29 April, 2011
The 11th Biennale de Lyon will comprise around 60 artists in the 150.000 square feet across four venues: La Sucrière, the Fondation Bullukian, the Musée d’Art Contemporain de Lyon, and the T.A.S.E factory.
Travel Sydney to Stockholm
4th & 5th June 2011
Art 42 Basel takes place June 15 – 19, 2011.
The 54th International Art Exhibition, titled ILLUMInations,
will run 4th June to 27th November at the Giardini and Arsenale
Nuart - Norway
Göteborgs Internationella Konstbiennal äger rum
10 september – 13 november 2011.
11th Biennale de Lyon
15th Sept - 31st December
Octoberfest in Munich
STRP Festival Eindhoven
17th - 27th November 2011
EXCITING EVENT FOR ALL MOKUHANGA LOVERS - There is still time to register!
The Opening of the First Mokuhanga Conference is growing ever nearer. This pioneering international conference crosscuts all woodblock print communities, including artists, art educators, researchers, print lovers, Japanese artisans and woodblock suppliers alike. It is not too late to join in this event taking place both in historic Kyoto and the open air of Awaji Island.
Please download the Registration Form (Individual/Group) from MAIN PROGRAM > Registration.
Once we have received your registration form, we will send you an invoice as well as instructions for payment.
Registration Deadline:Tuesday, May 31, 2011
28 April, 2011
Commerorative print from Mark Rowden
The Royal Wedding of Prince William & Catherine Middleton
Artwork: Prince William & Catherine Middleton
Relief lino print Edition of 50
Print size: 30 x 24cm
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for details
Safe Wall Paints
The New Etching Chemistry
The Contemporary Printmaker
Etch Copper and Brass
Etch Zinc, Steel, Aluminum
Copper Sulfate Mordant
Acrylic Resist Etching
Hard and Soft Ground
History of Electro Etching
Polyester Plate Litho
A European Perspective
Green T-Shirt Printing
Litho Toner Wash
HEALTH + SAFETY
The Toxicity of Solvents
The Green Print Studio
The Green Art School
Artmaking and The Law
Art meets Science
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Location: Espionage Gallery,
Suite 1, Level 2, 93 Rundle Mall,
(entrance off Lindes Lane)
Time: Thursday, 05 May 2011 18:00
Espionage Gallery in collaboration with That Fresh have joined forces to help the people of the Tohoku region of Japan in the wake of the recent Disasters which have befallen Japan. In an effort to raise money in help of support for disaster relief, Espionage Gallery and That Fresh purchased 50 blank Japanese Uchiwa Traditional fans and gave them out to 50 artists from accross Australia and New Zealand.
These 50 fans were painted or decorated by some of Australia's leading artists in an effort to help raise funds. The fans will be for sale for 1 week at Espionage Gallery for the set price of $60 per fan. 100% of the funds raised from the sale of the fans will be donated directly to the Japanese Red Cross in an effort to fund disaster relief.
The Exhibition will run from the opening night on Thursday the 5th of May at 6pm until the following Thursday and the gallery will be open from 12 noon - 6pm everyday.
some of the artists in the exhibition include:
APESEVEN, KITTY HORTON, AIDA SABIC, BEC WINNEL, KAITLIN BECKETT, JACK DOUGLAS, DRYPNZ, REBECCA MURPHY, ARAMAS, JOSHUA MIELS, JOEL VDK, DAN WITHEY, ARISA YAMAMOTO, MAT HEDE, REM, KATE KOWLAND, DANIEL PURVIS, GENEVIVE DAWSON SCOTT, MADISON BYCROFT, CIARNE BRAES CHAPPELL, MATT WALKER, ELISA MAZZONE, SUSAN CATT, DAYBOT, GREG EDEN, FRUZSI KENEZ, KATE GAGLIARDI, DANIELA CATALANO, STEVE O CONNOR, JOHN WILLANSKI, ASHOWKA CHOWTA, MATT HEALEY, NISH CASH, SALLY JO COOK, STACIE REEVES, HALEY ROBERTS, ELYSE WILLIAMS, RACHEL STRZELECKI, SEBASTION BLAZELY, HANNAH PEDLEY, STACY ALEXANDROU, OLIVIA ANDREULA, DONOVAN CHRISTIE, CHRISTINE SMITH + MORE
LIVE DJ'S ON THE NIGHT
Europe’s only international trade fair for contemporary art focusing on Central and Eastern Europe takes place for the 7th time in 2011 and is attracting an ever increasing group of fans. This includes private and institutional art collectors, curators, museum directors, gallery owners, artists, critics and people generally interested in art.
Over the past 2555 days the VIENNAFAIR has also developed into an influential springboard for galleries and artists from Central and South-Eastern Europe looking for success in the international art world.
Over 120 renowned galleries from more than 20 countries have been selected by an international committee to showcase their contemporary art work in several areas of fine arts: painting, graphic art, sculpture, photography, media, installation and performance.
An attractive schedule of side events including panel discussions, fascinating museum presentations, art colleges, media and intriguing tours all contribute to make the VIENNAFAIR a great experience for every participant. Moreover, Vienna will be offering complementary opportunities such as access to museums and collections, gallery tours, viewing sessions, parties and top musical features.Dates: 12 - 15th May 2011
View artworks here
27 April, 2011
To co-incide with the Impact7 printmaking conference in Melbourne later this year the Print Australia website is being relaunched. The new site will contain a selection of the best content from the old website on Acay, the Yahoo Groups site and the Bellebyrd blog. It also contains a blog for Print Australia's ongoing activities.
NEW PRINT AUSTRALIA
Exchanges: The print exchanges from 1999 onwards are also being migrated to the new site. The exchanges after 2003 formerly unpublished on Print Australia are being uploaded.
Miniprints: The annual miniprint exchange folios have been published together here for the first time.
They include the Solstice Exchange (2002) SSNW03 (2003) SSNW04 (2004) Lyrebyrd Miniprint #4 (2005) and Lyrebyrd Miniprint #5 (2006)
Exhibitions: All exhibitions and publications arising from the exchanges are being documented on the new site.
Archive Prints: The archive prints are included in the Australian Print Collection in Wagga Wagga NSW .
Print Australia's arts blog Bellebyrd will continue. It has now reached 625,000 front page hits (2005 to present).
In addition to Print Australia's Lyrebyrd group on Yahoo, which has been running continually since 1999, is a new group on Facebook
PA on FACEBOOK
Print Australia's director Blakkbyrd is returning to Europe and will continue to attend and report on art events.
There is a new personal site for Blakkbyrd here
And the Blakkbyrd arts blog which features new media and urban art is here
"Barbara Kruger might not be a name you know, but you probably know her work and/or the many stylistic imitations she has inspired. She is one of my biggest influences. My OBEY type logo and the Supreme logo were inspired by Kruger's work. I owe my red, black, and white color palette to Russian Constructivism and Barbara Kruger. When I first started doing street art In the late 80's and early 90's I saw countless knock-offs of Kruger's style for college campus political statements and posters of dissent. Kruger's style was eye catching and seemed to universally say "pay attention and take this seriously"."
full article on Juxtapoz
Printfest is northern Britain’s only print fair held in a rural location and is dedicated solely to the exhibition and sale of original contemporary prints. It offers the visiting and local public the opportunity to view and purchase contemporary art works, meet the artists and find out more about printmaking.
Printfest 2011 takes place on Saturday 30 April and Sunday 1 May 2011 from 10 am to 5 pm when work from more than 40 national and international artists will be exhibited.
25 April, 2011
The Royal Academy of Fine Arts
Galeri Magnus Karlsson
Galleri Lars Bohman.
Swedish Association for Printmakers (Grafiska Sällskapet)
Grafikens Hus in Mariefred.
these are the galleries from sweden attending art cologne 2011,
Welcome to the Virtual Training Suite - a set of free Internet tutorials to help you develop Internet research skills for your university course.
All of the tutorials are written and reviewed by a national team of lecturers and librarians from universities across the UK.
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Art and design
Take a guided tour of some key websites for art and design:
Lucid” at Primary Projects, 4141 N.E. 2nd Ave., suite 104, Design District; www.primaryflight.com.
