Exhibiting - Both Near and Far

Over the next couple of months I will have work in several group exhibitions, see below for the full list of dates and locations. I'm looking forward to sending my work over the country and overseas.

Inked 2: Bittondi Printmakers Association
Urban Cow Studio
11 Frome Street
Adelaide, South Australia
2nd July to 2nd August
Opening: Wednesday 2nd July, 6pm to 8pm
Monday to Thursday 9am to 6pm, Friday 9am to 9pm, Saturday 10am to 5pm, Sunday 12pm to 5pm

Aikenhead Centre for Medical Discovery Acquisitive Art Prize
St. Vincent's Gallery
St. Vincent's Hospital Melbourne
Ground Floor
Daly Wing
35 Victoria Parade
Fitzroy, Victoria
1st to 27th August
Opening and Announcement of Prizewinners: Monday 18th August, 5pm
Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm

Inkmasters 2014 
Tanks Arts Centre
46 Collins Avenue
Edge Hill
Cairns, Queensland
1st to 24th August
Opening and Announcement of Prizewinners: Friday 1st August 6pm
Monday to Friday 9.30am to 4.30pm

Catalyst: Bittondi Printmakers Association
Mrs Harris' Shop Gallery
36 Jervois Street
Torrensville, Adelaide, South Australia
1st to 31st August
Opening: Friday 1st August
Saturday to Sunday 11am to 3pm

Compact Prints 2014
Umbrella Studio Contemporary Arts
482 Flinders Street
Townsville, Queensland
15th August to 22nd September
Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm, Sunday 9am to 1pm

Postcards from the North and South (Print Exchange with PressNorth Printmakers in Townsville and Cork Printmakers in Ireland)
Firestation Print Studio
2 Willis Street
Armadale, Victoria
20th August to 7th September
Wednesday to Saturday 11am to 5pm

Umbrella Studio
482 Flinders Street
Townsville, Queensland
15th August to 22st September
Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm, Sunday 9am to 1pm

Cork Printmakers
Wandesford Quay
Clarke's Bridge
Cork City

Image details:
linocut with hand stitching and paper cutting
10.3cm x 15.3cm
purple forest block printed on an etching press, Rives BFK 250gsm
blue leaf block hand printed, Gampi Silk Tissue, white embroidery thread

Swan Hill Print and Drawing Awards 2014 - Finalist

My little book Charcoal, Volumes 1 and 2 was selected as a finalist in the Swan Hill Print and Drawing Awards. (each volume is 15cm x 35cm x 10cm when open)

This linocut artist book with phase box enclosure was originally made for my exhibition The Forest of Ambiguity at Port Jackson Press late last year. I wanted to look at the Mountain Ash forest of southern Australia and the important role that bushfire plays in its life cycle, no matter how nerve-wracking that may be to us every February. 

Eucalyptus regnans is the only gum tree that does not contain a life-giving lignotuber within its trunk and branches. Other gums will regrow masses of green branches from the blackened trunks, but the Mountain Ash, the tallest flowering plant in the world, will leave brittle stumps of smouldering charcoal. Its mechanism for survival is the tiny seed. The forest will be renewed by millions of seedlings covering the forest floor.

The winners were announced at the opening event on the weekend, congratulations to the winners:

Print Award to Senye Shen for Into the Void
Drawing Award to Andrew Antoniou for Internal Navigation
photos on the gallery website

And the exhibition continues until 13th July
Swan Hill Regional Art Gallery - Main Gallery
Horseshoe Bend
Swan Hill 
Victoria 3585

Bookmarks XII - the final step

The bookmarks are nearly ready to be sent to the Centre for Fine Print Research, University of the West of England, Bristol. There are 5 leaf designs, making a varied edition of 100 (trimmed to 19cm x 6cm).

All that remains to do now is finish cutting the holes with my Japanese Paper Drill, the insect-eaten holes in the leaves.

The whole set of artist bookmarks will be on their website later in the year. And I'll list the venues for the exhibition as soon as they are announced.