Sunday, July 7, 2013

Endings and Beginnings

Foreground right: Red Bodied Swallowtail Winged Woman and Emergent Cicada Woman, 2013, linocuts, hand coloured, 22 x 18.5 cm. 
Borders and Crossings, Art Gallery of Ballarat. Also pictured, from left: works by Anne Langdon and Melissa Proposch. Photograph: DK.

This weekend brought a couple of endings that are also beginnings.

We had a steady stream of visitors and some very lively conversations during the final day of Tall Tales. But for much of the work, this was just the first step. An extended version of the artist book installation will be included in Wonder Room, a forthcoming group exhibition at Maroondah Art Gallery, which opens on 17 October.

Although today is the last day of Borders and Crossings, the Goldfields Printmakers exhibition at the Art Gallery of Ballarat, this too is only its first stop. The exhibition will shortly head to Scotland for the IMPACT 8 Printmaking Symposium at the University of Dundee (28 August – 1 September). And in 2014 the show will travel to Wharepuke Gallery in New Zealand. (See also Blog Post Tuesday, May 14, 2013).

My two linocuts in Borders and Crossings (pictured above in situ at the Art Gallery of Ballarat) are part of a small portfolio of ‘unnatural history’ prints, a work in progress also destined for the Wonder Room exhibition.