A letter to PCA President Akky Von Ogtrop, Curator of Paper Contemporary, held at the 2015 Sydney Contemporary Art Fair.
Thank you for a wonderful opportunity
The opportunity for Umbrella Studio to step up, and step out by participating in the Sydney Contemporary had many benefits for the organisation and artist/members.
For us to become part of and embraced by the “print making family” supports building new and reconnected with existing professional networks and personal relationships. I believe this was one of the primary benefits of our participation. It was a pleasure to reconnect with some of the artists and important clients and others who participated in residencies or visited Umbrella over the past years.
It is critical to the future success of our artist members and the continuity of our organisation to showcase the outstanding printmakers who currently live and work in North Queensland. So many of the visitors were pleasantly surprised to see Umbrella and Monsoon Publishing positioned side by side, showing real strength in numbers and establishing the reputation for quality of Townsville as a vibrant and progressive printmaking community.
Paper Contemporary offered us a chance to check out and be a part of the international art scene. I really want to thank you for coming up with this idea, to feature works on paper in this prestigious art fair.
Also, thank you for your endorsement of Jo Lankester’s prints and enthusiastic assistance in making sales is sincerely appreciated.
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