EXCHANGE - Celebrating 21 Years of the Southern Highlands Printmakers
The Southern Highlands Printmakers (SHP) are celebrating 21 years of creative activity with an exhibition, generated by a collaborative ‘EXCHANGE’ amongst its members. A diverse and vibrant group working in a range of print media, SHP includes some of Australia’s finest print makers.
SHP is based in the Southern Highlands of NSW, Australia centred around the towns of Mittagong and Bowral. The group was formed in 1993 to foster printmaking in the area, and since it’s inception has exhibited regularly.
Griffith Regional Art Gallery is thrilled to be exhibiting this touring exhibition, showcasing some of New South Wale’s finest print makers and invites you to its official opening on Friday 5 May 6pm at the Griffith Regional Art Gallery. 'Exchange' will run till 11 June. Opening hours can be found on the Gallery's website .
Member of the Southern Highlands Printmakers, Tony Ameneiro will also hold a printmaking Masterclass over the weekend. Tony is an artist and educator with his main focus on drawing and printmaking. He studied at the Alexander Mackie College of Advanced Education now COFA. Tony pays great attention to detail and likes to overlap ideas and images working with colour multi plate printing for example his botanical human heads.
This Masterclass workshop by Tony Ameneiro will look at both the monotype and the drypoint printmaking processes using lightweight and affordable plastic sheets materials. There will also be a focus on the combination of processes with an aim to develop unique state prints.
Tony was a winner of the Fremantle Print Award in 2007 and a finalist in the Dobell Prize three times. His work is represented in many major collections including the National Gallery of Australia and the Art Galleries of New South Wales, Queensland, Victoria and South Australia. Illustrated essays, articles and reviews on his work have been published in Newspapers and Art Magazines. He is a regular artist in residence at the Art Vault Mildura.
Location: Griffith Regional Art Gallery
Date: Saturday 6 May 10.30am - 4.30pm; Sunday 7 May 11am - 4pm
Cost: $100 for 1 day; $160 for 2 days
All materials supplied.
Please book your spot now since places might be limited.
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