Schmidt is one of two artists highlighted in the latest show at the new space opened by several artists from the graffiti collective Primary Flight (Typoe, Books IIII Bischof and Chris O) in the Design District, this one called “Lucid.” She had in fact worked here in Miami with a Fountainhead residency, so some of her scenes are of Miami avenues, along with those of her native Hamburg.
Schmidt calls her artworks urbanscapes—they refer to places that generate themselves from nonplaces, she says, from the transit zones of the city, traffic interchanges, road systems, crossroads and deserted old industrial brick buildings.
The first Amsterdam Art/Book Fair will take place the 14 & 15 of May 2011, presenting a high end international selection of art publications. The fair aims to reflect on the emerging practices and new development in art, through a selection of publishers from 16 countries. Printed matter and digital media edited by independent publishers and artists, magazines and institutions, art schools and graphic design studios are featured in this first edition.
Vlaams Cultuurhuis De Brakke Grond
Nes 45, NL-1012KD Amsterdam
talks & lectures
After Show Party
Sunday 15 May
22:00 (Time to be confirmed)
Trouw Gebouw Amsterdam
24 April, 2011
The 45th Edition of ART COLOGNE
13 - 17 April, 2011
The 2011 edition of ART COLOGNE marks a new high point in the history of this prestigious event. This year sees an even greater emphasis on quality. The world’s oldest modern art fair will again be staged in Hall 11 of the Cologne Exhibition Centre. Around 200 international galleries will be showcasing Classic Modernism, Post-War and Contemporary art.
Professional Preview and Vernissage of the art fair Art Cologne 2011
Die ART COLOGNE, die Mutter aller Kunstmessen, feiert in diesem Jahr ihr 45. Jubiläum. 200 Galerien aus 22 Ländern hat die Geburtstagsausgabe zu bieten und natürlich auch ein paar Rekordpreise. 4,3 Millionen Euro kostet das teuerste Werk der Messe: Ernst Ludwig Kirchners "Totentanz der Mary Wigman", 3,5 Millionen Euro die "Scene aus dem Sommernachtstraum", ebenfalls von Kirchner. Die Krisenjahre scheinen überstanden. Die ART COLOGNE 2011 präsentiert sich mit frischer Energie. Den Veranstaltern ist es gelungen, die Zahl der international bedeutenden Galerien zu ste...
23 April, 2011
"the site is informative and very easy to navigate. I have no hesitation in directing interested artists to the site. Congratulations on your development and maintenance of such a valuable community resource."
About Print Australia
Print Australia origins (June 2005)
Bellebyrd Editorial (Nov 2007) on blogging as art
Print Blog History (Dec 2006) on blogging and PA
Original Print Australia website offline: (March 2006)
Original Print Australia Website taken down (June 2008)
Print Australia catalogued (May 2006) ADAM project and dewey classification number.
Print Australia 1999 - 2007 (March 2008) ADAM Project reference
The Aviary on Inkteraction (Nov 2008) Links
The Aviary (March 2007) Explaining the Aviary rebuild
Editorial (Sept 2008) Relocating to Taipei
Print Australia Index (April 2008) Print Australia Posts on Bellebyrd 2005 to 2008
Print Australia Projects (Nov 2006) List of exchanges and exhibitions
Projects -part 1: Print Australia Exchanges (Feb 2008)
Print Australia Activities (Sept 2006)
Reference Library Catalogue (Nov 2007 ) Combined catalogue acay + bellebyrd
Bellebyrd Printmaking 2005 (Nov 2007) Printmaking on Bellebyrd 2005
Lyrebyrd (Dec 2005) About Lyrebyrd, Print Australia's Yahoo Group
Lyrebyrd video (June 2006) Why the site is named after the lyrebyrd.
