Leading printmakers to make mark on Clarence
THREE of Australia's leading printmakers Ben Rak, Rona Green and GW Bot are presenting a Print Symposium on Saturday, March 19, from 9am to 3pm at the Grafton Regional Gallery. The symposium explores the practices in printmaking and works on paper in Australia today and is being held to mark the 50th year of the Print Council of Australia.
Great excitement is being generated in the region with these three major printmakers coming to the gallery. The symposium is a fantastic opportunity for rural printmakers, artists and art lovers to gain practical insight from three of the industry's most well-known artists.
Each artist will present and discuss the nature of their contemporary print practice and how this has been redefined and reshaped by new technologies. They will also talk of techniques and studio practices and the business of being an artist.
Cost is $45 a head, which includes morning tea and lunch. Contact the gallery on 66423177 to book in.
Australian woman photographers 1970s-80s
The major exhibition from the Monash Gallery of Art, on display at the Grafton Regional Gallery, looks at the vital relationship of photography and feminism in Australia during the 1970s and '80s. During this period photography helped feminism and feminism helped photography.
Feminists used the highly informative and accessible medium of photography to raise awareness of critical social issues and artists embraced feminist themes through photography.
This productive exchange between feminism and photography transformed the direction of visual culture in Australia. The exhibition, Photography Meets Feminism: Australian women photographers 1970s-80s features vintage prints of important photographs, many of which will be quite familiar. They are icons of Australian imagery.
The photographs are held in the Monash Gallery of Art's nationally significant collection of Australian photography. This travelling exhibition gives access to and promotes the work of Australian photographers.
Bid for the Postcards
GW Bot, Wendy Sharpe, Ken Done, Jenny Kitchener, Rona Green and Robert Moore are some of the artists who have donated delightful small works for our fundraiser for the 2016 Jacaranda Acquisitive Drawing Award.
There are 81 precious items to view and put a bid on. With bids starting at $20 you have a great chance at getting a bargain. To bid on the works register at our reception desk. You will be given some stickers and a pen to wander with through the exhibition, so find the treasures to put your bids on.
Show and Tell time
Don't forget the Show and Tell event at the Eatonsville Hall this Saturday. Everyone with stories about the hall is invited to come along from 2pm on to tell their stories and show their photographs and memorabilia to the artist, Frances Belle Parker, and members of the hall committee. The show and tell event is the first in a series of events as part of the Arts Northern Rivers project, If These Halls Could Talk. Check out the details online.