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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.

 

NEW LEUNIG now available!

A beautiful etching titled Lullaby II by Michael Leunig is now available at PG!

These stunning limited edition prints make the perfect gift for Christmas.

Please email or phone for enquiries to see the full range of available Leunig Etchings.

https://www.printmakergallery.com.au/artists/michael-leunig/

Exhibition: currently showing

Dean Bowen is a highly acclaimed Australian artist, with a career spanning over 25 years.
We are privileged to present Pinnacle which will showcase Dean Bowen’s Lithographs, Etchings, Paintings and Bronze Sculpture, opening at Printmaker Gallery November 3rd 2016.
Bowen’s images have delighted and inspired us for decades, with their bold colours and highly imaginative characters and animal motifs set within the Australian environment. At its heart, his artwork explores  natural and habitual everyday life, an ever-evolving vehicle by which we consider the world and our place in it. The magic of Bowen’s images lies in their charisma, sensitivity and humour.

View Dean Bowen exhibition