Thursday, December 16, 2010

One show ends and another begins


This was snapped on Saturday, December 11, the final day of the Lord Mayor’s Exhibition at Maroondah Art Gallery. Because of work commitments, it was the earliest I could make it there. Printmakers Jazmina Cininas and Marco Luccio won acquisition awards. The Lord Mayor’s Exhibition ran from 11 November - 11 December.

Above, left to right:
Campylotes desgodsini, Moth Mask, 2007, oil pastel, 112 x 76 cm and
Anthela Oressarcha Moth Mask, 2007, oil pastel, 76 x 57 cm


On the evening of the same day the Australian Print Workshop threw an Artist’s Party to thank the artists who had donated work to IMPRESSIONS 2010, the fundraising exhibition that opened on December 3. 

The response at the opening the week before had been overwhelming, beginning with a long queue that started forming over 2 hours before the APW’s doors opened. I was amazed to see that my entire print edition had sold out within the first hour.

A highlight of the party was the one and only appearance of a disparate (and prodigiously talented) band of musicians comprising printmakers and APW staff.

 Pictured above: Lead singer (and APW Manager) Tilly Morris’s spectacular rendition of the Johnny Cash classic Ring of Fire.

Installation view of IMPRESSIONS 2010

 Foreground left: The epitome of cool, artist and APW Band member Graeme Drendel leans nonchalantly on the bar. Far right: artists Brian Pieper and Ruth Johnstone

Centre: artists Michael Fitzgerald and the versatile Adrian Kellett, who was also the APW Band's drummer. Right hand side: Artist Wayne Viney with Roger Butler, Senior Curator of Australian Prints and Drawings at the National Gallery of Australia, who officially launched the evening’s festivities.

Following his opening address APW Director Anne Virgo announced that a complete set of the exhibiting artists’ APW Artists Proofs (APW A/P 2) has been gifted to the National Gallery of Australia.

The exhibition runs until February 12, 2011.

For full details of IMPRESSIONS 2010, including participating artists and opening hours, scroll down to Blog Post Saturday, November 20.