PCA staff Sue Forster and Rachel Hancock have just returned from a busy trip to Western Australia. Last Thursday we were at Gallery East in North Fremantle for the launch of the 2012 commissioned prints - thanks to everyone involved and Gallery East for hosting a great opening night!
PCA committee member Paul Uhlmann, Gallery East director David Forrest, and Imprint editor Sue Forster
Commissioned WA artist, Vanessa Wallace, with her work A few hills south of QAG
Gallery East resident canine, Sebastian, enjoying the action
Committee members Paul Uhlmann and Caren Florance at the opening
The schedule on Friday was packed and despite the howling gale and teeming rain we had a really good day. Many thanks to Susanna Castleden for showing us around the print studios at Curtin University, and introducing us to some of the PhD students. It was great to see their work and get a feel for what emerging printmakers are doing in the West.
Visit to the Curtin University printmaking department
The PCA committee meeting was across town at Edith Cowan University in their printmaking department - thanks to the team there for hosting, and showing us the studios. It was great to meet so many WA members at these events and we're looking forward to hearing more about what's happening in the west ... so keep the emails coming!
At Edith Cowan University for the PCA committee meeting
Don't miss the IMPRINT stand at Melbourne Art Fair, Australia's premier international art event at the Royal Exhibition Building, Carlton Gardens, Melbourne from 1-5 August. You can find us among the magazine stands on the upper level, at stand M09. Drop in and say hello to staff and committee members, renew your Print Council membership, buy back copies of IMPRINT, or take advantage of our special discount offer for new members. See you there!
The Familiar Unfamiliar touring exhibition is at Tweed River Art Gallery until 12 August. PCA General Manager, Damian Kelly, visited the gallery.
Mullumbimby artist, Travis Paterson; Melbourne artist, Rona Green; exhibition curator and Tweed River Art Gallery Director, Susi Muddiman; and PCA general manager Damian Kelly.
Artists: Scott, Rona and Travis
Our featured prints section gives members the opportunity to show their work to a wider audience, through the website and our Facebook page. If you're a member, forward us your favourite print and we'll put it out there for the world to see. Please email your images as JPEGs to firstname.lastname@example.org
Below are the wonderful prints we've featured to date. Keep them coming printmakers - we love them!
Alan - screenprint and ballpoint pen on paper by Bernie Slater
Dead Love - 4 colour plate lino by Carol Ann Fitzgerald
Meroogal Madonna - linocut, embroidery & mixed media on Hahnemuhle Paper by Kartini Bell
Shitfaced - wood engraving (2012) by David Frazer
Solitude - collagraph (2010) by Kay Watanabe
Leaving Kyneton - print on four panels on Fabriano paper (2011) by Kir Larwill
Inkless Print - by Jackie Gorring
The alley - etching and screenprint on BFK Rives (2012) by Sarah Harvey
Untitled - by Carol Ann Fitzgerald
Untitled - lithograph by Catherine Pilgrim
Lizzy - woodcut and collograph on Canson paper (2010) by Siobhan Fitzgerald
The Print Council of Australia is very pleased to announce our 2012 Print Commission Artists
Jules Renton Itinmi Sharman - NOW KNOW AS TAMA FAVELL
Ruby Djikarra Alderton
We can't wait to see the prints!!!