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Travel Tips!

October 20, 2010

If you’ve been following the studio blog recently you’ll probably be wondering where we disappeared to these last couple of weeks?  It was actually to take a long-planned for European trip which you can read more about here!  I thought I’d share a few print and paper related gems I found along the way with our readers from these travels:

–  ‘Galerie Breheret’ in Paris:  a wonderful family owned gallery operating since 1887.  Jean-Christophe Carlier is the manager and they have a great selection of local printmakers work at affordable prices on display.

–  Guido Cannizo in Venice:  an amazing printmaker selling his works on the canal front near St Mark’s Square.  A printmaking lecturer at the Academy of Fine Arts in Venice who gave me some excellent advice on how to better ink up my plates a la poupe!

–  ’Signum’ in Florence:  this place is like Melbournes’ Il Papiro, only much better…

–  ‘Bankside Gallery’ in London:  The home of the Royal Watercolour Society and the Royal Society of Painter-Printmakers.  Need I say more?

And while we are on the subject of galleries, if you can make it down to the Redland Art Gallery (Capalaba) before the 27th of October you will be in time to see ‘The Wallpaper Project’ – the creation of a range of contemporary wallpaper designs by eight leading Australian artists.  I would dearly love to be able to see this exhibition but am tied up with organising our next exhibition (more on this later in the week) and still unpacking from the trip!  Please do leave a comment here if you manage to get along to the show though.

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  1. October 20, 2010 9:26 pm

    Saw “The Wallpaper Project” at Artisan at the end of 2009. Interesting work from new studio: Wilding in Melbourne. I have samples of the wallpaper from this show if you ever want to take a sticky beak…

    • Jay Dee permalink
      October 24, 2010 8:14 pm

      Oh thanks KT! I will have to check Wilding out 🙂 – I would love to check out the samples (a good chance to catch up with you too!! xx

  2. October 21, 2010 12:08 pm

    Oh… it all looks quite wonderful Jay Dee…. You must be gathering so much knowledge about the particulars of art materials, paper, printing etc from immersing yourself in such discoveries!
    Liked the London Bankside Gallery!
    go well,
    S x

    • Jay Dee permalink
      October 24, 2010 8:16 pm

      Thanks Sophie – and yes, I do tend to learn more when I experience things directly!! Some of the papers and inks I saw while overseas were amazing (would love to be able to buy these in Australia but alas, have not seen them imported as yet – thankfully we have international shipping!). I think the Bankside Gallery was my favourite too. Best to you too! xx

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