Member Jimmy Pasakos held an exhibition of his works at Warrnambool Regional Gallery during the Month of Print and was delighted that the Premier of Victoria was in attendance - he even purchased a print!!! Nice one Jimmy!!!
Premier Ted Baillieu, minister for Warrnambool Denis Napthine, Mayor Jacinta Ermacora and John Cunningham director of Warrnambool Art Gallery
During the opening
Jimmy Pasakos and Leanne Mardi
Jimmy with Annie Drum on the left and on the right, Doctor Carole Wilson from the University of Ballarat Arts Academy
Today's pictures are from Creators Artspace up in Wodonga who had Barak Zelig come up from Canberra and run a 2 day masterclass in Solar Etching.
Caryn Giblin from Creators Artspace said the workshop was really terrific. Looks it!
The Firestation ran a 2 day workshop with international artist Sarah Amos - look at that happy group of printmakers!!
Photograph supplied by Elizabeth Banfield from The Firestation
IMPACT7 and the Month of Print may be over but the events definitely produced a huge adrenalin buzz across Victoria. The Print Council committee and staff congratulate Marian Crawford, IMPACT7 convenor (and PCA committee member), and Ruth Bain, IMPACT coordinator, on making the conference and linked exhibitions such a big success. Read more about it in the Summer 2011 issue of IMPRINT, out in December.
Photography: Marita Kelly
Marian Crawford addresses the crowd
Marian Crawford and Ruth Bain (right) at the rostrum
PCA staffers Georgia Thorpe and Damian Kelly signed up many new members at
the PCA stand
Georgia Thorpe, Diana Orinda Burns and Damian Kelly at the PCA stand
PCA Vice-President Vicki Reynolds (centre) in the audience at IMPACT7 plus PCA volunteer Carolyn Hawkins (behind)
IMPRINT Editor Sue Forster speaking to Canadian artist Yael Brotman (right)
Photographer/printmaker/art teacher/PCA member Marita Kelly with Jeff Sheldon
Artists Judy Jones, Diana Orinda Burns, Robyn Gibson and Kir Larwill at the opening of Month of Print exhibition Footprints
I was disappointed to note that on viewing the prints at the Art Museum in Brisbane that I was the first. I went as usual to the Graham Gallery only to find that the recent floods had forced a change in venue. As such I was late in viewing this very fine selection of prints and was informed on querying the secure packaging that i was indeed the first to view. I feel it is a deep shame that others have not taken advantage of the opportunity. Certainly my W.A. friend (whom I have taken photos to send for a better viewing) was frustrated that she could not see them first hand and more so that many in Qld while having the opportunity have not availed themselves .... I'm glad i saw them as it gives another/different perspective than the magazine. I just wish that we had greater wall space to give me the opportunity to purchase more. A job well done with the selection- thank you.