Ruth Burgess organised two outings for Sydney Printmakers to the Art Gallery of New South Wales Study Room to view prints she had collected for the art gallery during her many trips to China. It was a very interesting and rewarding opportunity. Ruth told many stories about her escapades in China and showed us some extraordinary prints.
Ruth would like to remind us that the Study Room is a free service by the Art Gallery. You can book time in the Study room and request specific prints and the work of specific artists to be made available to you.
More information and booking details here.
Detail: Index Cards for Normalcy, Carolyn Mackenzie-Craig.
Entries Close: Monday 14th May, 2018
Artists Notified: Friday 18th May, 2018
Exhibition Dates: 27th July to 19th August, 2018
For further information and Entry Form, go here.
Printmaking in Malta is the focus of a new exhibition currently on at the Malta Society of Arts in Valletta.
This annual exhibition promotes local and international artists working in original printmaking.
This year’s edition is the first curated intaglio exhibition to feature established local and international artists, as well as exhibiting original artworks by world-renowned artists such as Marc Chagall, Marino Marini, Victor Pasmore and Julian Trevelyan.
This exhibition is also giving special attention to artworks of Italian master etcher Gianfranco Ferroni, with seven of his works on display.
“This year’s exhibition is a beautiful synthesis of refined versatile works and it breathes an inventive graphic dialogue between international and local artists,” said curator and artist Roderick Camilleri.
These include Pawl Carbonaro, Luciano Micallef, Eman Grima, Austin Camilleri, Robert Zahra, Richard Saliba, John Vassallo, Jesmond Vassallo, Justin Falzon, Raymond Pitrè, Lino Borg, Irene Zammit, Robyn Smith, Daniela Pili, Misaki Oguro, Tomiyuki Sakuta, Caronline Koenders, Youssef Elkahfaï, Olaugh Vethal and Tazi Saad.
“It is an exclusive event where the public can engage with original local and international artworks that have previously never featured together in Malta,” continued Camilleri.
This exhibition is being held at the newly-refurbished galleries at Palazzo de la Salle in Republic Street, Valletta, until Saturday, December 9. Opening hours: Monday to Friday from 8.30am to 7pm, Saturdays from 8.30am-1.30pm. Entrance is free.
Dr Ursula Hoff was an influential print curator and historian, whose long and distinguished career at the National Gallery of Victoria spanned four decades. Dr Hoff was also one of the Print Council of Australia’s founding members and its first President.
In honour of Dr Hoff’s rich legacy of print scholarship, the PCA in partnership with the Ursula Hoff Institute are inviting submissions from emerging and established art historians, curators and writers, to write an original research essay that considers an aspect of Australian print culture over the past 50 years. This can include the work of individual artists, printmaking groups and collectives, studios and workshops, or particular trends within Australian printmaking, thus a broad interpretation of “Australian print culture” is encouraged.
Submissions will be assessed by a selection panel, and one writer will be commissioned to produce an original 2000 word essay for publication in the Summer issue of Imprint (December 2017), and will receive $1100.00 for their work.
Deadline for Submissions – Friday 14th July, 2017 (5pm EST)
Successful Applicant Notified – Friday 21st July, 2017
Deadline for Finished Essay – 9th October, 2017
Further details and guidelines here.
This opportunity is generously funded by the Ursula Hoff Institute.
Zetacont B Lithographic Cylinder Offset Proofing Press:
Bed size 231/2”x32”. H:30”xW:39” L:1261/2”. Precision Czechoslovakian machine by Kovo,
circa 1955. This press can print from lithographic stones and aluminium plate and can print on
paper, cardboard, metal or glass
22 Lithographic stones: contained in purpose built heavy plywood cabinet. Stone sizes from
310x230x65, 460x305x70, 360x230x55, 360x315x80, 515x360x85, 480x330x75, 350x290x90,
360x280x50, 670x530x60, 510x350x60, 315x250x65, 460x310x55, 400x220x90, 570x340x75,
460x310x60, 490x320x80, 570x360x60, 560x360x60, 560x380x60, 610x350x70, 560x550x60,
50 tier metal drying rack spring-lift shelves on castors 40” x 63 1/2”.
Printer’s imposing stone: 3” solid cast, machined top, 28” x 40”.
Stainless steel wash-up graining sink + grit trap system: 42” x 42”.
2 steel levigators, 10” & 12”.
3 large litho ink rollers: 1 solid rubber. 2 leather cap with stands.
Sundry equipment: including flammable waste bin, oil cans, inks etc.
COLLECTION AND REMOVAL AT BUYER’S COST
WOONONA, NR WOLLONGONG, NSW
Offered as a complete studio set-up at $9,500
Expressions of Interest for Individual Items Welcome
With prizes totalling $26 000 the biennial Hazelhurst Art Award showcases outstanding art created with, on or about paper. Artists compete for the $15 000 major award, the $5000 Emerging Artist Award, the $5000 Friend’s of Hazelhurst Local Artist Award, and the $1000 People’s Choice Award. The exhibition will present a diverse range of paper media and industry techniques, including drawing, printmaking, photography, sculpture, paper cuts and video.
Entries close Friday 17 March 2017. A list of finalists whose work has been selected for the exhibition will appear on the Hazelhurst website on Monday 10 April. Finalists will be exhibited at Hazelhurst Regional Gallery & Arts Centre from 20 May to 16 July 2017.
The entry fee is $45 per artwork. There are no size restrictions for works entered into Art on Paper.
For more information, go here.
COLLECTING PRINTS IN AUSTRALIA
Art Gallery of New South Wales
Friday 21st October
Presented by the Art Gallery of NSW in partnership with the Print Council of Australia.
Hear from leading curators and master printers from Australia and abroad including Rento Brattinga, Anne Ryan, Glen Barkley, Susi Muddiman OAM, Sarah Johnson, and Dr Thomas A Middlemost. Convened by Akky van Ogtrop, President of the Print Council of Australia.
Book now: http://www.artgallery.nsw.gov.au/calendar/hungry-eyes/
Study Room at the AGNSW
The program for the day includes viewing of print displays and lunch served in the AGNSW Prints / Drawings and Photographs Study Room.
For full details on how to access this publicly available resource, follow this link: