This is not a print show
Main Gallery: 8 February - 20 April 2008
This is not a print show on display in the Main Gallery, 2008
Traditionally, the function of a print was to inform and educate the masses. Over the years, printmaking has transformed into something more than an education or advertising tool, and is now valued as highly as other artforms such as painting or sculpture. This is not a print show deals with contemporary innovative art practices that challenge traditional notions, formats and uses of the print. Curated by Karen Lunn and Milan Milojevic, it is driven by an interest in the evolution of printmaking practices since advances in digital technology, and through the challenges brought to the medium.
Six contemporary artists are showcased in this exhibition, each bringing with them a range of techniques as well as their reflections on respective social, political, cultural and environmental concerns. There are also significant works that reference street art, graffiti art and pop culture at the cutting edge of current contemporary art trends. Some of these works challenge the forms and techniques of printmaking, while others confront issues of personal identity and social commentary in a challenging way not readily associated with more traditional printmaking.
This is not a print show features works by Alexis Beckett, Jazmina Cininas, Neil Emmerson, Mohd Fauzi Sedon, Belinda Fox and Tom O'Hern. Co-curator Karen Lunn explains, "while the work of each of these artists showcases contemporary innovations in print, it also exhibits masterful control over processes, much of which is grounded in tradition, Their work bears witness to the fact that innovation and tradition do not exist in isolation from each other, but rather, traditional knowledge and skills continue to provide a fertile ground for new developments in art practice."
Alexis Beckett, Captured, 2003-4, glass domes backed with silkscreen decal, mixed media
When: Friday 22 February 2008, 6:00 - 8:00pm
Where: Main Gallery
Thomas Middlemost, Art Curator of the Charles Sturt University Collection, will take you on an insightful journey into understanding contemporary artworks contained in the exhibitons This is not a print show and Wallpaper.
When: Saturday 23 February 2008, 11:00am
Where: Main Gallery