Beasties - a print portfolio exchange.

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Beasties - a print portfolio exchange.


Port Jackson Press Print Room. (2 September 2006 – 30 September 2006)




Multi-artist exhibition. Located: Australia (VIC). Prints.



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Beasties features the work of 23 contemporary Australian artists, and is the most recent print portfolio exchange curated by Melbourne based artist and curator, Rona Green. The project invites artists to interpret the title of the exhibition Beasties, creating a work using printmaking techniques and within the paper size of 38 x 28 / 28 x 38 cm.  Participating artists have made an edition of 23 of their print for exchange with each other, while the artist proofs will be on display during the exhibition.

Bunyips, Medusas and Frankensteins accompany a host of four-legged and feathered friends, with a fantastic array of imaginative responses in the resulting portfolio. With Green’s notable flair for the far-fetched and fanciful, Beasties presents a diverse range of imagery and technique, with linocut, etching, woodcut, mezzotint and screenprint all employed.

The concept of the print portfolio exchange has been greeted with great enthusiasm in the printmaking community, as it stresses the egalitarian nature of printmaking, and relies on the generosity of those artists involved. Promoting printmaking itself along with each individual artist, the portfolio exchange exists through the spirit of sharing, networking… and building an excellent collection of works on paper!

Artists who have taken part range from emerging to established and come from all over Australia. They include: Rosalind Atkins, Monique Auricchio, Matthew Bissett-Johnson, Jazmina Cininas, Dian Darmansjah, Rob Dott, Franck Gohier, Rona Green, Rew Hanks, Greg Harrison, Chayni Henry, Gary James aka Spook, Damon Kowarsky, John Marshall, Rebecca Mayo, Sarah Menelaus, Milan Milojevic, Dean Patterson, Rhyll Plant, Julia Silvester, Stephen Spurrier, Murray Walker and Deborah Williams. [Port Jackson Press PR].