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Let all the birds fly: the hybrid print | Curated by Patricia Wilson-Adams and Therese Kenyon
February 8, 2020 — May 3, 2020
The nature of printmaking has changed substantially over the past 30 years and we now have artists who are willing to push the parameters of what was once considered to be a “perfect print”. They have done this by experimenting freely with various print media, melding their practice with other fields and investing in a new materiality. Any notion of privileging technical perfection has now given way to research, and an investment in questioning old paradigms but not at the cost of making meaningful and potent works of art.
This exhibition showcacses the work of eleven interstate artists whose work is essentially print based but who have challenged and expanded our understanding of the print in a contemporary context.
Printmaking is like a language that continually reinvents itself with artists investigating new meanings through materiality and making, reflecting on the essential hybridity of life itself.