Lyrebyrd - How to Join (March 2008)
Lyrebyrd (Nov 2006) recent calls
half a million hits (April 2010) 500,000 hits on Bellebyrd
Editorial (Nov 2009) 15,000 posts on Lyrebyrd
300,000 hits (Feb 2009) hits on Bellbyrd
Traffic (Jan 2009)
print exhibition - wagga wagga (May 2006) Exhibition of PA Archive prints
Sacred Tree Exchange (July 2006) Exhibition in Bulgaria
Adelaide Fringe 2004 (March 2008) Exhibition of Metal & other exchanges
Dedalo - May 2007 (February 2008) Exhibition of Print Australia Exchanges in Italy
Dedalo Update (June 2007 ) Opening night and participants
International Printmarker's exhibition (May 2007) Dedalo announced
Dedalo Exhibition Italy (May 2007) More Dedalo information
Print Australia Exchanges (June 2005) Deleted
Print Australia Exchange Listing (Nov 2005) Complete list at 2005
Sacred Tree Print Exchange 2000 (Feb 2008)
Nature Print Exchange 2004 (March 2008)
Print Exchange 2005 (Nov 2005) Non Toxic Print Exchange
The Non-Toxic Experimental Exchange 2005 (March 2008)
Miniature Print Exchanges
SOLSTICE Postcard Exchange Archive (Dec 2007) Miniprint #1 2002
Lyrebyrd Miniature Print Exchange #2 - SSNW03 (March 2008) Miniprint #2 2003
Lyrebyrd Miniature Print Exchange #3 - SSNW04 (March 2008) Miniprint #3 2004
Lyrebyrd Miniature Print Exchange #4 (Aug 2006) Miniprint 2005 Call for entry
Lyrebyrd Miniature Print Exchange #4 (March 2008) Miniprint 2005
Lyrebyrd Miniature Print Exchange #5 (March 2008) Miniprint 2006
20 April, 2011
"an installation consisting of mannequins in soccer uniforms emblazoned with Arabic phrases that were deemed blasphemous. "
".... it was "sited in a very public courtyard, a place where children play after school, where families wander together on the weekend and where people pass on their way to religious services at the neighbouring mosque. This work paired language that was sexually explicit with religious references in an overt and provocative manner." "
Mustapha Benfodil — not half as well known as Persekian — has been somewhat forgotten. ARTINFO UK met him in London to discuss his work and hear his version of the story.
"The general topic of the biennial is betrayal. The title is "A Plot for a Biennial" and in the curators' minds, "plot" had two meanings: "plot" as a conspiracy, something that has to do with murder, transgression, subversion, intrigue, and "plot" as a narrative framework. From the start, I wanted to work on the relationship between the writer and society, and how a writer's output resonates with his environment. In this piece, I placed two teams of mannequins in the space like two football teams. The first team had my literary creations, theatrical and poetic works printed on their white shirts. The other team wore green and red gear, the Algerian colours, and they represented society. They wore texts borrowed from Algerian pop culture: jokes, recipes, proverbs, and folk songs. "
"Other things could have been censored in this piece. For example, I use swear words, and this could be interpreted as shocking, but in this part of the Arabic world they don't understand Algerian Arabic, and this might explain why people didn't react to the graffiti saying things like "shit government," "army, fuck off." This is all part of my work: What does it mean to be an Algerian writer in Sharjah? "
I've expressed my solidarity with Persekian from the beginning, but he hasn't reciprocated. I'm not sad that doesn't stand up for me as Mustapha Benfodil, but I think that as the director of the Sharjah Art Foundation he ought to defend the principle of freedom in art and condemn censorship in all its forms. Maybe at first he didn't have any information about me and about my artwork — he said in the statement that he couldn't control everything and I understand this. But now, I've explained my position publicly. My personal statement was widely circulated, so he cannot say that what I've done was just a mistake. This text is a condemnation of the rape of women in Algeria during the civil war. This isn't a simple affair.
full article here
Extract from petition.
On April 6th, 2011, Jack Persekian, Director of the Sharjah Art Foundation since 2005, was dismissed without notice by the ruler of Sharjah, HH. Sheikh Sultan Bin Mohammad Al Qasimi. The sudden termination of Persekian’s post came after a public outcry over the perceived offensive content in an artwork exhibited in the 10th edition of the Sharjah Biennial by Algerian artist, journalist and activist Mustapha Benfodil.
The work of art in question borrows the voice of rape victims at the hands of religious extremists in Algeria, who were using religious texts to justify their crimes. The work is very specific to the Algerian context and is in no way meant as an attack on religion or Islam in general.
