Refurbished gallery showcases international artworks

Members of the community are invited to the first exhibition to feature in the refurbished Phyllis Palmer Gallery at La Trobe University. IN-Print showcases the works of international and Australian award winning artists.

Essence-Interventions_AnnBerg-stdExhibition curator and lecturer in painting, Stephen Turpie says that IN-Print is an exhibition highlighting print as a vital contemporary medium.

‘International artists and Australian artists exhibit a new way of forming the traditional print along with the latest in digital technology as digital printmaking,’ said Mr Turpie.

‘The printmaking methods of the artists are not constrained by the frame, mount, scale or typical production methods,’ added Mr Turpie.

A diverse array of print methods are represented in this exhibition, which includes screen printed images on aluminium, etchings, linocut, collagraphs, digital prints with collage, and digital prints derived from projections.

Mr Turpie said the works of Elaine Shemilt, Mary Rosengren and Heather Shimmen reference foreign and extreme environments that comment on the history of rendering alien landscapes.

‘Their work addresses the historical challenge of responding visually to challenging landscapes, and art making in late modernity, a time marked by an entirely different cultural discomfort, said Mr Turpie.

Elaine Shemilt , represented in the IN-Print exhibition with a large installation of work entitled Dry Valleys, is also exhibiting as the Artist in Residence at our Visual Arts Centre in View Street.

Ms Shemilt will be giving a free public lecture at the Visual Arts Centre on Sunday 16 October at 2pm.

The works of Rebecca Beardmore, Karen Ward, Elaine Shemilt, Thornton Walker, Stephen Turpie, Ann Berg, Mary Rosengren, Anton Hasell, Raymond Arnold, Ian Westacott and Heather Shimmen are represented in the exhibition.

The IN-Print exhibition is on now and runs until Friday 30 September 2011.


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