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Upcoming Exhibition

NOIRSCAPES  –  Paul Compton

We are proud to announce Noirscapes, an exhibition of recent collage and mixed media works by Melbourne based artist Paul Compton, showing March 30th – April 13th 2017

Paul Compton’s work draws inspiration from Victorian-era Spiritualism, vintage photography, mythology, traditional woodcuts, religious iconography and the dark. His works deal with subjects and feelings in our periphery; the elusive and the occult.

Paul has exhibited extensively throughout Melbourne since 2003, when he graduated from RMIT University with a B.A in Fine Art. His work is held within public collections including the State Library of Victoria and private collections throughout Australia and USA, including the collection of Susan Sarandon.

Opening Night – March 30th 6 – 8pm at Printmaker Gallery

 

Catalogue of works        Interview with Paul Compton

 

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Opening this Thursday March 2nd

MICHAEL WEDD – In My Beginning is My End

Italo Calvino once wrote; My inside was out and my outside was in…originally, I was surrounded by water and now I am constituted largely of it.’ From the earliest signs of life on the planet as mono-cellular life-forms to our current evolutionary status as the dominant controlling species, we have displayed a remarkable ability to adapt genetically.

Michael Wedd’s work, both figurative and non-figurative, is an exploration of ideas pertaining to our collective identity. “It is a mapping of spatial and tonal relationships, antithetical opposites, micro-macro relationships, symbols, languages and mark making. A personal D.N.A of emotional intelligence/existence.”

In My Beginning is My End (the title taken from T.S Eliot’s Four Quartets) is a retrospective exhibition of unique state prints made within the last decade of Michael Wedd’s art career. Michael describes his art practice as “a way of connecting with the world and reconnecting with the primordial aquatic. Submerging and emerging images caught between creation and destruction.”

Exhibition dates: 2 – 23 March 2017
Opening night: March 2nd 6 – 8pm

 

 

 

 

 

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Holiday Season

Wishing you all Happy Holidays! Printmaker Gallery is open every day until Christmas Eve 24th Dec 10am – 4pm.

We will re-open with regular trading hours on January 3rd 2017.

 

Featured image: Justin McShane ‘Clearing Rain 2’ Photo-etching and Chine-collè

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Recontextualise – Kylie Blackley

Launch: Friday 2nd of December 6 – 8pm at Printmaker Gallery.

Celebrating archive and temporality in a one night pop up, this installation explores a new configuration for images accumulated over the last ten years.

Kylie Blackley is a Melbourne based artist practising in print, ink and paper. After graduating from VCA she undertook selected local and international residencies exhibiting in Melbourne, Osaka and Riga while working as a printmaking technician for universities and artists. Blackley’s intimate works on paper accumulate into installation based practice focused on associative, esoteric narratives from top drawers, collected boxes and train windows.