In the days following Mr. Persekian’s dismissal, a number of other art works have also been declared offensive, resulting in them either being taken down, altered or relegated to the status “under review”.
see full petition here==============
19 April, 2011
What is Critique? is an all day symposium that consists of panel discussions with artists, critics, teachers, and students city-wide that investigates the role that art critiques and criticism play in art production. The first half of the day will focus on the nature and function of art critiques as a form criticism and pedagogy. The latter part of the day will be a panel discussion addressing the relationship between critical theory, art production and art reception. More information can be found at http://newyork.platypus1917.org/critique/.
The first video is from the afternoon panel, entitled The Art Critique: Its History, Theories, and Practices. This panel consisted of Tom Butter, Simone Douglas, and James Elkins; it was moderated by Laurie Rojas.
The second video is documentation of the evening panel, entitled The Relevance of Critical Theory to Art Today. The panel consisted of J.M. Bernstein, Chris Cutrone, Lydia Goehr, and Gregg Horowitz; it was moderated by Chris Mansour.
All the videos can be found at http://streamingculture.parsons.edu/the-art-critique-its-history-theories-and-practices/.
15 April, 2011
10 April, 2011
Kew at the British Museum
21 April – 16 October 2011
Experience an Australian landscape in the heart of London with the fourth landscape on the Museum’s forecourt created in partnership with the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Take a journey across the whole continent, from eastern Australia’s coastal habitat, through the arid red centre, to the western Australian granite outcrop featuring unique and highly endangered plants.
A series of exhibitions and events focusing on Australia
From April to October 2011, experience some diverse aspects of Australia at the British Museum with a series of free exhibitions and exciting events. The season includes a specially commissioned space presenting Australian biodiversity in the Museum’s forecourt, in collaboration with the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, an exhibition of modern Australian works, most of which have never been seen in public before, and a display of beautifully handcrafted baskets, created by Indigenous Australians.
Read the full press release
Out of Australia
prints and drawings from Sidney Nolan to Rover Thomas
26 May – 11 September 2011
A free prints and drawings exhibition featuring works by Australian artists from the 1940s to the present.
The exhibition is the first big show of Australian art of any kind in London for over a decade, and it is the first exhibition of Australian works on paper of this scale and ambition to be held outside Australia. It features 125 works on paper by 60 artists, from the 1940s modernists to contemporary artists and Indigenous Australian printmakers, all drawn from the British Museum’s impressive collection.more info
08 April, 2011
In the summer of 2008 Dolk and Pøbel, two talented Norwegian street artists, took on the challenge of Lofoten Islands countryside in Norway to create large-scale murales on the faces of abandoned houses which are about to be demolished.
demonstrates how to create very large scale stencils (ed)
05 April, 2011
Vilhelm Hammershoi (15 May 1864 – 13 February 1916), was a Danishpainter.
He is known for his poetic, low-key portraits and interiors.
Germany Retrospective 2003
uk retrospective 2008
google image search
02 April, 2011
International Multi-disciplinary Printmaking Conference
27 - 30 September 2011
Monash University, Melbourne Australia
IMPACT 7: Intersections & Counterpoints will focus on the multiple identity of the print, exploring the cross-disciplinary nature of printmedia internationally and in the context of the Asia-Pacific region. Printmedia will be explored as a heterogeneous, diverse and all pervading aspect of contemporary culture. Often located at the intersections of disciplines and media, it is also a powerful political vehicle, generating discourse and debate by virtue of its wide dissemination and ability to offer counterpoints to the norm. The conference addresses practitioners, writers, critics, artists, theorists, and others working in the broad fields of print-related research. It aims to provide a platform in which practitioners and researchers can engage in a mutually productive exchange. Media identified by the conference will include but not be limited to:
Printmaking, Photography, Graphic Design, Architecture, Drawing, The Artist’s Book, Text, Animation, Film and Digital Media, Jewellery and Metalsmith, Glass, Ceramic and Textile
more info: http://impact7.org.au/themes.html
Impact on Bellebyrd
History of Impact (part 1)
Moving Targets @ Impact 4
7th Australian Print Symposium 2010
7th Australian Print Symposium 2010
6th Australian Print Symposium 2007
01 April, 2011
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