The 2015 exhibition of Parallel Prints took place in NZ and Australia from October 3rd to November 22nd.
Parallel Prints 2015 NZ/Australia features Mark Graver from Wharepuke, NZ and eleven invited artists from Australia.
The project takes the same form as the original Parallel Prints 2013 NZ/UK with simultaneous exhibitions and a set of 24 archival portfolios. The exhibitions took place at Art at Wharepuke in Kerikeri, New Zealand and at the Art Gallery of Ballarat, Victoria, Australia from 3rd October to 22nd November 2015.
Anne Rowland, the gallery registrar, and Mark Graver opened the Art Gallery of Ballarat exhibition.
The portfolio and exhibitions have been curated by Mark Graver and Tania Booth in NZ assisted by James Pasakos from Federation University, Ballarat. The exhibition at the Art Gallery of Ballarat has also been supported by Federation University who supplied funding for the framing.
The original portfolio NZ/UK 2013 was also on show at the Art Gallery of Ballarat in a display case to provide historical context to the exhibition.
Each artist produced a print on 300 x 300 mm paper size in an edition of 36 with 24 of these going into the folios. A variety of printmaking processes are represented from etching, linocut, silkscreen and drypoint to archival digital inkjet.
The artists involved in Parallel Prints 2015 NZ/Australia are:
The portfolio has been accepted into the following collections:
Federation University, Ballarat, Victoria.
Art Gallery of Ballarat, Victoria
Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, Hobart, Tasmania.
Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery, Launceston, Tasmania.
Burnie Regional Art Gallery, Burnie, Tasmania.