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Taking Shape!

December 1, 2009

 

The first week of December and Xmas is well and truly just round the corner now!  Not only is it the start of the silly season but also the time of year when around Brisbane the last of the year’s exhibitions and openings take place…  And with that in mind I thought I’d share with you a few paper related ones that are on at the moment (and well worth visiting!!).

The first two are being shown at the Redland Art Gallery in Cleveland (Cnr of Middle and Bloomfield Streets) and are both printmaking exhibitions.  ‘Room, Letter, Window, Map – Recent Works by Glen Skien’ is a collection of print-based and mixed media work exploring and extending on themes Glen has worked on over many years.  I was particularly interested to see this work as Glen is from the same hometown as myself and I got to see him working on some of these pieces last year while he was studying at the QCA.  Great to see their final evolution as an exhibition and a real undercurrent of place running through the work.  The second show, ‘Celebrating 20 Years of Community Printmaking in Murwillumbah’ is a showcase of works on paper from one of the South East’s longest established printmaking groups.  Well worth a visit to see the variety of work on display!  Both exhibitions run till the 17th of January 2010 so there is plenty of time to get down there and see them.

Also, if you have a difficult person to buy for this Xmas, this next event might just be the place to go…  Impress Printmaker’s Group (of whom I am a member) are holding their Annual Print Auction for 2009 next week on Wednesday the 9th of December.  It is your chance to pick up some really lovely fine art prints by established and emerging printmakers in Brisbane and contribute to your local printmaking scene too.  It will be held at the Central Lecture Theatre, Queensland College of Art (Griffith) at 226 Grey Street, South Bank.  Registration for the auction + viewing of the prints is possible from 5.00pm and the bidding will commence at 6.00pm!

And speaking of viewing, if you’d like to see where Myrtle Street Studio is at the moment then link to the photo’s here.  It is all really beginning to take shape with most of the studs for the walls up now and best of all, the large sliding doors arriving today (there was a lot of excitement when these turned up).  Hopefully next week there will be some photo’s of them installed!

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