support of art education by coming along to the exhibition.
A group of 15 self- directed, artist/ printmakers make up the Open Studio in Printmaking at Hornsby College, Northern Sydney Institute of TAFE. This particular course conducted in purpose built facilities has been funded by student fees, and is planning to run again in 2013. Please contact Gary Shinfield for more information by email at Gary.Shinfield@tafensw.edu.au or leave a message on 94721586.
The artists will be exhibiting a new folio of limited edition prints, inspired by the 2012 Transit of Venus, as well as other prints made this year. These include linocuts, lithographs, etchings, woodcuts and screen prints.
The opening has been timed to coincide with the Hornsby Arts Festival, on Saturday 13th October in The Gallery, K Block, 205 Pacific Highway, Hornsby between 12 and 2pm.
“CLASS ACTION” 14 October – 2 November 2012
A tribute exhibition by past and present students of Ruth Faerber is being held in celebration of her 90th Birthday .
14 artists who over the years have been creatively guided by Ruth in her class at the Willoughby Art Centre have joined together to exhibit works including painting, printmaking, drawing and mixed media.
Exhibiting artists include Sue Alexander, Jan Cumming, Kath Giovanelli, John Allen, Chick Gordon, Kay Yates, Hanna Lichti, Tony Meiusi, Gerald Christmas, Leyla Spencer, Christine Tasker, John Sweetensen , Gill Selig and Ewa Henner.
Since the early sixties , Ruth has devoted her energy and time as a mentor to encourage, educate and critique. Her popular lectures bring to her students an awareness of the importance of the formal principles of art , but she also fostered the use of the creative imagination rather than just realistic imitation.
Ruth has always led by example, beginning her long and varied art career in the 1930’s , working as a junior commercial artist in a Sydney printing firm. She married in 1946 and between domestic responsibilities and child rearing began studying painting in the studio of recently immigrated Hungarian artist Desiderius Orban , then later at the National Art School , and in 1970’s she enrolled in a Fine Arts History course at the University of Sydney , writing an arts review column for 10 years in the Australian Jewish Times.
But already in 1963 her artistic practice had taken a new and important path when she became a foundation student in the Lithography printmaking class established by Joy Ewart at the Workshop Arts Centre in Willoughby . She also joined as a founding member of the newly launched Sydney Printmakers group and the Melbourne based Print Council of Australia, acting as their NSW representative.
In 1967 Ruth was awarded a scholarship to the Pratt Centre for Contemporary Printmaking in New York and over subsequent years expanded her reputation in international exhibitions and Artist in Residence Workshops.
In 1984, with a small group of other papermaking enthusiasts, she established Primrose Park Paperworks as a centre for the age-old craft of hand papermaking, the first open-access teaching workshop of its kind in Sydney.
Ruth’s cast paper works are unique in Australia.
However in 2004, in her advancing years when she found the physical strain of creating them too physically demanding she began experimenting with computer graphics, and since then has been successfully exhibiting her Archival Inkjet prints.
With more than 40 solo exhibitions to her credit , Ruth’s works are held in international art museums and in many Australian national, state and regional galleries, and corporate and private collections.
The exhibition will be opened By Stephen Wilson (MFA Cofa NSW)
Principal Balmain Art School
On Sunday 14th October 4pm -6pm
At the Lane Cove Music & Cultural Centre
Mon, Tues, Thurs, Friday 10am-4pm,