One of Australia's leading printmakers GW Bot will be at the Grafton Regional Gallery in March as part of a symposium.
One of Australia's leading printmakers GW Bot will be at the Grafton Regional Gallery in March as part of a symposium.

Exhibition to celebrate print council birthday

AN EXHIBITION and symposium next month at the Grafton Regional Gallery will form part of the Print Council of Australia's 50th birthday celebrations.

The gallery will present an exhibition of prints acquired through the council and a one-day print symposium by three of the printmaking industry's most well-known artists.

The exhibition, 50 Years of Print: PCA Print Commission Collection, presents prints the gallery has acquired from the council's annual print commission annually since 1998. It opens at 5.30pm, Friday, March 18.

The print symposium is to be held the next day, Saturday, March 19, from 9am-3pm. It will explore the practices in printmaking and works on paper in Australia today. It will be presented by three of Australia's leading printmakers, Ben Rak, Rona Green and G.W. Bot.

Gallery director, Jude McBean, said there was great excitement in the region with these three printmakers coming to the gallery.

"The symposium is a fantastic opportunity for rural printmakers, artists and art lovers to gain practical insight from three leading printmakers," she said. "The one-day event is a great way to learn from and discuss with each artist the nature of their contemporary print practice and how this has been redefined and reshaped by new technologies."

Contact the Grafton Regional Gallery on 6642 3177 for further information and to book in by March 7. Price is $40 a head, including morning tea and lunch.

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