12 February, 2007


reposted with more information

National Gallery of Australia 30, 31 March, 1 April 2007
Convenor: Roger Butler, Senior Curator Australian Prints and Drawings, National Gallery of Australia
This symposium is supported by the Gordon Darling Australasian Print Fund



The Australian Print Symposium takes place at the National Gallery of Australia from Friday 30 March to Sunday 1 April 2007.

Organised by the NGA’s Department of Australian Prints and Drawings, with support from the Gordon Darling Australasian Print Fund, this important triennial event draws speakers and participants from all around Australia and the Australasian region.

This year the opening of the symposium coincides with the launch of the major historical survey exhibition, The story of Australian printmaking 1801–2005, and two related books, Printed images in Colonial Australia 1801–1901 and Printed images by Australian Artists 1885–1955.

Keynote speaker
Canberra artist eX de Medici, known for her intricate watercolours, tattoos and most recently her prints from her APW residency, is our keynote speaker. She will speak on the theme 'Mind as matrix'.

The symposium will include sessions on printmaking and tattooing, artists’ books, printed street art, contemporary teaching practice and print collecting. With more than 20 speakers there will be a rich array of presentations and opportunities for discussion among colleagues in the print world. Speakers include:

Wayne Crothers
Liz Deckers
Steve Fox
Barbie Kjar
Clyde McGill
Azlan McLennan
Jon Priadi
Stephen Rainbird
Savanhdary Vongpoothorn
The symposium dinner promises to be another great occasion for catching up with colleagues and friends.

The two-and-a-half day symposium is linked to numerous satellite exhibitions in Canberra. Great viewing opportunities from this host of contemporary print exhibitions include:

Birth of the modern poster: National Gallery of Australia
Jan Hogan and a Survey of Honours Students: ANU School of Art
Belinda Fox and Marine Ky: Beaver Gallery
Barbie Kjar: Helen Maxwell Gallery
Michael Kempson, Deborah Williams and Milan Milojevic: Impressions on Paper Gallery
Printmakers in residence: Megalo Access Arts
Falaka Armide Yimer: Stephanie Burns Gallery

For further details about the program and bookings: 6th Australian Print Symposium.


ANCA Gallery
1 Rosevear Pl., Dickson (ph. 6247 8736)

ANU School of Art.
School of Art Gallery (ph. 6247 8736)
» Jan Hogan, Foyer Gallery
» Survey of Honours students, Print Media and Drawing Seminar Room
» Print media and Drawing Workshop will be open

ANU Drill Hall Gallery
Kingsley St., Acton. (ph.6125 5832)

Beaver Galleries
81 Denison St., Deakin. (ph. 6282 5294)
opening 6.00pm Thursday 29 March
» Belinda Fox
» Marine Ky

Botany Bay Prints
(ph. 6247 9751)
» by appointment only

Canberra Contemporary Art Space
Gorman House Arts Centre, Ainslie Ave., Braddon. (ph.6247 0188)

Canberra Contemporary Art Space 3
19 Furneaux St., Manuka. (ph. 6295 3112)

Chapman Gallery
31 Captain Cook Cres, Griffith. (ph. 6295 2550)

Canberra Museum and Art Gallery (ph.6207 3968)
» Meg Buchanan: Five years on. Meg was one of the founders of Studio One, Canberra (17 March-1 July 2007)
» Klaus Moje: Glass (31 March-10 June 2007)

Craft ACT Craft and Design Centre
North Building, London Circuit, Civic (ph. 6262 9333)

Geelong Street Antique Centre
4 Geelong St, Fyshwick. (ph. 6280 7005)
A small group of Australian prints always on view

Helen Maxwell Gallery
42 Mort St., Braddon. (ph. 6257 8422)
opening 6.00pm Friday 30 March
» Barbie Kjar

Impressions on Paper Gallery
7 Lonsdale St., Braddon. (ph. 6161 3185)
opening 7.00pm Friday 30 March (exhibition runs until 22nd April 2007)
» Michael Kempson: Beauty and Banality. Michael's recent etching work has the working title of Beauty and Banality and explores the graphic potential of urban and suburban metaphor using the paradigm of personal narrative.
» Deborah Williams: Unmarked Territory.
» Milan Milojevic: Prints from the Terra Frieze, Bird Tree frieze and Fish Frieze. These works are part of an ongoing series (titled Two Worlds) which references the mythological and fanciful creatures described by Argentinean poet, essayist and short story writer, Jorge Luis Borges (1899-1986) in his "Book of Imaginary Beings".

Lassetters Gallery
shop 11, Manuka Court, 11 Bougainville St. Manuka
» Selection of Australian artists prints always on display

National Gallery of Australia. (ph. 6240 6411)
» The story of Australian printmaking 1801-2005 (30 March - 3 June 2007)
» Birth of the modern poster (10 February -13 May 2007)
» New galleries of Asian and International art and Sculpture gallery

National Library of Australia. (ph. 6262 1111)
» Joseph Lycett: Convict artist. (1 March - 27 May 2007)

National Portrait Gallery
Old Parliament House. (ph. 6273 4723)

Nolan Gallery
Tharwa Drive, Lanyon. (ph. 6237 5192)

Megalo Access Arts
49 Phillip Ave Watson 2602 (ph. 6241 4844)
» Printmakers in residence of 2006, 5 artists - Trevllian, Laffan, Kobal, Rae, Parrot, Schell

Solander Gallery
10 Schlich St., Yarralumla. (ph. 6285 2218)
» 33rd anniversary exhibition: Robert Juniper.

Stephanie Burns Fine Art (ph. 6285-2909)
Shop 2, 25 Bentham Street, Yarralumla ACT 2600
» Falaka Armide Yimer: Drifting in time
» Claudia Chaseling : Alps under water

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