Tweed River Gallery celebrates the diversity of printmaking

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Photo courtesy of The Girlie Werewolf Project

To celebrate the 45th Anniversary of the Print Council of Australia, forty-five contemporary artists were invited to create a work using the printmaking technique of their choice. The results have been curated by established artist printmaker Rona Green into a touring exhibition; Familiar Unfamiliar.

The exhibition will be on show at the Tweed River Art Gallery from Friday 11th May until Sunday 24th June, 2012.

Showcasing the diversity of printmaking and giving the public an insight into the extraordinarily varied nature of print media, Familiar Unfamiliar will include works from artists Deborah Klein, Jazmina Cininas, Rew Hanks along with local artists/ members of the Northern Rivers Printmakers.

Travis Paterson, from Main Arm, is an emerging artist, curator and writer whose work encompasses photography, artist books and both traditional and digital printmaking. In 2009, Travis won the $5000 John and Sheilagh Kaske Memorial Fellowship, a bequest that supports visual arts students at university and helps them to make the transition from study to a professional career. His work centres on issues of language, gender and sexuality.

Scott Trevelyan loves experimenting with printmaking techniques to create artist books, sculpture and ephemera. After overcoming life-threatening injuries sustained in a traumatic motorcycle accident in 2002, Scott currently runs art therapy classes for Acquired Brain Injury survivors at his wheelchair-friendly, purpose built studio, ‘Willowbank Studio’ at Alstonvale, NSW. Scott’s current body of work portrays the increasing demands that have been thrust upon the honeybee, Apis mellifera, for survival.

Artist Darren Bryant

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Darren Bryant’s current practice explores ideas about identity and social, cultural and historical inherited stereotypes, using traditional practices as well as digital media to make work in the form of prints, artists’ books, and multiples. Scott recently won two prizes in the 7th British International Mini Print Exhibition, including the London Print Studio Prize which will see him travel to London for a printmaking residency. Scott’s work has been included in significant survey shows in Europe, Asia and Australia and he is currently teaching Printmaking at Southern Cross University.

The Familiar Unfamiliar exhibition will be held in conjunction with IMPACT 7, the International Printmaking conference to be hosted by Monash University in late September.


Exhibition Information
Venue: Tweed River Art Gallery
2 Mistral Road (Cnr Tweed Valley Way)

Murwillumbah South NSW 2484
Phone: 02 6670 2790


Dates: 11/05/2012 to 24/06/2012

Cover photo courtesy of Deborah Klein

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