- Undercurrents at the Maritime museum of Tasmania in March til June
- Thinking of Place - This is a collaborative print project between Inkmasters in Cairns and printmaking groups in Christchurch and Auckland in New Zealand, and Goldfields/Melbourne in Victoria.
- Anzac Centenary Print Portfolio - Australian War Memorial and Megalo Print Studio
- Australian Print Triennial - Mildura October 2015
- The Flyaway Print Exchange - Pine Rivers Art Gallery, Qld. July-Sept
- Silk Cut Award - closing date June 5
Sharon Okines from Print Council of Australia mentioned to me it has been five years since the last symposium. I am glad I made the effort to get to this one.
The morning began with collaborations and events that are happening at the moment. I think I will just write the names and match as many links as I can to things happening
Raquel Ormella - is another artist drawn to zine making, taking on a serious issue she has a passion for to create it. Ormella finds the zine process very open when she is unsure how connections and complexities between potential subjects will come about. Observations and stories inform her ideas and she distributes her zines during the process. Ormella would normally treat the photocopier like a printing press to test different ways of layering and experimenting, however her recent work done during a residency in Indonesia, she had to change this up a little because what we take for granted in the access to something as simple as a photocopier was not granted readily. The work has been focused on birds in Indonesia.
Marian Tubbs - I am not entirely sure I will get my summary near the truth of what this artists work is about to be honest. She used (her words) 'low grade photography' - an image as a thing in and of itself; as a representation of a present but unclear view; and as employment of understanding of other images not selected.....a fragment of the world just as each individual in the world is just a fragment. I am not an academic and so when there are too many words threaded together where I have to think about the actual meaning of the words......lets just say I got a bit lost....she finished up saying something similar to her aiming to create new insights - a kind of poetic ascension. Have a look at her website because it is looking far from low grade
Erica Seccombe - wow wow wow. Drawn to the natural and biological sciences, Erica has taken a journey into 3D printing, for example, created imagery of 3D seed germination in that the imagery captures aspects of the external structure as well as the internal. Like a CT scan but time lapsed to capture the growth. Very cool. Her aim is to connect ideas of science and emergent technologies. This is where artists work will have future applications in who knows what capacities. Seccombes work reflects the digital era we live in and sees the powerful microscopes she uses as symbolic of changing peoples perspectives. She says something similar to pushing boundaries of knowledge to promote factual truth and....is our aura our belief in technology and the next possible thing. She mentioned the world population and the declining health of the planets ability to grow enough food to feed these people. Something as simple as germinating a seed is possibly taken for granted and we may be relying on technologies of the future. This was good
I met others at the symposium who I was very grateful to for their company - Meredith, Pauline and Christine. I will be going to the next print symposium when it is on again. Bring it to Brisbane.......a student studying curating in Melbourne described Brisbane as a melting pot for experimentation.
Brisbane visual artist