We are looking forward to a busy year ahead in 2016, the Year of Print.
At the moment we are working on the new website which incorporates this blog. You may notice that it looks a little different than it used to. There may also be a few ‘wrinkles’ while we sort through things, but never fear, we will be up and running smoothly in a short while.
I hope that all members and subscribers have a wonderfully creative year ahead.
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.
There are 2 places left for this week end.
Warringah Printmakers Studio
etching | drypoint | dremel | carborundum | with martin king: 6 & 7 october
Using aluminium plate and etching with copper sulphate solution, drawing drypoint marks with a variety tools. Adding deeper marks with a dremmel and using carborundum mixed with gesso or glue for rich blacks. Aiming for and embracing scratches and foul biting, inking up intaglio and relief to create exciting, expressive prints.
$245 members $265 nonmembers
Venue: Warringah Printmakers Studio
Time: 10am to 4pm
Non members: $265.00 (includes Associate Membership)
Cost also includes some materials.
“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,
The NSW Government is withdrawing funding for art courses from TAFE from January 1st next year. Please sign the petition to protest.
This petition of citizens of NSW brings to the attention of the NSW Legislative Assembly the urgent need for maintaining funding for accessible art education in TAFE. The cultural sector is an economic force, contributing over $30 billion to Australia each year – the arts not only create jobs but also create communities that are more vibrant, cohesive, healthy and innovative. TAFE in NSW puts the ability to make art in the hands of people, without regard to their age, wealth or background.
On September 11 the NSW government announced that it would stop funding art education in TAFE, leaving 4000 students without access to finishing their courses in 2013. TAFE Art courses are the main provider of art education in NSW, with many prominent artists getting their first ‘hands on’ training in TAFE. The withdrawal of funding will mean that only the wealthy will be able to afford private art education and NSW will suddenly find it no longer has emerging artists with skills coming through.
Read more at http://www.communityrun.org/petitions/fund-art-education-in-nsw-tafe.